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Rosick appointed director of Healthy Campus Initiative

January 22, 2016 - 3:48pm
Edward Rosick, associate professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been appointed to lead MSU's Healthy Campus Initiative.
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Oberlin Baroque Ensemble to perform at MSU

January 22, 2016 - 11:20am
MSU College of Music welcomes the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble for a guest artist concert at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 in MSU Auditorium's Fairchild Theatre.
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Using artificial intelligence and evolution to take gaming to the next level

January 22, 2016 - 11:09am
MSU assistant professor developed an artificial intelligence system for video games that adapts to the player's behavior by Darwinian evolution.
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YouTube star Tyler Oakley comes to MSU

January 21, 2016 - 9:56am
MSU alum and YouTube star Tyler Oakley will take part in the Innovate State Speaker Series at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on Feb. 17.
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MSU Community Music School welcomes public to open house

January 21, 2016 - 9:38am
MSU Community Music School invites the public to attend its open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 to enroll or learn more about the classes and lessons offered to students of all ages and abilities.
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The Path Isn't Always Clear

January 20, 2016 - 2:02pm
Guatemalan beans, goals from a dean and a three-legged lion showed up in my inbox this week. Nope - this isn't the start of some joke; it's just my life. My job, like everyone's, has its challenges. For me, one can be coming up with a way to tie some very dissimilar things together into something that makes sense. It's a blessing and a curse, really. I absolutely love that MSU is filled with so many diverse people, research projects, classes, students and opinions. But coming up with a way to talk about them all in a short note often gives me pause. I can't decide if this week is harder, or the one that had me writing about math, jellybeans, medicine and a nun. No worries though, I do love a challenge. Doesn't every Spartan? It has been a bit of an interesting week all around - and it's only Wednesday. I started the week embarrassing myself at the gym. I not only fell off the exercise ball and skinned my knee on the carpet; I also ran into one of campuses coolest celebrities while I was at my sweatiest, grossest self. A colleague told me the person would appreciate the hustle - except I was between reps so I couldn't even pretend to be some kick butt workout queen. I was just the sweaty woman resting in an awkward leg position while he nodded and walked by like a rock star.
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New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists

January 20, 2016 - 1:54pm
A new species of bird has been discovered in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the U.S., India and Russia.
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Prabu David: A Time for Reflection

January 20, 2016 - 12:47pm
At a recent staff meeting, our staff teased me for my penchant for the number five when I listed five items on my agenda. I seem to have become fixated with the number five. They have a point. It should come as no surprise, then, that we started off this year with five goals. Here's a quick update.
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Tutilo Mudumba: A Homecoming

January 20, 2016 - 10:44am
As Sophia, my long-term field assistant, and I pull up to the River Nile in our 4x4 truck I feel my heart pounding in my chest. It has been five months since my eyes have last seen the incredible landscape that is Murchison Falls National Park; since my nose has smelled the splash of this great river gouging out its earthen banks; since my ears have heard these mixed sounds of birds, boat motors and car engines.
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MSU Gran Fondo named a 'must-ride' cycling event in 2016

January 20, 2016 - 9:54am
The MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo was recently named one of the "must-ride" U.S. Gran Fondos of 2016 by Gran Fondo Guide.
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MSU business-IT students help area companies on new tech projects

January 20, 2016 - 9:51am
More than 15 teams of MSU undergraduates are ready and waiting to help mid-Michigan businesses and nonprofits solve their digital problems. As part of the final course in their Information Technology minor, the students are required to work in cross-functional teams on a real-world IT project. They just need more "clients."
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Valentine named candidate for Senior CLASS Award

January 20, 2016 - 8:27am
MSU senior guard Denzel Valentine has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.
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Spartans host Nebraska on Wednesday

January 20, 2016 - 8:09am
MSU hosts Nebraska as the Spartans look to snap a two-game losing streak.
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No. 21 Spartans take down Rutgers 59-48

January 20, 2016 - 7:57am
Aerial Powers scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter and No. 21 MSU closed the game on a 19-4 run to beat Rutgers 59-48 on Tuesday night.
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Uncovering pathways toward engineering pest resistance

January 19, 2016 - 2:43pm
MSU scientists are examining the biochemistry of plants in research that could lead to advancements in the production of plants that are less susceptible to insect pests.
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Leading vision for women's health

January 19, 2016 - 9:50am
When Asgi Fazleabas came to MSU in 2009, the Center for Women's Health was only a dream. There was no building and only a small staff of researchers. But what began with a vision has grown exponentially.
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Middle East culture, language enthusiast nominated for nationally competitive research post

January 19, 2016 - 9:15am
Mykala Ford has been nominated by MSU for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program after studying Arabic abroad in Morocco, Oman and Tunisia and completing two degrees at the university.
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Students earn Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award

January 18, 2016 - 1:53pm
The research and creative works of seven MSU students has earned them the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award. The award builds the body of work authored by students that supports the ideals of inclusive excellence through topics of inclusion, diversity and marginalized populations.
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MLK commemorative concert addresses human trafficking

January 18, 2016 - 1:44pm
As part of the annual commemorative concert celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., on Jan. 17 MSU's Jazz Orchestra I performed the world premiere of "Do You Know My Name?" the first major jazz work to address human trafficking.
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Regrowing bone to heal fractures

January 18, 2016 - 9:55am
Kurt Hankenson, an MSU veterinary scientist and expert in bone regeneration, is finding ways to improve the healing process when it comes to fractured bones.
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