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LBC INC. statement against systemic racism

June 4, 2020

As a community, it is our responsibility and duty to spend time in educating ourselves and listening to Black voices and looking toward Black leadership for instruction.

Dean's Response to Racial Violence

June 3, 2020

Dean Michele Jackson shares a personal reflection about the recent events

Workman establishes fund for diversity, equity and inclusion at LBC

June 2, 2020

Kent Workman has continued his life of service by recently establishing a fund to further diversity and inclusion at Lyman Briggs College and at Michigan State University.

Briggs Kindness Project brings alumni messages to graduating Class of 2020

April 29, 2020 - Sarah Dickinson, LBC Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator

Heartfelt messages written by alumni were sent to graduating students as part of the #BriggsKindnessProject

Messages from the Dean regarding COVID-19

April 24, 2020

"...how do we persist on those things that are important to our future, even if they seem to be overwhelming today?"

ULAs Needed for Summer 2020

April 17, 2020

Become an undergraduate learning assistant for LB:270 this summer!

New LB Summer 2020 courses

April 16, 2020

In order to create as many opportunities as possible for our students to maintain their desired timelines towards graduation, and in response to the cancellation of some programs, LBC has increased the number and range of online summer courses in Summer 2020. 

FAQ created for LBC students

March 19, 2020

An FAQ has been created for LBC students, families, and visitors.

Dr. Robert Pennock publishes new book on scientific character

February 28, 2020

An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science was recently published by MIT Press

Statement of Solidarity for Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans

February 20, 2020

Message of solidarity for our Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students, faculty, staff, and advisors

Dr. Arthur Ward Tasks Students with Donating Portion of His Salary

Dr. Arthur Ward Tasks Students with Donating Portion of His Salary

January 24, 2020 - Greg Teachout, Office of the Provost Communications Team

When Dr. Arthur Ward explained to his students that they would be apportioning some of his salary to causes of their choice, they knew they were in unfamiliar territory.

Maxine Davis named LBC Director of Education Abroad and Away

Maxine Davis named LBC Director of Education Abroad and Away

January 15, 2020

In this role, she will coordinate and oversee LBC’s education abroad and away opportunities.

LBC biology professor receives national award

LBC biology professor receives national award

January 6, 2020

Peter White, an assistant professor of biology in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Entomology, recently received an award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.

One Day. One Goal. One Big Thank You

One Day. One Goal. One Big Thank You

December 20, 2019 - Sarah Dickinson

Your generosity helped us have the most successful Give Green Day to date. Over $11,000 were raised in one day for Lyman Briggs College students.

LBC alum Dr. Mark Kay receives MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

LBC alum Dr. Mark Kay receives MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

November 26, 2019

In October, Dr. Mark Kay, (LB class of 1980), returned to East Lansing to receive the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, which is given by the MSU Alumni Office to those alumni who have obtained the highest level of professional accomplishment in their field.

It All Adds Up: LBC celebrates annual support from alumnus Mark Schwartz

It All Adds Up: LBC celebrates annual support from alumnus Mark Schwartz

November 25, 2019

LBC alumnus Mark Schwartz has always been fascinated by weather and climate. Mark believes that a good education doesn’t just provide career options for graduates, it helps them weather the storms of life.

Tuesday, December 3 is Give Green Day

Tuesday, December 3 is Give Green Day

November 4, 2019

This year, LBC is raising funds for the LBC Book Scholarship. You have the opportunity to support future Briggsies by ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed.

Briggs undergrad researcher wins award at premier international conference

Briggs undergrad researcher wins award at premier international conference

October 29, 2019

For LBC senior Hasaan Hayat, a Briggs senior with dual majors in neuroscience and human biology, the opportunity to work in the Precision Health Program as an undergraduate researcher both confirmed his interests in technology and medicine, and helped illuminate his career path.

College Statement on Recent Events

October 23, 2019

A message from the LBC Dean and LBC INC regarding the race-based events on campus in October that left many of us shocked and concerned

MSU alumnus establishes new endowment for Lyman Briggs College: the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship

MSU alumnus establishes new endowment for Lyman Briggs College: the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship

July 3, 2019

Lyman Briggs College recently received a planned gift from Attorney R. Claybourne Petrey, Jr. to establish the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship. This scholarship—made via charitable bequest—will support students who promote the importance of the work of women in STEM.

Cross-cutting research collaborations awarded grants

Cross-cutting research collaborations awarded grants

July 1, 2019

Nine cross-cutting research collaborations between MSU units were recently awarded grants by the Science and Society at State, or S3, program, led by LBC's Dr. Sean Valles.

Dr. Robert T. Pennock given one of MSU's highest honors

Dr. Robert T. Pennock given one of MSU's highest honors

June 21, 2019

Lyman Briggs professor at the juncture of biology and philosophy named University Distinguished Professor

Before Holmes Hall Stood at the Corner of Shaw and Hagadorn

Before Holmes Hall Stood at the Corner of Shaw and Hagadorn

May 23, 2019

Did you know that before 1953, when Michigan State College (MSU’s name at the time) broke ground to build new residences—Holmes Hall—that homesteads and farms dating back to the 1860’s stood at the corner of Shaw Lane and Hagadorn Road?

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

May 20, 2019

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

Interview with Outstanding Senior Malcolm Davis

Interview with Outstanding Senior Malcolm Davis

May 8, 2019

Each year the Michigan State University Senior Class Council recognizes up to 25 outstanding seniors in the graduating class. This year, one of those outstanding seniors graduated from Lyman Briggs College: Malcolm Davis.

LBC Alumna Laura Comilla Gives Commencement Address

LBC Alumna Laura Comilla Gives Commencement Address

May 6, 2019

During her remarks at commencement, Comilla used her platform to recognize others who had helped her along the way. She said, “When I look at my collegiate and professional successes, it never ceases to amaze to that it has never been done alone, I’ve always had a mentor.”

Spring 2019 Commencement at a Glance

Spring 2019 Commencement at a Glance

May 4, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement highlights

Lyman Briggs Teaching Assistants Receive Awards from Department of Entomology

Lyman Briggs Teaching Assistants Receive Awards from Department of Entomology

May 1, 2019

Two graduate student TAs for Briggs Bio courses earned high honors at the Entomology Awards

2019 Research Symposium

2019 Research Symposium

April 23, 2019

For students at Lyman Briggs College, research is an important part of coursework and career development. Each April, the college features research during the Lyman Briggs Research Symposium.

Q & A with Young Alumni Award recipient Shannon Wilson

Q & A with Young Alumni Award recipient Shannon Wilson

March 15, 2019

LBC alum Shannon Wilson awarded Young Alumni Award from the MSU Alumni Association

Ward wins MSU Excellence in Diversity Award

Ward wins MSU Excellence in Diversity Award

February 14, 2019

Dr. Arthur Ward wins MSU Excellence in Diversity Award for his work with LBC Inclusion

Isaac Record named director of experiential learning

Isaac Record named director of experiential learning

February 6, 2019

Dr. Isaac Record named Director of Experiential Learning

Dr. Mark Waddell named Special Advisor to the Dean

Dr. Mark Waddell named Special Advisor to the Dean

February 4, 2019

Dr. Mark Waddell appointed Special Advisor to the Dean.