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Regan, Jamrog shine in national rowing spotlight

June 29, 2015 - 2:20pm
Two former Spartan rowers have been busy with successful runs at U.S. Rowing Regattas, as 2010 graduate Emily Regan (Buffalo, New York) won a pair of gold medals (in the straight four and the eight) at World Cup 2 on Lake Varese in Italy, and 2015 MSU graduate Olivia Jamrog (Edwardsburg, Michigan) qualified for the Under-23 World Championships as a part of the women's quadruple sculls.
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Two students collaborate with U.S. Marine Band

June 29, 2015 - 11:51am
Joe Krycia, a senior studying music composition, and Josh Kearney, an MSU doctoral student in conducting, were among just six young composers and conductors chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants for the National Band Association's 2015 Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project.
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Is Facebook the next frontier for online learning?

June 29, 2015 - 10:57am
Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today's time-strapped classrooms, finds a study led by an MSU scholar.
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Making a better semiconductor

June 26, 2015 - 3:13pm
Research led by MSU could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors.
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Intern spotlight: Terry Grieser

June 26, 2015 - 11:33am
Dairy management sophomore Terry Grieser has been helping on his family's farm since he was able to walk to the barn.
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'Hillary Doctrine' examines treatment of women as national-security issue

June 24, 2015 - 12:13pm
Is the violence against women a threat to the security of the United States? According to a new book co-authored by faculty members from MSU and Texas A&M University, it is.
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New partnership introduces middle school students to osteopathic medicine

June 24, 2015 - 9:49am
A new partnership between Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the MSU Gifted and Talented Education - or GATE program - will give kids in middle school and first year high school students a chance to explore a career in medicine sooner.
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That's the spirit

June 23, 2015 - 1:04pm
I am a meerkat whisperer. Well, at least according to my daughter. I kind of believe her because it is true that no matter the zoo, when I start talking to the meerkats, they'll often abandon their digging, sentry duty or naps and scurry over to where I am and look at me. It never seems to matter how many other people are talking to them, I somehow have the meerkat shinin'. It's probably because the meerkat is my spirit animal. What's that? Doesn't everyone have a spirit animal? You definitely have one, you might just not know it. If you don't know, a spirit animal is one that you feel a special connection with - one that represents you and your personality. Basically, it's the animal you would be if you weren't a human. The topic came up during lunch with my colleagues a while ago. The coworker who brought it up said his was a red fox for as long as he could remember and that his entire family had them. I think he even said his room was decorated to reflect this. (Or maybe I just dreamed that...) Quickly, most people could identify theirs - a house cat, a flamingo, a horse, honey badger and, of course, the meerkat. One coworker couldn't decide on hers and relied on an online quiz - but that's just wrong. No quiz can tell you, it just has to come to you.
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Arthur Muneza: Sticking my neck out

June 23, 2015 - 10:41am
When my father first heard that I would be conducting my master's research in Tanzania, he was excited because he felt this would give me the opportunity to explain my research in "proper Kiswahili." Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, I was more used to a variation of Kiswahili, which borrows words from English and other dialects in Kenya. People in many regions of Tanzania speak a more pure Kiswahili. Thus, my time here in Ruaha has forced me to brush up on my language skills. After spending time with the staff at Ruaha Carnivore Project, I now know the Kiswahili common names of most species of animal in Ruaha and my Kiswahili vocabulary is improving greatly. This week, all of this progress was put to the test.
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Justice system chips away at women's rights

June 23, 2015 - 9:45am
Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, an MSU criminologist argues in a new paper.
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How to capture a squirrel

June 23, 2015 - 7:42am
A photographer captures a squirrel on the MSU campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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Track and field programs finish in top 15 in USTFCCCA standings

June 19, 2015 - 9:10am
MSU men and women's track and field teams ended the season ranked in the top 15 in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Program of the Year Standings, as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
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The plight of the pollinator

June 18, 2015 - 1:15pm
With bee populations in startling decline, the Michigan Pollinator Initiative, an effort spearheaded by Michigan State University, will work to solve many of the issues facing the state's pollinator populations.
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Generosity of local farmer creates national impact

June 18, 2015 - 9:16am
Harold and Edythe Marshall's gift of their 300-acre farm to MSU has been a major boon to understanding the ecology of new biofuel crops, producing research results with national impact by scientists at MSU's Kellogg Biological Station.
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MSU High 5: June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 - 7:16am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Haters Gonna Hate

June 17, 2015 - 3:27pm
Guess what? Once again, I got nothing. This time I can't blame a cold office, a wasp sting, a sore knee or something in my eye. I might still be overworked and need a vacation. I actually might be able to blame the fact that my building is literally shaking right now while they do something with massive machinery outside my window. (That or they're filming the next Jurassic Park on campus.) The reason or blame doesn't really matter because the truth is I am absolutely scattered and unfocused. I've got a million things rambling around in my head, but can't seem to make any of them line up to make any sense. Yet, here I sit at my computer once again trying to turn my words into something readable. In true Spartan fashion, I refuse to give up! I'll eventually fill a page and hope people don't hate it. As the saying goes, "...you can't please all of the people all of the time." Ain't that the truth. And when people aren't pleased or question you, they usually have no problem letting you know. Speaking of that, quick shout out to some of my readers...I really do know that I have more than nothing and aren't truly bothered when I get writer's block. I also actually really do climb 99 steps to only a fourth floor - it's an old building with very high ceilings. And I'm not really all that upset when I can't find my keys - it was just a good way to illustrate what I was trying to say and I like the purse I have.
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Andrew Christlieb: Taking a large-scale step

June 17, 2015 - 2:41pm
Large data is coming up everywhere within science these days. The problem is, the data sets are growing in size faster than our computing technology is growing. Further, the use of computational modeling as a technique to investigate the world around us has become a critical third leg of science, after experimentation and analysis. As a result, computational science has developed into a discipline in its own right.
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Era of discovery begins with groundbreaking of new MSU research center

June 17, 2015 - 2:07pm
A new era of medical discovery began this morning, as ground was broken for the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center.
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Kateri Salk: Little Fish Girl Grown Up

June 17, 2015 - 1:41pm
Growing up, my parents called me a fish. Given the choice, I would have spent more of my Minnesota summers in the water than out of it. The lakes I experienced as a child held so much wonder: the cool feel against my skin, the creatures that called that water home, and a distinct impression that these systems held secret meaning about the wider world.
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MSU golf center to be named in honor of Lasch family

June 17, 2015 - 1:35pm
Helping to ensure the future success of the MSU golf program, Richard W. "Rick" and Suzanne Lasch of East Lansing have made a $2 million gift that will be used for the construction of a new men's and women's golf center.
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