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MSU’s He Reappointed as an HHMI Investigator

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Sheng-Yang He standing in greenhouse

Sheng Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor of plant biology at Michigan State University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) – Gordon Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) Investigator…

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Chemist, Plant Scientist Win Innovation Awards

Friday, April 14, 2017
James Dye and gregg Howe

Two faculty members from the College of Natural Science (NatSci) were among the honorees at the 7th annual Michigan State University Innovation Celebration on April 12. The MSU…

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‘Plant Resilience’ Expert Thomashow Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Mike Thomashow

Michael Thomashow, University Distinguished Professor and founding director of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated…

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Technology to ‘Read’ Faces, Fingerprints, Voices

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Anil Jain and his team are using biometrics to create a world that’s smarter, safer, and more secure. They’re developing and refining technology that…

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Antibiotic Use, Resistance Genes Increasing Worldwide

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Jim Tiedje and two pigs

Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new research conducted by Michigan State University and published…

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MSU’s Jain, Narayan Honored as Innovators

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Anil Jain and Ramani Narayan

Two Michigan State University researchers have earned a national honor for being leaders of innovation and invention. Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering,…

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Meeting Future Demands for Food and Energy

Friday, December 18, 2015

University Distinguished Professor Mike Thomashow, MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, presents to the MSU Board…

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Schools Worsen Inequality, Especially in Math Instruction

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University…

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MSU, Finland Get $3.6M to Study Science Learning

Friday, September 25, 2015
Barbara Schneider and Joseph Krajcik

More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State…

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Sheng-Yang He Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Monday, May 4, 2015
Sheng-Yang He standing in greenhouse

A professor at Michigan State University and a leading plant scientist has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Sheng-Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor in the…

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