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Faculty Conversations: Jeffrey Kovan

June 12, 2014 - 12:58pm
Spectators often observe team physicians on the sidelines, but don't see them when they are waking up at 7 a.m. or climbing into bed after work at midnight.
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Fruits of summer

June 11, 2014 - 1:37pm
Ahhh...the warm weather has finally arrived and I couldn't be happier. The sun, the warmth, open windows, flowers, long days and outside activities all just put me in a better mood. Another one of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. There's nothing better than sitting outside on a summer day to enjoy the sun and eat lunch. Imagine some greens topped with avocado, cucumbers and almonds. Follow that up with a fruit bowl overflowing with apples, blueberries, cherries, watermelon, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, pears and plums. Now imagine a pesky honeybee buzzing around and interrupting your peaceful meal. I'm guessing your first instinct is to swat around at it or maybe even trying to squash it. Time out. Before you curse your pesky new friend, take a moment and imagine something else. Without that honeybee's existence, you would literally be eating just a bowl of greens. That's it. Just greens. Without bees and pollination, all those other crops are at risk of disappearing. All of a sudden, lunch got a whole lot less tasty. Who wants just a bowl of greens? (Lettuce is the only thing I've seen my dog ever spit out).
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Rufus Isaacs: Research creates buzz

June 11, 2014 - 10:59am
Soon after joining the faculty at MSU, I told a potential graduate student who was interested in studying bees that she needed to find a different lab, because "we don't work with bees". This proves you should never say never because during the past decade a major portion of my research program has focused on the fascinating world of bees and crop pollination.
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Kayla Hoppe: Friday Harbor Study Away

June 11, 2014 - 9:29am
During Spring Break 2014, I joined 15 other MSU students on a living and learning experience of our own at the Friday Harbor Laboratories.
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Public oversight improves test scores in voucher schools

June 10, 2014 - 2:03pm
Requiring private schools that receive public money to report student test scores improves academic achievement and ultimately enhances school choice, an MSU education scholar argues.
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Room with a view

June 10, 2014 - 12:43pm
The Wells Hall atrium viewed from the third floor on June 5, 2014. Wells, named for Hezekiah Griffith Wells, the first president of the state's Board of Agriculture who played a part in the founding of the university, is the largest academic building on campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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Five Spartans head to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

June 10, 2014 - 12:24pm
Five members of the MSU outdoor track and field team will have their opportunity to compete against the top athletes in the nation this week at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
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MSU professor recommended as new dean of College of Veterinary Medicine

June 9, 2014 - 5:08pm
John Baker, a long-time faculty member in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, is being recommended as the new dean of the college effective June 9, 2014.
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How much fertilizer is too much for the climate?

June 9, 2014 - 3:37pm
Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change.
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'They Passed like a Cloud' traces abundance to extinction

June 9, 2014 - 10:48am
Despite such incredible abundance in the past, the Passenger Pigeon is now extinct.
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High schoolers aspire to be 'Future DOcs'

June 6, 2014 - 3:26pm
A select group of outstanding Lansing high school students have been chosen for a new program that gives them insight into a career as a physician, thanks to a partnership between the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Sparrow Health System.
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High schoolers aspire to be 'FutureDOcs'

June 6, 2014 - 3:26pm
A select group of outstanding Lansing high school students have been chosen for a new program that gives them insight into a career as a physician, thanks to a partnership between the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Sparrow Health System.
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MSU announces major athletic award winners

June 6, 2014 - 1:56pm
Five 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 2013-14.
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Watch World Cup games live at International Center

June 6, 2014 - 11:52am
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil kicks off on June 12, and the MSU community can watch games live through July 13 on the big screen at the Food Court in the International Center.
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MSU research aims to curtail pig fighting on swine farms

June 6, 2014 - 10:57am
An MSU AgBioResearch scientist is leading a multidisciplinary effort to find ways to curb fighting and enhance swine productivity and quality of life with a nearly $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Bringing researchers, volunteers and legislators together to advance science

June 5, 2014 - 3:57pm
The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at MSU has joined forces with ResearchMatch, a national registry that is designed to bring volunteers together with researchers who are working toward advancing new health treatments.
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Men's tennis hands out 2013-14 season awards

June 5, 2014 - 2:56pm
MSU men's tennis head coach Gene Orlando announced winners for the 2013-14 team awards June 5.
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Can mice mimic human breast cancer? MSU study says 'yes'

June 5, 2014 - 11:46am
Eran Andrechek, a physiology professor in the College of Human Medicine at MSU, has discovered that many of the various mouse models used in breast cancer research can replicate several characteristics of the human disease, especially at the gene level.
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Four Spartans selected for U.S. Field Hockey National Championship

June 4, 2014 - 3:13pm
MSU senior field hockey players Allie Ahern, Abby Barker and Becky Stiles have been recognized as some of the top field hockey athletes in the country and were selected to compete in the US Women's National Field Hockey Championship.
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Adding it up

June 4, 2014 - 1:28pm
Just Do it. I'm lovin' it. Have a Coke and a smile. Got Milk? Melts in your mouth, not in your hands. Think different. Tastes great, less filling. Don't leave home without it. Think outside the bun. Because I'm worth it. Advertising. Love it or hate it or even fast-forward through it, but you'll never escape it. Americans are exposed to thousands of advertising images and sounds every single day. Television, radio, magazines, billboards, websites, the sides of buses, ballpark walls, clothing-ads are everywhere. In just 30 seconds, ads have the ability to evoke emotion and feeling. Who hasn't found themselves tearing up watching a Hallmark commercial or the Budweiser ad with the puppy and the horse? Or the Pampers Mother's Day ad? And don't get me started on Sarah McLachlan and the anti-animal abuse commercial-I literally have to change the channel to avoid crumbling into a weeping wreck on the floor. Advertising can also make us smile or laugh, like the mini Darth Vader starting up a Volkswagen, Betty White hawking Snickers or a whole slew of beer and Doritos commercials.
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