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More than meets the eye

March 28, 2016 - 6:59pm
By using one of the most advanced imaging systems in the world - the 7 Tesla, three times more powerful than a standard MRI - Erik Shapiro and his team are unlocking the mysteries of diseases like cancer, liver disease and neurodegenerative disease.
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Ashley Green named ISP assistant dean of administration

March 28, 2016 - 2:57pm
International Studies and Programs at MSU has appointed Ashley Green as assistant dean for administration, effective April 4.
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MSU awarded $4.4 million for food security work in Mali

March 28, 2016 - 1:01pm
Michigan State University has been awarded $4.4 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development in Mali to strengthen the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy and its efforts to battle hunger, reduce poverty and improve nutrition through better food policy in Mali. The grant supports USAID's work under Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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What's in a name? In some cases, longer life

March 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research by MSU economist Lisa D. Cook.
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Widespread sexual harassment persists in India

March 28, 2016 - 10:49am
Sexual harassment remains a pervasive problem in India despite tougher laws enacted more than three years ago after a woman was gang raped on a bus and later died of her injuries, indicates new research by an MSU criminologist.
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Celebrating the work of C'esar E. Ch'avez

March 25, 2016 - 12:05pm
The sixth annual C'esar E. Ch'avez Commemorative Celebration will take place on April 1.
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Chemists lay groundwork for new, cleaner uses of methane

March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
Methane is the world's most abundant hydrocarbon. It's the major component of natural gas and shale gas and, when burned, is an effective fuel. But it's also a major contributor to climate change, with 24 times greater potency as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
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SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service takes place April 16

March 24, 2016 - 2:35pm
The fourth annual SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service takes place April 16 and will feature thousands of Spartans volunteering their time in local communities across the globe.
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Newly discovered organic nanowires leave manmade technologies in their dust

March 24, 2016 - 9:04am
A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University scientist transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in manmade nanotechnologies.
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You Win Some, You Lose Some

March 23, 2016 - 2:37pm
Ouch. I mean OUCH. That really hurt. Last Friday afternoon there were a lot of hurting and stunned Spartans out there - and a lot of busted basketball brackets. It seemed inconceivable that the men's basketball team, who many picked to go all the way, found themselves on the losing side in the very first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. As I listened to final seconds at my desk, I couldn't believe it. I was shocked, sad and angry - and I may have expressed a few choice words. Loudly. I certainly wasn't the only one. All around me, I could hear colleagues voicing their disappointment. It was the upset of all upsets. Tom Izzo and his incredibly talented team were out. Done. Going home long before March was over. A great sadness took over campus, the city of East Lansing and anywhere you find Spartans. Of course I was upset, but I couldn't even imagine how those young student athletes felt. They'd worked so hard and accomplished so much, yet fell way short of the ultimate prize they were seeking. It broke my heart to look at their faces and see their tears. At the end of the day, I stumbled blindly out to my car, barely even noticing the majestic Beaumont Tower that I'm lucky enough to see every day. I had been texting with my daughter during the game and at this point was telling her how awful it felt that the Spartans lost. And then, in all her wisdom (when did she get so smart) she texted me back this photo she happened across in a magazine at the moment I texted her. She said, "Hey, would your rather the Spartans win basketball, or have one featured in national publications for trying to solve one of the hugest problems to hit the state?"
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Rhonda Conner-Warren: You Can Trust that I Will

March 23, 2016 - 12:32pm
My grandmother use to say, "You never miss the water until the well runs dry." The phrases I often heard about the Flint water crisis and the donated water include:
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MSU/China opera collaboration comes to campus

March 23, 2016 - 12:03pm
This week, students from the China Conservatory of Music and the MSU College of Music will perform "The Savage Land" and "Bernstein Sings America" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MSU/China Vocal Arts Collaboration.
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Hendrick approved as dean of CANR

March 23, 2016 - 11:07am
Ronald Hendrick was approved dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources by the MSU Board of Trustees. His appointment will be effective July 1.
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Brad Pitt's and fruit flies' cowlicks controlled by cancer protein

March 23, 2016 - 9:36am
What does Brad Pitt have in common with a fruit fly? His Hollywood hairstyles cover a prominent cowlick - the swirl of hair that that is caused by a patterning mechanism also active in our two-winged friends - that similarly feature "polarized" hair patterns.
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Grace Noyola: Pursuing Your Passions

March 23, 2016 - 9:32am
I came to MSU with one goal: to learn how to make an impact on the environment with my writing. I wasn't sure how, but nonetheless I wanted my experience here to prepare me for a future in both the arts and the sciences. As a transfer student pursuing a career in writing and communication, already a full academic year ahead in school, I was fearful it was even possible to fulfill my hopes in only two years. Thankfully, MSU did not share my doubts.
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Department of Theatre announces 56th annual Summer Circle season

March 22, 2016 - 10:40am
The MSU Department of Theatre's 56th annual Summer Circle season has a variety of performances lined up for 2016.
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Gymnastics headed to NCAA Athens Regional

March 22, 2016 - 10:31am
The MSU women's gymnastics team is making its second-straight NCAA regional appearance.
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MSU global water scientist awarded world's top water prize

March 22, 2016 - 9:10am
MSU professor Joan Rose is the 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, announced today at the United Nation's World Water Day celebration in Geneva. The Stockholm Water Prize is the world's most-prestigious water award.
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Blacks believe police view them as 'suspects first, civilians second'

March 22, 2016 - 7:37am
A new study by MSU criminologist Jennifer Cobbina indicates that black people believe police view them as worthless thugs and that this perception, true or not, affects police-community relations in an era of persistent racial strife.
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Police view blacks as 'suspects first, civilians second'

March 22, 2016 - 7:37am
A new study by MSU criminologist Jennifer Cobbina indicates that black people believe police view them as worthless thugs and that this perception, true or not, affects police-community relations in an era of persistent racial strife.
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