It will be difficult to leave behind many friends and excellent colleagues at Oregon. However, I'm excited to join the MSU community and to do what I can to further the research mission at one of the nation's leading land grant universities.
East Lansing, Mich. — Stephen Hsu has been named Michigan State University’s vice president for research and graduate studies.
The appointment, approved by the MSU Board of Trustees at a special July 23 meeting, is effective Aug. 20.
Hsu is currently the director of the Institute for Theoretical Science and professor of physics at the University of Oregon.
“In these days of shrinking federal research dollars, it’s imperative that we have the right person for this crucial position,” said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. “The breadth of Stephen Hsu’s experience as a scientist and scholar, as well as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of two companies, give him the background needed to succeed in this critical role.” ...