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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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Play details role of women, girls in '67 rebellion

MSU News - July 27, 2017 - 1:11pm
The untold story of the roles of women and girls who took part in the '67 rebellion - developed through a college course where students researched the historic event - is the focus of a community play being performed in Detroit this month.
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MSU doctoral student researches the effects of nostalgia on health communication

MSU News - July 27, 2017 - 11:36am
Michigan State University School of Journalism doctoral student Syed Ali Hussain is researching the art of persuasion and social influence in the context of designing health communication campaigns, specifically when it comes to nostalgia and depression.
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A rogue gene is causing seizures in babies. Here's how MSU wants to stop it

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 5:02pm
Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for answers and better treatment options.
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Learning and Assessment Center brings simulated medical experiences to students and more

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 4:46pm
How do health care providers first learn basic care skills like inserting a breathing tube? How do they build that all-important bedside manner or learn to work in teams during emergencies?
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MSU professor named president elect of national organization

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Michigan State University professor Scott Swinton has been named president elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, or AAEA. Swinton, a professor in the department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, or AFRE, is the first MSU professor to lead the association since 1988.
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Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control stressful emotions

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 8:02am
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control your emotions, indicates a first-of-its-kind study led by psychology researchers at MSU and the University of Michigan.
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State of bliss

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 6:01pm
Whoosh. It gets me every single time. Without fail, it takes my breath away no matter how many times I look out over the bluffs at Lake Michigan. No matter where I wander in the world, and I've wandered quite a bit, the site of the lake from the Sleeping Bear Dunes will always be one of the most beautiful sights I've set my eyes on. What makes it even better is that it's home. I mean, I don't technically live right there, but I claim everything in Michigan as my home. And there are plenty of amazing things about the Mitten State - including Spartans. Since our esteemed crew is on their Great State Road Trip, I figured I'd take one myself. I needed to come to Frankfort, Michigan to visit my sister and meet my new baby grand-nephew. I just put him down after holding him for more than an hour - time well spent. I mean, he's really adorable. Even if my sister is a Wolverine. Spartans don't care where allegiances lie - we're committed to the entire state of Michigan and all of its residents. Frankfort is just down the road from that awe-inspiring view of Lake Michigan. I had planned on heading there and writing this note while gazing at that incredible site, but the weather had different plans for me. Currently, I'm still in Frankfort sitting in my sister's restaurant waiting for the rain to stop. But, I'll get my view at some point. There's no way I'll miss that.
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