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Seeing triple: New 3-D model could solve supernova mystery

July 21, 2015 - 11:27am
How some stars explode remains a mystery. However, recent work led by MSU may bring some answers to this astronomical question
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Welcoming new director of African Studies Center

July 21, 2015 - 10:57am
Jamie Monson has been named director of MSU's African Studies Center and will take over leadership in August.
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MSU High 5: July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015 - 8:01am
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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Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone

July 20, 2015 - 4:10pm
Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new species.
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Fourth annual Spartan Hockey Women's Clinic to take place Aug. 19

July 20, 2015 - 2:53pm
Registration is now open for the fourth annual Spartan Hockey Women's Clinic, hosted by MSU head coach Tom Anastos and his wife, Lisa.
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New center aims to improve practice of law through science

July 20, 2015 - 11:18am
With fewer students enrolling in law schools and the high expense of legal services, the legal profession needs radical change, says a MSU College of Law professor who hopes to make a difference with a new legal research center.
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MSU's BEACON Center nets $22.5M grant to continue evolution research

July 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
MSU has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
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MSU High 5: July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 - 7:11am
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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Volunteers invited to help students move in

July 16, 2015 - 9:43am
Volunteers are invited to help students move in Aug. 29-31 for the 2015-16 school year.
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Research finds ovarian hormones play genes like a fiddle

July 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
A complex relationship between genes, hormones and social factors can lead to eating disorders in women. Kelly Klump, MSU eating disorder expert, has made monumental strides in deciphering how these factors interact. In her latest discovery, she has found that during the menstrual cycle, ovarian hormones act like a master conductor - they turn genetic risk on and off in the body.
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July 15, 2015 - 1:33pm
This week's "From the Editor" comes from guest blogger Jim Peck, my colleague, Big Ten Network executive producer and director of University Photography and Videography at MSU. He's currently on location in Uganda filming an upcoming feature on MSU soil research. Francis, our translator and driver, is doing both his jobs right now. "They are yelling 'mzungu' at you because you are not from here and you are a white person." He laughs as he steers the van through the jammed streets of Fort Portal, Uganda. "Is it a bad term? Is it like an insult?" I have just gotten to Uganda after flying more than 22 hours over the course of 48 hours. I'm feeling pretty bleary and worn down and I was hoping for a friendly greeting. Francis laughs hard, "No, no, no! It's not bad! It just is what it is. You are a stranger and a white person and they don't see many white people here." Chris Buller, our videographer, and I flew from Detroit to Atlanta to Dubai to Entebbe and now we're wrapping up the five-plus hour drive from the airport to our hotel. We're here following the story of Lisa Tiemann, an MSU soil biologist. She's here studying the soil.
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Lisa Tiemann: Digging In

July 15, 2015 - 12:34pm
Lisa Tiemann is an assistant professor of soil biology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is an expert in soil ecology and biogeochemistry and is currently doing research on the soil in Uganda. Watch the video above to learn a bit about her work there.
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MSU planetarium hosts Pluto open house

July 15, 2015 - 11:53am
One of the astronomy world's major milestones - the recent flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft past Pluto - will be the subject of a special open house at MSU's Abrams Planetarium.
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Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium

July 15, 2015 - 11:44am
More than 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2015 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 22 at the Breslin Center.
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Seventy-eight Spartans named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 15, 2015 - 11:38am
The Big Ten Conference released the list of student-athletes who received the 2014-15 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award.
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Andrew Gleichert: Big-league Ambitions

July 15, 2015 - 11:34am
Andrew Gleichert has big ambitions - medical school and playing in the NFL.
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Pre-college science programs lead to more science majors

July 15, 2015 - 10:25am
High school students who take part in pre-college programs that focus on science are much more likely to pursue higher education and, eventually, careers in science, technology, engineering and medicine - the STEM disciplines.
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Construction of MSU Grand Rapids Research Center adds 728 jobs; $95M economic impact

July 14, 2015 - 5:33pm
With construction underway for the new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center, officials from MSU, Clark Construction Company and Rockford Construction today announced measures of economic impact that construction alone will have on the West Michigan economy.
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Bayer gift helps harvest hope

July 14, 2015 - 12:29pm
MSU alumni Doug and Maria Bayer of Bellevue, Washington, are supporting the research of Michael Hamm, C.S. Mott Professor for Sustainable Agriculture at MSU, with a $1 million pledge.
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