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$1.2M NSF grant helps integrate computational science into high school physics

August 17, 2017 - 5:17pm
The 21st-century scientific world revolves around computation. Yet, teaching students to use a computer to solve, simulate or visualize science problems is glaringly absent from many high school science courses.
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Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom

August 17, 2017 - 5:11pm
A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.
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20 graduating high school seniors receive full-ride scholarships to attend MSU

August 17, 2017 - 1:57pm
Twenty incoming students have been awarded an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship or University Distinguished Scholarship that will cover full tuition, room and board and a stipend for up to eight semesters of study at MSU.
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Michigan State hosting 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

August 17, 2017 - 12:26pm
MSU will host the 2018 Big Ten Conference Wrestling Championships at the Breslin Student Events Center on March 3-4.
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Spartan Hockey Pro Camp begins Monday

August 17, 2017 - 12:19pm
MSU's annual Pro Camp will take place next week at Munn Ice Arena with 14 Spartans slated to take part in the event.
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#TeamMSU

August 16, 2017 - 2:14pm
How? Why? I don't get it. I simply don't get it and there is nothing anyone could ever tell me to make me understand. How could anyone have blind, vicious hatred for groups of people just because they're different? Why? I cannot wrap my head around it. Life itself is both a challenge and a gift. Why would anyone waste it on hatred? I suppose much of it is rooted in ignorance and inexperience. I am extremely fortunate that I have traveled this country and all over this world. And guess what? People are just people. No matter the color of their skin, the religion they practice, the language they speak, the clothes they wear or the size of their home, they are not that different from you or me. They fall in love, adore their children, work hard, worry about things, have great joys and suffer horrible tragedies. They rejoice when a new life is born and weep in anguish when a loved one is lost. They make mistakes and achieve great success. They struggle, laugh, learn and cry. The specifics of their lives might be very different and their hardships more severe, but inside, we are really all the same. We're all just trying to make the best of the lives we've been given. Hating others is as far from living our best lives as we can get.
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Shannon Schmoll: The Great American Eclipse

August 16, 2017 - 12:28pm
Astronomy is remarkable because it has the potential to connect everyone, both around the world and through time. The stars, moon, sun, planets, and the patterns of motion we see are the same for everyone today and throughout history.
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Physicians with increased stress make more mistakes in patient care

August 16, 2017 - 11:46am
Not surprisingly, physicians working in a big city hospital emergency room are under plenty of stress. An MSU physician has now shown how this stress affects the care of their patients.
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Taran Silva: The second time was a charm

August 16, 2017 - 9:50am
When you hear the word Guatemala, what comes to mind? If you're like I was, you are probably searching Google maps right now trying to find it. Before I first traveled there, the only thing I knew about Guatemala was that they spoke Spanish.
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Three Spartans named to Big Ten Women's Soccer Preseason Honors List

August 15, 2017 - 9:30am
Three members of the MSU women's soccer team have been named to the Big Ten Women's Soccer Preseason Honors List, the conference office announced Aug. 14.
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Varroa mites - bees' archenemies - have genetic holes in their armor

August 14, 2017 - 12:03pm
Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD.
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MSU electrical engineer named finalist in Naval research challenge

August 11, 2017 - 3:38pm
MSU electrical engineer Shanelle Foster is a national finalist in the Naval Research Concept Challenge with her research on 3D printing of magnetic cores used in electrical motors.
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Author Saroo Brierley to kick off 2017 One Book, One Community program

August 11, 2017 - 10:18am
Saroo Brierley, author of "A Long Way Home," will kick off the 2017 One Book, One Community program with a special visit to the East Lansing community this month.
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EY's $1M gift to create 'analytics collaboratory' at MSU business college

August 10, 2017 - 10:07am
A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University from EY will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics.
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Act boldly

August 9, 2017 - 1:12pm
Aug. 9, 2017 "Wait, let me just try this." "Hold on, I think this might work." "I can probably figure it out if you give me a second." "Whoops." If you're anything at all like me, those are commonly used phrases in your vocabulary. I've hardly met a challenge I didn't want to tackle (well, maybe removing the snake from my garage). I don't always succeed, but that's not the point. The point is that I'm willing to try. This week, like most, has been filled with moments of trying something new, figuring out a different approach and making some mistakes. Heck, even walking to my office has been challenging lately. Because of construction, the path from the parking ramp changes daily, lined by wire fences and tarps. It's kind of interesting to see what configuration they'll come up with next. Apparently, not everyone has been able to navigate successfully - yesterday a lone shoe sat abandoned on the path. (How does that happen? Who continues on with just one shoe?) At work, I've been loading content into a really cool site that we'll be sharing soon that ties together a ton of great stuff my colleagues gathered on the #MSURoadTrip. It's not a particularly difficult task, but it can get a little dizzying. At one point, I had three browsers and twenty-four windows open - pulling stuff from everywhere. It's not normally how I spend my day.
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John Taylor: Impacting student well-being

August 9, 2017 - 1:11pm
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine CARE Team is a new initiative which promotes preventative help-seeking and using available mental health services. The goal is for students to develop career-lasting strategies for managing stress and boosting resiliency.
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Panashe Mayangamutse: Spanning beyond imagination

August 9, 2017 - 12:33pm
Growing up in Zimbabwe, MasterCard Foundation Scholar Panashe Mayangamutse dreamed of becoming an engineer. Now, she is looking forward to returning to Africa to apply what she's learned at Michigan State - to positively affect the engineering profession, her community and the world.
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A new chloroplast role for making biofuels

August 9, 2017 - 12:04pm
Michigan State University researchers are experimenting with harvesting seed oil to make biofuels that could someday power our jets and cars.
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Thomas D. Jeitschko recommended as associate provost, dean of the Graduate School

August 9, 2017 - 10:35am
Thomas D. Jeitschko has been recommended to serve as associate provost for graduate education and as the new dean of Michigan State University's Graduate School.
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MSU Baseball hosting fall prospect camps

August 9, 2017 - 10:14am
MSU baseball head coach Jake Boss and the Spartan staff will host a pair of prospect camps this fall for high school players; the camps will take place Sept. 24 and Oct. 14 at McLane Baseball Stadium.
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