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MSU News - February 22, 2017 - 1:21pm
I got on the elevator the other day and the other occupant, who also works in the building, asked, "Three or four? I always forget which floor you're on," as he reached to press the buttons. Heck, half the time I forget too. See, our office works on both, and I'm constantly running between the two as I collaborate with coworkers (which was fun while my knee healed). Plus, I've actually had offices on both floors. In fact, I've moved my office 10 times during my tenure here. Yes, 10 times - yesterday being the most recent relocation. I'm not sure if people are trying to get rid of me, or trying to get me near them. It's probably a tossup. This move made my first venture to the west side of the building and I'm a bit discombobulated. For years I've gotten off the elevator and turned right. I've always used the east side of the split stairwell. My brain is so trained to do that I've literally tripped over my own feet trying to make them go in the opposite direction. For someone who's fallen out of bed reaching for a phone cord, abruptly switching directions after years of doing the same thing is dangerous. I no longer look out at Ag Hall and the sidewalks in front of the Admin Building. Now my view includes the Admin Building itself, the Red Cedar River and Spartan Stadium. Honestly, every view is great no matter what corner of the building you're in.
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Roger Baldwin: A way of life

MSU News - February 22, 2017 - 11:46am
It's no surprise a senior professor would occasionally wonder what comes next. What will life be like as an emeritus faculty member? What will I do with my time? Who will I be? What kind of relationship will I have with MSU and my one-time colleagues? What will give my life meaning and purpose?
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MSU Debate qualifies two teams for national championship

MSU News - February 22, 2017 - 11:29am
Michigan State University Debate will have two pairs of teams debating in the National Debate Tournament - marking the 21st consecutive season that MSU has qualified at least one team to the tournament.
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Alumna helping India's most vulnerable citizens

MSU News - February 22, 2017 - 10:43am
In her native country of India, MSU College of Arts and Letters alumna Kamini Prakash advocates for people who lack one of life's most basic necessities: access to clean, safe bathrooms.
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Emmy Virkus: Getting a glimpse

MSU News - February 22, 2017 - 9:44am
Just a couple of days after MSU released students for winter break, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to the Windy City with 38 other students and two faculty members. During this experience with ADV 402, a field experience course offered at ComArtSci, we visited several companies in the advertising and public relations field.
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MSU Music presents early music group from the Netherlands

MSU News - February 21, 2017 - 12:24pm
Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of painter Hieronymus Bosch, MSU College of Music presents Cappella Pratensis, a vocal ensemble specializing in Renaissance music.
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Miles Bridges named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

MSU News - February 21, 2017 - 10:37am
MSU guard/forward Miles Bridges has been selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office Feb. 20.
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The way breast cancer genes act could predict your treatment

MSU News - February 21, 2017 - 9:49am
An MSU breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves.
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Jankoska named B1G Player of the Week

MSU News - February 20, 2017 - 5:01pm
MSU senior guard Tori Jankoska has been named Big Ten Women's Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Feb. 20.
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Eight graduate students receive COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award

MSU News - February 20, 2017 - 12:57pm
Eight MSU doctoral students have received the Council of Graduate Students' annual Disciplinary Leadership Award.
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MSU beats No. 20 Michigan before record crowd

MSU News - February 20, 2017 - 10:25am
Tori Jankoska made five 3-pointers in setting a single-season school record and scored 28 points in leading MSU over No. 20 Michigan 86-68 Feb. 19 before a record sellout crowd of 12,707 who watched the in-state rivals in their only meeting this season.
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Student nominated for nationally competitive graduate school scholarship

MSU News - February 20, 2017 - 9:38am
Amber DeJohn has been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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'Alternative facts' not just in politics and media

MSU News - February 19, 2017 - 4:23pm
An MSU scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.
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Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

MSU News - February 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope.
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MSU Board of Trustees roundup

MSU News - February 17, 2017 - 2:13pm
At its Feb. 17 meeting, the MSU Board of Trustees approved two Spartan Stadium improvement projects including a $2 million plan to install new permanent field lighting and another project to improve the South End Zone for $13 million.
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MPLP Class of 2017 kicks off a new year

MSU News - February 17, 2017 - 11:27am
MSU's 2017 class of Michigan Political Leadership Program fellows are starting 10 months of learning that will introduce them to new communities, leading political personalities and the keys to governing through personal leadership.
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MSU's Sarah Fitzpatrick receives young investigators award

MSU News - February 17, 2017 - 10:26am
Sarah Fitzpatrick, MSU assistant professor of integrative biology, has been recognized with the Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigators Award from the American Society of Naturalists.
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Students earn national recognition for public service

MSU News - February 17, 2017 - 10:08am
Two MSU programs and 36 students have been awarded the national Presidential Volunteer Service Award for completing 100 or more hours of volunteer service within a one-year time frame during the 2015-16 academic year.
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College of Arts and Letters leads new research on second language development

MSU News - February 17, 2017 - 9:09am
Researchers in MSU's College of Arts and Letters are concluding a study that explores second language proficiency within the context of higher education.
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Can facial recognition systems help save lemurs?

MSU News - February 17, 2017 - 6:00am
Michigan State University's Anil Jain, adapted his human facial recognition system to create LemurFaceID, the first computer facial recognition system for lemurs. Once optimized, LemurFaceID can assist with long-term research of the endangered species.
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