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Rewriting the story

December 9, 2016 - 3:26pm
Whether playing the trombone at home alone or with an entire symphony, music speaks to Paul Rivera like nothing else. He feels music on a visceral level, within his very being.
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Performance of Handel's 'Messiah' to ring in holiday season

December 9, 2016 - 2:10pm
MSU's College of Music is once again bringing a holiday tradition to Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 with a performance of Handel's "Messiah."
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New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS

December 9, 2016 - 9:09am
An MSU research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS.
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Flexible device captures energy from human motion

December 9, 2016 - 7:45am
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer, thanks to a nanotechnology breakthrough by MSU engineering scholars.
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Piecuch named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

December 8, 2016 - 12:18pm
Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in MSU's College of Natural Science, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Historic $12.7 million gift headed to MSU College of Engineering, BEACON Center

December 8, 2016 - 8:20am
The MSU College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college.
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Social (science) butterfly

December 7, 2016 - 1:53pm
Well that's it. Somehow I've become "the old guy" in the office. I mean, technically I'm not a guy and I certainly don't think I'm old, but I've been around longer than almost everyone else. There are a few others who started here before me, but not many. One of my colleagues retired last week after 30 years of service to MSU. Now, I'm not close to being here that long, but with him leaving, I move up into "old guy" territory. It really seems like only yesterday I was nervously riding the elevator to fourth floor of Olds Hall starting my first day. Everyone is nervous at a new job, but I was especially anxious because I wasn't sure I'd fit in with a room full of former journalists. Every other person on the media team had a journalism degree and had worked as a reporter. I was walking in with a psychology degree and zero journalism experience. It's true, I had written news releases and worked with the media in my former congressional jobs, but I still felt a bit like an outsider. I shouldn't have worried. Armed with a degree from MSU's College of Social Science and my congressional staff experience, I was well prepared for anything tossed my way. When you think about it, the social sciences and the study of human behavior impact pretty much every facet of life.
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Robert Richardson: Insights from social science

December 7, 2016 - 1:03pm
American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson said: "In science, when human behavior enters the equation, things go nonlinear. That's why physics is easy and sociology is hard."
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Hannah Jones: Social Science Scholar

December 7, 2016 - 12:29pm
Hannah Jones is junior from Bel Air, Maryland who is majoring in political science in the College of Social Science. She is a member of the Social Science Scholars Program, a specialized and prestigious program that includes a curriculum of seminars, research projects, off-campus study, overseas study, internships and a mentor relationship.
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MSU study uncovers culprits behind Flint water crisis

December 7, 2016 - 12:04pm
Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint's drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it began in November 2011, when Gov. Rick Snyder appointed an emergency manager to take control of Flint's government.
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MSU study uncovers real culprits behind Flint water crisis

December 7, 2016 - 12:04pm
Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint's drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it began in November 2011, when Gov. Rick Snyder appointed an emergency manager to take control of Flint's government.
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MSU to focus on area high schools to combat sexual assault

December 7, 2016 - 11:17am
With funding from First Lady Sue Snyder's campaign to end campus sexual assault, MSU aims to raise awareness of this important topic at an earlier age by partnering with high schools and focusing on bystander intervention.
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