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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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MSU board approves appointment of Youatt as provost

April 22, 2014 - 11:27am
The MSU Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of June Pierce Youatt as MSU provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
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Students earn 2014 Board of Trustees' awards

April 22, 2014 - 10:57am
At the April 22 Board of Trustees meeting, 35 students were recognized with Board of Trustees' Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at MSU.
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MSU invites students and community members to 'Pack Up, Pitch In, Help Out'

April 21, 2014 - 5:24pm
MSU's Division of Residential and Hospitality Services invites residents and the local community to recycle and donate unwanted items through "Pack Up, Pitch In, Help Out," a program designed to promote environmental consciousness during spring semester move-out.
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MSU set to host Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament

April 21, 2014 - 4:01pm
MSU will host the 2014 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament this week (Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27) at the MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.
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Smith named B1G Pitcher of the Week

April 21, 2014 - 3:55pm
MSU senior pitcher Kelly Smith (Friendswood, Texas) has been named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the Conference office April 21.
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MSU physicists push new Parkinson's treatment toward clinical trials

April 21, 2014 - 11:24am
The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing.
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Supreme Court should help stop wrongful convictions

April 21, 2014 - 9:27am
The U.S. Supreme Court should do more to prevent wrongful criminal convictions, an MSU criminal justice professor argues in a new paper.
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National Arbor Day tree planting to take place April 25

April 18, 2014 - 4:11pm
This year marks the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day, which was started by Julius Sterling Morton on Jan. 4, 1872 as a tree-planting holiday. MSU is celebrating by planting a 15-foot tall Norway spruce (Picea abies) at noon April 25 at the MSU Union.
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Snyder's approval ratings up; Congress down

April 18, 2014 - 9:57am
Gov. Rick Snyder's approval ratings improved in the latest results from MSU's State of the State Survey. Congress, however, continued to fare poorly.
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