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MSU High 5: Sept. 17, 2015

September 17, 2015 - 7:46am
Here's today's Michigan State University High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Fight, Fight, Rah Team Fight

September 16, 2015 - 1:51pm
I rarely get sick. (Well, there was that whole cardiac arrest thing a couple of years ago. Go big or go home, right?) But regular colds and flu? I've been pretty lucky to escape those - until now. I felt the scratchy throat and stuffy head come on yesterday afternoon and by evening I knew my luck had run out. Unfortunately, I knew I had work to do that wouldn't wait and, after all, it's just a cold. So here I sit at home (no need to spread my germs) alternately blowing my nose and typing away. Hey, at least it's a beautiful day and I can sit outside. I could feel sorry for myself and put off what needs to be done, but that's not the Spartan way. When able, Spartans push through adversity, challenges and setbacks and simply get things done. It's just what we do. I think about Spartans on campus and all over the world working on the most challenging problems -disease, clean water, alternative energy, food security and more. I doubt any of them would let a little sniffle stop them. I think of the football game this past weekend - did our team give up after a bad play or missed opportunity? Nope. They simply put it behind them and fought on to an exciting and well-deserved win. Perseverance and tenacity is just part of the Spartan DNA.
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International team discovers natural defense against HIV

September 16, 2015 - 11:59am
Researchers at MSU were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.
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Prabu David: New Meaningful Experiences

September 16, 2015 - 9:31am
At the beginning of a new school year, our students arrive on campus with hopes and dreams of new possibilities, as do our faculty and staff.
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Spartans host Air Force

September 16, 2015 - 9:00am
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday to preview the matchup against Air Force.The Spartans are playing host to a service academy for the first time in school history as they welcome the Falcons at noon Sept. 19 to East Lansing. The game will be televised nationally on ABC.
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Mariam Alamiri: Follow a Legacy

September 16, 2015 - 8:31am
I am an international student. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and came all the way to MSU for a brighter future. Throughout my journey, I faced struggles and hardships but I always believed in "Spartans Will" and I will continue to make a difference in this world.
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Honoring the life of Dennis Rodeman

September 15, 2015 - 3:55pm
Funeral services for the late Dennis Rodeman, a firefighter with the Lansing Fire Department, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Road.
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No. 5 Spartans take down No. 7 Oregon, 31-28

September 15, 2015 - 12:09pm
Vernon Adams threw incomplete to end Oregon's final drive, and fifth-ranked MSU held on to beat the seventh-ranked Ducks 31-28 on Saturday night in college football's marquee game of the week.
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New MSU professor lands prestigious NSF assignment

September 15, 2015 - 10:35am
Angela Wilson was recently hired at Michigan State University as the Hannah Professor of Computational Chemistry. But before she'll begin working in East Lansing, she'll head to Washington, D.C., to start her position as director for the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry.
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New school-evaluation method fails to affect housing prices

September 15, 2015 - 10:05am
The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools - called "value-added" - does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at MSU and Cornell University.
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Men's basketball receives $3.1 million gift from Draymond Green

September 14, 2015 - 3:28pm
Continuing on the extraordinary tradition of former Michigan State student-athletes giving back, Draymond Green has made a $3.1 million contribution to MSU Athletics in support of the men's basketball program. With his gift, pending Board of Trustee approval, The Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center will be named in his honor. In addition, a portion of Green's gift will fund an endowment for the program.
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MSU hosting international advertising competition

September 14, 2015 - 3:25pm
An international advertising competition has brought more than 40 students from China to MSU.
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MSU/PHYCO2 collaboration works for cleaner power

September 14, 2015 - 2:33pm
MSU and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2's revolutionary and patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
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MSU Law expands international dual-degree options

September 14, 2015 - 12:23pm
MSU College of Law and Doshisha Law School in Kyoto, Japan, have entered into an agreement that will allow qualifying Japanese students to obtain U.S. and Japanese law degrees in a four-year period.
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Too many candidates spoil the stew

September 11, 2015 - 2:27pm
This election year has produced 17 Republican presidential candidates, which on its surface may appear to give the party a competitive advantage. Evolution, however, disagrees. A new study by MSU researcher Arend Hintze and appearing in the current issue of Scientific Reports, says the delicate balance of some, but not too much, competition optimally drives the evolution of decision-making strategies.
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One-button system to enhance campus emergency notifications

September 11, 2015 - 12:20pm
MSU is now using two more key platforms to provide community information during emergencies: a new system to more quickly alert campus of an emergency and a new web page that helps the Spartan community prepare for different types of crises.
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Collaboration brings health research to northern community campus

September 11, 2015 - 11:56am
MSU College of Human Medicine has announced a health research collaboration with UP Health System - Marquette and Northern Michigan University. The collaboration is part of MSU's statewide initiative to bring academic health research to each of its community campuses.
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MSU fundraising surpasses $1 billion milestone

September 11, 2015 - 9:22am
MSU's Empower Extraordinary capital campaign has hit a $1 billion milestone.
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50th anniversary of the NEH and NEA

September 10, 2015 - 5:16pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate 50 years on Oct. 23 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
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$1.5 million gift will make MSU a leader in Holocaust studies

September 10, 2015 - 2:35pm
Michigan State University's newly created William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, funded by a $1.5 million private gift, will be one of just a handful of Holocaust studies chairs in the country, one of four in the Big Ten and the first and only in Michigan.
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