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New director of building services joins Infrastructure Planning and Facilities

MSU News - August 4, 2017 - 2:50pm
Dave Brewer will be the new director of building services for Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.
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Counseling Center and Psychiatry Clinic merge

MSU News - August 4, 2017 - 2:44pm
The MSU Counseling Center and the MSU Psychiatry Clinic will move from their old locations and come together to form the MSU Counsellng and Psychiatric Services, or CAPS, this month.
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Why Facebook is so hard to resist

MSU News - August 3, 2017 - 8:44am
Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University's Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication.
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Things crop up

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 2:16pm
I was holding a baby, rolling silverware, saying hello to customers and typing a blog with one hand. That wasn't exactly how I had planned to spend last Wednesday, but things crop up. I mentioned last week that I was at my sister's restaurant writing my blog due to rain and a change of plans. What I didn't mention is that it got so busy, everyone had to hustle and that meant a lot of multi-tasking for me. Like any good Spartan, I simply adapted. Then I noticed that somehow, my computer clock switched time zones since I was so close to Lake Michigan. Not only was I multi-tasking, I was an hour behind. At least I had a delicious omelet to keep me going. Rather than run around panicking, I simply took a deep breath and got to work. Things change, plans go awry, but Spartans soldier on. The restaurant slowed down, my nephew took the baby, my sister kept people away and I started writing. By the time I finished, it was past my self-imposed deadline but I wasn't saving lives - just writing a column. Sometimes, you just have to roll with the punches. I had planned on joining my colleagues for dinner in Traverse City. By the time I finally got there, they were already done and needed to get to another shoot. They quickly offered me some delicious nachos and pasta they hadn't been able to finish so I scarfed down their absolutely delicious leftovers and we headed out. I can guarantee you that many plans have gone awry on the #MSURoadTrip.
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William Hartmann awarded Acoustical Society of America Gold Medal

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 12:57pm
William Hartmann, a Michigan State University professor of physics, was awarded the 2017 Acoustical Society of America Gold Medal for his contributions to research and education in psychological acoustics and service to the society.
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Karim Maredia: Entomologist. World-Traveler. Biotech Pioneer.

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 12:47pm
I left my parents to get an education. My aunt became like a mother to me. Mumbai was in another state which had better schools, better edu-cation and better opportunities.
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Mary Adjepong: Solving the problem of childhood stunting

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 11:42am
Mary Adjepong, a scholar with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, wants to solve the problems of nutritional deficiencies and stunting in her home country of Ghana, especially for children in rural areas.
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Reagan Villet: Exploring friendships

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 11:15am
Before coming to college, I knew I wanted to study abroad. In fact, MSU's nationally ranked study abroad program was one of the major reasons that I chose to become a Spartan.
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Puzzling pockets of rock deep in Earth's mantle

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 6:00am
MSU and Arizona State University geoscientists have used computer modeling to find an explanation for how pockets of mushy rock have accumulated at the boundary between Earth's core and mantle.
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First recipients of Grand Hotel Scholarship announced

MSU News - August 2, 2017 - 12:54am
At this year's Arts Weekend at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island held in late June, the Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters were presented for the first time to six deserving students.
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Public registry aims to connect Flint residents to needed care

MSU News - August 1, 2017 - 1:24pm
Flint residents will soon be able to participate in a voluntary registry that will help connect them to programs designed to minimize the effects of lead on their health.
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Track and field teams earn academic honors

MSU News - August 1, 2017 - 10:44am
MSU track and field earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, honoring both the men and women's squads.
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Spartans help keep the Lansing Promise

MSU News - August 1, 2017 - 10:42am
Every single returning student-athlete on the MSU football team, excluding the incoming freshman class who will begin their volunteer opportunities in the fall, has volunteered with Lansing Promise, and has mentored part of Lansing's youth in one way or another.
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Great Lakes Folk Festival to be held Aug. 11-13

MSU News - August 1, 2017 - 10:15am
The MSU Museum will host the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing Aug. 11-13.
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Department of Media and Information works to improve farming in eastern Africa

MSU News - July 31, 2017 - 2:20pm
Researchers from the Michigan State University Department of Media and Information presented on the power of communication technologies to improve agricultural practices in East Africa through a workshop in Tanzania in mid-June.
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Local artists support MSU Friends of Theatre at garden party event

MSU News - July 31, 2017 - 1:31pm
Four local artists and one gardener will join forces to support the efforts of students in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre when Friends of Theatre presents its first Art in the Garden event, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6.
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Lignin can make building materials less toxic, replaces petroleum

MSU News - July 31, 2017 - 12:42pm
A collaborative study by Mojgan Nejad, MSU forestry, proves that lignin, a byproduct of paper and bioethanol production, can completely replace phenol in phenolic adhesive formulation. This research directly impacts housing manufacturing by introducing biobased adhesives made of lignin, a renewable resource, instead of petroleum-based phenol.
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MSU scholar uses federal grant to study bullying in autistic youth

MSU News - July 28, 2017 - 3:38pm
Marisa Fisher, assistant professor of special education, will use a $400,000 federal grant to study friendship and bullying in middle school students with and without autism and intellectual disability.
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MSU researcher working to reduce teacher bias in the classroom

MSU News - July 28, 2017 - 1:45pm
Niral Shah, assistant professor of teacher education, is developing a web application that will help educators make their teaching practices more unbiased using data from their own classrooms.
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Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

MSU News - July 28, 2017 - 10:15am
Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade - both within countries and across international borders.
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