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MSU baseball honors Mulder at First Pitch Dinner Sunday

February 13, 2017 - 11:52am
MSU baseball hosted its 12th-annual First Pitch Dinner Feb. 12 at the Kellogg Center, drawing a crowd of nearly 600.
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MSU lecture to shine light on solar eclipse

February 13, 2017 - 11:06am
A full solar eclipse in August will be the topic of a talk by Shannon Schmoll, director MSU's Abrams Planetarium, on Feb. 16.
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Wharton Center collaboration brings awareness to human trafficking

February 13, 2017 - 9:45am
Wharton Center's new dance and theater piece, "Among the Darkest Shadows," is bringing the topic of human trafficking to center stage.
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Donahue to direct MSU's Institute of Water Research

February 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Darrell Donahue, chair of the biosystems and agricultural engineering department, has been named director of MSU's Institute of Water Research. His appointment is effective immediately.
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Senior named finalist for Hertz Foundation Fellowship

February 13, 2017 - 9:15am
Rebecca Carlson, a Michigan State University Honors College senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named a finalist for the Hertz Foundation Fellowship.
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MSU to honor faculty and students with Excellence in Diversity Awards

February 9, 2017 - 3:36pm
MSU faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated their efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive community will be honored at the 2017 All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program Feb. 13.
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Past, present and future

February 8, 2017 - 1:43pm
"It's across the street from the Biggby that used to be an Arby's and a bus station." And with those words I uttered last week, I had really, really dated myself. Not that my husband doesn't already know how old I am, but he definitely reminded me right after I said them. It was just one more in a long line of "used to be" directions I'm prone to giving. "Next to where El Azteco used to be." "On the street where Ryan lived in the house that used to be on stilts." "Where Melting Moments used to be." Yep. I've used them all. I like to think I inherited this trait from my dad who once told me to "Turn where the stand used to be where I got the best French fries when I was a kid." My dad grew up in Bay City, Michigan so when I (or my husband or daughter) give directions rooted in the past, we call them Bay City directions. I'm certain we're not the only family to use the past to direct our present and future. I personally think it's kind of charming. To me, these kinds of directions make all kinds of sense because I can still see them as they were. In the weird little recesses of my mind, the pictures are still there. I don't need a photo of my room in Campbell Hall to remember just what it looked like. I know exactly what the study carrel on the fourth floor of the Main Library looked like while I studied statistics. I can picture the smallest details of places I lived, worked, studied and visited. It's a lovely continuous photo gallery in my head.
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Amy Michael: Let's get trashed!

February 8, 2017 - 12:45pm
Archaeologists care a lot about garbage. We can learn a great deal from looking through what people throw out, how much they throw out, and when they throw it out.
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Lisa Bright: The kitchen girls

February 8, 2017 - 12:09pm
In my last blog I introduced the female employees working at the Saint's Rest boarding hall in 1866. These 33 women were paid an average of $2.00 - $2.50 a week for their work and were purchasing personal items through the university, charged against their monthly pay.
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Softball opens season at FAU Friday

February 8, 2017 - 10:51am
MSU opens the 2017 season at the Florida Atlantic Kickoff Classic this weekend.
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Funding music's future

February 7, 2017 - 4:08pm
Ron and Helen Priest's admiration for the College of Music - and their desire to get young people more interested in studying and enjoying classical music - led them to create the Ronald J. and Helen M. Priest Endowment in Support of Classical Music Performance in 2013.
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Tori Jankoska added to 2016-17 Wade Watch List

February 7, 2017 - 2:31pm
MSU senior guard Tori Jankoska has been added to the Wade Watch List by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Feb. 6.
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Why male immune cells are from Mars and female cells are from Venus

February 7, 2017 - 2:25pm
MSU researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress, resulting in women being more susceptible to certain diseases.
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Spartans head to Ann Arbor to take on Wolverines

February 7, 2017 - 9:39am
MSU travels to Ann Arbor to face Michigan for the second game between the two rivals in a span of 10 days.
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Celebrating Black History Month with W. Kamau Bell

February 7, 2017 - 9:30am
W. Kamau Bell, a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian and community activist, began publicly tackling the issue of racism through comedy with the creation of his one-man show, "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour."
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Undergraduate student leaders nominated for national Truman Scholarship

February 7, 2017 - 9:15am
Four undergraduate student leaders have been nominated by MSU for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
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Hollywood and history: MSU prof consulted on Scorsese film

February 6, 2017 - 4:34pm
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese's latest film to generate Oscar buzz is "Silence," the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests who brave great dangers to travel to Japan in the 1640s to find their lost mentor. In order to recreate the 17th century in a remote corner of East Asia, the director contracted several scholars including a historian from MSU, Liam Brockey.
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$12.6 million gift establishes endowed chair positions in veterinary medicine

February 6, 2017 - 1:33pm
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine has received the largest single gift in its history: $12.6 million from the estate of the late alumnus Albert C. Dehn.
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