Michigan State University (MSU) was established in 1855 and is located in East Lansing, Michigan. The student body exceeds 40,000 students and includes undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. MSU's work in technology, science and engineering is ranked high in the USA. MSU's graduate school in nuclear physics was recently named the 2nd highest school of its kind in the U.S. MSU is consistently rated in the Top 100 of public universities and is particularly noted for its high retention rate for undergraduate students.
World's challenges demand science changes—and fast, experts say
World's challenges demand science changes - and fast, experts say. The world has little use - and precious little time—for detached experts.
Workplace negativity can hurt productivity
Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process.
Tracking invasives? There's an app for that
Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University.
Poor decision-making can lead to cybersecurity breaches
Recent high-profile security breaches, such as those at Target, Anthem Inc. and Sony Pictures, have attracted scrutiny to how the seemingly minor decisions of individuals can have major cybersecurity consequences.
Settling for 'Mr. Right Now' better than waiting for 'Mr. Right'
Evolutionary researchers have determined that settling for "Mr. Okay" is a better evolutionary strategy than waiting for "Mr. Perfect."
Do cops need college?
A new study suggests college-educated cops are dissatisfied with the job, have negative views of their supervisors and don't necessarily favor community policing, a strategy aimed partly at reducing the number of deadly police-citizen ...
First-ever view of protein structure may lead to better anxiety drugs
When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull's eye - one that produces zero side effects - can be quite elusive.
Fish catch break on world stage at global conference
Inland fishing - the powerful yet quieter sister to the large, salty marine aquaculture powerhouse - has gained what experts say is a much-needed visibility boost this as the first partnership between Michigan ...
How charter school foes are failing
As charter schools continue to expand, new research indicates liberal opponents are failing to make effective arguments aimed at curbing the education reform movement.
The Facebook of plant science
By building PhotosynQ - a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform - a team of Michigan State University researchers is creating the plant-science equivalent of Facebook.
Sustainability challenged as many renewable resources max out
The days of assuming natural resources can be swapped in and out to solve shortages - corn for oil, soy for beef - may be over. An international group of scientists demonstrate that many key resources have peaked in productivity, ...
Graffiti: Art or eyesore?
Graffiti is slowly starting to be seen as an art form for the disenfranchised, yet you'd never know it by reading the news, a Michigan State University sociologist argues in a new study.
Thanking customers can reap rewards
Companies rarely acknowledge customers who fill out those ubiquitous satisfaction surveys. But a sincere, well-timed "thank you" can reap huge rewards, finds first-of-its-kind research led by a Michigan State University marketing ...
Stay complex, my friends
The KISS concept – keep it simple, stupid – may work for many situations. However, when it comes to evolution, complexity appears to be key for prosperity and propagating future generations.
Conservation targeting tigers pushes leopards to change
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans—but in different ...