Michigan State University http://wkar.org en From baseball to manufacturing: role of supply chains in global economy http://wkar.org/post/baseball-manufacturing-role-supply-chains-global-economy <p></p><p>One of the biggest developments in world economies in recent years has been Supply Chain Management. Wikipedia defines “supply chain” as a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to costumer. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:30:40 +0000 Peter Whorf 56489 at http://wkar.org From baseball to manufacturing: role of supply chains in global economy MSU economist maps U.S. cocaine trafficking http://wkar.org/post/msu-economist-maps-us-cocaine-trafficking <p></p><p>Last month, a federal judge sentenced a 90 year old Indiana man to three years in prison for his role in transporting more than 1,200 kilograms of cocaine into Michigan. The man’s age spurred new attention to an old problem. &nbsp;Illegal drug trafficking is an ongoing epidemic across the United States. Now, a Michigan State University professor has created a new way to track the flow of cocaine into the country. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:34:37 +0000 Kevin Lavery 55821 at http://wkar.org MSU economist maps U.S. cocaine trafficking MSU's beepalooza offers education ... bee petting? http://wkar.org/post/msus-beepalooza-offers-education-bee-petting <p></p><p>It was inevitable that <em>Current State</em> caught the buzz about <a href="http://www.ent.msu.edu/news/article/spend_a_day_with_bugs_june_22_during_bee_palooza_and_bug_house_open_house" target="_blank">Beepalooza</a>. The free bee education event is this Sunday at Michigan State University’s Horticulture Demonstration Gardens. The main question is, why do we need to be educated about bees? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:56:38 +0000 Melissa Benmark & Mark Bashore 55521 at http://wkar.org MSU's beepalooza offers education ... bee petting? MSU counselor encouraged by White House campus sexual assault report http://wkar.org/post/msu-counselor-encouraged-white-house-campus-sexual-assault-report <p></p><p></p><p>“One in five women is sexually assaulted in college.” That’s the opening statement in a 20-page <a href="http://m.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/report_0.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> released by the White House last week to address the epidemic of sexual assault on our nation’s college campuses. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education also revealed the names of the 55 colleges and universities that the agency is investigating for how they handle sexual assault complaints. As we know, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University were on that list. Thu, 08 May 2014 16:48:06 +0000 Joe Linstroth 53368 at http://wkar.org MSU counselor encouraged by White House campus sexual assault report MSU leader reflects on growth of international students http://wkar.org/post/msu-leader-reflects-growth-international-students <p></p><p></p><p>The process of moving to another country for studies is daunting. There’s paperwork to be filed, cultural adjustments and lots of questions. At MSU, the <a href="http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/" target="_blank">Office for International Students and Scholars</a> (OISS) helps international students navigate school in the U.S. For over a decade <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2010/staff-profiles-peter-briggs/" target="_blank">Peter Briggs</a> has served as the Director of OISS. Briggs is retiring this fall. Mon, 05 May 2014 15:28:37 +0000 Emanuele Berry 53205 at http://wkar.org MSU leader reflects on growth of international students MSU continues leadership role in osteopathic medicine http://wkar.org/post/msu-continues-leadership-role-osteopathic-medicine <p></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan State University is home to the nation’s first publicly-funded <a href="http://com.msu.edu/">Osteopathic Medical School </a>in the country. MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is also the top-ranked school of its kind in the nation.</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:02:18 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52316 at http://wkar.org MSU continues leadership role in osteopathic medicine Are you born with the glass half full? http://wkar.org/post/are-you-born-glass-half-full <p></p><p>Do you tend to see the glass half full or half empty? A new study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology is the first to show that brain activity is actually different between positive and negative thinkers, so just telling someone to try and see the glass as half-full isn’t going to help them do it. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:42:44 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 52262 at http://wkar.org Are you born with the glass half full? MSU brings cathartic stories of failure to Wharton http://wkar.org/post/msu-brings-cathartic-stories-failure-wharton <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this year </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State’s</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Emanuele<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berry introduced listeners to </span><a href="http://failure-lab.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Failure:Lab</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The event asks presenters to share a story of failure with the world.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:53:35 +0000 Emanuele Berry 51458 at http://wkar.org MSU brings cathartic stories of failure to Wharton MSU breaks ground on historic FRIB project http://wkar.org/post/msu-breaks-ground-historic-frib-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is a big day at Michigan State University for one of the biggest projects in mid-Michigan. A host of dignitaries are formally breaking ground at the </span><a href="http://frib.msu.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Facility for Rare Isotope Beams</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, commonly known as </span>FRIB<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:59:20 +0000 Kevin Lavery 50769 at http://wkar.org MSU breaks ground on historic FRIB project MSU course enlivens students with the undead http://wkar.org/post/msu-course-enlivens-students-undead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zombie themed courses are popping up at college campuses across the U.S. Topics like the economy, religion and psychology are being studied through the lens of the undead.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:53:26 +0000 Emanuele Berry 50774 at http://wkar.org MSU course enlivens students with the undead Animal welfare expert Temple Grandin to visit MSU http://wkar.org/post/animal-welfare-expert-temple-grandin-visit-msu <p>Dr. <a href="http://www.grandin.com/">Temple Grandin</a> will be at MSU tomorrow. She’s noted for her research and writings on animal behavior, especially how to reduce stress on animals going to slaughter. She’s also autistic, and has gained visibility as an advocate who helps forward understanding of people on the autism spectrum. Her life story was portrayed in an HBO movie starring Claire Danes, which won seven Emmy awards and a golden Globe.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:22:40 +0000 Current State 50413 at http://wkar.org Animal welfare expert Temple Grandin to visit MSU Looking back on 50 years at MSU http://wkar.org/post/looking-back-50-years-msu <p><a href="http://spartansagas.msu.edu/spotlight/1038/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ron Flinn</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the vice president for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is retiring in December after more than 50 years on campus.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:52:45 +0000 Current State 48825 at http://wkar.org Looking back on 50 years at MSU Remembering Mandela's connection to state, MSU http://wkar.org/post/remembering-mandelas-connection-state-msu <p><a href="http://www.nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za/">Nelson Mandela</a> died yesterday at the age of 95.&nbsp; For the anti-apartheid leader, Michigan was a special place. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:02:54 +0000 Current State 46307 at http://wkar.org Remembering Mandela's connection to state, MSU U.S. Department of Energy approves next phase of MSU FRIB project http://wkar.org/post/us-department-energy-approves-next-phase-msu-frib-project <p></p><p>Late last week, MSU’s <a href="http://www.frib.msu.edu/">Facility for Rare Isotope Beams</a> received several critical approvals from U. S. Department of Energy. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:29:47 +0000 Current State 40198 at http://wkar.org U.S. Department of Energy approves next phase of MSU FRIB project World Dwarf Games return to their birthplace, attract hundreds of athletes http://wkar.org/post/world-dwarf-games-return-their-birthplace-attract-hundreds-athletes <p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:23:32 +0000 Current State 40099 at http://wkar.org World Dwarf Games return to their birthplace, attract hundreds of athletes Michigan Agriculture & Food Index aims to gauge the industry’s health http://wkar.org/post/michigan-agriculture-food-index-aims-gauge-industry-s-health <p>The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is releasing the first-ever Michigan Agriculture &amp; Food Index, or MAFI.&nbsp; It's designed to gauge the business climate for agriculture and food business within the state.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:58:30 +0000 Current State 39217 at http://wkar.org Michigan Agriculture & Food Index aims to gauge the industry’s health Beaumont Tower carillon concert season begins http://wkar.org/post/beaumont-tower-carillon-concert-season-begins <p>As summer gets into full swing,&nbsp; the sound of Michigan State University’s iconic Beaumont Tower sound can be hear all over campus.&nbsp; This week, the <a href="http://music.msu.edu/carillon">MSU Summer Carillon Series</a> begins and continues each Wednesday in July. &nbsp; Carilloneur Ray McLellan describes the unique instrument responsible for the tower’s signature sound.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:17 +0000 Current State 38506 at http://wkar.org Beaumont Tower carillon concert season begins 'Food for Thought' is newest addition to local food truck scene http://wkar.org/post/food-thought-newest-addition-local-food-truck-scene <p>In March, <a href="http://rhs.msu.edu/shg/spartan-hospitality-group">Spartan Hospitality Group</a> at Michigan State University launched a new venture that it hoped would change the nature of fast food on the MSU campus and beyond. The venture is called the "<a href="http://rhs.msu.edu/news/food-thought-food-truck-debuts-campus">Food for Thought</a>" food truck.&nbsp;Since then, business has steadily grown.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:46:10 +0000 Current State 36397 at http://wkar.org 'Food for Thought' is newest addition to local food truck scene MSU addresses sustainability efforts, shift toward renewable energy http://wkar.org/post/msu-addresses-sustainability-efforts-shift-toward-renewable-energy <p></p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:06:45 +0000 Current State 34481 at http://wkar.org MSU addresses sustainability efforts, shift toward renewable energy Research on bacteria could lead to paradigm shift in medicine http://wkar.org/post/research-bacteria-could-lead-paradigm-shift-medicine <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt;">There’s been a thrust in research over the last several years concerning the bacteria that live on and inside the human body. The early findings have been astounding and seem to point to a paradigm shift in medicine.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:29:23 +0000 Current State 34480 at http://wkar.org Lansing orchestra and Michigan State chorale play "Vespers of 1610" http://wkar.org/post/lansing-orchestra-and-michigan-state-chorale-play-vespers-1610 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 15.75pt;">This Sunday, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra joins MSU’s University Chorale for a performance of one of the first great “mega works” of classical music, Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.” The </span><a href="http://www.music.msu.edu/event-listing/sunday-414-700-pm-university-chorale-with-the-lansing-symphony-orchestra" style="line-height: 15.75pt;">performance</a><span style="line-height: 15.75pt;"> is in downtown Lansing at St. Mary’s Cathedral.</span></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:23:16 +0000 Current State 34114 at http://wkar.org Lansing orchestra and Michigan State chorale play "Vespers of 1610" Michigan State students at forefront of online magazine publishing http://wkar.org/post/michigan-state-students-forefront-online-magazine-publishing <p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:38:34 +0000 Current State 33986 at http://wkar.org Michigan State students at forefront of online magazine publishing Superbugs: MSU molecular biologist on drug-resistant bacteria http://wkar.org/post/superbugs-msu-molecular-biologist-drug-resistant-bacteria <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSU molecular biologist </span><a href="http://www.mmg.msu.edu/manning.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Shannon Manning</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> played a crucial role in helping to solve the</span></p><p>mystery behind one of the most deadly E. coli outbreaks ever, which killed more than 50 people and sickened nearly 4,000 in Germany in 2011.</p><p>Dr. Manning is also a featured lecturer in MSU’s<em> Classes Without Quizzes</em> hosted by the College of Natural Science. She joins us to discuss the rise in drug-resistant bacteria.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:07:35 +0000 Current State 33046 at http://wkar.org Superbugs: MSU molecular biologist on drug-resistant bacteria Broad opening new exhibit called "Pattern: Follow the Rules" http://wkar.org/post/broad-opening-new-exhibit-called-pattern-follow-rules <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan State University’s </span><a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Broad Art Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is opening a new exhibit on Friday.&nbsp; It’s called "</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Pattern: Follow the Rules</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">."&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For Curator of Contemporary Art Alison </span>Gass<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it’s her first big exhibition since arriving at the Broad.</span></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:24:00 +0000 Current State 32992 at http://wkar.org Broad opening new exhibit called "Pattern: Follow the Rules" MSU Trustees Elect Ferguson And Breslin http://wkar.org/post/msu-trustees-elect-ferguson-and-breslin <p>Democrat Joel Ferguson has been re-elected Chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:39:28 +0000 Scott Pohl 29487 at http://wkar.org MSU Trustees Elect Ferguson And Breslin MSU Provost Announces 2013 Departure http://wkar.org/post/msu-provost-announces-2013-departure <p>A high-ranking Michigan State University administrator has announced he's leaving soon.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:16:05 +0000 Mark Bashore 28852 at http://wkar.org MSU Provost Announces 2013 Departure MSU President Simon Looks Back, Looks Ahead http://wkar.org/post/msu-president-simon-looks-back-looks-ahead <p>As the end of the year approaches, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is reflecting on 2012 and looking ahead to 2013. She talked with WKAR’s Scott Pohl about the state of affairs at MSU. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:00:01 +0000 Scott Pohl 28797 at http://wkar.org MSU President Simon Looks Back, Looks Ahead MSU's Simon Again Declines Salary Bump http://wkar.org/post/msus-simon-again-declines-salary-bump <p>Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has again turned down a salary increase.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:18:08 +0000 Scott Pohl 28319 at http://wkar.org MSU's Simon Again Declines Salary Bump Hacker Strikes "CLEAR" Unit's Server at MSU http://wkar.org/post/hacker-strikes-clear-units-server-msu <P>Michigan State University is investigating the unauthorized access of email addresses and encrypted passwords from a server within the College of Arts and Letters.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P></P> <P> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:29:28 +0000 Scott Pohl 27896 at http://wkar.org Hacker Strikes "CLEAR" Unit's Server at MSU $7.8M Grant to MSU Aims To Improve Farming In Africa http://wkar.org/post/78m-grant-msu-aims-improve-farming-africa <p>Michigan State University researchers plan to use a $7.8 million grant from the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help African nations improve sustainable farming.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:09:59 +0000 The Associated Press 26879 at http://wkar.org $7.8M Grant to MSU Aims To Improve Farming In Africa