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Should women 'man up' for male-dominated fields?

August 7, 2014 - 9:33am
Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by MSU scholars that's part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process.
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USDA awards MSU $6.9 million grant to help bees

August 6, 2014 - 11:46am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $6.9 million to MSU to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States.
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Lost in Translation

August 6, 2014 - 11:02am
Ni hao. Xiexie. Hola. Gracias. Ol'a. Obrigado. Obrigada. Jambo. Asante. Namaste. Dhanyavad. Hello and thank you. That's it. That's pretty much the extent of the language skills I took with me when I went on a trip around the world, visiting 11 countries in eight weeks. Well, I suppose I can also count to 10 in Spanish. I also know a tiny bit of basic French from high school, but that didn't help in the countries we went to. Honestly, I'm pretty embarrassed by that. How much easier would it have been to be able to converse in the native language instead of relying on the fact that there was usually someone around who spoke English and could translate? It's pretty pathetic that everywhere else in the world I found plenty of people who could speak my language and yet I could only say a few basic things in theirs. I met multi-lingual adults and children in every country we stopped in and there I was, unable to have even a short conversation with anyone unless it was in English.
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Bill VanPatten: Language of Success

August 6, 2014 - 10:02am
As a scientist in the department, I'm interested in how language grows in the mind/brain, and what the constraints are on that. And then what implications there may be for language instruction.
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Paige Hook: Passion for Bridging Cultures

August 6, 2014 - 8:02am
Coming to MSU with a background in French, English and Italian, recent graduate Paige Hook was drawn to the College of Arts & Letters by its rich sense of community, resources and stimulating curriculum. Settling on a double major in English and French, Paige found a path that supported her interests.
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Boot camp for startups

August 5, 2014 - 4:20pm
The Greenlight Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, Aug. 18-22 at the MSU Innovation Center (325 E. Grand River), is tailored to help provide new leaders with startup resources in one location.
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Annual Great Lakes Folk Festival to take place Aug. 8-10

August 5, 2014 - 4:16pm
New programs will take place this year at the MSU Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 8-10 in downtown East Lansing.
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Debating race through documentary screening

August 5, 2014 - 3:56pm
Nearly 100 high school students participating in the 22nd annual Spartan Debate Institute screened the film "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" this week as part of Project 60/50.
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Stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan

August 4, 2014 - 11:21am
Since mid-May, two MSU students, along with outreach specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Jo Latimore, have traveled to lakes throughout Michigan to focus on stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species.
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MSU launches revamped misconduct hotline

August 1, 2014 - 6:25pm
A revamped hotline and website now give members of the MSU community the opportunity to anonymously report any form of misconduct to authorities.
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Daehee Lee: Persistence and inspiration

August 1, 2014 - 3:55pm
Daehee Lee earned a master's degree in computer science from MSU in 1996 and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1997. He persevered in overcoming the loss of his eyesight and has become a leader in the field of human-computer interaction.
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Daehee Lee: Persistance and inspiration

August 1, 2014 - 3:55pm
Daehee Lee earned a master's degree in computer science from MSU in 1996 and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1997. He persevered in overcoming the loss of his eyesight and has become a leader in the field of human-computer interaction.
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MSU experts available during U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

August 1, 2014 - 3:05pm
President Obama welcomes African heads of state and government August 4-6 for the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. Expert MSU faculty have been made available to speak on a variety of topics related to U.S. and Africa relations.
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12th annual Meet the Spartans scheduled for Aug. 12

August 1, 2014 - 1:56pm
MSU football fans of all ages are invited to attend the 12th-annual "Meet The Spartans," presented by Pepsi, from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 in Spartan Stadium.
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MSU helps shape USDA greenhouse gas policy

August 1, 2014 - 10:50am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities.
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Women's Hockey Clinic set for Sept. 3

July 31, 2014 - 3:16pm
Registration for the third annual Spartan Hockey Women's Clinic, hosted by MSU head coach Tom Anastos and his wife, Lisa, is now open.
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Congressional rift over environmental protection sways public

July 31, 2014 - 9:37am
American citizens are increasingly divided over the issue of environmental protection and seem to be taking their cue primarily from Congress, finds new research led by an MSU scholar.
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$2 million commitment to establish endowed chair at MSU

July 30, 2014 - 4:38pm
A senior software engineer at Google has made a $2 million commitment to benefit the MSU College of Engineering.
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Internship leads to subsea engineering career

July 30, 2014 - 12:26pm
While more than 80 percent of MSU College of Engineering students participate in a co-op or internship during their undergraduate years, recent graduate Rami Janoudi didn't complete just one-he completed four. Janoudi graduated in December 2013 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and he was a member of the MSU Honors College.
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Table Talk

July 30, 2014 - 12:17pm
Some of the best conversations happen over food. Families reconnect and talk about their days at the dinner table. Friends meet for lunch and catch up on their lives. Coffee is a great way to get to know someone. Romantic dinners are ripe for meaningful connections. There's a reason why so many first dates include a meal. There's something about sitting down at a table that puts people at ease and opens up the lines of communication. I'm a bit of a talker. (Okay, that's actually an understatement...those of you who know me, stop laughing). I love nothing better than a lovely meal and lively conversation. I do love good food, but I'd rather have great company and mediocre food than the other way around. I eat lunch at my desk far too often, so when I go out with my coworkers, it's always a welcome break in the day. No matter where we eat, the best part is always the banter. I work with smart, creative people who always make any meal more interesting. (By the way, do you have a spirit animal? Mine is a meerkat.)
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