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Valentine named USA Today National Player of the Year

March 10, 2016 - 10:07am
Spartan senior becomes the fourth Spartan all-time to earn a National Player of the Year honor.
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Marc-Olivier Wahler appointed director of Broad Art Museum at MSU

March 9, 2016 - 12:12pm
MSU has appointed Marc-Olivier Wahler as director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum effective July 1. Wahler currently serves as founding director of the Chalet Society in Paris; artistic adviser for De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam and CI Contemporary Istanbul; and founding director of Transformer Sculpture Park, Melides, Portugal.
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Fumbling toward spring

March 9, 2016 - 11:39am
It's been a heck of a couple of days. I just can't seem to get it together. Oh, it's nothing serious-truly first-world problems-but still frustrating. I'm trying to get ready to go to a weeklong conference and I think the world is conspiring against me, even as the first hints of spring are hitting campus. This weekend, I had all sorts of errands to do. I had barely gotten out of my neighborhood when my car started making a horrible screeching sound. I turned around and drove home. I crawled underneath to see what it might be (you know, because I'm some kind of mechanic, only not) but saw nothing. Since it's still under warranty, easy-peasy-take it to the dealer. Except the closest dealer is 60 miles away. So my husband and I made the trek to drop it off. (The silver lining here is that is was rock salt jammed in the undercarriage and nothing serious.) When I got back in town, I tried again to go out and run errands. At my first stop, I got to the cashier and, after fumbling through my wallet, purse and pockets, was dismayed to discover my debit card was nowhere to be found. Failed shopping trip No. 2 was in the books. And I had to cancel the card and get a new one.
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Liu awarded NSF grant to develop new computational methods for studying evolution

March 9, 2016 - 11:31am
Kevin Liu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has been awarded a two-year, $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of its Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative, or CRII.
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Liu awarded NSF grant to develop new statistical models around human origins

March 9, 2016 - 11:31am
Kevin Liu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has been awarded a two-year, $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of its Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative, or CRII.
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College of Music celebrates 10th anniversary of MSU-China Vocal Exchange

March 9, 2016 - 10:44am
For the past 10 years, MSU College of Music has provided voice students with the opportunity to embark on a three-week exchange with voice students from universities and conservatories in China.
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MSU bands take on Ticheli concertos in upcoming concerts

March 9, 2016 - 10:37am
MSU College of Music has a few surprises up its sleeve for the band concert cycle in March.
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Solving the mystery of evaporating black holes

March 9, 2016 - 10:21am
For decades physicists across the globe have been trying to unravel the mysteries of black holes - those cosmic monstrosities that devour everything in their paths, from various forms of information to light. But for all their extraordinary power, they are not immortal; they have a life cycle just like we do. Forty years ago Stephen Hawking, the world's foremost expert on black holes, announced that they evaporate and shrink because they emit radiation. At first, physicists were excited to learn about this life cycle, but then they became very perplexed. If a black hole evaporates and shrinks, what happens to everything it devoured during its lifetime?
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Sumaira Hai: Taking the Unconventional Route

March 8, 2016 - 4:25pm
Sumaira Hai is a journalism junior in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She also is an Osteopathic Medical Scholar in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Bret Bielawski: Combating an Epidemic

March 8, 2016 - 4:03pm
Bret Bielawski is an assistant professor in the Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialities at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine Macomb Center.
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Dust grains could be remnants of stellar explosions billions of years ago

March 8, 2016 - 11:23am
Microscopic dust particles have been found in meteoritic material on Earth, particles that were likely formed in stellar explosions that occurred long before the creation of our star, the sun.
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Wood, Zalewski impress in 9-0 win over UConn

March 8, 2016 - 10:55am
Michigan State came up with a season-best 16 hits and blew open a tight game with a six-run seventh inning to post a 9-0 victory over Connecticut.
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No. 19/19 MSU women fall to No. 5/5 Maryland in Big Ten Tournament Championship

March 8, 2016 - 10:50am
Four minutes of basketball decided the women's Big Ten Tournament championship.
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Denzel Valentine named Big Ten Player of the Year

March 8, 2016 - 10:45am
Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes both earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media, while the coaches selected Forbes to the second team and Costello to the third team.
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MSU Debate qualifies second team for national championship

March 8, 2016 - 9:31am
MSU debate team members Connor Munsinger and Luc Walkington have qualified for a spot at the National Debate Tournament.
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Students build tiny house on campus

March 8, 2016 - 9:05am
A senior interior design major is building a tiny house, dubbed Sparty's Cabin, on campus.
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Fresh discoveries from an old fish: Gar is the new biomedical friend of zebrafish and human

March 7, 2016 - 4:18pm
The genome of a slowly evolving fish, the spotted gar, is very similar to the genomes of both zebrafish and humans, and can be used as a 'bridge species' that opens a pathway to important advancements in biomedical research focused on human diseases. That is the conclusion of an international research consortium outlined in a paper lead-authored by newly appointed MSU assistant professor Ingo Braasch.
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Campus WorkLife Office opening in April

March 7, 2016 - 3:40pm
Michigan State will be opening a new WorkLife Office in April. The office will serve as a single point of contact for all MSU faculty and staff, helping them manage workplace and life transitions, providing programs and resources for MSU faculty and staff and providing support for the fit between work and personal life.
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Spartans earn No. 2 seed in Big Ten Tournament

March 7, 2016 - 3:23pm
MSU (26-5, 13-5 Big Ten) has earned the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play at 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the quarterfinals between the winner of No. 7 Ohio State and No. 10 Penn State.
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Gates, other foundations reinforce MSU student success initiative

March 7, 2016 - 2:56pm
MSU and 10 partner institutions of the University Innovation Alliance will apply $3.85 million in new funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and USA Funds to further support promising student success programs.
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