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Richard Lunt awarded 2015 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship

September 23, 2015 - 2:06pm
MSU College of Engineering assistant professor Richard Lunt has been awarded the 2015 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship, a national prize from the American Physical Society supporting research in energy sustainability.
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Stay weird

September 23, 2015 - 1:23pm
I've previously mentioned that I count stairs as I climb or descend them, which is probably a little weird. What I didn't mention is that often while I'm just walking, I count my steps in eight-count, like a dancer learning steps - except I'm not a dancer. Nor have I ever been one. Well, except for that short stint in ninth grade where I took jazz with some friends. Though I eventually got to wear a glittery cowboy hat in a recital, I first ended up on crutches after attempting a leap I wasn't ready for. Maybe I missed the eight-count. Then again, ending up on crutches was one of the best things to happen to me that first year of high school. Sure, it hurt like heck and it didn't look very pretty, but it also helped me make one of my very best friends. My French teacher assigned Amy to carry my books to my next class. At first, I panicked. Amy was a cheerleader and I assumed she would want nothing to do with me. I figured we had nothing in common - how wrong I was. To this day, Amy is still one of my dearest and closest friends. Good thing I didn't let our differences blind me from a lasting friendship. She loves me for who I am, weirdness and all. And I can be somewhat weird. When I'm walking in eight-count, it's often to music I'm only hearing in my head. I have conversations with my dog where I answer back for her complete with a voice I've made up. There are times when I literally have to use every bit of my Spartans Will to stop talking.
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John Beck: Trans-disciplinary Conversations

September 23, 2015 - 11:37am
Some of the most stimulating and enjoyable conversations that I have had both personally and professionally have been those that involved committed, passionate and knowledgeable people talking on "big" topics across a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds. Often the opportunity to have such a conversation has come from happenstance - the luck of the draw when sitting in a big gathering.
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Marc Reed: Spartan Culture

September 23, 2015 - 11:36am
As a human resource management major, culture is a topic I have learned a lot about. Culture defines the norms, values, attitudes and sense of belongingness of a group. Culture can apply to almost any kind of grouping of individuals, such as an organization or company.
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Endowments: Champion for change

September 23, 2015 - 11:10am
College of Education alumnus Rick Stiggins created an endowment at MSU five years ago because he believes it is the only institution that can achieve his vision: to improve how teachers in the United States are trained to use assessment in their schools.
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Taking on Central Michigan

September 23, 2015 - 10:51am
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday to preview Saturday's matchup against Central Michigan.
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Re-launching Project 60/50

September 22, 2015 - 4:25pm
MSU's Project 60/50 is gearing up for another year of bringing social justice and human rights issues to the forefront.
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MSU Debate Team finishes in top 16 of first tournament

September 22, 2015 - 12:28pm
The Michigan State University Debate Team kicked off its first competition of the 2015-16 season with a finish in the top 16 out of 122 teams registered to compete in the Georgia State National College Debate Tournament.
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Study aims to reduce suicides after jail time

September 22, 2015 - 10:34am
A Michigan State University public health researcher is embarking on a first-of-a-kind study that will look to reduce suicides among recently released jail detainees.
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MSU collaborates on UIA 'First in the World' grant

September 22, 2015 - 10:08am
The U.S. Department of Education announced that MSU, as a member of the University Innovation Alliance, was selected as one of the winners in its First in the World competition to encourage innovation among institutions of higher education.
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Aaron Burbridge named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

September 21, 2015 - 5:33pm
MSU senior wide receiver Aaron Burbridge has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
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Spartans move up to No. 2 in Associated Press Top 25 poll

September 21, 2015 - 5:28pm
Following its 35-21 victory over Air Force, the MSU football team moved up two spots to No. 2 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll, the highest ranking for the program since finishing the 1966 season at No. 2.
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Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife

September 21, 2015 - 3:16pm
Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical production from these organisms more viable.
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Spartans Take the World Stage for Homecoming 2015

September 21, 2015 - 11:42am
Whether it's a Final Four run or a performance at Carnegie Hall, Spartans shine bright. That's why the 2015 Homecoming theme "Spartans Take the World Stage" will put a spotlight on the intellect, talent and strength of Spartans all over the world Sept. 28-Oct. 3.
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It's not cheating unless a species gets hurt

September 21, 2015 - 11:03am
A review of dozens of key ecological studies has found very little evidence to support one of the field's commonly held beliefs: Cheating is widespread among "mutualists," species that cooperate with one another for mutual benefit.
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MSU releases results of campus climate survey on sexual assault, misconduct

September 21, 2015 - 11:00am
New data from a climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct show student attitudes, awareness and the prevalence of incidents in the MSU community reflect national statistics.
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Harvesting clues to GMO dilemmas from China's soybean fields

September 18, 2015 - 3:05pm
China's struggle - mirrored across the globe - to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has left a disconnect: In China's case, shrinking fields of domestic soybean - by law non-GM - and massive imports of cheaper soybeans that are the very GM crop consumers profess to shun.
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Improving collaboration between Native Americans and climate scientists

September 18, 2015 - 10:59am
Hoping to improve Native American tribes' access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better relations between tribes and scientific organizations when dealing with climate change.
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Second location announced for MSU-led composite materials institute

September 17, 2015 - 10:40pm
Appearing in Detroit today, Vice President Joe Biden announced that a second site has been selected for a composite materials research institute in which Michigan State University has taken a lead role.
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Former DIA director appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor

September 17, 2015 - 11:07am
Graham Beal, former director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor for this academic year, the most prestigious faculty appointment at the university.
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