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Megan Cochrane: Finding independence

October 12, 2016 - 11:49am
Megan Cochrane is an Honors College senior double majoring in theatre and journalism. During the summer, she participated in the College of Arts & Letters' Theatre in London study abroad program.
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Teachers could be making students' anxiety worse

October 12, 2016 - 7:35am
The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students' learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new study by an MSU researcher.
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MSU Museum contributes to South Africa quilt exhibition honoring human rights activist

October 11, 2016 - 1:29pm
Recently, Michigan State University contributed to an important human rights project in Cape Town, South Africa.
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MSU receives $5 million commitment for engineering scholarships

October 11, 2016 - 11:12am
A graduate of MSU, whose only hope of completing his college education in the 1960s was a scholarship, is paying it forward with a $5.3 million gift to the College of Engineering.
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Michigan universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

October 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Researchers from MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents.
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College of Osteopathic Medicine dean recognized for medical innovation

October 7, 2016 - 4:02pm
William D. Strampel, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be honored by Volunteers of America Michigan at the fifth annual 2016 Veteran Tribute on Thursday, October 27.
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Students earn summer 2016 Board of Trustees' Awards

October 7, 2016 - 11:56am
Five students who graduated in summer semester 2016 were eligible for the Board of Trustees' Award after earning the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at MSU.
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Six students nominated for prestigious graduate school scholarships

October 7, 2016 - 10:16am
Six students from Michigan State University have been nominated for three highly competitive graduate school scholarships - the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship.
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Chemist receives DOE grant for renewable energy work

October 6, 2016 - 12:16pm
MSU chemist Milton Smith has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy for renewable energy research.
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One small speck

October 5, 2016 - 3:21pm
Do you know what I got for having Garrett's Chicago Mix popcorn and a glass of wine for dinner last night? In addition to side-eye judgment from those who've never done it, I got a shell of a kernel stuck to my tongue way back in my throat. No matter how much I drink or brush my teeth, it's still there, like a tiny knife punishing me for my poor nutritional choices. (For what it's worth, I had a very healthy lunch yesterday.) Even now, after two more meals and countless glasses of water, it sits there driving me crazy. One small speck is all it takes to cause discomfort (and a little bit of shame over my culinary options). Eventually, it will dissolve or get swallowed and I'll be free to do it all over again. If only all things that hurt our bodies were so easily taken care of. While I'm fighting an uncomfortable kernel, so many people are in the fight of their lives against cancer, infections and other diseases. While I perused Facebook this morning, I was thrilled to see that a lovely young woman friend of mine received a negative screening for breast cancer after fighting it for some time. There really is no better news I'll see today. Unfortunately, breast cancer is no stranger to my family so anytime I hear about a successful fight, I'm especially grateful.
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Mary Smania: From the eyes of a child

October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
Summers in Michigan with my Grandma Lou were sparklers, homemade popsicles, eating her special dish "long b-sghetti" and bicycle rides. In addition to being my grandma, she was a talented seamstress with a flair for fashion. She always wore beautiful dresses and her dark wavy hair was pulled back in a stylish French twist.
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Salmah Alghamdi: Improving infant care internationally

October 5, 2016 - 12:15pm
After watching a sibling suffer from childhood obesity, Salmah Alghamdi decided to become a nurse to provide care and promote healthy practices. She is preparing to improve infant care around the world.
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Giving with integrity

October 5, 2016 - 11:32am
What began as a social experiment for Shashikant (Shashi) Gupta and his wife Margaret has turned into a successful business built on strong values - and so much more.
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MSU website helps parents of children with diabetes

October 5, 2016 - 10:23am
Type 1 diabetes, which afflicts more than half a million children under the age of 14 worldwide, is a complex disease and parents often take responsibility for managing their child's disease. As a result, parents can benefit from a place that provides reliable information and offers support.
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Online software helps citizen scientists solve real-world problems

October 5, 2016 - 10:15am
With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental problems, says a new study.
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College job market to continue torrid pace

October 5, 2016 - 1:15am
The hiring of college graduates at all degree levels should be very strong in 2016-17, according to MSU's Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.
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Water inspires creativity on campus

October 4, 2016 - 12:40pm
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has unveiled a series of outdoor, site-specific installations of photographs by artist Gideon Mendel along the banks of the Red Cedar River on the MSU campus.
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WorkLife Office to host conference Oct. 20

October 4, 2016 - 11:41am
MSU's WorkLife Office will host the "Honoring Your Work and Personal Lives: Implementing Flexibility" conference from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20 at MSU's University Club.
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Diabetic fruit flies may unlock secrets in humans

October 4, 2016 - 11:02am
Fruit flies may be small, but the genetic secrets they can unlock for humans are mighty.
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Michigan State University and Michigan Nonprofit Association announce scholarship

October 3, 2016 - 11:52am
In response to the growing need to develop the next generation of leaders in the nonprofit community, MSU's Broad College of Business Executive MBA, with the support of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, created a scholarship for nonprofit professionals dedicated to honing their business acumen.
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