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Connor Cook named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

October 26, 2015 - 2:42pm
After setting a school record with 416 yards of total offense and throwing for a career-high 398 yards in Michigan State's 52-26 win over Indiana, fifth-year senior quarterback Connor Cook has been named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
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MSU to lead $5.8M USAID grant to improve Bangladesh, Indonesia potato production

October 26, 2015 - 11:08am
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Michigan State a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. 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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No. 7 Spartans return home to face Hoosiers

October 23, 2015 - 4:56pm
After back-to-back games on the road, No. 7/4 MSU (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) returns home to face Indiana (4-3, 0-3) on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
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Faculty conversations: Erik Shapiro

October 23, 2015 - 11:39am
According to Erik Shapiro, MSU is like one giant Lego set.
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Speedy evolution affects more than one species

October 22, 2015 - 9:33am
Recent research by a team of scientists, including a Michigan State University entomologist, finds that recent evolutionary changes - in this case in a new species of fruit fly - have an almost domino effect on a number of species.
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Data Nuggets are golden: MSU awarded $1 million grant to study science education project

October 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
MSU received a $1.1 million grant from the NSF to research the effectiveness of Data Nuggets, a science education project co-designed by MSU scientists and teachers. Data Nuggets are educational activities that bring real scientific data into the classroom, giving students practice interpreting quantitative information and making claims based on evidence. MSU will collaborate in this research with the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a non-profit curriculum study committed to transforming science teaching and learning.
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Spartan Sports Journalism Classic returns to MSU

October 21, 2015 - 2:43pm
Some of the nation's top sports reporters, who just happen to be graduates of MSU, return to campus Friday for the annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic.
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Believe it or not

October 21, 2015 - 2:08pm
Sometimes, unbelievable things happen. Sometimes, life really is stranger than fiction. Sometimes, you just shake your head and say, "What the heck just happened?" Maybe a chance meeting led to relationship. Perhaps a strange coincidence turned into something meaningful. Maybe a failure turned into a success. Or somehow your life took a new path because of an improbable occurrence. You never know what might happen - the key is to be ready for anything. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the unbelievable happened at last Saturday's football game. As the clocked ended, thousands of people were screaming in shocked jubilation and thousands more sat in stunned disbelief. In a final play that will forever be a part of MSU lore, somehow and against all but the slimmest odds, the Spartans emerged victorious. As my coworker said, if it were a "Friday Night Lights" episode, we'd all be saying it was preposterous. And yet, there it was - a completely incredible moment in true life. There are those who have said the Spartans were given the game because of a Wolverine mistake. Let's think about that. Yes, a mistake was made - in coaching and on the field. But the Spartans had to be ready, willing and able to take an unbelievable occurrence and turn it into success. Without the will to find a way to win, a belief that it could happen, the boldness to try and the skill to execute it, we might have had a different ending. But those were Spartans on the field. Spartans never sit back and let life happen to them. Spartans never give up - on or off the field.
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NIH advisor and MSU alumnus to speak on new federal Precision Medicine Initiative

October 21, 2015 - 1:51pm
On Monday, November 2, 2015, Vence Bonham, Jr., a senior advisor at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health and an MSU alumnus, will discuss the science behind precision medicine and the federal recommendations around a new program called the Precision Medicine Initiative.
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Meghan Milbrath: Honeybees and pollinators

October 21, 2015 - 1:39pm
For me, the problems affecting our pollinators are personal. As a kid in Northern Wisconsin, I would help my dad in the bee yard, peering over his shoulder as he worked in the hive, bottling honey, or taking off on my bike to follow a swarm. When I left to pursue studies in environmental health sciences I kept beehives as a hobby, an escape from the stress of my doctoral research modeling the risks of diseases and chemicals on human health. My beekeeping hobby, however, was not always a relaxing escape.
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Kara Harrison: Be Better Than Average

October 21, 2015 - 10:39am
I was raised in an active and sport-driven family. I have played football, softball, tennis, golf, lacrosse and basketball. From the time I was five years old until I graduated high school, I played basketball competitively. Whether it was for my high school or my AAU team, I wanted to be playing.
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MSU professor named honorary citizen of Singapore

October 21, 2015 - 10:31am
MSU researcher Joan Rose has been named an honorary citizen of Singapore for her significant contributions in developing a safe and sustainable water system in the island nation.
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Launching products, creating jobs in Detroit

October 21, 2015 - 9:00am
MSU's Product Center has launched 455 new businesses and expansions, resulting in $328 million in sales and the creation of 1,273 jobs in Michigan in just over a decade.
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Unveiling Project Re-stART installation

October 20, 2015 - 5:36pm
Peckham Inc., in collaboration with MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and the College of Engineering Cornerstone and Residential Experience program, has created Project Re-stART, a community-created, public art installation to be unveiled at 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the former General Motors factory lot at 3100 W. Saginaw Highway.
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Slam dunks to sales leadership

October 20, 2015 - 3:26pm
Former Spartan basketball player turned business executive, Mat Ishbia, will create a new faculty fellow position in the Eli Broad College of Business through a gift of $500,000. The position, in the Department of Marketins, will enhance sales research and education.
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Debate team finishes in top eight at Vanderbilt tourney

October 20, 2015 - 3:17pm
Two pairings from the MSU debate team made it into the elimination rounds at a recent Vanderbilt University tournament.
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MSU President Simon to lead Association of American Universities

October 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon today begins a one-year term as chairperson of the Association of American Universities. She was elected to the post by its board of directors this morning at the association's semiannual meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Call for posters at the 4th Annual MSU Conference on Women's Health Research

October 20, 2015 - 11:50am
The MSU Conference on Women's Health Research invites researchers and members of their team to submit an abstract for a poster presentation session that will be held during their fourth annual women's health event at the Kellogg Center on Friday, November 20th, 2015.
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Watts-Jackson's scoop and score gives MSU miraculous win over U-M

October 19, 2015 - 11:39am
There have been meaningful program wins throughout MSU's ascension into a national power under ninth-year head coach Mark Dantonio, but Saturday's 27-23 victory over No. 12 Michigan, on the final play of the game may be the ultimate.
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Donation builds largest U.S. media collection at MSU

October 19, 2015 - 10:02am
Bad-hair 1990s movies. Obscure CDs only music lovers can name. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. They've arrived at Michigan State University as part of a rare collection of more than 850,000 movies, CDs and videogames, a donation from California-based Rovi Corp.
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