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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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MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

March 18, 2015 - 9:31am
An MSU education professor is leading a $7 million, National Science Foundation-funded effort to better teach middle- and high-schoolers about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change.
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Honors College: Pioneer, Innovate, Engage

March 18, 2015 - 9:14am
The Honors College at Michigan State University - one of the nation's most distinctive and extensive honors programs - serves academically talented, committed students who wish to pursue and achieve academic excellence.
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SPARTANS WILL. POWER. A Global Day of Service to take place on April 18

March 17, 2015 - 4:40pm
Spartans are encouraged to take part in MSU's SPARTANS WILL. POWER. A Global Day of Service, on April 18. The daylong event will connect MSU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends the world over through the service they provide to their communities.
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Leah O'Connor claims women's mile title at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 17, 2015 - 1:41pm
Senior Leah O'Connor came through with another record-setting race and won her second career individual national title on Saturday as the MSU track and field squad wrapped up its 2015 indoor season at the NCAA Championship meet.
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Hildebrand named Big Ten Player of the Year

March 17, 2015 - 1:36pm
MSU junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has been voted the Big Ten Player of the Year, it was announced by the conference office on March 16.
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Spartans earn No. 7 seed in east region

March 17, 2015 - 11:38am
Michigan State has earned an NCAA bid for the 18th straight year and was named a No. 7 seed in the East Region. The Spartans (23-11) will face No. 10 seed Georgia (21-11) on Friday, March 20 at 12:40 p.m. in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Time Warner Cable Arena. The game will be televised on truTV, with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson on the call.
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Bright lights; big support

March 17, 2015 - 10:55am
MSU's Wharton Center for the Performing Arts makes world-renowned acts and artists accessible, not just to its small campus hometown, but to Greater Lansing area and beyond.
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Kokx named Outstanding Staff Member by CANR

March 17, 2015 - 10:51am
KBS event coordinator Nicole Kokx has been named MSU's College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Outstanding Staff Member for the 2014-2015 year.
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March 21 is Maple Syrup Day at the Kellogg Forest

March 17, 2015 - 10:05am
Celebrate the return of spring during Maple Syrup Day at MSU's W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest on March 21.
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