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Kresge Art Center represents 39 countries in new photography exhibit

MSU News - December 1, 2016 - 4:37pm
A collection of photographs from 127 students representing 39 countries is on display in Gallery 101 of the Kresge Art Center through Dec. 9.
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MSU James Madison College professor wins teaching award

MSU News - December 1, 2016 - 3:46pm
A James Madison College professor is the first recipient of a Michigan State University teaching award that recognizes innovation in the classroom.
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The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame seeks nominations

MSU News - December 1, 2016 - 9:52am
Nominations are now being accepted for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
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Model explains barred owls' domination over northern spotted owls

MSU News - December 1, 2016 - 9:40am
Barred owls - unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators - are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They're encroaching on northern spotted owl territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin.
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Chestnuts once again roasting on open fires, thanks to MSU

MSU News - December 1, 2016 - 9:38am
For families planning to gather around the fire and roast chestnuts this holiday season, Michigan is the ideal place to be. The state is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its number of chestnut growers and land, and MSU has played a key role in leading this comeback.
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NSF awards MSU $122.5 million for operation of cyclotron laboratory

MSU News - December 1, 2016 - 9:18am
A cooperative agreement between Michigan State University and the National Science Foundation will result in up to $122.5 million in continued funding over five years for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.
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MSU Horticulture Gardens hosts holiday open house

MSU News - November 30, 2016 - 4:26pm
MSU Horticulture Gardens will host a holiday open house from noon to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 on the first floor of MSU's Plant and Soil Sciences Building.
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You gotta have art

MSU News - November 30, 2016 - 12:18pm
Walking through the subway station on Thanksgiving morning, we were focused on warming up. Then I looked up and cocoa was forgotten for a bit. In front of me and down the hall was a spontaneous, beautiful display of art. Sure, some might not see art in Post-it notes, but I did. Beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. A simple square of paper on its own is just that - a square of paper. Yet here, hundreds of squares in all colors, with words of hope, peace and love, became a work of art. We paused for a bit to read the messages those before us had left. Some were in other languages. Others were just pictures. All were heartfelt. Somehow, simple Post-its had turned into a community art project in the Union Square subway station. For me, art isn't just something pretty to look at, but something that makes you feel. As Edgar Degas, one of my favorite artists, once said, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." What I saw in that station was simply beautiful. Maria Novotny is a fourth-year doctoral student in the College of Arts and Letters who uses art to help others see and explore the issue of infertility. A co-director of The ART of Infertility, she travels the world exhibiting stories of infertility.
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Joan Rose: MSU Fountain Challenge

MSU News - November 30, 2016 - 12:14pm
Do you drink out of public water fountains or do you think they're gross? What if we could improve the human condition and protect public health by giving people easy access to innovative, beautiful public drinking water fountains that provide safe water? This was our inspiration for creating the MSU Fountain Challenge.
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Maria Novotny: Art as advocacy

MSU News - November 30, 2016 - 11:52am
In 2011, I received what most 25-year-old women don't expect: an infertility diagnosis. I remember driving back to our house after that first meeting. Almost the entire car ride home, we drove in silence. It was really, really hard to wrap my head around the reality that we probably would never be able to get pregnant naturally.
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An inspired perspective

MSU News - November 29, 2016 - 5:32pm
United States Army veteran Kyle Wilson's path to Michigan State's College of Nursing wasn't an easy one.
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Faculty and student work honored at national convention

MSU News - November 29, 2016 - 3:36pm
The College of Arts & Letters was well represented at the 2016 National Council of Teachers of English Conference, held Nov. 17-20 in Atlanta.
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MSU announces commencement speakers

MSU News - November 28, 2016 - 10:53am
MSU alumnus John Duffey, president of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., and alumna Barbara Ross-Lee, vice president for health sciences and medical affairs at New York Institute of Technology, will speak at MSU's fall commencement ceremonies.
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Forest die-offs ricochet to distant ecosystems

MSU News - November 23, 2016 - 10:24am
El Nino, a climate cycle influenced by a mass of warm water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, dramatically changes weather patterns every few years. But according to new study published in PLOS ONE, major forest loss and die-offs can have similar far-flung impacts on climate and vegetation.
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Just add water: New discovery in plant-disease mechanism

MSU News - November 23, 2016 - 9:18am
New research led by plant scientists at MSU has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant disease.
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$2M grant to help youngest students learn science

MSU News - November 23, 2016 - 8:18am
MSU researchers will use a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help teachers across the nation introduce science from the start of school.
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2016 Global Focus photo contest winners

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 3:42pm
Twelve images taken by Spartans from locations around the world have been selected as the winners of the 2016 Global Focus photo competition.
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Despite upbeat headlines, Detroit still reeling

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 3:14pm
Despite the news media's portrayal of Detroit as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city's core, while the rest of Motown continues to decline, finds a new study led by an MSU scholar
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Grab a seat

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 10:30am
My grandmother has been gone 25 years, yet I can picture Thanksgiving at her house like I was there yesterday. I can smell the turkey in her old gas oven you had to light with a match. I see her bustling about the kitchen with a smile on her face. I hear the train down the road and the laughter of cousins. I picture the china on the table; I remember where every family member sat. I feel the wooden chair under me. Pulling a seat up to my grandma's Thanksgiving table is one of my fondest memories and a most cherished gift. Since then, I've pulled a chair up to Thanksgivings at my mom and dad's, my sister's, my sister-in-law's, a couple of restaurants and my own table. They've all been lovely, but those childhood Thanksgiving dinners still outrank them all because my grandparents and my mom had seats at that table. I miss them terribly every holiday. This year, I'll pull my chair up to a new table - at a cool diner in Brooklyn, New York. My kid couldn't make it home this year so we're going to her. Given her tiny Manhattan sublet, cooking at her place isn't really an option. But, it's not like you can't find great food in NYC, so I think we'll be well fed.
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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Drs. Hanna-Attisha and Furr-Holden to the Public Health Advisory Commission

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 10:17am
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of 18 members to the Public Health Advisory Commission, including MSU College of Human Medicine faculty, Mona Hanna-Attisha and Debra Furr-Holden.
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