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October 19, 2016 - 1:53pm
Ouch. I sat in the stands at Spartan Stadium last Saturday and that was the word that came to mind as the team suffered yet another ugly loss on the field. Wow, what a difference a year makes, huh? As exciting as last season was, this season has been filled with disappointment. I didn't expect the fall to come so quickly, but here we are with a record I don't think anyone predicted. But, like true Spartans, we dust ourselves off and get back to work. Failure happens, but it doesn't in any way define us. Last year, our winning football season and trip to the playoffs put us squarely in the national spotlight. People all around the country talked about Spartan grit and determination. They extolled our never-give-up attitude. They praised a team that pulled together and found ways to win even when the odds were against us. They praised the Spartans for bold moves and creative solutions. Guess what? Even though our football team is having a bad season, those words still fit us and always will. Team MSU, the Spartan nation, this university - that's exactly who we are.
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Creating 3-D Hands to keep us safe and increase security

October 18, 2016 - 5:56pm
MSU biometrics researchers created a life-size 3-D model hand complete with fingerprints using a 3-D high resolution printer. While intended to help calibrate fingerprint scanners, they realized this technology could be used to spoof someone's hand and steal their identity. Now they want manufacturers to design a spoof-resistant scanner.
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Derek Polischuk: Celebrating the spectrum

October 18, 2016 - 5:46pm
I was anticipating something extraordinary because having worked with students with autism spectrum disorder I know that they are capable of extraordinary things when they're put into exciting circumstances.
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MSU students receive exchange scholarships

October 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
Six MSU students have been awarded scholarships from the German Academic Exchange.
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Six students honored with scholarships by German Academic Exchange Service

October 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
Six MSU students have been awarded scholarships from the German Academic Exchange.
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Laura Hesse: Culturing a Passion

October 18, 2016 - 1:46pm
I have been interested in science from a young age, and always assumed that my future career would somehow involve studying the natural world.
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Tenneco supports enhanced work space for MSU CoRe engineering

October 18, 2016 - 11:43am
Students in the MSU College of Engineering's CoRe Experience program now have a new place to gather to study, collaborate and, in general, enhance their college experience.
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New art gallery opens

October 18, 2016 - 10:12am
A new art gallery on MSU's campus is breathing new life into the second floor of the MSU Union.
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Leaving a legacy for the art of singing

October 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
For as long as she can remember, Kay Toben has enjoyed singing. Now, thanks to her generous gift, the Kay M. Toben Choral Society Endowed Fellowship in Choral Conducting will provide fellowship support for deserving and talented graduate students in choral conducting at MSU for years to come.
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MSU continues investment in Detroit

October 17, 2016 - 11:27am
In its latest chapter of investing in Detroit's resurgence, MSU will take its Eli Broad College of Business Executive MBA program to the city. This will be the first MBA program of this kind in Detroit.
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Is America still an 'empathetic and generous giant'?

October 14, 2016 - 11:08am
A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. The research was led by William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology.
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MSU scientists receive a $1 million grant to help cucurbit growers

October 13, 2016 - 12:45pm
A team of MSU researchers will lead a project to develop new tools to help organic cucurbit growers address their most pressing needs with a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute for Food and Agriculture.
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Restructuring veterinary medicine to reduce student debt/stress

October 13, 2016 - 11:05am
The financial and emotional costs of becoming a veterinarian are extremely high, but the profession's starting salaries often don't match up to this burden. In an effort to reduce debt loads and enhance student success and wellness, MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine is the first in the nation to begin restructuring its curriculum.
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MSU scholar appointed to National Science Board

October 13, 2016 - 10:28am
Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.
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Nurse turns family recipes into family business with help of MSU product center

October 13, 2016 - 10:04am
Lauren Yacteen is a registered nurse at Beaumont Hospital by day, and homemade chef by night. Once her fellow nurses tried her homemade hummus and fattoush salad, they knew she would have tremendous success selling it to the public, and that is when Bekka Valley began with the help of the MSU Product Center.
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Poor health literacy a public health issue

October 13, 2016 - 9:46am
America's poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed - not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction with your fellow human beings, an MSU researcher argues.
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This is who we are

October 12, 2016 - 3:02pm
I looked around me. There were people of all ages, colors, religions, etc. I sat between a table of young Muslim girls in hijabs and a group of older black men in pink breast cancer shirts. Two tables away was an Asian man eating with chopsticks. Next to him was a mom breastfeeding her baby. An elderly white man in a formal suit using a cane made his way around a table and a black teenaged boy in a hoodie jumped up to help him and got him situated in a chair. That same man invited an Indian woman to share his table. No one looked at anyone in a way other than with smiles. No judgement, no fear, no anger. We were just a community of humans eating lunch together at the Flint Farmers' Market on Saturday. I thought to myself, "This is who we are. This is who we can be." I also think, "This is who Spartans are." Spartans come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, backgrounds and beliefs. We are a community of strong individuals who have incredible power when we work together. This week we're celebrating Homecoming. Alumni will travel to campus, special events will be held and Spartans of all kinds will mix and mingle. There will be doctors with teachers, grandparents with students, scientists with poets and everything in between. This is who we are. Spartans touch every corner of the world and every profession you can imagine.
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Plant diversity could provide natural repellent for crop pests

October 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop. Scientists and farmers have puzzled over this pattern that makes protecting crops from pests a challenge.
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In-state rivals work together to bring awareness to student disability services

October 12, 2016 - 1:40pm
As Spartan and Wolverine fans gear up for the annual in-state rivalry football game, the schools are issuing an off-field challenge that has them working together to see which university can raise the most funds and awareness for student disability services.
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Rob Roznowski: Producing work abroad

October 12, 2016 - 12:42pm
With the Ionian Sea and snow-capped mountains of southern Greece as a backdrop, a Department of Theatre professor used an entire university campus as his stage for a unique project he conceived involving a large cast of students.
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