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NASA grant funds research on global change, land-use legacies in the Great Lakes Basin

MSU News - September 28, 2017 - 3:12pm
The impact of global change and land-use legacies on fresh water systems in the Great Lakes Basin is the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, grant. Michigan State University hydrogeologist David Hyndman is a co-investigator on the grant.
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2018 MSU Benefits Open Enrollment is Oct. 1-31

MSU News - September 28, 2017 - 2:15pm
The Michigan State University Benefits Open Enrollment for the 2018 benefits plan year will be held from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
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MSU returns to East Lansing for Big Ten home opener

MSU News - September 28, 2017 - 11:51am
The MSU field hockey team returns home to Ralph Young Field Sept. 29 to host No. 4-ranked Penn State in a 6 p.m. match in Big Ten play.
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MSU Music presents top ensembles

MSU News - September 28, 2017 - 11:46am
The Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra offer their first concerts of the season through Michigan State University's College of Music.
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Abusive bosses experience short-lived benefits

MSU News - September 28, 2017 - 9:17am
Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by an MSU business scholar.
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Dinosaur Dash will be held Sunday

MSU News - September 27, 2017 - 3:54pm
The 32nd annual MSU Federal Credit Union Dinosaur Dash, a 5K run/walk, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at the Michigan State University Museum.
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Four academic advisers recognized for excellence

MSU News - September 27, 2017 - 2:24pm
Advisers from across campus gathered on Sept. 21 at the Kellogg Center to honor four of their colleagues at the inaugural MSU Advising Excellence Awards recognition event.
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Brian Allen named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

MSU News - September 27, 2017 - 1:55pm
Senior center Brian Allen has been named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded annually by the National Football Foundation to the nation's top scholar-athlete.
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2016 presidential contenders keynote MSU program events

MSU News - September 27, 2017 - 1:30pm
Two former presidential hopefuls who brought their campaigns to Michigan in 2016 are returning as headliners for MSU's Michigan Political Leadership Program fundraisers.
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Questions

MSU News - September 27, 2017 - 12:26pm
What's the universe made of? Will we ever cure disease? Where do we find more energy? What is an isotope exactly? How will we feed the world? Will we evolve enough to survive a changing planet? What discoveries are still out there? Where do all the single socks go? There are endless questions that I certainly don't know that answers to. Most of them are rooted in science and all of them boggle my mind. If I think about them too hard, they're likely to keep me up at night. I like to think I'm a pretty intelligent person, but the fact is, there are a ton of things I don't know and I have no background or skills to figure them out. (If anyone knows the answer to the sock thing, please let me know.) Luckily, the world is not relying on me to solve our most challenging problems. We can, however, rely on truly incredible Spartans who refuse to give up asking the big questions and seeking the answers. All over campus and around the globe, researchers are working tirelessly to find solutions that will make all of our tomorrows better. The questions are insanely difficult but Spartans simply don't give up when things are tough - it just motivates them to dig deep and work a little harder.
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$1.1M DOE grant will help beef up biofuels through evolutionary approaches

MSU News - September 27, 2017 - 10:44am
Researchers at Michigan State University will use a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to fight disease in switchgrass by identifying regions of the genome that cause disease resistance.
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MSU cracks top 8 percent in national ranking

MSU News - September 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
MSU ranks in the top 8 percent of universities in the United States, according to the latest annual assessment from the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.
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MSU wins grant to grow political leadership programs

MSU News - September 26, 2017 - 5:45pm
MSU's Institute of Public Policy and Social Research has won an $80,000 grant from the Madison Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to survey state candidate leadership programs and share the best of their recruiting, training and financing practices.
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Prabu David: New research areas

MSU News - September 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
When you think of communication research, neuroscience or computation are not the first words that come to mind. But this year in ComArtSci, that may be the case.
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Audrianna St. Germain: A lust for learning

MSU News - September 26, 2017 - 4:13pm
I have always had a lust for learning, and research is a compelling, unique and unparalleled opportunity that Michigan State provides to its undergraduates. During my freshman year in Lyman Briggs, MSU's scientific residential college, I had heard of the vast number of research positions one could hold at MSU and I was determined to get involved from the get-go.
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Bailey earns B1G weekly honors

MSU News - September 26, 2017 - 12:47pm
Redshirt senior Autumn Bailey has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the Big Ten office.
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Preschool teachers need better training in science

MSU News - September 26, 2017 - 9:47am
Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science - a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global performance in this crucially important subject.
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Down goes No. 1 Minnesota! Spartans sweep Gophers, 3-0

MSU News - September 25, 2017 - 2:26pm
The MSU volleyball team completed the opening weekend of play with a statement, sweeping No. 1 Minnesota on its home floor, 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-22) to impreove to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in Big Ten play.
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Aidan Sova: A Spartan's Will to work hard

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 3:28pm
MSU creative advertising freshman Aidan Sova was familiar with leadership roles long before he became a Spartan.
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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to speak at MSU

MSU News - September 22, 2017 - 12:17pm
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Henry Cisneros, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Development, will give a lecture Oct. 11 at Michigan State University.
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