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Franklin, Schulist, Watt and relay team advance to NCAA Championships on final day

June 1, 2015 - 4:30pm
Four more entries punched their ticket for Eugene, Ore., for the NCAA Championships as the MSU track and field program concluded action Saturday at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Smith named winner of the Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award

June 1, 2015 - 4:25pm
Former Spartan basketball standout Steve Smith has been named as one of three winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award, it was announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame May 27.
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2015 Spring Academic All-Big Ten honorees announced

June 1, 2015 - 4:06pm
The Big Ten Conference released the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015 spring sports on May 28.
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Former student honors mentor with endowed fund

June 1, 2015 - 3:50pm
A former student has honored one of the world's foremost authorities on pattern recognition, computer vision, and biometric recognition with the creation of The Anil K. Jain Endowed Graduate Fellowship endowed fund.
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Online gambling would benefit from better regulation

June 1, 2015 - 3:34pm
A first-of-its-kind study by MSU business scholars suggests online gambling would benefit from better government regulation.
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Helping faculty expand international research opportunities

June 1, 2015 - 2:20pm
Representatives from some of the world's largest research funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, will be at MSU Wednesday and Thursday to advise faculty on how to expand their international research opportunities.
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Something to crow about

June 1, 2015 - 11:28am
In the past 50 years, approximately 225 new birds have been discovered, more than half of these from South America. Of these discoveries, Pamela Rasmussen, MSU integrative biologist, is tied for the third-highest total in the world with 10 - and is ranked first for birds discovered in Asia.
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New director of MSU animal and public health center named

June 1, 2015 - 10:23am
Rachel Reams has been named the director of the MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, or DCPAH.
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Staff profiles: Tammy Hazel

June 1, 2015 - 10:19am
Landscape gardener Tammy Hazel's responsibilities in the athletic areas of campus never stop.
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Bering-Porter awarded Lilly Fellowship

May 29, 2015 - 3:43pm
David Bering-Porter, assistant professor of film studies in the MSU Department of English, has been awarded a 2015-16 Lilly Fellowship.
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MSU Community Music School hosts 13th annual Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp

May 29, 2015 - 12:16pm
The MSU Community Music School will host the 13th Annual Eric "RicStar" Winter Music Therapy Camp June 8-13. The RicStar Camp welcomes individuals of all ages with special needs as well as their siblings.
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Research links impulsivity and binge eating

May 28, 2015 - 12:03pm
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at MSU and senior author, the more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings.
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Lydia Weiss appointed interim director of Women's Resource Center

May 28, 2015 - 11:17am
Lydia Weiss, former educational program coordinator of the Women's Resource Center, has been appointed as the center's interim director, effective immediately.
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Gran Fondo races to finish off skin cancer

May 28, 2015 - 10:30am
In a full sprint toward increasing rider participation and fundraising for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's skin cancer research program, on Saturday, June 27, the MSU Gran Fondo will enter its third year of becoming West Michigan's biggest and best cycling event.
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Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy

May 28, 2015 - 9:00am
Michigan's leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan's economy into the future, a new report confirms.
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Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

May 27, 2015 - 9:31am
New MSU research has found that the use of tablets makes it easier for the elderly to get online, breaking down some of the barriers that keep them from getting connected.
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Spaced Out

May 26, 2015 - 7:06pm
There's nothing like enjoying a beautiful spring night outdoors - breathing in floral smells, listening to the symphony of crickets and staring up at a sky full of twinkling stars. This is my first spring with my new deck and my husband and I are out there as often as we can. In the last few weeks, he's pulled out his telescope and started stargazing in earnest. He bought a book, subscribed to a sky calendar and even stayed up until 5 a.m. the other night studying the sky. I admire his quest for knowledge about the universe. Me? I'll admit it. I'm perfectly content to mindlessly stare up in the night...oooh, shiny, pretty things. My husband will start to tell me things about the sky and light years and stars and black holes and how many years ago something happened that we're just seeing and I have to stop him. Not that I don't appreciate his knowledge, but honestly? Space freaks me out. I mean, I love riding Space Mountain, I think spotting a shooting star is cool and I'm all about E.T., Close Encounters and Star Wars (well, except for Attack of the Clones). But actual real life space stuff? Like I said, it freaks me out. I had an astronomy course in college and it was all I could do to keep from hyperventilating during class. I can't explain it anymore than someone can explain an irrational fear of snakes or heights (oh wait, that's also me), but really thinking about all that's out there puts me in a panic. It's just too much to think about or comprehend. It's just too massive...it doesn't get any bigger than the universe.
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S. Patrick Walton: Life is Complicated and Busy

May 26, 2015 - 6:50pm
Life as a faculty member is complicated and busy. As I have said many times, one doesn't become an academic because it's the easy path. One becomes an academic because it provides an extraordinary amount of professional freedom and, just as importantly, gives one a chance to work with students, whose infinite curiosity and passion are truly invigorating.
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Megan Kechner: Academic Opportunity

May 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
My undergraduate research journey began in 2012 during my first year at MSU. Coming in as a freshman, I was intimidated by the idea of attending a Big Ten research university, making my mark at a school of nearly 50,000 students, and finding my niche as a science major who was interested in research. Although I had heard the word thrown around before and had a brief idea of what research was, at the time I had no idea how to become involved in something I had little to no previous experience with.
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Sunset silhouette

May 26, 2015 - 5:49pm
A midge perches on wild grass as the sun sets at the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center pasture on May 23, 2015. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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