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MSU to expand global reach with food channel debut

October 9, 2014 - 10:57am
MSU is launching, a new educational portal that will offer open-access courses and resources to students around the globe.
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MSU High 5: Oct. 9, 2014

October 9, 2014 - 7:40am
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 Michigan State University.
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Zeroing in on a source of gamma rays

October 8, 2014 - 3:48pm
Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of radioactive waves known in the universe. However, how they're made and where they come from have been a bit of a mystery. But now a team of researchers, led by MSU astronomer Laura Chomiuk, has made a discovery that may shed some light on the subject.
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Undergrads, grads and research, oh my

October 8, 2014 - 2:42pm
He walked into my office with a confidence well beyond his years and said, "I want to learn how to write science so that regular people can understand it." He had contacted me by email earlier asking if our office had any student writer positions open. I told him, that, unfortunately, we were full for the semester. He asked if he could come by anyway just to pick my brain a bit and I agreed. So there he was, dressed like he was there for an interview, resume in hand and a palpable desire to learn. It took me all of about three minutes before I decided that I had to find some way for this impressive young man to work in our office that semester. We get absolutely fantastic interns to work for us. Most of them come through the School of Journalism in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and they're excellent writers. We usually find them with the help of referrals from a couple of professors in the college.
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James Kelly: Harvesting rewards of research

October 8, 2014 - 12:17pm
I have spent almost 40 years, 34 of them at MSU, working to develop better bean varieties. In addition to my research on campus and in the continental United States, I've conducted research in Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
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Kelvin Kamfwa: Multiplying Benefits with Biotech

October 8, 2014 - 11:17am
Kelvin Kamfwa, is pursuing a doctorate in plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. A former student and lecturer of crop science at the University of Zambia, Kamfwa conducts plant breeding research with Jim Kelly, a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, who has been breeding new bean varieties for more than 30 years.
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$1 million commitment endows MSU professorship

October 8, 2014 - 9:26am
A retired MSU professor has made a $1 million commitment to benefit the MSU College of Engineering with a professorship in electromagnetics.
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FRIB progress

October 8, 2014 - 8:17am
Work continues on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a new national user facility for nuclear science, on Sept. 30, 2014. Under construction on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society. Photo by G. L. Kohuth
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$5 million grant to help STEM students attain goals

October 7, 2014 - 1:52pm
MSU is launching a new program designed to help students who didn't receive the pre-college math and science training they needed to pursue degrees and, ultimately, careers in science-related fields.
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Low Vitamin D may play role in suicide attempts

October 7, 2014 - 10:32am
Low levels of vitamin D and increased inflammation in the blood appear to be associated with suicide attempts, according to a recent study co-authored by an MSU researcher. The findings could have implications for how physicians treat depressed and suicidal patients, said Lena Brundin, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the MSU College of Human Medicine.
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MSU High 5: Oct. 7, 2014

October 7, 2014 - 7:17am
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 Michigan State University.
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Fifth Annual West Circle Series returns with 'Viva Vivaldi' Oct. 13

October 6, 2014 - 5:28pm
Experience the music of Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi as the MSU College of Music kicks off its fifth annual Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series on 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the recently reinvented Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
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MSU experts can discuss politics of education

October 6, 2014 - 4:58pm
MSU experts are available to discuss hot-button education topics in this year's election, including school funding, charter schools and teacher evaluations.
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Sam and Mary Austin: Setting the stage

October 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Sam and Mary Austin have been ardent supporters of Summer Circle Theatre for fifty years and counting. In 2011 they suggested to George Peters, then chair of the Department of Theatre, that they would like to see a new permanent home for Summer Circle and would help to fund it.
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REPID program is bringing diversity to health care

October 6, 2014 - 12:29pm
What exactly does REPID stand for? The words behind the acronym, "Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in health researchers," still may not be clear, but what this program is really doing is breaking down barriers to promote diversity in health care.
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First StartUp Weekend: Maker Edition comes to Midwest

October 6, 2014 - 12:02pm
A team of more than a dozen community partners is excited to kick off Michigan's first Maker Week, and the Midwest's first StartUp Weekend: Maker Edition on Oct. 6-12.
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Cool research: Searching for neutrinos at the South Pole

October 6, 2014 - 10:49am
MSU recently joined an international consortium studying mysterious particles known as neutrinos. The site of the lab where they do the work: The South Pole.
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Five MSU students nominated for major international awards

October 6, 2014 - 10:12am
Five MSU Honors College students with an array of majors have been nominated for prestigious scholarship awards - the Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship.
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Spartan defense shuts down Nebraska ground game

October 6, 2014 - 9:11am
MSU went into its Big Ten opener against Nebraska believing it would win if it contained Cornhusker running back and Heisman Trophy contender Ameer Abdullah.
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Raising awareness for breast cancer

October 3, 2014 - 10:02am
It's estimated that 40,000 women in the United States will die of breast cancer this year. Because early detection is the key to survival, breast cancer survivor First Lady Sue Snyder, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, the Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan State University HealthTeam are partnering to raise awareness around the importance of breast cancer screening by launching the "pink ribbon" license plate.
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