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Grand Rapids Research Center receives new construction award

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 3:26pm
The MSU Grand Rapids Research Center has received a certificate of excellence and has been honored as "Best New Construction" project by the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Business Alliance during its 28th Annual Neighborhood Business Awards ceremony.
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Yomaira Figueroa: Inspiring students through literature

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 3:22pm
Raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, Yomaira Figueroa thought college was not a possibility for people like her, despite that she became the first person in her family to go to college.
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Noushin Mahmood: Helping women join STEM Fields

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 3:17pm
Growing up in Bangladesh, Media and Information student Noushin ("Sus") Mahmood often saw girls being oppressed and discouraged when trying to pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields. This observation, which also carried over into the United States, soon became a lifelong passion, inspiring Mahmood to conduct research on ways to combat the issue.
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MSU faculty members recognized among the world's most highly cited researchers

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 1:21pm
Six Michigan State University faculty members have earned a spot on the Clarivate Analytics highly cited researchers list for 2017. The list is based on analysis of peer-reviewed research paper and manuscript citations between 2005 and 2015 in 21 broad natural and social science disciplines.
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Gravitational wave discovery a boon for nuclear science? NSF physics collaboration to discuss

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 1:12pm
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics - Center for the Evolution of the Elements will host a livestream event at 12:30 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 1, featuring scientists who will discuss the nuclear astrophysics impacts of a groundbreaking gravitational-wave science discovery announced worldwide in October.
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Communication professors receive grant for health research

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 12:54pm
MSU communication professors James Dearing and Maria Lapinski have received a grant to research which effective and low-cost healthcare practices from other countries could be successful if implemented in the United States.
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"Refuge Lansing:" Humanizing resettled refugees in the mid-Michigan community

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 12:47pm
Stories from refugees like Otis Ebulela - who has worked at a Meijer grocery store since coming to mid-Michigan - were the focus of the "Refuge Lansing" exhibit hosted at MSU this fall.
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MSU Museum exhibit marks World AIDS Day

MSU News - November 28, 2017 - 12:40pm
The MSU Museum will display two NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt blocks beginning Friday to mark World AIDS Day, which takes place on Dec. 1 each year.
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Spartans off to Omaha for NCAA Tournament

MSU News - November 27, 2017 - 4:33pm
No. 10 Michigan State has earned an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament and will take on No. 25 Missouri State in the first round in Omaha, Nebraska Dec. 1.
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No. 16 MSU routs Rutgers, 40-7

MSU News - November 27, 2017 - 11:32am
MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke threw for a touchdown and ran for another and the Spartans held the ball for more than 47 minutes in defeating Rutgers 40-7 on Nov. 25 to probably write a ticket to one of college football better bowl games
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Spartans top Western Michigan, 2-1, to advance to NCAA Elite Eight

MSU News - November 27, 2017 - 11:25am
MSU men's soccer advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in thrilling fashion on Nov. 25 after a nail-biter against No. 10-seed Western Michigan, coming from behind to defeat the Broncos, 2-1 in front of over 1,500 fans at DeMartin Stadium.
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Langford leads No. 4 MSU to PK80 title over No. 9 UNC, 63-45

MSU News - November 27, 2017 - 11:15am
Joshua Langford made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and No. 4 MSU toppled No. 9 North Carolina 63-45 on Sunday night to win the "Victory Bracket" of the PK80 Invitational.
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Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table

MSU News - November 27, 2017 - 10:13am
An issue of global concern is the anticipated shortage of agricultural output to meet the steady rise in human population. MSU scientists understand that overcoming crop loss due to disease and adverse weather will be key in achieving this goal.
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Gifting Spartan merchandise does good

MSU News - November 22, 2017 - 1:37pm
When purchasing officially licensed Spartan merchandise, that purchase is going to a good place: supporting student scholarships and student programming. In fact, every cent, minus the cost of operations, goes directly back to our MSU community.
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Spartans move up to No. 16 in College Football Playoff Rankings

MSU News - November 22, 2017 - 10:59am
Following its 17-7 win over Maryland last week, MSU moved up one spot to No. 16 in this week's College Football Playoff rankings, the CFP committee announced Tuesday night.
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Bright ideas

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 11:00pm
Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. The sound echoed through my house a few weeks ago. What in the world was that noise coming from the woods behind the house? Then I remembered seeing the kids from my neighborhood carrying wood planks down the street a few hours earlier. I peered through the trees and there they were - a group of kids building a fort. They weren't playing on tablets or shooting things in a video game. They were outside, in the damp weather, using hammer and nails and building a fort. I have to say, it warmed my heart. In today's world where the latest, greatest technology seems to be pulling kids away from getting outside and exploring, it was super cool to know these kids still had a sense of adventure, a bright idea and the desire to build something with their hands. While I know that scheduled playdates, electronics, organized sports and other activities are the current trends for kids, it's nice to see that some things haven't changed. I always feel that way when I see summer lemonade stands appear in the summer.
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Bruno Basso: Innovator

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 10:04pm
Bruno Basso, a Foundation Professor of earth and environmental sciences, was honored last year as an Innovator of the Year by MSU's Innovation Center for his work with crop growth management technology.
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Student entrepreneurs: Land Grant Goods

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 5:23pm
Land Grant Goods is the first MSU-affiliated, student-run business. Its goal is to innovate the local food system while creating the next generation of food activists and entrepreneurs.
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Wharton Center offers sensory-friendly performances

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 3:18pm
The Wharton Center for Performing Arts at MSU offers sensory-friendly performances to provide children with autism spectrum disorder and other sensitivities the opportunity to enjoy live preformnaces and activities.
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Making a difference every day

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 1:46pm
Alumna Almay Alday is one of the 352 Spartans who made recurring monthly gifts to MSU last year. It's the kind of support that helps ensure that critical support is in place for students, day in and day out. And, it's a great reflection of the ways that MSU remains part of Almay's everyday life too.
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