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Michigan Good Food Fund invests in a healthier food future

June 10, 2015 - 3:43pm
The Michigan Good Food Fund-a new public-private partnership loan and grant fund created to address lack of healthy food access in rural and urban communities by supporting good food entrepreneurs across the state-has launched. The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems will co-lead business assistance and pipeline development in partnership with the Fair Food Network. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Capital Impact Partners are also core partners.
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Can you dig it?

June 10, 2015 - 1:41pm
It happens every morning. After hauling myself up the 99 steps to my office (yes, the elevator is still out and yes, I still count them) I end up standing outside my locked office door digging around in my purse for my keys. No matter what, my key ring is always the very last thing I find. How does that happen? How can it always be at the bottom? Why does it hide from me? It's not like I have a huge purse so it really shouldn't be that hard. Here are all the things I had to dig through today to find my keys: a wallet (complete with Spartan helmet on it), my phone, my car key, a pair of reading glasses, a pack of gum, a thumb drive (also with Spartan helmet) two partially unwrapped pieces of gum, a mint, two purple pens, three lipsticks, one lip gloss, two tins of Lush perfume, two tickets to my niece's graduation (which was last Sunday), a movie ticket (from two weeks ago), an eyeliner and mascara (never again, people, never again). My purse is actually very small - I pared down years ago. It doesn't even have extra pockets or zippers. Back in the day when I carried a much bigger purse I jammed so much useless stuff into it, I swear if I dug around enough I'd have found the Ark of the Covenant. And yet, it's still a major excavation at my door every morning just to find that tiny silver ring with three keys on it. For the amount of time it takes, you'd think I was digging around the huge construction holes that are in front of Olds Hall right now.
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Robert Abramovitch: Illuminating Solutions

June 10, 2015 - 1:31pm
Robert Abramovitch is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Natural Science. Every day he enters his lab in the Physical Sciences Building motivated and ready to find new solutions for treating tuberculosis.
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Kristin Doshier: No, I'm not digging for dinosaurs

June 10, 2015 - 12:31pm
Since this is my first field school and first time doing anything archaeology related I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I had an idea of what we would be doing and I was excited to finally start and tell my family and friends about it, but most of them had something different in their minds.
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Public debate could be key to strong economy

June 10, 2015 - 11:26am
A new study by MSU economist Siddharth Chandra, director of MSU's Asian Studies Center, and Nita Rudra, associate professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, has found that people who speak their minds loudly and often could be responsible for economic prosperity.
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Social media should play greater role in disaster communication

June 10, 2015 - 9:32am
It is clear that social media should play a larger role in emergency preparedness, says Bruno Takahashi, an MSU assistant professor of journalism who studies the issue.
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MSU Engineering names three associate deans

June 9, 2015 - 4:49pm
Three associate deans have been appointed in the MSU College of Engineering.
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Applying research agendas to sport fishing

June 9, 2015 - 3:05pm
Facing declines in natural reproduction, a team of scientists, including a Michigan State University inland fisheries researcher, has developed a list of research and management needs to help keep the fish -- and the industry - thriving.
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MSU announces major athletic award winners

June 9, 2015 - 3:05pm
Six MSU student-athletes have been recognized for excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom, earning the school's highest athletic awards for 2014-15.
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Poulson recognized for decades of Great Lakes environmental journalism

June 9, 2015 - 11:47am
The International Association for Great Lakes Research has recognized David Poulson, the senior associate director of MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, for a career-long dedication to inform and educate the public and policymakers on Great Lakes issues.
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United Shore $500,000 gift creates faculty fellow position in sales at MSU

June 9, 2015 - 10:00am
A former MSU basketball player turned business executive is teaming up with the Broad College of Business to enhance sales research and education.
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MSU High 5: June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015 - 7:20am
Here's today's MSU 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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MSU hires nation's first endowed chair in genetic programming

June 8, 2015 - 5:27pm
MSU has hired the first endowed chair in genetic programming in the United States.
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MSU track and field travels West for NCAA Championships

June 8, 2015 - 2:31pm
MSU men's and women's track and field programs will be well represented at the 2015 NCAA Championships at historic Hayward Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.
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ITA officially announces Jadun, Mullane All-Americans

June 5, 2015 - 2:45pm
After making it to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Doubles Championship, Harry Jadun and John Patrick Mullane knew this announcement was coming.
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Vote now for the 2015 Spartan football student section shirt

June 5, 2015 - 2:35pm
Voting is underway for the 2015 Michigan State Football student section t-shirt. Fans can vote for one of the two options for the shirt, all of which are designed by Nike.
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Neal Schmitt recommended as interim dean of College of Social Science

June 5, 2015 - 10:56am
Neal Schmitt, a University Distinguished Professor and professor emeritus who served the Department of Psychology, has been recommended to serve as interim dean of the College of Social Science at MSU.
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MSU High 5: June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015 - 7:20am
Here's today's MSU 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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Hear me roar

June 3, 2015 - 12:53pm
I celebrated my birthday a couple of days ago. By anyone's standards, it really was a lovely day - I was given presents, cards and delicious treats. I was taken to lunch and spent the evening drinking wine and watching some hilariously trashy television with a group of wonderful friends. Family members called and my Facebook page was filled with good wishes. My daughter sent me a beautiful video of her singing a song that would make anyone tear up. And yet, there was still something missing - a birthday wish from my mom. It was something I could always count on. My mom was the one other person there for that very first birthday of mine so many years ago and she never missed one. I had no idea when I celebrated my birthday six years ago that a mere 12 days later I would be saying goodbye to her. She was there for my first breath and I was with her for her last. I miss her all the time, but my birthday is one of the worst days - and her birthday, which was just four days before mine. Of course Mother's Day is just a few weeks before that. It can be a difficult time of year. She was an amazing woman. She was one of the kindest people I've ever met. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary or other important occasion for all her friends and extended family. She was smart, funny and a wonderful cook. She loved my dad, her children, her grandchildren and all of her family fiercely.
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Selke named director of MSU School of Packaging

June 3, 2015 - 12:43pm
Susan Selke has been named director of the MSU School of Packaging.
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