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.
New school-evaluation method fails to affect housing prices
The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools - called "value-added" - does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University.
Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone
Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new species.
Polar bears aren't the only victims of climate change
From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues a Michigan State University researcher in a new study.
New science redefines remote—even pandas global
This just in from the pandas nestled in a remote corner of China: Their influence spans the globe.
Unlocking mints' secrets could advance medicine, spices, more
Michigan State University has netted a $5.1 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the diverse world of mints.
Researchers quantify nature's role in human well-being
The benefits people reap from nature - or the harm they can suffer from natural disasters - can seem as obvious as an earthquake. Yet putting numbers to changes in those ecosystem services and how human well-being is affected ...
Can science predict gang killings?
Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by Michigan State University criminologists and public health researchers.
Pandas set their own pace, tracking reveals
When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest.
Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'
One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops.
Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production
A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis - the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.