Public dialogue connects students through differences

March 9, 2017 by . News

MSU students from diverse backgrounds met in the SUB Tuesday, March 7 for a public dialogue to share stories of their personal experiences in eight major areas of identity: socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender and sex, ability, religion, age, ethnicity and race.

Stegner Lecture Series explains slavery of the Old Northwest

March 9, 2017 by . News

Tiya Miles’ lecture, “Slavery and Freedom in the Old Northwest,” challenged notions commonly held about slavery in the United States. Miles presented as part of the Stegner Lecture Series, which continues the legacy of the late environmentalist, novelist and historian Wallace Stegner.

Neil Cornish Talks About Black Holes and Neutron Stars

March 9, 2017 by . News

Neil Cornish, professor in the Department of Physics, addressed the subject of extreme gravity with near childlike exuberance and entrancement. Cornish discussed his involvement with the study of extreme gravity and the effect that his research could have on future studies of the universe and the forces that act within it.

NanoDays/MicroDays 10th anniversary

March 8, 2017 by . News

Suzi Taylor, assistant director of Outreach and Communications at MSU’s Extended University, has seen NanoDays/MicroDays grow and expand disciplines. Previously known only as NanoDays, ten years ago, MSU Extended University received a grant to host an outreach day because “people were really freaked out by nanotechnology,” Taylor said.

International Women’s Day finds multiple venues

March 8, 2017 by . News

On Wednesday, March 8, the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with the 2017 campaign #BeBoldForChange. This year, the campaign is aimed to “call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world — a more gender inclusive world.”   The celebration began in 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.