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Facilitating a better online conversation

September 26, 2016 - 2:06pm
A team of researchers from Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track.
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Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster

September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
An MSU urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate.
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Happy you, healthy me?

September 26, 2016 - 9:10am
A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by an MSU scholar.
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Breslin Hall of History named in honor of Izzo

September 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
In honor of the winningest coach in Spartan basketball history, MSU Athletics will name a portion of the on-going renovations at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in recognition of men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, pending Board of Trustees approval.
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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' cast hosts campus event

September 23, 2016 - 10:27am
Cast members from the Starz horror comedy, "Ash vs. Evil Dead" will be visiting MSU prior to the season 2 premier to host an advanced screening and Q & A panel.
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On the hunt

September 21, 2016 - 2:17pm
Ever been on a scavenger hunt? You know, the kind of game where you run around to look for clues, find things or take photos? I absolutely love this kind of game. I'm a little bit competitive (OK, more than a bit...stop laughing) and scavenger hunts are right up my alley. I even auditioned for the Amazing Race with my daughter. (I'm still a little bitter we didn't get picked.) I created a pretty intense scavenger hunt for my colleagues a few years ago. It was so popular, I was asked to create another one this year. Here's the secret - I love putting them together as much as I love competing in them. In order to create a complex game, I've scoured the northern part of campus (it's an on-foot event) to create clues, find hidden pictures, look for trivia and more. It forces me to see things I've never seen, go to places I've never been and notice the small things about MSU that I might have passed by. I've learned things, found beautiful spots and soaked in the incredible history campus has to offer. My days are often crazy busy but planning this forces me to slow down and appreciate things. As I wander dusty halls I think of all the Spartans who have been there before me. As I read plaques or look at photos, I wonder how many lives were changed in that very spot. I appreciate being part of a history bigger than myself.
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Christopher P. Long: Finding your place, leaving a mark

September 21, 2016 - 1:34pm
Welcome to Michigan State University! As you begin your journey in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, let me tell you a secret.
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Angela Amaniampong: Providing hope

September 21, 2016 - 1:08pm
Spending the past three weeks in Peru on the Peru Global Outreach program was one of the most eye-opening experiences I have ever had. I was fortunate enough to help provide free medical attention to patients who had never seen doctors before and, unfortunately, could not afford proper health care.
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Identifying children and saving lives one thumbprint at a time

September 21, 2016 - 10:17am
Anil Jain and his team of biometrics researchers demonstrated in a first-of-its-kind study that digital scans of a young child's fingerprint can be correctly recognized one year later. A child could be identified at each medical visit by a simple fingerprint scan, allowing them to get proper medical care such as life-saving immunizations or food supplements.
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Paying it forward

September 20, 2016 - 5:35pm
As Alice Greene sat outside Yakeley Hall in June 1942, at the end of her freshman year at Michigan State College, it probably didn't occur to her that she would have an impact on future generations of MSU students.
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MSU researcher uses Mackinac Bridge to test sensor technology

September 20, 2016 - 1:58pm
Nizar Lajnef, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at MSU, and professor Shantanu Chakrabartty from Washington University in St. Louis will place six prototype sensors beneath the iconic Mackinac Bridge.
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Nominations collected for top staff honor

September 20, 2016 - 11:27am
The Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Awards Committee encourages nominations of deserving staff during its 40th year of the award.
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Preserving the future of museum collections

September 19, 2016 - 4:27pm
The MSU Museum will use $50,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to conduct general conservation surveys of its natural science and cultural collections and to implement short-term care and rehousing improvements.
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Student-authored book helps professors be better teachers

September 19, 2016 - 3:38pm
In an effort to level that playing field, make professors more sensitive to students' needs and, ultimately, make them better teachers, an MSU journalism class has published a book in which students are able to voice their classroom concerns.
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MSU project helps school officials find most effective programs

September 19, 2016 - 6:57am
Nearly one-third of Michigan's public school administrators have nowhere to go for information about programs to meet student needs - from reading and math instruction to making healthy food choices, finds a study by MSU researchers.
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Global Issues in Urban Education book talk to be held

September 16, 2016 - 3:49pm
The College of Education is hosting a book talk for faculty, staff and students to celebrate the release of the new book series: International Race and Education, published by MSU Press, on Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Erickson Kiva.
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'Dialing in the lipidome' for human health, environmental sustainability

September 16, 2016 - 3:20pm
In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest. Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan State University on lipids - small, naturally occurring molecules that make up oils, fats and waxes - has scientists excited about recent advancements and the untapped potential of these microscopic workhorses.
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$5.3M NSF grant will help discover new plant chemicals, find genes

September 15, 2016 - 2:54pm
A team of Michigan State University researchers has been awarded a $5.3 million National Science Foundation grant to explore new approaches to discovering plant chemicals, and find the genes that plants use to make valuable molecules. According to MSU biochemistry and molecular biology Barnett Rosenberg Professor Robert Last, who is leading the project, the research will examine metabolites - small molecules with wide-ranging applications to human wellbeing, from food to fuels to pharmaceuticals.
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MSU Debate Team announces 2016-2017 schedule

September 15, 2016 - 2:13pm
The MSU Debate Team will discuss the pros and cons of the United States establishing a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the country. The 2016-17 debate season begins Friday with a tournament at Georgia State University.
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College of Human Medicine launches rural health program with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

September 15, 2016 - 11:50am
Leaders from MSU College of Human Medicine and Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital have announced a new Rural Community Health Program site aimed at preparing future physicians with the skills necessary to practice rural medicine.
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