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New solution to economic eyesores?

MSU News - February 5, 2016 - 8:41am
MSU researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to test whether recycling and repurposing building materials is aneffective solution to economic blight.
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Women's Resource Center posts February 2016 newsletter

MSU News - February 4, 2016 - 10:13am
The Feb. 2016 issue of the MSU Women's Resource Center newsletter, "Wisdom, Words & Women" has been published.
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Helping Flint since its beginning

MSU News - February 4, 2016 - 10:08am
Michigan State University and Flint were both founded in 1855. So it's no surprise to learn that the university has been working closely with the city for more than 100 years.
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Students to participate in MSUFCU mural commission competition

MSU News - February 4, 2016 - 9:40am
The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union announced an outdoor wall mural commission competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in courses in the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
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Be Spartan Green posts February 2016 newsletter

MSU News - February 4, 2016 - 8:39am
Be Spartan Green has published the February edition of its monthly newsletter, "Sustainability Monthly."
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Pure Joy

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 3:37pm
This past Monday, Facebook reminded me that three years ago I was in Magomero, Malawi, snapping the above picture of those beautiful children. I captioned the photo, "Pure joy." Immediately, in my mind I was back in that village with those kids. I smelled the soft rain that had sprinkled the dusty roads. I heard the squeals of laughter as I showed the kids their faces in my camera. I saw the gray sky over a vista that stretched forever. I could actually feel the pure joy in the moment three years later. It was an excellent way to start a Monday. That day gave me a new perspective and opened my mind to a world I knew existed but had never experienced. I ended up there when I was assigned to travel to many far-flung places for a work project. What began as work became the experience of a lifetime that changed me forever. I know how lucky I am to have taken that trip. That trip showed me how fortunate I am in so many ways. My views were broadened; my mind was challenged; my heart was opened. These children, and all the others I met along my way, taught me more about life than I could ever learn in a book. St. Augustine once said, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." I've read a few chapters now, but boy, do I want to finish the whole darn thing.
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Elise Craig: Giving School Kids a Chance

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 1:36pm
In 2014, student Elise Craig traveled to Peru to help administer medical care to those in need. While there, she discovered schoolchildren in the village of Carancas were drinking water from a well contaminated with high levels of arsenic.
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Robert Montgomery: Diversity is a Difference Maker

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 1:36pm
My name is Robert Montgomery. I am a white male. I am an assistant professor of wildlife conservation. In my field, I am the norm. I am common. And the fact that I am common is a problem.
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Celebrating Bangladesh artists

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 10:51am
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU will present its first joint exhibition of contemporary Bangladeshi artists Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman. The exhibition will explore the artists' commentary on and challenge of social values, expectations and conventions that are a part of everyday life.
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Powers named Big Ten Women's Basketball Player of the Week

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 10:18am
MSU junior forward Aerial Powers was named Big Ten Women's Basketball Player of the Week, as it was announced by the conference on Monday.
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No. 17/14 MSU women host in-state rival Michigan

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 9:36am
No. 17/14 MSU women's basketball continues a stretch of four games in eight days against in-state rival Michigan on National Girls and Women in Sports Day at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Breslin Center.
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MSU's WACSS spring forum and resource fair

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 9:31am
Michigan State University's Women's Advisory Committee for Support Staff is hosting a forum from 10 a.m. to noon on March 21 that will celebrate and empower women support staff at MSU.
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Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series: Roger Watson

MSU News - February 3, 2016 - 8:25am
Roger Watson, a curator at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum, in Lacock, England, will be visiting MSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday in 107 South Kedzie Hall.
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It started with Shakespeare

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 8:52pm
Like many great contemporary novels, movie plotlines or smash-hit stage productions, Bill and Linda Trevarthen's story has Shakespearean roots.
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Muslim Mental Health Conference to feature opiate addiction training, research

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 3:58pm
MSU's eighth annual Muslim Mental Health Conference, the largest ongoing conference for Muslims in academic settings, will take place March 17-20. This year's conference will feature a special section on opiate addiction training for imams, the first of its kind to be offered.
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Zombies? Jane Austen? MSU researchers have it covered

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 3:21pm
From exploring human behavior in a zombie apocalypse to charting brain flow while reading Jane Austen, MSU researchers are studying it all.
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New environmental observation methods see the forest for the trees

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
A marriage in the remote forests of China promises to unite two important forces to better inform the health and future of biodiversity. The union is reported in this week's journal Ecological Indicators by Michigan State University researchers.
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MSU teaming with world's best minds for global food security, sustainability

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 11:43am
Top-tier scientists at MSU are joining some of the best minds in agricultural and sustainability research in Brazil, the United Kingdom and China to launch into an ambitious global initiative on food security and land use.
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Service-minded students nominated for national Truman Scholarship

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 9:27am
Four students involved in public service have been nominated by MSU for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
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Women more sensitive to irksome behavior than men

MSU News - February 2, 2016 - 8:23am
Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn't mean they like putting up with jerks. A new study by MSU psychology scholars suggests women are more likely than men to get irked at irritating or boorish behavior exhibited by acquaintances, friends or partners.
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