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Spartans look to Jam Jenison Wednesday vs. Michigan

MSU News - October 17, 2017 - 10:52am
MSU volleyball has a split week of action ahead, hosting Michigan on Wednesday for the annual Jam Jenison event before a trip to College Park to take on Maryland on Saturday.
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No. 21 Spartans use ground game to beat Gophers, 30-27

MSU News - October 16, 2017 - 10:36am
MSU didn't let the thrill of beating Michigan last week deter the momentum. Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff weren't even worried about a letdown at Minnesota. Confidence is high, and so is the ambition.
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Spartan soccer tops Michigan

MSU News - October 16, 2017 - 10:11am
On a wet and windy Sunday afternoon, MSU women's soccer battled to defeat Michigan, 2-1, at DeMartin Stadium. Junior forward Lexy Warner and senior forward Kristelle Yewah netted goals in the win.
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MSU engineering professor receives award from U.S. Air Force

MSU News - October 13, 2017 - 3:44pm
Peng Zhang, an assistant professor at Michigan State University's College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2018 Young Investigator Program Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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MSU teams with German auto firm to address cybersecurity in autonomous vehicles

MSU News - October 13, 2017 - 3:18pm
As the automotive industry adopts more autonomous features, the potential for cybersecurity threats in vehicles and between vehicles is on the rise. ZF, a German auto parts maker, has turned to the MSU College of Engineering with the goal of developing new methods for easing these future threats.
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MSU Music presents an evening of spectacular, ringing brass

MSU News - October 13, 2017 - 11:16am
The MSU College of Music will present the Beaumont Brass Quintet and the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. As part of the Artist-Faculty Series, the quintets will perform Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Fairchild Theatre of MSU Auditorium.
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Liz Schondelmayer: Finding meaning in Homecoming

MSU News - October 13, 2017 - 10:55am
Well, it's Homecoming season again - a time for huge tailgates, get-togethers, non-stop talk about football, and dedicated fans yelling at television screens. If you love football, this is your time to shine. Your moment. But for the rest of us, homecoming week can seem a little overwhelming and maybe even a little obnoxious. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but can definitely leave some Spartans feeling a little left out or at least wondering how Homecoming week can be special to them. I'm one of those Spartans.
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MSU's Steven Lund chosen as new head of U.S. Particle Accelerator School

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Professor Steven Lund of MSU has been named the new director of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School. His four-year renewable term begins on Dec. 1. He will succeed Professor William Barletta of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been director since 2006.
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MSU students selected for Department of Energy graduate student research program

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 12:14pm
Two MSU graduate students, Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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New era of Spartan Hockey begins Friday

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 12:08pm
The new era in Michigan State hockey, which started last April with the hiring of Coach Danton Cole, continues this weekend with the opening two games for the new-look Spartans.
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Rain postpones Spartan Baseball Green-White Series

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 11:51am
Michigan State baseball will conclude its fall practice slate with the annual Green-White World Series. The three-game intrasquad exhibition series will now take place at McLane Stadium on Oct. 12, Oct. 13 and Oct. 15.
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MSU student wins Statler Foundation award

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 10:57am
Stephen Dall'Orso, a senior hospitality business student, has earned the Statler Foundation Scholarship of Excellence - marking the sixth year in a row a student from MSU has been named as a recipient.
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MSU hosts international photo contest

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 10:30am
MSU's International Studies and Programs, in partnership with the MSU Alumni Association, is now accepting submissions to the annual Global Focus international photography competition. Submissions are due Oct. 22.
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An evolving sticky situation

MSU News - October 12, 2017 - 9:29am
Travis Hagey, MSU evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards - geckos and anoles - took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of sticky toe pads.
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Spartan superpowers

MSU News - October 11, 2017 - 2:10pm
Apparently, I am a human deluminator. For those unfamiliar with Harry Potter, it means I have the capability of turning out streetlights simply by being near them. Or sometimes ones that are out go on (which means I'm a human luminator too, I guess). I know it sounds crazy, but it's been happening to me for years now. Now that it's darker in the evenings, it happens more frequently - at least three or four times a week. Two nights ago, I hit a record. During an evening walk with my husband, seven lights either went off or on as I walked by them - SEVEN! I had no sooner said, "Let's see how many lights I turn out tonight," when the one we walked by promptly extinguished. Shortly after, another one went out while we were under it. My husband, who said this never happens to him, was a little freaked out. So, I decided to jokingly pretend I could control it and snapped my fingers and pointed at one - it went out! As we passed by it on our return path, I snapped my fingers again and pointed and it came on! I picked another one down the street, snapped and pointed and out it went! Two more times that night streetlights went while I was near. I'm sure it's all coincidence, but still, it makes me feel like I have a superpower or something. I wish I had a superpower that was a little more useful or exciting than just making my neighborhood dark (or the parking ramp, or campus or any other place I seem to be walking). But, let's face it, all Spartans have superpowers. Every Spartan has special skills, knowledge and fortitude that makes he or she perfect for making things better or even saving the world.
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Sekhar Chivukula: Recognizing advisers

MSU News - October 11, 2017 - 1:01pm
Advisors empower students to make life-altering decisions for themselves, armed with the best possible information. And, on occasion, they advocate for students who legitimately have a grievance with the system.
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Jordan Noble: 'Underwear' Goes to ArtPrize

MSU News - October 11, 2017 - 9:46am
When Journalism graduate Jordan Noble began dating her first boyfriend at the age of 20, she began to feel increasingly self-conscious about both her body and identity.
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Daughter of Malcolm X to speak at MSU

MSU News - October 10, 2017 - 12:55pm
The Michigan Humanities Council and the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, along with Michigan State University's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, MSU Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions and MSU Student Affairs and Services are sponsoring an appearance by Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X.
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Simulation game becomes teaching tool for rural health providers

MSU News - October 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
For many low-income residents of rural Michigan, the daily struggle to make ends meet is more than just a game.
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Genetic advance for male birth control

MSU News - October 10, 2017 - 6:00am
MSU scientists have identified and turned off the gene that controls sperm production, effectively silencing spermatogenesis in mice.
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