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Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund established

July 27, 2016 - 3:38pm
In honor of the late Mike Sadler and through the cooperation of the Sadler Family, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund to honor the former Spartan football student-athlete (2011-2014) who earned first-team All-America and All-Big Ten honors as a punter and was the only four-time Academic All-American in school history.
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Bright like a diamond

July 27, 2016 - 1:11pm
My heart seemed to stop and I got a pit in my stomach. I checked my finger again. Yep, there was the rough, poking prongs of my ring holding absolutely nothing. My diamond was gone. In that moment, diamonds were not this girl's best friend - they were a source of major anxiety and despair. Somehow, the stone had fallen out of my ring. I was at a party at a friend's house years ago and was sure it was gone for good. After all, my husband has lost not one, but two wedding bands in the lakes of Michigan never to be seen again. Sure, I could get it replaced, but it wouldn't be "that" diamond, the one I'd had since getting engaged many years ago. Once she realized what happened, the hostess made everyone stop and drop to the floor to look for it. As I said, I was certain it was gone. While I was combing the floor of her dining room, the thought popped into my head. Maybe? Could it be? I was almost afraid to check for fear of disappointment.
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Federica Brandizzi: Lack of green thumb no obstacle

July 27, 2016 - 11:45am
We tend to assume that all botanists have green thumbs. But friends and colleagues stopped giving Federica Brandizzi plants long ago.
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Caitlin Farenger: Translating sports discipline to academics

July 27, 2016 - 9:44am
Caitlin Farenger, MSU kinesiology junior and martial arts champion, will be traveling abroad for the first time this fall to compete in the World Karate Championships after winning both a bronze and a gold medal in the World Karate and Kickboxing Nationals in June.
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MSU to use $900,000 NSF grant to unveil plants' gates and signaling secrets

July 26, 2016 - 9:34am
Michigan State University has landed a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants' molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases.
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MSU to use $3.6M NSF grant to unveil plants' gates and signaling secrets

July 26, 2016 - 9:34am
Michigan State University has landed a $3.6 million National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants' molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases.
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Making an investment in botany

July 25, 2016 - 4:32pm
When James Rodman was a student, he worked in the MSU Herbarium, which was initially housed in the hallways of the Natural Science Building. At the time, he had little inkling of how much this job would influence the arc of his life.
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Former All-American Mike Sadler passes away

July 24, 2016 - 7:43pm
Former Michigan State All-America punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. He was 24. Sadler was working a kicking camp near Waukesha, Wisconsin; current Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was in the same car as Sadler and was also killed in the crash. Details about the incident will be forthcoming from law enforcement officials in Waukesha.
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MSU opens second institute for children with autism

July 22, 2016 - 1:59pm
MSU will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorder.
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology celebrates 50 years

July 22, 2016 - 1:06pm
The MSU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall with a weekend of special events.
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Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium

July 22, 2016 - 12:12pm
More than 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2016 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 27 at the Huntington Club.
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MSU engineering grant helps smooth ride for atomic nuclei through FRIB

July 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Researchers from MSU's College of Engineering will use a $1.1 million grant to try to make a nucleus's journey through the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams a little more fast and efficient.
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Why do consumers participate in 'green' programs?

July 22, 2016 - 9:53am
From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's "green" program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a MSU researcher.
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Does social status affect generosity?

July 21, 2016 - 2:12pm
High-ranking people don't always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, an MSU business scholar finds in a new study.
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MSU fares well in latest Money Magazine college rankings

July 20, 2016 - 3:14pm
MSU is ranked No. 54 in the latest Money Magazine rankings of the nation's best colleges.
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Lights, camera, Spartans!

July 20, 2016 - 10:07am
As the main educational sponsor of the Traverse City Film Festival, MSU is contributing to the international film fest in more ways than one.
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Stress relief makes for healthier corn crops

July 19, 2016 - 2:47pm
MSU researchers are partners in a collaborative research project that could provide some well-deserved relief to stressed-out corn crops. The group is studying how corn responds to environmental stresses, and examining ways of increasing stress resistance through genetics.
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McCusker named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

July 19, 2016 - 1:22pm
James K. McCusker, professor of chemistry in MSU's College of Natural Science and director of MSU's Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Out of the office

July 18, 2016 - 1:39pm
On vacation. Out of the office. Taking a break. Gone fishin'. However you say it, everyone needs to pause occasionally - even Spartans. Spartans are filled with incredible determination and resolve, but we're also smart enough to know the value of hitting reset and rejuvenating our minds and bodies. That's why this Spartan is taking a couple of days off to enjoy the incredible summer beauty Michigan has to offer. By this time tomorrow I hope to have sand between my toes, a good book in my hands and a view to rival any tropical paradise. Rather than try to write my editor's note from the beach (sand is really bad for a keyboard) I thought I do a bit of "Wayback Wednesday" and share a couple of my summer blogs from the past. Maybe you missed them the first time, or maybe you just want to revisit. Or maybe you just want to skip over them, but you'll be missing out on some links to some cool stories and research that's still relevant today. So, kick back, put your away message on and enjoy some Spartan oldies, but hopefully goodies.
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MSU names 2016-17 Homecoming Court

July 15, 2016 - 10:32am
Ten exceptional senior students have been named to the 2016-17 Homecoming Court.
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