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MSU Law hosts symposium on school desegregation across the U.S.

April 3, 2014 - 5:48pm
The MSU Law Review will be hosting the symposium, "Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act: A Living History of the Fight for Educational Equality" April 10-11. This is in conjunction with the yearlong Project 60/50 initiative to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing into law of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Flipping the switch on scleroderma

April 3, 2014 - 3:54pm
Scleroderma is a rare and often fatal disease, causing the thickening of tissue, that currently lacks a cure and any effective treatments. A group of researchers, including a Michigan State University professor, is looking to change that.
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'Unzipping' poplars' biofuel potential

April 3, 2014 - 2:45pm
What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel.
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RFQ issued for new MSU Grand Rapids biomedical research center

April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
MSU is considering two delivery options for a biomedical research center in Grand Rapids: a traditional university-financed model and a developer-financed model.
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Campus bike cleanup starts May 5

April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
The MSU Department of Police and Public Safety will perform the annual campus bike cleanup from May 5 through July 31. Bikes that are not registered with the department will be impounded whether they are attached to a bicycle rack or not. Impoundment will also include bikes that are in disrepair and not locked to a bicycle rack. Any bike in proper repair that is locked to a bicycle rack and is registered with a current and valid permit affixed will not be impounded. Students leaving campus for the summer should remove their bicycles from campus.
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Helping to end extreme poverty by 2030

April 3, 2014 - 10:25am
MSU, the U.S. Agency for International Development and 31 other partner organizations have launched the U.S. Global Development Lab, hoping to reach 200 million people throughout the next five years.
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Attracting wild bees to farms is a good insurance policy

April 3, 2014 - 10:25am
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to MSU research.
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Giving voice to Rwandan genocide survivors

April 3, 2014 - 9:20am
As the world remembers the horrific genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, an MSU scholar is helping survivors tell their stories through a book of poems.
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Senior wins competitive research award

April 2, 2014 - 3:33pm
MSU psychology senior Marisa Kelly, of Ann Arbor, recently received the Novartis Award for Innovation at the National Collegiate Research Conference, hosted by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association.
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Weismantel named MSU University Physician

April 2, 2014 - 3:20pm
Physician and long-time MSU faculty member David Weismantel has been appointed to the post of MSU University Physician.
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Facing challenges

April 2, 2014 - 2:43pm
"We want to make sure there isn't anything wrong with your baby." Those words struck fear in the heart of my long-ago pregnant self. As it turned out, everything was fine and I had a healthy, wonderful daughter a few months after that. But in that moment, I was terrified. What would I do? How would I care for her? What would her life be like? What would her potential be? Once my daughter was born, there were still smaller moments of fear. Is she progressing normally? Why is she crawling with her hand tucked under like that? Is her learning on track? Will she get sick? Will she do well in school? I know I'm very lucky. My daughter was rarely sick. She was a great student. She had a happy childhood and is now an accomplished, lovely young woman. (Of course, just because she's an adult doesn't mean I've stopped worrying). I'm pretty sure all parents have those moments. We all want the best for our kids and we want their lives to be happy, healthy and full of success. Every child has ups and downs, but for some, the challenges are greater.
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Faculty conversations: Brendan Mullan

April 2, 2014 - 1:57pm
Brendan Mullan, associate professor of sociology in the College of Social Science, talks about how his Irish heritage shaped his interest in international migration.
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MSU professor headlines national education research meeting

April 2, 2014 - 12:07pm
Nearly 200 MSU faculty members and graduate students will join education researchers from across the world during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
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Brooke Ingersoll: Finding her calling

April 2, 2014 - 11:26am
When I was a senior in college in the mid-90s, I answered an ad in the school newspaper for an in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist to work with a four-year-old boy with autism.
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Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

April 2, 2014 - 10:08am
Disabilities need not preclude the achievement of goals and dreams. Rather, they mandate a greater level of creativity, commitment and a repertoire of compensatory techniques. The team of professionals at MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities assists students, employees and visitors with resources that create an environment of opportunity. The staff values full integration of persons with disabilities throughout the university mission, programs and services and believes that persons with disabilities at MSU are as much in control of their educational/work experience as a person without a disability.
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Positive, negative thinkers' brains revealed

April 2, 2014 - 9:04am
The ability to stay positive when times get tough - and, conversely, of being negative - may be hardwired in the brain, finds new research led by an MSU psychologist.
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Quest for a healthier world

April 1, 2014 - 4:21pm
Quest for a healthier world Michigan State University is on a quest to make this world a better place. Join us on a global journey and see Spartans hard at work trying to solve the world's toughest problems.
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MSU Marshall Scholar admitted to NIH Oxford-Cambridge program

April 1, 2014 - 4:08pm
Craig Pearson, MSU's 16th Marshall Scholar, has been admitted into the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars program.
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Horticulture Club's Spring Show returns to MSU

April 1, 2014 - 2:40pm
For the 26th time, the MSU Horticulture Club is hosting its annual Spring Show, with this year's show titled "Where the Wild Things Grow."
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Mid-Michigan prepares for Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 1, 2014 - 11:53am
The MSU Police Department Emergency Management, in cooperation with Lansing's Office of Emergency Management, Ingham County Emergency Management, Ingham 911 and Michigan State Police, is helping residents prepare for dangerous weather as part of Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 6 to 12.
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