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MSU teaching intern named best in the state

April 25, 2014 - 4:32pm
For the fourth consecutive year, an MSU College of Education graduate has been named the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. This year's recipient is elementary education graduate Julia McLean.
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Vermin vs. Venom - The Grasshopper Mouse

April 25, 2014 - 12:28pm
Grasshopper mice have developed the evolutionary equivalent of martial arts to use bark scorpions' greatest strength-their venom-against them. The MSU-led research could lead to advances in treating pain in humans.
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No. 25 Spartan women's golf ready for Big Ten Championships

April 25, 2014 - 12:07pm
The No. 25 MSU women's golf team will be looking to capture its third conference title in four years at the Big Ten Championships this weekend at the par 72, 6,017-yar Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.
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Wharton Center's 2014-15 season

April 25, 2014 - 10:33am
Wharton Center has announced its full 2014-15 season.
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MSU Symphony Orchestra and choral groups to perform April 26

April 24, 2014 - 5:11pm
Offering a big finish to the 2013-14 season and academic year, Michigan State University's Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, State Singers and Choral Union will perform Gustav Mahler's magnificent Symphony No. 2, dubbed the Resurrection Symphony.
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Cell resiliency surprises scientists

April 24, 2014 - 12:11pm
New research shows that cells are more resilient in taking care of their DNA than scientists originally thought. Even when missing critical components, cells can adapt and make copies of their DNA in an alternative way.
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MSU's 'No Excuse For Sexual Assault' campaign

April 24, 2014 - 11:36am
Educating yourself about sexual assault and understanding the meaning of consent are the key messages of the MSU No Excuse for Sexual Assault Campaign.
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Registration open for Community Music School summer camps

April 23, 2014 - 4:32pm
From theater to rock to music therapy, the MSU Community Music School offers summer camps that appeal to a range of interests. Youth can select from six different camps. All are now open for registration.
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Summer construction 2014

April 23, 2014 - 4:26pm
With the arrival of summer, it's time to begin thinking about the seasonal construction that takes place at MSU. This year, there are several projects that will be happening across campus.
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Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

April 23, 2014 - 3:04pm
An MSU researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need during a workout, and her latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help.
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Springing toward discovery

April 23, 2014 - 2:34pm
Ahhh...I leaned back in my chair and let the sun hit my face. Finally, spring had sprung. During the months and months of unrelenting ice storms, power outages, polar vortexes and blizzards, this is what I had been waiting for. The temperature hit 70 degrees, the birds were chirping, a lovely breeze was blowing and flowers were pushing through the soil. This was bliss. Except what the heck was that? No way. NO WAY. Seriously? There was no way that a mosquito actually bit me on the very first day I bared my pasty white legs to the elements. And yet, there it was. The telltale itchy red bump smack dab in the middle of my shin. Come on! How is that even fair? We went from frostbite to bug bites in the blink of an eye-a soul-sucking winter to bloodsucking pests in a matter of days. Sigh. As I scratched my bite (I know I'm not supposed to but I just have to) I thought about how annoying it was. And then I thought about how lucky I am. Sitting here in Michigan, what is a mosquito bite other than small spot and an annoying itch?
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Away from the light: Students design blanket to help jaundiced babies

April 23, 2014 - 11:45am
About 60 percent of infants are born jaundiced and many spend their first days of life isolated from their mothers underneath special lights that help them eliminate the excess bilirubin in their bloodstreams.
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Two seniors receive Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize

April 23, 2014 - 11:30am
Craig Pearson, of Bloomfield Township, a senior in both the Lyman Briggs College and the Honors College, and Kristin McCool, of St. Johns, a senior in the College of Arts and Letters, were recently chosen as the 2014 recipients of the Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize.
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Jen Cordes Owen: Superspreaders of infectious disease

April 23, 2014 - 10:27am
The world is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the amount of emerging infectious diseases, which pose significant risk to both wild and domestic animal and human populations. Individuals in a population, whether they are animal or human, can play very different roles in how diseases are spread.
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New discovery helps solve mystery source of African lava

April 23, 2014 - 9:31am
Floods of molten lava may sound like the stuff of apocalyptic theorists, but history is littered with evidence of such past events where vast lava outpourings originating deep in the Earth accompany the breakup of continents.
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Craig Pearson: Brain storm

April 23, 2014 - 8:28am
A triple major in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology, and English, Craig Pearson crafted a one-of-a-kind academic program to accommodate the depth and breadth of his scientific and literary interests. In the process, he changed the way he sees the world. The triple-threat senior, who founded a literary journal for students with visual disabilities, has played key roles in research investigating treatments for blindness and examining brain activity in people as they read literature. As a Marshall Scholar, Craig will pursue doctoral studies at Cambridge University and continue to blaze a trail into the workings of the human mind and body.
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Hanson appointed dean of MSU International Studies and Programs

April 22, 2014 - 4:20pm
Steven Hanson, who has served as interim dean of MSUs International Studies and Programs for nearly a year, is the the new ISP dean.
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MSU Innovation Center recognizes inventors and inventions

April 22, 2014 - 2:35pm
The MSU Innovation Center recognizes the MSU Inventor of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Tech Transfer Achievement Award winners. Commended for their perseverance and creativity at the MSU Innovation Celebration, awardees were presented with plaques and a cash prize.
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New MSU band practice facility named in honor of Akers, Eichler

April 22, 2014 - 12:03pm
A newly constructed turf field and facilities used for practice by the MSU Spartan Marching Band will be named to honor a former trustee of MSU as well as a long-time band family.
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Despite rate increase, MSU residence halls remain bargain for students

April 22, 2014 - 11:46am
MSU students who live in the residence halls will see their room-and-board rates increase by 3.95 percent next academic year.
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