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Pandas defy labels, move to their own rhythms

August 6, 2015 - 2:16pm
When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest.
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Early Assurance 'pipeline' ensures well-qualified premedical students

August 6, 2015 - 1:41pm
The MSU College of Human Medicine has expanded its premedical education "pipeline" program in Northern Michigan adding two community colleges to its Early Assurance Program, or EAP.
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MSU Federal Credit Union supports exhibits, education at MSU Museum

August 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
A recent $40,000 gift from the MSU Federal Credit Union will support MSU Museum exhibits, education and programs.
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MSU helps White House expand business opportunities for women

August 6, 2015 - 12:24pm
The Broad College of Business is working with the White House and other major business schools and companies to expand opportunities for women in business.
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Get Dirty

August 5, 2015 - 2:13pm
As much as I love girly clothes, high heels and nail polish, I'm not afraid in the least of a little dirt. I remember making mud pies, helping plant flowers in the yard, picking tomatoes from the garden, rolling around in the grass and practicing sliding into home base. I loved digging for potatoes in the mounds of my great-uncle Art's garden and walking barefoot in mud. I'm sure I ate my fair share of the earth - but a little dirt never hurt anyone. Now that I'm grown up, I still don't mind digging into the soil and getting a little dirty. All through winter I long for warm enough days to plant flowers in the yard. Sure, it ruins my nail polish, but there's something satisfying about getting a little dirt under your nails every so often. I still like to venture out into my dad's garden and steal a few tomatoes and I'm competitive enough to take a dive into the dirt during pretty much any sport if it will help me win. A few weeks ago I went camping - in a tent. I'm pretty sure I brought home a fair amount of Tawas Point State Park dirt home with me, but that's what camping is all about. A few years ago when I traveled the world as part of Spartans Will.360, getting dirty was part of the gig. When you travel to remote areas in 11 countries in eight weeks, with two pair of shoes and about five outfits, dirt is inevitable. I didn't mind it a bit. Dirt washes off, but a missed adventure can fill a life with regret.
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Nicole Mason: Collaborating across Africa

August 5, 2015 - 12:13pm
I loved interacting with the farmers in my village in Guinea, particularly the women's gardening cooperatives, chatting with them and learning about the opportunities and challenges they faced.
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Evan Milton: Enduring connections

August 5, 2015 - 11:13am
On his first trip to Honduras eight years ago with a medical mission group, Evan Milton was struck by how a health care system's efficiency - or lack of it - can affect the wellbeing of the people it's supposed to serve.
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John Papapolymerou to lead electrical and computer engineering

August 5, 2015 - 11:04am
John Papapolymerou has been named chair of MSU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective Aug. 16.
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MSU's first undergraduate entrepreneurship director to create innovative culture

August 5, 2015 - 9:31am
MSU has named a point person to continue developing a campuswide culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among its undergraduate students. An experienced entrepreneur, business executive and Forbes contributor, Neil Kane will create a unified entrepreneurship strategy and introduce new programs, courses and initiatives focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.
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13th-annual meet the Spartans scheduled for Aug. 18

August 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
Michigan State football fans of all ages are invited to attend the 13th-annual "Meet The Spartans," presented by Pepsi, on Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Ninth-year Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and members of the 2015 football team will be available for autographs on the concourse inside the stadium.
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MSU plans evacuation drills with help of Boy Scouts

August 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
To improve emergency planning and better prepare the campus community for crisis situations, the MSU Police Department is holding a two-part evacuation drill Friday with cooperation from 14,000 Boy Scouts and staff.
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MSU Museum's 2015 Great Lakes Folk Festival Aug. 7-9

August 4, 2015 - 11:25am
MSU Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival will take place Aug. 7-9. The event will showcase cultural treasures of the Midwest, along with the best of traditional artists from around the country.
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Providing legal advocacy for Detroit businesses

August 4, 2015 - 10:53am
Local entrepreneurs, community groups, and nonprofits looking to launch their own food businesses at Detroit's Eastern Market face the same health, safety, and agricultural regulations as large, commercial grocery stores and restaurants, but seldom have access to the same top-notch legal advisors. A $150,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation will enable the MSU College of Law Detroit Food Law Clinic to do just that.
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'Jersey Boys' tickets on sale Friday

August 4, 2015 - 10:53am
Tickets go on sale Friday for award-winning hit musical, "Jersey Boys," the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The show will be playing Oct. 13-18 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
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Septic tanks aren't keeping poo out of rivers and lakes

August 3, 2015 - 4:02pm
The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn't hold water, says a new MSU study. Water expert Joan Rose and her team of water detectives have discovered freshwater contamination stemming from septic systems.
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MSU names director of WorkLife Office

August 3, 2015 - 11:34am
Michigan State University has appointed the executive director of its newly created WorkLife Office. Assuming the role of executive director and senior adviser to the provost is Barbara Roberts, who currently serves as human rights officer at the University of New Brunswick. Her appointment is effective Aug. 10.
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Doctoral student wins international

August 3, 2015 - 11:28am
A team of three graduate students in the writing, rhetoric and American cultures program at MSU are changing the way language is used in the classroom.
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Inaugural workshop on computing and data science to be held

August 3, 2015 - 10:36am
MSU's newly formed Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering will host an inaugural workshop Sept. 16 -17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center to kick off intellectual discourse on scientific computing and data science across the MSU community.
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MSU veterinarian appointed to USDA advisory committee

July 30, 2015 - 5:28pm
Dan Grooms from MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed to the USDA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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MSU fundraising exceeds $238 million for second consecutive year

July 30, 2015 - 3:30pm
For the second year in a row, private giving to Michigan State University topped $238 million, continuing the success of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary capital campaign.
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