MSU News - Featured RSS http://news.msu.edu/ Michigan State University - Communications and Brand Strategy en-gb 60 MSU News - Featured RSS http://news.msu.edu/_images/msunewsedu.gif http://news.msu.edu/ Energy savings – easy as dirt, heat, pressure http://news.msu.edu/story/11588/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11588/ <p>By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Agriculture and environment Science and technology Staff and faculty Holiday sales outlook ‘positive’; online sales booming http://news.msu.edu/story/11583/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11583/ <p>A Michigan State University professor said this year&rsquo;s holiday shopping outlook is &ldquo;positive,&rdquo; especially when it comes to online sales, which are expected to increase by about 12 percent compared to last year.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Business, economy, law and communications Staff and faculty Law students saving tenants from eviction http://news.msu.edu/story/11577/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11577/ <p>Hundreds of mid-Michigan tenants facing eviction could keep their homes throughout the next year, thanks to the pro bono work of Michigan State University College of Law students.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Business, economy, law and communications Family and social issues Staff and faculty Students and campus life New noninvasive tool helps target Parkinson’s disease http://news.msu.edu/story/11581/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11581/ <p>Health professionals may soon have a new method of diagnosing Parkinson&rsquo;s disease, one that is noninvasive and inexpensive, and, in early testing, has proved to be effective more than 90 percent of the time.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Business, economy, law and communications Health, medicine, and veterinary medicine Staff and faculty Support for gay marriage grows in Michigan http://news.msu.edu/story/11571/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11571/ <p>Support for gay marriage is growing in Michigan, mirroring changing attitudes in many parts of the United States, according to MSU&rsquo;s State of the State Survey.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Business, economy, law and communications Family and social issues Staff and faculty Grants will help Great Lakes region adapt to climate change http://news.msu.edu/story/11576/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11576/ <p>Michigan State University scientists and their colleagues at the University of Michigan have awarded six grants to help communities in the Great Lakes basin adapt to climate change.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Agriculture and environment Science and technology Staff and faculty Collaring tapirs – elephant look-alikes – to help them survive http://news.msu.edu/story/11562/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11562/ <p>A team of MSU researchers will soon be heading into the rainforests of Nicaragua to help an endangered species known as a Baird&rsquo;s tapir co-exist with local farmers whose crops are being&nbsp;threatened by the animals.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Agriculture and environment International Science and technology Staff and faculty MSU News weekly email to resume Nov. 30 http://news.msu.edu/story/11567/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11567/ <p>The university will be closed Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The MSU News weekly email will resume Nov. 30.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Staff and faculty Survivor urges Spartans to learn about stomach cancer http://news.msu.edu/story/11568/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11568/ <p>MSU&nbsp;psychiatry professor James Randolph Hillard is glad that November has been designated National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Hillard said he hopes a month of education and outreach will help people recognize symptoms of the disease sooner, ultimately saving lives.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Health, medicine, and veterinary medicine Staff and faculty Secchia Center named top new building in Grand Rapids http://news.msu.edu/story/11570/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11570/ <p>The MSU College of Human Medicine&rsquo;s Secchia Center was awarded First Place for New Construction in the Downtown Awards, presented by the Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance at the organization&rsquo;s Nov. 15 annual meeting.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Health, medicine, and veterinary medicine Staff and faculty MSU medical student nets AMA research prize http://news.msu.edu/story/11563/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11563/ <p>An MSU&nbsp;medical student took top honors for research he presented this month at a meeting of the American Medical Association.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Health, medicine, and veterinary medicine Staff and faculty Students and campus life For college students, job market a mixed bag http://news.msu.edu/story/11554/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11554/ <p>As MSU&rsquo;s Recruiting Trends report shows, college students are experiencing a mixed bag of outcomes when it comes to finding a job.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Business, economy, law and communications Family and social issues Students and campus life Job market sluggish for college grads http://news.msu.edu/story/11555/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11555/ <p>The job market for new college graduates, hampered by a lackluster economy and political uncertainty, will increase at a sluggish 3 percent this academic year, predicts MSU's annual Recruiting Trends report.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Business, economy, law and communications Family and social issues Students and campus life Principal plays surprising role in why new teachers quit http://news.msu.edu/story/11540/ http://news.msu.edu/story/11540/ <p>Why do so many beginning teachers quit the profession or change schools? Surprising new research from MSU&nbsp;finds it&rsquo;s not a heavy workload or lack of resources that has the most significant effect but instead the relationship between teachers and their principal.</p> news.msu.edu - News Releases Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00 EST Education Staff and faculty