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New MSU Foundation Professors Announced

Michigan State University recently named five new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of the institution. [Read the full announcement at MSU Today.]

Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change

Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change. New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply — soil. The research, led by MSU Foundation Professor Bruno Basso and published in …

Automated vehicles ‘not likely’ to displace trucking jobs, report says

Automated vehicles ‘not likely’ to displace trucking jobs, report says Trucking industry stakeholders have been at odds over how jobs will be affected by automated technology. A study led by Michigan State University looked into exactly that. Its findings: The number of trucking jobs will not be affected by automated vehicles much, if at …

Science Gallery Lab Detroit and MOCAD explore the science and art of food

Science Gallery Lab Detroit and MOCAD explore the science and art of food Contact(s): Teal Amthor-Shaffer , Troy Livingston Science Gallery Lab Detroit, or SGLD, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MOCAD, will host the eighth and final installment of The Intersection discussion series on September 14. The event, The Science of Food and Music, …

Promoting ag innovation: USDA Secretary Perdue visits MSU

Contact(s): Eileen Gianiodis , Penny Davis As the inaugural destination of his third “Back to Our Roots” tour around the country, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Michigan State University Tuesday, April 3. The road trip stops at two additional locations in Michigan before heading to Ohio and Kentucky later in the week. “One …

MSU Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors

The 2018 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University’s campus. Advanced materials, internet of things and new therapies for fighting antibiotics-resistant bacteria and many more fascinating technologies are showcased, along with new startup companies. View a …

GreenLight Business Model Competition Announces Finalists for Sixth Annual Contest

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Christoph Benning: Facilitating collaborations

Christoph Benning is an MSU Foundation Professor of plant biology and the director of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. Coming from Germany as a graduate student in the 80s, I was attracted by MSU’s large number of well-renowned plant scientists. A prestigious German fellowship and contacts by my former adviser in Freiburg, Germany opened opportunities …

MSU professors elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Contact(s): Val Osowski George Garrity and Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University professors of the College of Natural Science, were elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, or AAM, for their excellence, originality and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Garrity, a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular …