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MSU students selected for Department of Energy graduate student research program

October 12, 2017 - 12:14pm
Two MSU graduate students, Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
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New era of Spartan Hockey begins Friday

October 12, 2017 - 12:08pm
The new era in Michigan State hockey, which started last April with the hiring of Coach Danton Cole, continues this weekend with the opening two games for the new-look Spartans.
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Rain postpones Spartan Baseball Green-White Series

October 12, 2017 - 11:51am
Michigan State baseball will conclude its fall practice slate with the annual Green-White World Series. The three-game intrasquad exhibition series will now take place at McLane Stadium on Oct. 12, Oct. 13 and Oct. 15.
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MSU student wins Statler Foundation award

October 12, 2017 - 10:57am
Stephen Dall'Orso, a senior hospitality business student, has earned the Statler Foundation Scholarship of Excellence - marking the sixth year in a row a student from MSU has been named as a recipient.
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MSU hosts international photo contest

October 12, 2017 - 10:30am
MSU's International Studies and Programs, in partnership with the MSU Alumni Association, is now accepting submissions to the annual Global Focus international photography competition. Submissions are due Oct. 22.
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An evolving sticky situation

October 12, 2017 - 9:29am
Travis Hagey, MSU evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards - geckos and anoles - took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of sticky toe pads.
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Spartan superpowers

October 11, 2017 - 2:10pm
Apparently, I am a human deluminator. For those unfamiliar with Harry Potter, it means I have the capability of turning out streetlights simply by being near them. Or sometimes ones that are out go on (which means I'm a human luminator too, I guess). I know it sounds crazy, but it's been happening to me for years now. Now that it's darker in the evenings, it happens more frequently - at least three or four times a week. Two nights ago, I hit a record. During an evening walk with my husband, seven lights either went off or on as I walked by them - SEVEN! I had no sooner said, "Let's see how many lights I turn out tonight," when the one we walked by promptly extinguished. Shortly after, another one went out while we were under it. My husband, who said this never happens to him, was a little freaked out. So, I decided to jokingly pretend I could control it and snapped my fingers and pointed at one - it went out! As we passed by it on our return path, I snapped my fingers again and pointed and it came on! I picked another one down the street, snapped and pointed and out it went! Two more times that night streetlights went while I was near. I'm sure it's all coincidence, but still, it makes me feel like I have a superpower or something. I wish I had a superpower that was a little more useful or exciting than just making my neighborhood dark (or the parking ramp, or campus or any other place I seem to be walking). But, let's face it, all Spartans have superpowers. Every Spartan has special skills, knowledge and fortitude that makes he or she perfect for making things better or even saving the world.
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Sekhar Chivukula: Recognizing advisers

October 11, 2017 - 1:01pm
Advisors empower students to make life-altering decisions for themselves, armed with the best possible information. And, on occasion, they advocate for students who legitimately have a grievance with the system.
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Jordan Noble: 'Underwear' Goes to ArtPrize

October 11, 2017 - 9:46am
When Journalism graduate Jordan Noble began dating her first boyfriend at the age of 20, she began to feel increasingly self-conscious about both her body and identity.
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Daughter of Malcolm X to speak at MSU

October 10, 2017 - 12:55pm
The Michigan Humanities Council and the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, along with Michigan State University's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, MSU Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions and MSU Student Affairs and Services are sponsoring an appearance by Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X.
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Simulation game becomes teaching tool for rural health providers

October 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
For many low-income residents of rural Michigan, the daily struggle to make ends meet is more than just a game.
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Genetic advance for male birth control

October 10, 2017 - 6:00am
MSU scientists have identified and turned off the gene that controls sperm production, effectively silencing spermatogenesis in mice.
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Homecoming 2017 to celebrate what makes us 'Uniquely Spartan'

October 9, 2017 - 1:51pm
Tenaciousness. Boldness. Openness. These are some of the qualities that bring the Spartan family together and also set it apart. MSU will be celebrating what it means to be a part of this family and be "Uniquely Spartan" with its 2017 Homecoming theme Oct. 15-22.
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Head Start may protect against foster care placement

October 9, 2017 - 11:29am
Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by an MSU researcher.
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Metcalf and Nguyen complete play at ITA All-Americans

October 9, 2017 - 10:40am
The MSU women's tennis team was represented by juniors Emily Metcalf and Davina Nguyen at the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Americans on Oct. 5-6.
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No. 6 Spartans battle to 1-1 tie with Wisconsin

October 9, 2017 - 10:35am
No. 6 MSU men's soccer battled both Wisconsin and the windy and rainy conditions to earn a 1-1 double overtime tie at McClimon Complex in Madison, Wisconsin Oct. 7.
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MSU beats No. 7 Michigan for eighth time in 10 games

October 9, 2017 - 10:23am
Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half and the Spartans held on to beat the seventh-ranked Wolverines 14-10 on Saturday night.
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MSU's Philipp Grete wins prestigious doctoral thesis award

October 6, 2017 - 3:03pm
Philipp Grete, Michigan State University research associate in computational astrophysics, is this year's sole recipient of the German Astronomical Society's most outstanding dissertation in astronomy and astrophysics award.
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MSU research breakthrough could cleanse soil, sediment and water pollution

October 6, 2017 - 2:55pm
New research from MSU has shown for the first time that activated carbon - a substance widely used in water purification - can help eliminate the health risks associated with soils, sediments and surface water polluted by highly toxic dioxins.
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MSU student's idea sparks weeklong event

October 6, 2017 - 2:13pm
After a violent demonstration on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville took place in August, an idea began taking shape in Chrissiey Jackson's mind.
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