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The Phantom of the Opera to open in April at Wharton Center

March 24, 2015 - 4:06pm
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will come to Wharton Center from April 1 to April 12 as part of a brand-new North American Tour.
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MSU High 5: March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 - 7:13am
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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Tuesday home opener vs. Detroit postponed

March 23, 2015 - 4:34pm
MSU's Tuesday game vs. Detroit Mercy, scheduled for 3 p.m. at Secchia Stadium, has been postponed.
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No. 44 Spartans rally to down No. 63 Gophers

March 23, 2015 - 4:22pm
The No. 44 MSU Spartans are off to their best start in Big Ten history. The Spartans improved to 15-2 and 4-0 in the Big Ten with the 4-3 victory over No. 63 Minnesota.
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Lousy weather can't stop Michigan tourism growth

March 23, 2015 - 2:42pm
Despite unusually cold, wet weather, Michigan's tourism industry experienced steady growth in 2014 and should see that momentum should continue this year, according to an annual report by two MSU researchers.
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MSU tops Virginia 60-54 for trip to Sweet 16

March 23, 2015 - 2:40pm
Travis Trice scored 23 points Sunday and helped Michigan State knock second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54. Trice scored 13 of his team's first 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including three 3-pointers, to help the Spartans build a 15-4 lead. The Spartans now advance to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last eight seasons under coach Tom Izzo.
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New professorship helps create human resource leaders

March 23, 2015 - 2:22pm
When Donna Zischke was an MSU undergraduate in the late 1960s and early 1970s, she probably didn't realize the impact she would one day have on her alma mater.
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Student awarded nationally competitive research assistant fellowship

March 23, 2015 - 10:47am
An MSU student interested in international affairs has been awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.
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Making retail unit pricing more consumer friendly

March 23, 2015 - 9:11am
An MSU advertising and public relations faculty member is part of a team that has come up with a set of recommendations to make per-unit pricing more consumer friendly.
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Rizqallah advances at NCAA Championships

March 20, 2015 - 3:05pm
Fifth-year senior John Rizqallah defeated Cal Poly's Nick Fiegener, 8-3, in the first consolation round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday night at the Scottrade Center.
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Spartans begin Big Ten Tournament Friday at Joe Louis Arena

March 20, 2015 - 2:50pm
MSU enters the 2015 Big Ten Tournament as the No. 2 seed, having posted an 11-7-2-2 record in Big Ten play and finishing with 37 points. The
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MSU a major collaborator in new gamma-ray observatory

March 20, 2015 - 2:39pm
MSU researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such as black holes, dark matter and exploding stars.
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Office for International Students and Scholars welcomes new director

March 20, 2015 - 12:43pm
International Studies and Programs at MSU has named James Dorsett as the new director of the Office for International Students and Scholars, effective March 16.
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Additives to biodegrade plastics don't work

March 20, 2015 - 10:49am
Recycling plastic works; additives to biodegrade plastic do not. A new study from MSU shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don't work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting.
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Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

March 20, 2015 - 10:15am
Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week's Scientific Report by researchers at MSU and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventional vehicles by uncovering two hidden benefits.
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Spreading the seeds of big data

March 19, 2015 - 11:53am
Michigan State University is spreading the seeds of big data to improve agricultural practices around the United States.
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MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments

March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to treat the effects of the disease have not been as successful. But that soon may change. In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, MSU's Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease.
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Comfort Zone

March 18, 2015 - 2:10pm
"Scared, excited, nervous, happy, sad...pretty much every emotion in the book other than confident." That was my daughter's reply when I asked her how she felt when she first got to college. She's not unique - I'm guessing that would describe a huge number of freshmen on any campus. What is unique about her is that she chose to go to college in another country. She was given an incredible opportunity to study at a prestigious conservatory in Scotland - a place neither of us had ever been until we moved her into her housing at the beginning of her fresher's year. I honestly couldn't believe my baby had the guts to move across the ocean, where she didn't know a single soul, to follow her passion. And yet, I unpacked her, got back on a plane without her, and left her to figure out college completely on her own. (My apologies to the person who had to sit next to the crying mess of a mama I was for seven hours that flight). Yet, I couldn't have been prouder. My baby was stepping way outside her comfort zone.
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Farha Abbasi: The journey has begun

March 18, 2015 - 1:14pm
I arrived in United States of America from Pakistan in 2000, bewildered, overwhelmed and afraid. Although the details have thus far grown blurry in my mind, the pain is still deeply etched on my soul. The traumatic realization of goodbye had never hit me so hard. Immigration, even if by choice (I came to pursue a career in medicine), is as if everything you know, everything that you are, is being left behind.
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Self-powered sensors that communicate could warn of bridge, building defects

March 18, 2015 - 11:38am
Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad happens. Three MSU researchers are developing a new technology that will do just that.
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