MSU News

Swing for the fences

MSU News - 3 hours 41 min ago
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 - 5 hours 44 min ago
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 - 7 hours 21 min ago
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 - 8 hours 7 min ago
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 - 9 hours 7 min ago
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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Running toward a path for recovery

MSU News - September 19, 2017 - 11:47am
In recognition of National Recovery Month, the Student Health Services' Collegiate Recovery Community, or CRC, will be hosting Run for Recovery, a 5K run/walk at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Rock on MSU's campus.
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J-School film screened at 2017 Traverse City Film Festival

MSU News - September 18, 2017 - 5:01pm
After its debut in 2016, "Hubert: His Story," a film directed by Geri Alumit Zeldes, School of Journalism associate professor and graduate studies director, found its place in the Traverse City Film Festival this summer.
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Football players spend bye weekend in Houston aiding Harvey relief

MSU News - September 18, 2017 - 4:53pm
In the aftermath of a pair of devastating hurricanes wreaking havoc on the southern United States, a group of Michigan State football players decided to spend a portion of their bye week assisting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
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MSU professor receives lifetime achievement award

MSU News - September 18, 2017 - 12:15pm
MSU pharmacology and toxicology professor Gregory Fink has received the Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, or AHA.
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MSU joins Big 10 voting challenge

MSU News - September 18, 2017 - 12:12pm
Michigan State is joining its Big 10 Conference partners in a friendly competition to increase voter registration and turnout on their campuses.
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Spartans, Brown earn first shutout of the season

MSU News - September 18, 2017 - 10:41am
The MSU field hockey team earned its first shutout victory of the 2017 season, defeating Yale 4-0, Sept. 17 at Ralph Young Field.
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Late goal lifts No. 6 MSU past No. 18 Michigan

MSU News - September 18, 2017 - 10:36am
In the annual Battle for the Big Bear Trophy, junior forward DeJuan Jones knocked in the game-winner with less than a minute remaining in the first overtime to lift No. 6 MSU men's soccer past No. 18 Michigan, 1-0 Sept. 17 in Ann Arbor.
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MSU debate team's competitive season begins

MSU News - September 15, 2017 - 7:19pm
The three-time national champion MSU debate team will argue the pros and cons of establishing national health insurance in the United States during the 2017-18 competitive season that begins today.
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Teddy Bear Picnic offers free family fun

MSU News - September 15, 2017 - 2:37pm
Families and children of all ages are welcome to the annual Teddy Bear Picnic, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., located outdoors across from Michigan State University's Clinical Center at 804 Service Road.
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College of Music presents a revue of musical talent

MSU News - September 15, 2017 - 11:43am
The Michigan State University College of Music will kick off the MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series, "A Fairchild Fanfare," at 3 p.m. Saturday in MSU Auditorium's Fairchild Theatre.
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