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MSU awarded $7 million to support international education

October 13, 2014 - 12:36pm
Five area study centers at MSU have been awarded federal grants totaling more than $7 million to advance international education.
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Helping stroke patients transition from hospital to home

October 13, 2014 - 11:35am
Stroke patients and their family caregivers often find the transition from hospital to home difficult. However, a new $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will help MSU researchers look at ways to improve that experience using a nontraditional approach.
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MSU sweeps Iowa to wrap homestand

October 13, 2014 - 9:29am
MSU had several offensive contributors and mounted a balanced attack as it swept Iowa, 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-18) on Saturday night at Jenison Field House.
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Spartans hold off Purdue rally, 45-31

October 13, 2014 - 9:26am
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 MSU still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue.
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It's time to 'Rock, Walk-n-Roll;' MSU Moves U Mile set for Oct. 15

October 10, 2014 - 2:35pm
Beginning at the Rock on Farm Lane, the second annual Rock, Walk-n-Roll event presented by MSU Moves will take place on Oct. 15.
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The College of Arts and Letters Signature Lecture Series: Isabel Wilkerson and Soledad O'Brien

October 10, 2014 - 12:24pm
As a part of the College of Arts and Letters Signature Lecture Series, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and executive producer Soledad O'Brien spoke on Oct. 2 at Wharton Center.
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City of East Lansing, MSU promote outreach through translations

October 10, 2014 - 12:03pm
The City of East Lansing has formed an innovative partnership with MSU's Center for Language Teaching Advancement to launch a new translation initiative titled MELTing POT, MSU East Lansing Together: Promoting Outreach through Translations.
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Industry, academics come together at MSU game conference

October 9, 2014 - 2:18pm
The ever-widening world of video games comes together Oct. 16-18 at MS when it hosts the "Meaningful Play" conference.
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Future medical school students are invited to MSUCOM open houses

October 9, 2014 - 12:17pm
Prospective medical students can learn more about the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine during open house programs at two of its southeastern Michigan sites.
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MSU Museum receives IMLS grant

October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
The MSU Museum recently received a $65,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to rehouse its vertebrate collections, which includes 28,500 specimens.
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MSU to expand global reach with food channel debut

October 9, 2014 - 10:57am
MSU is launching Foodchannel.msu.edu, a new educational portal that will offer open-access courses and resources to students around the globe.
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MSU High 5: Oct. 9, 2014

October 9, 2014 - 7:40am
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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Zeroing in on a source of gamma rays

October 8, 2014 - 3:48pm
Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of radioactive waves known in the universe. However, how they're made and where they come from have been a bit of a mystery. But now a team of researchers, led by MSU astronomer Laura Chomiuk, has made a discovery that may shed some light on the subject.
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Undergrads, grads and research, oh my

October 8, 2014 - 2:42pm
He walked into my office with a confidence well beyond his years and said, "I want to learn how to write science so that regular people can understand it." He had contacted me by email earlier asking if our office had any student writer positions open. I told him, that, unfortunately, we were full for the semester. He asked if he could come by anyway just to pick my brain a bit and I agreed. So there he was, dressed like he was there for an interview, resume in hand and a palpable desire to learn. It took me all of about three minutes before I decided that I had to find some way for this impressive young man to work in our office that semester. We get absolutely fantastic interns to work for us. Most of them come through the School of Journalism in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and they're excellent writers. We usually find them with the help of referrals from a couple of professors in the college.
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James Kelly: Harvesting rewards of research

October 8, 2014 - 12:17pm
I have spent almost 40 years, 34 of them at MSU, working to develop better bean varieties. In addition to my research on campus and in the continental United States, I've conducted research in Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
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Kelvin Kamfwa: Multiplying Benefits with Biotech

October 8, 2014 - 11:17am
Kelvin Kamfwa, is pursuing a doctorate in plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. A former student and lecturer of crop science at the University of Zambia, Kamfwa conducts plant breeding research with Jim Kelly, a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, who has been breeding new bean varieties for more than 30 years.
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$1 million commitment endows MSU professorship

October 8, 2014 - 9:26am
A retired MSU professor has made a $1 million commitment to benefit the MSU College of Engineering with a professorship in electromagnetics.
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FRIB progress

October 8, 2014 - 8:17am
Work continues on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a new national user facility for nuclear science, on Sept. 30, 2014. Under construction on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society. Photo by G. L. Kohuth
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$5 million grant to help STEM students attain goals

October 7, 2014 - 1:52pm
MSU is launching a new program designed to help students who didn't receive the pre-college math and science training they needed to pursue degrees and, ultimately, careers in science-related fields.
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Low Vitamin D may play role in suicide attempts

October 7, 2014 - 10:32am
Low levels of vitamin D and increased inflammation in the blood appear to be associated with suicide attempts, according to a recent study co-authored by an MSU researcher. The findings could have implications for how physicians treat depressed and suicidal patients, said Lena Brundin, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the MSU College of Human Medicine.
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