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A Spartan reality

March 22, 2017 - 1:57pm
Holy wow I am tired! I'm not sure whether to blame it on the recent time change, the incredibly busy week I had at the South by Southwest conference or some combination of both. All I know is I'm wandering through the days in a stupor and having bizarre dreams at night. While I feel a bit like the walking dead, I actually dreamed that Rick Grimes (a character on the show "Walking Dead") told me I knew how to put together an outfit and patted my back before we jumped on a Ferris wheel to shoot zombies. At least my fashion choices are on point in my subconscious. I'm not the only one chasing Mr. Sandman. One of my coworkers said she has a new definition of tired - SXSW tired. Another said when she arrived home, she inexplicably woke up in her bed four hours later with a box of Cheez-Its. We went non-stop at the conference, learning as much as we could, getting inspired and planning how to use what knowledge we gained. Like all tough Spartans, we preserved through our exhaustion and faced that next day ready to get down to work. The conference was pretty amazing. Imagine thousands of innovators, creators, writers, photographers, designers, developers and more converging on one city to attend sessions to learn from leaders in their fields. It's like the entire city of Austin, Texas was overflowing with possibility and extraordinary vision.
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Sean Couch: Star guts

March 22, 2017 - 1:25pm
Sean Couch is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and computational mathematics, science and engineering. His research field is focusing on 3D Turbulence in Stellar Explosions and 3D Massive Stellar Evolution. Couch's group at MSU is raising the bar in the study of the supernova mechanism with cutting-edge computational science.
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Jadel Hughes Davis: Finding out the whys

March 22, 2017 - 12:01pm
Jadel Hughes Davis is an Honors College student majoring in chemical engineering. Her love for biology and fashion has her eyeing a career in the personal care industry, perhaps creating new lotions or perfumes. As a female and student of color working in a STEM field, Jadel Hughes Davis also created a website for people to share their experiences and connect with resources.
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Livestock can uproot protected wildlife from prime real estate

March 22, 2017 - 10:31am
The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there's growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such as sheep, yaks or cows.
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Spring in their steps

March 21, 2017 - 11:20pm
Students jog past a bed of blossoming winter aconite flowers as spring starts to bloom in the MSU Beal Botanical Garden. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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2016 Philanthropists of the Year

March 21, 2017 - 10:56pm
For Craig and Vicki Brown, the seeds of their devotion to MSU blossomed with a proposal on April 19, 1973.
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Baseball wins home opener with win over CMU

March 21, 2017 - 10:34pm
All nine batters in the Michigan State baseball lineup got at least one hit to boost the Spartans to an 11-2 win over in-state foe Central Michigan in MSU's 2017 home opener March 21 at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
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Mark Auslander named MSU Museum director

March 21, 2017 - 10:39am
Mark Auslander, a sociocultural anthropologist, has been appointed director of the MSU Museum.
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Primary care tops list of chosen specialities among medical students during Match Day

March 21, 2017 - 10:11am
It was Match Day, March 17, and 200 medical students, as well as thousands more around the country, were counting down the minutes to when they would be allowed to tear open envelopes and learn what residency program had accepted them.
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MSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1 in Big Ten, No. 5 in nation

March 21, 2017 - 10:00am
MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its No. 1 ranking among Big Ten schools for the second year in a row and now holds No. 5 among veterinary schools nationwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education data provider which has rated top universities and their programs across the globe since 2004.
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Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

March 21, 2017 - 7:22am
"Why do I have to learn this?" It's a common question among youth, but new MSU research suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers.
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Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zone

March 20, 2017 - 3:53pm
Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.
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Undergraduate research ranging from science to performing arts on public display at MSU

March 20, 2017 - 10:25am
Ranging from agriculture and science to performing arts to business and entrepreneurship, 928 MSU undergraduate students from 14 colleges will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the MSU Union.
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Michigan State falls to Kansas

March 19, 2017 - 9:19pm
Josh Jackson scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half to help Kansas pull away late and reach the Sweet 16 for a second straight year with a 90-70 victory over Michigan State on Sunday. Miles Bridges scored 22 points to lead Michigan State (20-15) despite leaving briefly in the first half with an injury. Nick Ward also finished in double figures with 13 points and Joshua Langford had 10 for the Spartans.
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Ward leads furious rally past Miami, 78-58

March 18, 2017 - 2:52pm
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo wasn't sure if his talented but inexperienced freshmen were ready to abandon their more comfortable up-tempo ways and play ''smash mouth'' basketball. Two of those freshmen showed they could play any way they wanted in their NCAA Tournament debuts, leading the ninth-seeded Spartans (20-14) to an opening-round 78-58 win over No. 8 seed Miami on Friday night.
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Women fall to Arizona State, 73-61, in NCAA Tournament

March 18, 2017 - 2:46pm
Tori Jankoska led the way with 26 points, but in the end it would not be enough as ninth-seeded Michigan State fell to No. 8 Arizona State by a final score of 73-61 on Friday night.
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Two MSU faculty appointed to new state commission focused on eliminating child lead exposure

March 17, 2017 - 3:12pm
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the creation of the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, an effort that will continue Michigan's fight against lead exposure, and has appointed MSU's Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rebecca Meunick to the 15-member commission.
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Skilled workers more prone to mistakes when interrupted

March 17, 2017 - 7:02am
Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, but highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two MSU psychology researchers.
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Kirk Gibson to speak at MSU commencement

March 16, 2017 - 10:28am
Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson will speak at MSU's undergraduate convocation on May 5.
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MSU focuses on preventing sexual assault with It's On Us action week

March 15, 2017 - 3:05pm
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent, respond to and educate about sexual assault, partners across Michigan State University are teaming up for the It's On Us Week of Action from March 20-24.
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