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Adam Brown: Bridging art with science

MSU News - November 1, 2017 - 11:27am
Adam Brown, professor of art, art history and design in the College of Arts and Letters, is an internationally recognized conceptually driven artist whose work incorporates art and science hybrids that include robotics, molecular chemistry and emerging technologies that take the form of installation, interactive objects, video, performance and photography.
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Lorenzo Santavicca: A brighter future, one story at a time

MSU News - November 1, 2017 - 11:26am
With digital "likes," "retweets" and "direct messages," we're living in a time where we are societally more connected by online profiles and means of communication. But, the unintended consequence is that we have become increasingly disconnected in listening and empathizing with one another in person.
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Spartan Marching Band celebrates Africa

MSU News - November 1, 2017 - 11:01am
With African music, dancing and colorful visuals, the Spartan Marching Band will celebrate MSU's decades-long engagement with Africa during its halftime show on Saturday.
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Spearheading an important cause

MSU News - October 31, 2017 - 3:31pm
On Oct. 1, 2016, the MSU College of Human Medicine, in partnership with the Flint Community Based Organization Partners and others, hosted the first-ever Flint Oral Health Fair. The effort was spearheaded by Woody Neighbors and his team at the MSU College of Human Medicine's Flint campus.
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New MSU research shows dramatic irrigation increase

MSU News - October 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
Irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater globally, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of MSU researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture and showed that irrigation doubled in their study area between 2002 and 2016.
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MSU's Science Gallery Lab Detroit to host science-themed poetry slam

MSU News - October 31, 2017 - 1:30pm
The Michigan State University Science Gallery Lab Detroit will present "The STEAM Engine," a science-themed invitational poetry slam from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 11.
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MSU professor named American Physical Society Fellow

MSU News - October 31, 2017 - 12:48pm
Chris Adami, MSU Professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow.
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Examining potatoes' past could improve spuds of the future

MSU News - October 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands of years. Robin Buell, MSU Foundation Professor of Plant Biology and senior author of the paper, shows potential genetic keys that could ensure the crop will thrive in the future.
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Spartans sweep LSSU with 6-0 shutout

MSU News - October 30, 2017 - 12:09pm
The MSU hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State with a 6-0 win on Saturday night at Munn Ice Arena.
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No. 2 Michigan State Beats Georgia, 80-68

MSU News - October 30, 2017 - 10:56am
After No. 2 MSU beat Georgia, 80-68, in front of a sellout crowd of 10,699, Spartans Head Coach Tom Izzo said that fans in the Grand Rapids area made Van Andel Arena seem like Breslin Center West.
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MSU scholar appointed to Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

MSU News - October 30, 2017 - 9:33am
Andrea Wittenborn, an associate professor in MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was appointed to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy by Gov. Rick Snyder.
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MSU hearing aid technology to eliminate background noise

MSU News - October 30, 2017 - 8:00am
Mi Zhang, an MSU assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team are working on developing a smart hearing aid device that can enhance the clarity of conversation and remove unwanted sounds in the background.
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A fresh look at freshwaters

MSU News - October 27, 2017 - 3:49pm
To better understand the complex factors that threaten lake water quality, scientists need data on many lakes in various types of environmental settings. Unfortunately, much of the lake and geographic data needed for such studies is not easily accessible because the datasets exist in multiple formats scattered across government, university and private databases - sometimes only in file drawers. Until now.
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MSU becomes 5th university in nation accredited in emergency planning

MSU News - October 27, 2017 - 1:51pm
After more than a two-year process spearheaded by MSU Police that included creating and revising thousands of pages of emergency plans with individuals from across campus, Michigan State University has become the fifth higher education institution in the nation to become accredited in emergency planning.
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Board approves planning for $50M to modernize power plant, campus energy efforts

MSU News - October 27, 2017 - 1:09pm
During a meeting today, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the university to begin planning the next phases of power generation on campus, including new production capacity at the T.B. Simon Power Plant on Service Road.
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Landfall Tradition will be final tournament of the fall for No. 13 Spartans

MSU News - October 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
The 13th-ranked MSU women's golf team will close its fall schedule with the Landfall Tradition this weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina. The tournament, which features some of the nation's elite teams, will take place Friday - Sunday with 18 holes being played each day.
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No. 2 Michigan State Beats Ferris State, 80-72

MSU News - October 27, 2017 - 12:40pm
Sophomore guard Cassius Winston scored 26 points to lead three players in double figures as No. 2 MSU pulled away from Ferris State, 80-72, in an exhibition game at the Breslin Center Thursday night.
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MSU Safe Place honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

MSU News - October 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
In light of October being nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there was a diverse crowd of people at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Oct. 12 attending the MSU Safe Place candlelight vigil to raise awareness and honor those who have battled domestic violence.
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MSU scientists work to make biodegradable plastic from sunlight

MSU News - October 26, 2017 - 3:33pm
MSU scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism.
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MSU to host award-winning writer and photographer during Geography Awareness Week

MSU News - October 26, 2017 - 1:19pm
MSU will host Krista Schlyer, an award-winning writer and photographer, during Geography Awareness Week. She will discuss the effects that a U.S.-Mexico border wall would have on the environment.
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