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Man's best friend shares similar 'albino' gene

May 12, 2014 - 11:34am
MSU researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now.
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Spartans add two regional qualifiers at GVSU Last Chance weekend

May 12, 2014 - 10:10am
The MSU qualified two more Spartans to NCAA Regionals as the track and field team concluded the outdoor regular season this weekend at the Last Chance weekend hosted by Grand Valley State University.
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Spartans place fifth at NCAA West Regional, qualify for NCAA Championships

May 12, 2014 - 9:56am
The No. 23 MSU women's golf team is heading back to the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, tying a school record.
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College of Osteopathic Medicine honors three with Patenge Medals

May 9, 2014 - 4:41pm
The former head of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Statewide Campus System at MSU and two osteopathic physicians have received the college's highest award - the 2014 Walter F. Patenge Medals of Public Service. They will be recognized during a dinner on May 12 at MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
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Baseball hosts Nebraska in Big Ten home finale

May 9, 2014 - 4:22pm
The MSU baseball team begins a busy stretch when it welcomes Nebraska in its final home series of the season this weekend at McLane Baseball Stadium.
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10 outstanding MSU seniors named to 2014-15 Homecoming Court

May 9, 2014 - 2:49pm
MSU has named 10 outstanding senior ambassadors to its 2014-15 Homecoming Court.
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MSU zeroing in on energy-reduction goals

May 9, 2014 - 2:48pm
When MSU joined the Better Buildings Challenge, a national program designed to reduce energy use, it planned to meet the national goal of a 20 percent reduction by the year 2020.
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MSU kinesiology professor receives Citation Award

May 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Jim Pivarnik, associate professor in MSU's Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine's Citation Award.
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MSU student start-ups shine in national, international business competitions

May 7, 2014 - 12:50pm
MSU student start-up teams, Swaddle-mi-Bili and Nordhouse Medical, LLC, both brought home prizes and honors from international business competitions taking place around the country May 1-3.
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Faculty conversations: Meredith Gore

May 7, 2014 - 11:03am
Meredith Gore, assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the School of Criminal Justice, talks about her work with human and wildlife interactions.
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Symphony

May 7, 2014 - 10:48am
Squonk. Squeek. Pffft. Squeeeeeek. Squonk. That was pretty much the sound of the first "music" I made. I was in fifth grade and we had the option to learn an instrument. I chose the clarinet, mainly because my older sister had played it and we had an extra one around the house. I kind of wanted to try the flute, but my other older sister was still playing hers so clarinet it was. It took me a little bit of practice, but eventually the squonks and squeeks became notes and the notes became songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." They weren't concertos by any stretch, but I was making music. But even to my young, untrained ear, they still sounded pretty dull. It wasn't until I got to music class and we put the clarinets together with the trumpets, flutes, drums and other instruments that it really started to sound complete, full, layered and kind of beautiful. Granted we were still fifth graders, but it was the start of a realization that songs were more than just one part.
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Rodney Whitaker: Jazz Tradition and Innovation

May 7, 2014 - 10:46am
I wanted to create a program with a pedagogy that reflected the way jazz musicians learn, which is through the blues-based tradition of improvisation, through a familiar oral tradition, and through studying the history of America through jazz, particularly African American history. You can't understand jazz if you don't study African American culture.
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Jane Sylvester: Final bow

May 7, 2014 - 9:48am
As a brand new graduate, I've had many recent opportunities to reflect upon my best experiences here at MSU. Many of these happened in the music buildings, which can hardly be surprising, considering I just recently crossed the stage for my final bow at the Wharton Center with degrees in saxophone performance and music education!
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Go Forth!

May 7, 2014 - 7:43am
Graduates celebrate their accomplishments at commencement ceremonies at the Breslin Center on May 2, 2014.
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Izzo will join basketball coaches for Pentagon visit

May 6, 2014 - 4:56pm
MSU men's basketball coach Tom Izzo will be part of a renowned group of USA Basketball and college champion basketball coaches which will visit the Pentagon for a strategy seminar with military officials and conduct a panel discussion on leadership for more than 400 service members, May 7
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Emerald ash borers were in U.S. long before first detection

May 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
New research at MSU shows that the uber-destructive emerald ash borer arrived at least 10 years before it was first identified in North America.
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MSU Dean's List and Graduate List for 2014 spring semester available online

May 6, 2014 - 12:37pm
Grades for spring semester have been processed, and media outlets can view the MSU Dean's List and Graduate List online.
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20 students receive full scholarships

May 6, 2014 - 10:48am
Strong academic programs, abundant research opportunities and numerous study abroad offerings are just a few of the reasons 20 talented high school students receiving full scholarships will begin their studies at MSU this coming fall.
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Registration now open for College of Arts and Letters summer camps

May 6, 2014 - 10:35am
Registration for more than 55 summer camps offered from May through August by MSU's College of Arts and Letters is now open for K-12 students.
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