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Going greener

MSU leads the state in green colleges ranking, making Princeton Review's list of ‘Top 50 Green College.’

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Commencement ceremonies

Nobel Prize-winning scientist, influential leaders to address fall graduates Dec. 15 and 16.

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Pain management

New research from MSU could inspire new ideas to alleviate pain associated with inflammatory conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

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MSU in the news

Detroit News

MSU researchers to study alternative to insecticide for potato pests: “Because the potato industry is so reliant on this neonicotinoid insecticide, we're trying to find a way that you can manage insect pests without them, and still have good yields and have more positive impacts on the environment at the same time,” said Zsofia Szendrei, a professor in the Department of Entomology.

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USA Today

How online shoppers can avoid swindlers: “We see almost every industry you can imagine and every product line you can imagine counterfeited,” said Kari Kammel, director of MSU's Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protections. It's important, Kammel said, that holiday shoppers know who they're buying from when searching for gifts online.

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Scientific American

Machine learning creates a massive map of smelly molecules: Emily Mayhew, assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, co-authored a study allowing for predicting chemical's odors. The model, called the Principal Odor Map, predicted smells for 500,000 molecules that have never been synthesized — a task that would take a human 70 years.

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Campus initiatives

Strategic Plan: MSU 2030

MSU used an inclusive and comprehensive strategic planning process to create a shared vision for the future and a common set of principles and values to guide our work.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

To recognize the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation for university, MSU is using a comprehensive DEI planning process focusing on those values and working in collaboration with the overall strategic planning process.

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Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Plan

The RVSM Strategic Plan stems from work by leading researchers and experts in the field to develop a plan for survivor services, prevention efforts, and climate and culture change initiatives.

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