The MSU Newsroom announces an MSU journalism class project getting national attention – students have written a book on the new realities of bullying. University admissions have hit a five-year high, as described by WLNS.com. Marsha D. Rappley, MD, Dean of the College of Human Medicine, discussed the growth of the college in the latest issue of The Greater Lansing Business Monthly. MSU celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act this week. The act established land grant universities, for which MSU served as a model.
MSU has created a new effort, called Spartan Innovations, that will encourage entrepreneurial culture and creation of spin-off companies based on technology developed at the university. Read more in Xconomy Detroit. Visit the MSU Newsroom to read about an MSU-invented protein purifier could help drug companies save time & money. Researchers have discovered a way to make more efficient solar panels, as reported on SolarServer.
Michigan Radio notes that the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee increased slated FRIB funding. An editorial in the Lansing State Journal discusses the benefits that FRIB could bring to the Greater Lansing area. Another editorial discusses the benefits the area can offer FRIB, and an article discusses the process that lies ahead for funding the project.
Arts & Culture
Leon Gregorian retires after a 27-year career conducting the MSU Symphony Orchestra. He is interviewed in the Lansing State Journal. MSU received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, as noted by the Detroit Free Press.
Futurity.org features MSU research on the impact of nature and Panda tourism in China. The State News covers a new partnership between MSU and the University of Duhok in Iraq that works to improve curricula.
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