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Aidan Sova: A Spartan's Will to work hard

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 3:28pm
MSU creative advertising freshman Aidan Sova was familiar with leadership roles long before he became a Spartan.
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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to speak at MSU

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 12:17pm
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Henry Cisneros, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Development, will give a lecture Oct. 11 at Michigan State University.
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MSU undergraduate student receives American Society for Microbiology fellowship

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 11:56am
Keelyn O'Brien, an MSU microbiology student and Alumni Distinguished Scholar, is one of 19 students selected nationwide for a 2017 American Society for Microbiology, or ASM, Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
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Student-run EXEL Music Festival returns to MSU's campus

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 11:12am
The East by East Lansing Charity Festival will be returning to MSU's campus for its third year of music, food and fun on Sept. 24. The festival's lineup includes 15 different Michigan-based artists from a variety of genres, including R&B, indie and punk.
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MSU research to harness algae to contain power plant emissions

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 11:10am
MSU scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products.
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Statewide Campus System named regional assessment training center

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 10:28am
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's Statewide Campus System has been named one of five regional assessment training centers by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME.
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Lawver selected as new director of campus services

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 10:27am
Adam Lawver is the new director of campus services at MSU.
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MSU debate team finishes in top 16 of first tournament

MSU News - September 21, 2017 - 3:45pm
The MSU debate team kicked off its first competition of the 2017-18 season at the Georgia State National College Debate Tournament, finishing in the top 16 out of 110 teams.
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Wharton Center ranks No. 16 in the world's top venues

MSU News - September 21, 2017 - 2:49pm
The July 2017 issue of Venues Today ranks MSU's Wharton Center at No. 16 internationally for venues with a capacity of 2,001 to 5,000 seats.
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State-of-the-Art Digital Scholarship Lab coming to MSU

MSU News - September 21, 2017 - 12:25pm
The MSU Libraries and the College of Arts and Letters are partnering to build a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab.
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Swing for the fences

MSU News - September 20, 2017 - 2:31pm
Finally. After working late for the second night in a row, I was ready for some food, a walk with my dog and some mindless television. I just needed my glasses to read the mail. My glasses - that were in my purse, along with my wallet and other things I needed. My purse - that wasn't in in my bag where it was supposed to be. Which only meant one thing - I left it at the office. Sigh. There went my evening plans. "So You Think You Can Dance" would have to wait. Of course, my keys to my office were also in my purse, behind two locked doors. After swinging by my boss's house to borrow her key, I thought, "Well, it's late so at least I'll be able to park close." Well, maybe not. There was clearly some sorority thing going on (based on all the Greek letters and mermaid outfits) and every spot was filled. My short trip to the office turned into a much longer one since I had to park so far away. On top of that, I still had to swing by Meijer (which is never as easy as it sounds) because somehow, I was out of dog food. Plus, I had to pick up a photo enlargement to replace the one I trimmed incorrectly while putting it in a new frame. I needed a new frame to replace the broken one knocked to the ground by a colleague who jokingly pounded on the wall we share.
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David Poulson: Scientists - more interesting than they realize

MSU News - September 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Jan Kreuze stood in front of a room full of reporters and began shredding paper. "This is how a plant attacks a virus," the researcher explained.
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Too much sun is no good - for people or plants

MSU News - September 20, 2017 - 10:51am
People avoid sunburn by applying sunscreen. But how do plants avoid getting burnt?
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Laura Hesse: I want to be a scientist

MSU News - September 20, 2017 - 10:05am
In 2001, all the students in my kindergarten class made time capsules. Each of the capsules contained a sheet of paper with lists of favorite foods, colors, animals and TV shows. Right at the very bottom of the page, my questionnaire says in big, bold letters: "When I grow up, I want to be a scientist."
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$88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center opens doors to medical discovery

MSU News - September 20, 2017 - 9:05am
A new era for scientific discovery was unveiled this morning during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Michigan State University's $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center.
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MSU to host exhibit on local refugees

MSU News - September 19, 2017 - 1:52pm
An exhibit of the Refuge Lansing project will be hosted by MSU's Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures Department, the CAL Citizen Scholars Program, the English Language Center and the MSU Library on Oct. 13 and 16.
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Wharton Center to offer sensory-friendly performances

MSU News - September 19, 2017 - 1:18pm
Beginning with the 2017-2018 season, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts will offer several live theater productions that will include sensory-friendly performances for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other sensitivity issues.
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Professor receives lifetime achievement award

MSU News - September 19, 2017 - 12:52pm
Darlene Clark Hine, MSU John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History, has received the 2017 John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from The Southern Historical Association, or SHA.
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Real or Fake? Creating fingers to protect identities

MSU News - September 19, 2017 - 11:54am
University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain and his doctoral student Joshua Engelsma have for the first time designed and created a fake finger containing multiple key properties of the human skin. Commonly called a spoof, this fake finger has been used to test two of the predominant types of fingerprint readers to help determine their resilience to spoof attacks.
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MSU starts the school year green

MSU News - September 19, 2017 - 11:53am
Each year, MSU must deal with the empty cardboard boxes, plastic bags, styrofoam and more that piles up during move in. This year, students brought in more than 160,000 pounds of materials to handle.
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