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Two students present research at the national level

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 3:33pm
MSU senior Jesse Whitfield, an animal science major in Lyman Briggs, and sophomore Lana Ruvolo Grasser, a neuroscience major in Lyman Briggs, were two of only 60 U.S. students selected, from a pool of more than 500 students, to present their work at the 19th annual "Posters on the Hill" event in Washington, D.C.
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Junior accepted into Presidential Fellows Program

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 2:32pm
Andrew Joseph, a double-major junior at MSU, has been accepted into the Presidential Fellows Program, becoming MSU's 9th Presidential Fellow.
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MSU Athletics unveils endowment donor wall at Spring Game

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 12:27pm
On April 25, MSU Athletics unveiled a donor recognition wall to honor individuals whose gifts of $50,000 or more (over 5 years) have funded a scholarship, program, or coaching endowment during Empower Extraordinary - the Campaign for Michigan State.
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Waynes selected by Minnesota in first round

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 12:10pm
MSU junior cornerback Trae Waynes, a first-team All-Big Ten and second-team All-America selection in 2014, has been selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round (No. 11 overall) of the 2015 National Football League Draft on April 30.
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MSU Friends of Theatre celebrate new courtyard stage at gala

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 11:56am
The Friends of Theatre at MSU will celebrate the opening of the new Summer Circle Courtyard with a gala event at 6 p.m. on June 9 at Fairchild Theatre and the new courtyard.
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Stoddart recommended as interim dean of MSU graduate school

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 11:05am
Judith Stoddart, associate dean of the Michigan State University Graduate School, will be recommended to serve as interim dean of the school and interim associate provost for graduate education.
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Thomas Jayne awarded MSU Foundation Professorship

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 9:33am
Thomas Jayne, an MSU professor of agriculture, food and resource economics, has been awarded the title of MSU Foundation Professor, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to research and instruction.
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Detroit entrepreneur creates significant endowment for insurance professorship at MSU

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 9:21am
Alan Jay Kaufman, a Detroit lawyer, entrepreneur and a leader in the global insurance business, has established a major endowment within the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU to provide academic leadership in insurance.
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International team discovers elusive new bird in China

MSU News - May 1, 2015 - 9:05am
An MSU professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China.
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MSU's Sheng-Yang He elected to National Academy of Sciences

MSU News - April 30, 2015 - 11:10am
A professor at Michigan State University and a leading plant scientist has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
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Understanding issues of veterans is goal of new book

MSU News - April 30, 2015 - 10:26am
A new book by an MSU School of Journalism class has been written that will attempt to help civilians better understand those who fought to protect and uphold U.S. interests around the world.
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American Philosophical Society elects MSU Distinguished Professor

MSU News - April 30, 2015 - 9:35am
Sustainability scholar and University Distinguished Professor Jianguo "Jack" Liu has become the first from MSU to be elected to the American Philosophical Society.
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Engineering student awarded national computational science fellowship

MSU News - April 29, 2015 - 4:40pm
Zane Crawford, an Honors College senior majoring in electrical engineering, has earned a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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MSU's Kay Holekamp earns prestigious honor

MSU News - April 29, 2015 - 2:06pm
One of the world's leading behavioral ecologists, MSU's Kay Holekamp, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Holekamp, University Distinguished Professor of zoology, was one of 197 new members.
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Quenching the thirst for clean, safe water

MSU News - April 29, 2015 - 12:11pm
It is estimated that one in nine people globally lack access to safe water. MSU researchers are looking to fill that critical need and provide safe drinking water to the most remote locations in the world with a new foam water filter that significantly reduces dangerous pathogens in drinking water.
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Lifelong learning

MSU News - April 29, 2015 - 1:28am
It was about two miles in, with the Chicago sun in my eyes and my feet starting to hurt when my friend and coworker said, "Whoops. I think when I looked on Google maps and said it was a 13-minute trip, that was by car, not walking." We laughed and continued on our way to the restaurant where we were rewarded with a truly fantastic meal and a respite for our aching feet. Ah...lessons learned. First, even cute, comfortable shoes that aren't actual athletic shoes can hurt after a few miles of city walking. Second, always double check the mode of transportation on Google maps. Third, if you're going to slip up, you might as well do it with a friend and a healthy dose of laughter. When you get right down to it, we're all learning lessons every day. Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti once said, "There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."
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Rebecca Wyatt: No-fault protection

MSU News - April 28, 2015 - 9:56pm
One of the great luxuries that our government and economy affords us is that we live under the umbrella of many protections that we may not even realize we have. In Michigan, our system of auto no-fault insurance is certainly one of those protections. It is unfortunate that even protections such as these are continually under attack by legislators and special interests. While many citizens may be aware of the term "no-fault", far fewer understand what this really means to us as Michigan drivers.
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Donald Allen: Going Beyond Comfort Zones

MSU News - April 28, 2015 - 7:56pm
I grew up here in Lansing. The melody of the Michigan State fight song drifting through the autumn afternoon air was a part of growing up. Trips to the Breslin Center during basketball season were commonplace but always exciting.
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Beaumont blooms

MSU News - April 28, 2015 - 6:56pm
Spring blossoms frame the view of Beaumont Tower and the MSU Museum on April 21, 2015. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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Faculty conversations: Laura Cloud

MSU News - April 28, 2015 - 4:39pm
Laura Cloud, professor of studio art, was always called the artist of her family.
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