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Funding music's future

February 7, 2017 - 4:08pm
Ron and Helen Priest's admiration for the College of Music - and their desire to get young people more interested in studying and enjoying classical music - led them to create the Ronald J. and Helen M. Priest Endowment in Support of Classical Music Performance in 2013.
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Tori Jankoska added to 2016-17 Wade Watch List

February 7, 2017 - 2:31pm
MSU senior guard Tori Jankoska has been added to the Wade Watch List by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Feb. 6.
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Why male immune cells are from Mars and female cells are from Venus

February 7, 2017 - 2:25pm
MSU researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress, resulting in women being more susceptible to certain diseases.
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Spartans head to Ann Arbor to take on Wolverines

February 7, 2017 - 9:39am
MSU travels to Ann Arbor to face Michigan for the second game between the two rivals in a span of 10 days.
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Celebrating Black History Month with W. Kamau Bell

February 7, 2017 - 9:30am
W. Kamau Bell, a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian and community activist, began publicly tackling the issue of racism through comedy with the creation of his one-man show, "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour."
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Undergraduate student leaders nominated for national Truman Scholarship

February 7, 2017 - 9:15am
Four undergraduate student leaders have been nominated by MSU for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
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Hollywood and history: MSU prof consulted on Scorsese film

February 6, 2017 - 4:34pm
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese's latest film to generate Oscar buzz is "Silence," the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests who brave great dangers to travel to Japan in the 1640s to find their lost mentor. In order to recreate the 17th century in a remote corner of East Asia, the director contracted several scholars including a historian from MSU, Liam Brockey.
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$12.6 million gift establishes endowed chair positions in veterinary medicine

February 6, 2017 - 1:33pm
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine has received the largest single gift in its history: $12.6 million from the estate of the late alumnus Albert C. Dehn.
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Honda voted No. 1 Super Bowl commercial by MSU faculty

February 5, 2017 - 3:29pm
A commercial for Honda featuring talking yearbook photos of celebrities encouraging people to follow their dreams earned the top grade in the Michigan State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations' list of best commercials aired during this year's Super Bowl.
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Second-half surge pushes Spartans past Indiana, 69-60

February 3, 2017 - 2:36pm
For the second-straight game, four Spartans scored in double figures as the MSU women's basketball team stopped Indiana, 69-60, at the Breslin Center Thursday.
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MSU pulls away from Nebraska in 72-61 win

February 3, 2017 - 2:01pm
Miles Bridges scored 16 points to lead five MSU players in double figures, and Michigan State shot 63 percent in the second half to pull away from Nebraska for a 72-61 victory on Thursday night.
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Faster way of detecting bacteria could save your life

February 3, 2017 - 9:41am
An MSU researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria that causes patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their life.
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Sharper Focus/Wider Lens event to explore dialogue surrounding immigration and refugees

February 3, 2017 - 9:09am
The Honors College will host its 24th installment of Sharper Focus/Wider Lens with, "A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants" at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the MSU Union Ballroom.
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Personality traits 'contagious' among children

February 3, 2017 - 7:59am
When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new study by MSU psychology researchers.
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Renowned MSU scholar to speak at Vatican summit on organ trafficking

February 3, 2017 - 6:47am
An MSU scholar who gained international acclaim for his work to expose the black market for human organs has been invited to present his groundbreaking research at the Vatican.
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Mark Dantonio introduces 2017 recruiting class

February 2, 2017 - 3:26pm
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio introduced the Spartans' 2017 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon at a press conference inside the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.
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MSU collaborates with two other colleges for online course

February 2, 2017 - 9:49am
A collaborative class between MSU, the University of Michigan and Bard College recently explored how art and architecture produce and reveal race, gender and class.
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Trust Spartans

February 1, 2017 - 1:52pm
"Jude Law...he looks just like Jude Law." That's the phrase I uttered at least seven times to an entire team of health care professionals years ago when coming out of surgery. Yes - seven times, while pointing at one of my nurses. At least that's what they tell me. Another time, I apparently came out of it filled with anger and proceeded to yell at everyone around me. So last Friday, waking up from anesthesia after knee surgery, the first thing I asked the nurse was if I had behaved myself. Being out of control is one of the scariest parts about surgery. It takes a huge amount of trust in doctors, nurses and modern medicine that you'll come out the other side fine - even if you're muttering about Jude Law. Everything went fine and I'm well on my way to recovery. I've had a few medical things to deal with here and there and I'm always astounded at the skill and dedication of my providers. It truly takes a village just to get one patient through even the most minor of procedures. There are check-ins, lab tests, IVs, pre-op, post-op, anesthesia, pain management, medical equipment and, well, the list is exhausting. Staying well requires a huge team of players - and that's just the day of surgery. Imagine all the other people - engineers, scientists, chemists, teachers and more who all play some role in keeping people well.
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Ayalla Ruvio: Super Bowl, super marketing

February 1, 2017 - 11:35am
As long as the Super Bowl will be broadcast on TV, it will be leveraged by companies in the form of traditional commercials and marketing tactics, at least by the companies with deep enough pockets to cover this relatively expensive (but often worthwhile) medium.
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Madison Jenner: A broader view

February 1, 2017 - 10:05am
When I transferred to Michigan State University for my sophomore year, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to major in. My freshman year at Northwestern Michigan Community College in Traverse City found me majoring first in business, and then switching to engineering, but neither were areas of study I felt passionate about.
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