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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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Recognizing exceptional researchers, educators and community members

January 31, 2017 - 2:40pm
Ten MSU faculty members will be honored for their outstanding contributions to education and research with William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation Feb. 7.
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Advertisers spend record high dollars for Super Bowl commercials

January 31, 2017 - 2:37pm
Advertisers could pay as much as $5 million for a 30-second spot during this year's Super Bowl, said Robert Kolt, professor of practice in Michigan State University's Department of Advertising and Public Relations Department.
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'Ghost particles' could improve understanding the universe

January 31, 2017 - 2:30pm
Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don't know what role neutrinos play in the universe because they are devilishly hard to measure.
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Returning on an investment

January 31, 2017 - 10:16am
Valarie Montgomery may have retired from overseeing MSU's financial operations every day, but through an estate plan with her spouse Mark Montgomery, her legacy will be felt forever.
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