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The pursuit of purpose

June 21, 2016 - 1:24pm
MSU sophomore Kevin Kern, studying mathematics and computer science, is a recipient of a George W. Petersen Scholarship, one of 17 endowed scholarships established by James Billman - support which has grown over time to assist 93 students.
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Bridges, Winston named finalists for 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team

June 21, 2016 - 10:19am
Michigan State men's basketball incoming freshmen Miles Bridges (Flint, Michigan) and Cassius Winston (Detroit, Michigan) are among 18 finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team.
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Ron Mason's legacy celebrated at Munn Arena memorial service

June 21, 2016 - 10:16am
The funeral service for former Michigan State hockey coach and athletics director Ron Mason was held Thursday at Munn Ice Arena.
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NFL Spartans come back to Michigan State to work camp

June 21, 2016 - 10:10am
Several former Spartans who are now playing in the NFL came back for the weekend to help work Michigan State's senior one-day camp on Saturday.
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Study addresses health of Latinos in the United States

June 20, 2016 - 2:49pm
They are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, yet the health of Latinos has been rarely studied.
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Simon named MSU's first Holocaust Studies Chair

June 20, 2016 - 10:22am
Amy Simon has been named the first William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History at Michigan State University.
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Molecular map provides clues to zinc-related diseases

June 20, 2016 - 9:40am
Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases. Researchers at MSU have taken that critical first step by providing a crystal structure of the extracellular domain, or ECD, of ZIP4 - the exclusive protein responsible for the uptake of zinc from food.
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White coat ceremony begins medical school journey

June 17, 2016 - 12:13pm
More than 300 new students began their osteopathic medical school journey recently by receiving their white coats and scrubs during the College of Osteopathic Medicine's 46th annual convocation and white coat ceremony at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on June 10.
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Winners selected for University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

June 16, 2016 - 12:08pm
A documentary series capturing the life of Flint residents dealing with water contamination and research on the accessibility and nutrition of dry beans for human consumption have earned three MSU students the Grand Prize for the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
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Jim Pignataro named Lan Hewlett Award winner

June 16, 2016 - 11:43am
Pignataro was recognized during the 2016 N4A Convention.
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Dakota Mekkes voted to the NCBWA All-America Team

June 16, 2016 - 11:35am
Mekkes struck out 96 batters in 57.0 innings and led the Big Ten with a 1.74 ERA.
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Keeping students off academic probation

June 16, 2016 - 10:50am
This past year, the percentage of MSU first-time freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of the fall semester dropped from 10 percent to 8 percent - which accounts for roughly 200 first-time freshmen.
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Probation police: Keeping students off academic probation

June 16, 2016 - 10:50am
This past year, the percentage of MSU first-time freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of the fall semester dropped from 10 percent to 8 percent - which accounts for roughly 200 first-time freshmen.
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China's environmental investments show people and nature can win

June 16, 2016 - 10:49am
China's massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation's economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and nature can thrive - with careful attention.
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MSU board adopts budget guidelines, sets tuition

June 15, 2016 - 12:36pm
The MSU Board of Trustees today adopted budget guidelines for the 2016-17 academic year that will ensure the university maintains its status as one of the world's top 100 universities and continues to provide students with a globally competitive education.
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Shudder

June 15, 2016 - 8:15am
Let me set the scene for you. It was a lovely summer day a few years ago. Families in my neighborhood were celebrating Father's Day with outside barbeques and picnics. It was an idyllic suburban scene - well, until I kind of ruined it. I had decided to mow the lawn. There I was, looking especially snappy in a mismatched outfit of old shorts, a torn t-shirt and paisley rain boots. No, it wasn't raining. I was just afraid of what I might step on in the backyard. I also had earbuds in to listen to music while I mowed. And then it happened. Just as I was almost done, a snake literally came flying at me through the air. I, in all my demure, ladylike behavior, let loose with language that would make a sailor blush. At the top of my lungs. While flailing about like a madwoman. In front of all the neighbors. With my music on, I had no idea just how loudly I had screamed, but suddenly the barbeque banter stopped and everyone was staring at me. But...but...it was a snake. I hate snakes. I know they're important to the environment and circle of life and all that but...shudder. Please just stay where I can't see you. Please. I knew it wasn't venomous and couldn't really hurt me because it wasn't rattling, and the only venomous snake we have in Michigan is the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. But that didn't stop me from an absolute public freak out in suburbia. I have no idea how people in areas with really dangerous snakes ever go into their backyards knowing what's out there.
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Travis Hagey: Measuring maximum animal performance

June 15, 2016 - 7:17am
Scientists are often interested in the performance capabilities of animals, measuring how fast they can run or how hard they can bite. To test our new approach estimating maximum animal performance, we measured the adhesive capabilities of a gecko lizard.
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Jessica Bell Rizzolo: Preventing elephant abuse

June 15, 2016 - 6:16am
Elephant riding is a popular tourist attraction in India and Thailand, but it comes at a cost for the animals. Understanding and preventing the abuse elephants suffer to satisfy tourists is the goal of MSU student Jessica Bell Rizzolo.
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Bee vampire picks the right host to suck

June 14, 2016 - 11:24am
New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world's tiniest and most destructive parasites - the Varroa mite - has scientists edging closer to regulating them. "If you know your enemies better, you can come up with new ways of controlling them," said Michigan State University entomologist Zachary Huang, whose research explores the fertility of the notorious mite, a pest that is devastating honeybee populations worldwide. The mite sucks the blood of honeybees and transmits deadly viruses.
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Helping co-workers can wear you out

June 14, 2016 - 9:13am
Helping your co-workers too often can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, indicates a new study co-authored by an MSU business scholar.
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