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Fiat voted No. 1 Super Bowl commercial by MSU faculty

February 1, 2015 - 10:21pm
A commercial for Fiat cars in which a little blue pill energized a car earned the top grade in the MSU Department of Advertising and Public Relations' list of best commercials aired during this year's Super Bowl.
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Staff profiles: Michael Brand

January 29, 2015 - 2:45pm
When Michael Brand began playing trumpet, he never thought he would end up as the executive director of the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.
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Faculty conversations: James Sikarskie

January 29, 2015 - 2:23pm
James Sikarskie has always had two passions, wildlife and MSU. Sikarskie is a zoo and wildlife veterinarian in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.
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First-ever view of protein structure may lead to better anxiety drugs

January 29, 2015 - 1:58pm
When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull's eye - one that produces zero side effects - can be quite elusive.
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MSU receives $3 million gift to support men's basketball

January 29, 2015 - 10:22am
Helping to continue the success of MSU athletics, Mark and Cindy Pentecost have made a $3 million leadership gift that will support the men's basketball program.
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MSU High 5: Jan. 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 - 6:08am
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 Michigan State University.
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MSU Law mourns the passing of Richard Heiss

January 28, 2015 - 2:32pm
Richard Heiss, president emeritus of Detroit College of Law (now MSU College of Law), died Jan. 23.
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I will

January 28, 2015 - 12:17pm
People told me I'd never finish. That I would give up. When I got married after just two semesters at MSU and moved with my husband to South Dakota for his tour in the Air Force, some people told me I'd never finish college. I'm certain many more thought it but never said it to my face. But I was determined with a force so fierce and primal that I never gave up. Not getting a college degree just wasn't an option. No matter how hard it was. And it was hard. I had to work full-time - first waiting tables in South Dakota while taking classes at Black Hills State in trailers at the extension campus on the military base. Then, just before my husband's tour was up I came back to Michigan early to start a job doing data entry and the fall semester back at MSU. It was exhausting. I'd often have an 8 a.m. class, then work until lunch at my office in downtown Lansing, then go back to campus for a class during lunch, then back to my office where I worked past 5 p.m. to make up for time lost during lunch, then back to campus to take a 7-10 p.m. class. All while taking the bus because I couldn't afford a car. And then I had to find time for homework, paying bills, getting groceries and cleaning house.
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What's happening with your donated specimen?

January 28, 2015 - 11:55am
When donating blood, plasma, human tissue or any other bodily sample for medical research, most people might not think about how it's being used. But if you were told, would you care?
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Kenneth Waltzer: Kinderblock 66

January 28, 2015 - 10:19am
When General George Patton's U.S. Third Army liberated Buchenwald on April 11, 1945, American soldiers were astonished to find nearly 1,000 boys among the 21,000 surviving prisoners. Most were adolescents (including among them Elie Wiesel), but one-sixth were 12 years old and younger. The two youngest boys were 4 years old, and there were numerous 6 to 8 year olds, 10 year olds and 12 year olds.
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Michael C. Juan: From bench to bedside

January 28, 2015 - 9:17am
"Yes, it worked!" I sprung up from my chair and shouted feverishly with both hands in the air immediately after measuring the dimensions of a tumor that we had implanted under the skin of an immunocompromised mouse. The tumor had been infused with a combination chemotherapeutic cocktail encapsulated in a one-of-kind drug delivery formulation.
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Eye on communications

January 28, 2015 - 8:19am
The Communication Arts and Sciences Building as viewed from the Engineering Building on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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Leah O'Connor named Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Week

January 27, 2015 - 2:07pm
MSU's Leah O'Connor was recognized for her performance at this past weekend's Notre Dame Invitational with the Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Week award on Monday afternoo
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Hildebrand named Big Ten's First Star of the Week

January 27, 2015 - 2:03pm
MSU junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand was named the Big Ten's First Star of the Week.
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Michigan State-Rutgers rescheduled for Thursday

January 27, 2015 - 1:56pm
MSU and Rutgers have agreed to reschedule their men's basketball game for 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at in Piscataway, N.J
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Undergraduate researchers nominated for national Goldwater Scholarship

January 27, 2015 - 11:04am
Four undergraduate researchers studying in the science, technology, engineering and math fields have been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
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MSU High 5: Jan. 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - 6:11am
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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MSU-Rutgers men's basketball postponed

January 26, 2015 - 4:40pm
MSU's men's basketball game at Rutgers scheduled for Jan. 27 has been postponed due to weather conditions in the Northeast.
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Staff profiles: Barbara Breedlove

January 26, 2015 - 3:40pm
Sharing gratitude isn't something that Barbara Breedlove reserves for Thanksgiving Day. It's an attitude that she carries - and passes on to others - year round.
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Super Bowl advertisers: Buy big and buy early

January 26, 2015 - 1:36pm
For advertisers planning to buy commercial time during this year's Super Bowl, it's not a matter of if they'll buy, but when their ads will air. Although the airtime could cost more, earlier in the game is better, so says Robert Kolt, an MSU instructor of advertising and public relations who tracks and analyzes the high-profile Super Bowl ads.
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