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Juli Wade appointed associate provost

August 24, 2017 - 4:01pm
Juli Wade has been appointed to serve as associate provost for faculty and academic staff development beginning Sept. 8. As associate provost, she will provide leadership for the Academic Advancement Network, or AAN.
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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

August 24, 2017 - 10:08am
A new Michigan State University study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. The federally funded research also found that a lower layer of abdominal fat, when compared to fat just under the skin, is the more likely culprit, releasing even more of this protein and encouraging tumor growth.
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MSU welcomes one of largest freshman cohorts

August 24, 2017 - 7:47am
With more than 8,000 first-year students arriving on campus on Sunday, Michigan State University's Class of 2021 will be one of the largest planned freshman cohorts in university history.
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The hefty price tag for safe food

August 23, 2017 - 3:38pm
No one wants to run the risk of consuming unsafe food, but recent research by MSU has found that federal legislation to prevent it from happening might end up costing consumers and restaurants billions of dollars.
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Coaxing the body to heal broken bones

August 23, 2017 - 3:05pm
What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine doctoral candidate in the Department of Physiology, thinks that someday physicians will be able to do just that.
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Summer lovin'

August 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
I can smell the wet pavement below my beach towel, feel the hot sun on my back and hear the giggle of my childhood friend. I can picture the laundry on the line above me and taste Kool-Aid on my tongue. I can practically feel the pain of stubbing my bare toes on the driveway. The smell of library books and Coppertone tickle my nose. The sounds of splashing, lawn mowers, Tigers baseball on the radio still echo in the corners of my adult mind. Those things made up the summers of my childhood and they were pretty darn perfect. Summer has always been my favorite season. Now that I'm an adult, there's a lot less time for the lazy days of summer lovin'. I squeeze as much in during the evenings and weekends with bike rides, walks in the woods and books by the pool. I'm much more careful about using sunblock these days, but other than that, I'm still a kid at heart who is happiest being outdoors enjoying summer. And, even work isn't so bad on a nice day when you work alongside the bubbling Red Cedar River and near some of the most beautiful campus scenes. While I might take a day off here and there, I don't stop working because, after all, I'm a Spartan. Spartans all over the world are making discoveries, changing lives, learning new things and making an impact all season long. Right here in Michigan, the work doesn't stop, no challenge is put aside and Spartans continue to make this state a great place to be. From East Lansing to Escanaba and everywhere in between, Spartans are making a difference.
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Alan Arbogast: Great State geography

August 23, 2017 - 1:07pm
Alan Arbogast is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. He is best known for his research on the geomorphic history of coastal sand dunes along Lake Michigan. As part of the #MSURoadTrip, he provided his expertise about the unique geography of Michigan in general and more specifically about Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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On the ground and in the air: On duty 24/7

August 23, 2017 - 12:48pm
Bridget Burns-King is a family nurse practitioner with Sparrow Health System in Lansing whose nursing skills were put to use 40,000 feet above ground.
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Korey Cook: Working toward a sustainable energy future

August 23, 2017 - 10:46am
I have never enjoyed a job as much as I have here at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute. I was accepted to several engineering graduate schools, but the decision was clear to me. Becoming a Spartan not only allows me to earn my degree at a top ranked school, but also allows me to continue working on a project that I am passionate about.
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Reducing infant mortality in Nigeria

August 23, 2017 - 10:07am
A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at MSU have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation.
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Susannah Dorfman named Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer

August 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
Susannah Dorfman, MSU geoscientist, has been named a Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year.
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Renowned composer and MSU alumnus David Maslanka dies at 73

August 22, 2017 - 1:17pm
David Maslanka, a world-renowned composer and alumnus of the MSU College of Music, died in early August in his home in Missoula, Montana.
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Sales newbies, don't fret. Just go above and beyond

August 22, 2017 - 9:53am
Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing long-term relationships with them, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.
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NSF grant supports project to improve undergraduate physiology curriculum

August 21, 2017 - 2:17pm
Michigan State University researcher Kevin Haudek is the lead investigator of a three-year, $485,000 National Science Foundation grant that develops learning progressions and evaluates principle-based reasoning in undergraduate physiology students.
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Explosive offense leads No. 22 Michigan State Men's Soccer over No. 25 Butler, 4-1

August 21, 2017 - 12:56pm
No. 22 MSU men's soccer concluded the preseason with an explosive, 4-1, win over No. 25 Butler Friday at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Green bests White 2-1 in tight intrasquad scrimmage

August 21, 2017 - 12:45pm
MSU staged its annual Green & White Exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House, and the impressive crowd was treated to high-intensity and entertaining volleyball by the 2017 Spartans.
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$1.2M NSF grant helps integrate computational science into high school physics

August 17, 2017 - 5:17pm
The 21st-century scientific world revolves around computation. Yet, teaching students to use a computer to solve, simulate or visualize science problems is glaringly absent from many high school science courses.
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Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom

August 17, 2017 - 5:11pm
A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.
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20 graduating high school seniors receive full-ride scholarships to attend MSU

August 17, 2017 - 1:57pm
Twenty incoming students have been awarded an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship or University Distinguished Scholarship that will cover full tuition, room and board and a stipend for up to eight semesters of study at MSU.
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Michigan State hosting 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

August 17, 2017 - 12:26pm
MSU will host the 2018 Big Ten Conference Wrestling Championships at the Breslin Student Events Center on March 3-4.
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