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Plant Scientist Howe Named MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) plant scientist Gregg Howe has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. Howe, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a researcher in the MSU-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, studies how plants defend themselves in response to insects and other environmental stresses. According …

Ultrafast Laser Researcher Dantus Named 
MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) Distinguished Professor Marcos Dantus has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. Dantus, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has pioneered the use of spectrally and temporally shaped ultrafast pulses and has invented revolutionary laser optimization instruments. According …

Don’t Feel Guilty About Holiday Eating

East Lansing, MI – ‘Tis the season for turkey, pie and more. While celebrating the holidays is supposed to be a festive, joyful time, for a lot of women it isn’t. But Michigan State University researchers have a new message for women this holiday season. They say women shouldn’t worry about overeating around the holidays. There …

From nuts to beer: Company builds revenue as craft brews grow

Brian Polowniak sliced and diced business plans and spreadsheets from 2011-13 for the $100 million investment arm of 5-Hour Energy entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava, deciding which early-stage companies were worthy of investments. Today, Polowniak is still slicing and dicing, but it’s chestnuts he’s working with, not spreadsheets, as president …

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to MEDC executive committee

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of David Washburn, of East Lansing, to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s executive committee. The 20-member committee is charged with overall management and guidance of MEDC development projects and policy initiatives. “David is a talented professional …

Ken Frank Named MSU Foundation Professor

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Kenneth Frank has dedicated his research career to better understanding social structures and their impacts on organizations. His significant research, international recognition, and creative teaching methods, have led to Frank being named the latest MSU Foundation Professor and the first for the College of Education at Michigan …

Papapolymerou Named New Department Chair and MSU Foundation Professor

Ioannis “John” Papapolymerou has been named chair of the Michigan State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). His appointment is effective Aug. 16, 2015. He replaces Tim Hogan, who served as the interim chair of the department for a year. Previously, Tim Grotjohn served as chair from 2007 to 2014. Both are now focusing …

Bobby Bringi inducted into the AIMBE

Bobby Bringi, CEO of MBI, inducted into The American Institute for Medical Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows LANSING, Mich. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) will induct Bobby Bringi, Ph.D., who is CEO of MBI (Michigan Biotechnology Institute), to its College of Fellows at a March 16 ceremony in …

Thomas Jayne Awarded MSU Foundation Professorship

Published: April 29, 2015 Contact: Melanie Kauffman X40099  EAST LANSING, Mich. — Thomas Jayne, Professor of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), has been awarded the title of MSU Foundation Professor, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to research and instruction, prominence …

Kelly Klump awarded MSU Foundation Professorship

Published: Nov. 3, 2014 Contact(s): Mackenzie Kastl , Kelly Klump In recognition of her exceptional contributions to research and instruction, Kelly Klump, Michigan State University professor of psychology, has been awarded the designation MSU Foundation Professor. The designation is part of an initiative to attract and retain highly successful faculty …