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Ninth medical mission to Peru is largest to date

September 2, 2016 - 10:05am
For the ninth year, students, faculty and alumni from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, traveled to South America for the annual Peru Global Outreach Program. This year the program had 80 participants, the largest group to date.
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Kevin Sydnor appointed director of MSU's Upward Bound Program

September 1, 2016 - 1:08pm
The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at MSU has named Kevin Sydnor director of the MSU Upward Bound Program, effective Sept. 12.
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Regrets, I've had a few

August 31, 2016 - 2:11pm
They're baaaack...not just the mosquitoes (holy wow are they bad right now!) but also the roughly 50,000 Spartans who moved in this past weekend and started classes today. Even though everything is more crowded and it's harder to find parking, it's an exhilarating time of year. There's just something awesome about seeing young Spartans starting out their college careers, with limitless opportunities that will shape their tomorrows. Forever and a day ago, I was one of those wide-eyed freshman and I had no idea where my life as a Spartan would lead me. I never would have guessed then that I'd be coming to work every day just a short walk away from that third-floor room in Campbell Hall where I began my college days. I couldn't have dreamed of all the twists and turns my life would take, and there have been plenty, but I did know then I was a Spartan for life. (A few years ago, I got to visit that room again; you can read about that here.) Like Frank Sinatra said, "Regrets, I've had a few." After that first year, I took a less traditional path by marrying young, following a military husband, working full time and eventually coming back to MSU to finish my degree. I don't regret those choices, but I do feel a little sad I didn't have all of the traditional MSU experiences. I regret not getting football tickets that first year. I'm sorry I didn't study abroad or join a club. I wish I had appreciated that first fall a little bit more. I should have made more friends, volunteered in my community, explored the campus. I never kissed at Beaumont Tower at midnight. I definitely should not have taken Math 111.
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Randolph Rasch: Limitless thinking

August 31, 2016 - 12:43pm
The coming of this new school year is analogous to the Red Cedar's action on the MSU campus. Just as the water flows easily downstream until merging with the rapids, students transition from the summer lifestyle to the academic rigor of higher education.
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Joining the fight

August 31, 2016 - 12:08pm
As a C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the newly formed MSU College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health, Debra Furr-Holden is examining solutions that will lead to reducing health disparities in Flint, the state and beyond.
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MSU football returns Friday

August 31, 2016 - 11:30am
Parking lots on MSU's campus designated for football tailgaters will open for business at 3:30 p.m. Friday, as the MSU football team opens the 2016 with a game against Furman University.
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Scott Haeck: Defying odds

August 31, 2016 - 10:41am
Don't dare tell accounting junior Scott Haeck that he can't attend a four-year college. Don't dare tell him he can't thrive in one of the Broad College of Business' most competitive academic units. Don't dare tell him that he can't navigate MSU's campus from his motorized wheelchair in the brutal winter months.
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A new key in fighting Kennedy's disease

August 31, 2016 - 10:13am
If a disease affects motoneurons, cells that control voluntary muscle activity, researchers should focus their efforts on motoneurons to find potential treatments, right?
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MSU College of Music introduces the 2016-17 season of exceptional music

August 31, 2016 - 8:07am
From chamber and classical to Latin and swinging jazz, listeners of all musical persuasions in mid-Michigan are in for a treat as the MSU College of Music presents an extraordinary season that runs from September through April.
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Future physicians begin medical school with White Coat Ceremony and Afternoon of Community Service

August 30, 2016 - 2:09pm
First-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine students and their families gathered at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids for the annual White Coat and Matriculation Ceremony, days after participating in the annual Afternoon of Community Service.
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MSU technology could help keep elderly safe in their homes

August 30, 2016 - 10:11am
A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow MSU to explore whether home Wi-Fi systems can preserve the privacy of our aging loved ones while detecting abnormal events in their homes.
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Defend or grow? These plants do both

August 29, 2016 - 5:16pm
From natural ecosystems to farmers' fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But what if you could grow a plant that does both at the same time? A team of researchers at Michigan State University is the first to accomplish that feat, and the breakthrough could have fruitful implications for farmers trying to increase crop yields and feed the planet's growing population.
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Entrepreneurship program provides real-world experiences for MSU students

August 29, 2016 - 1:16pm
MSU undergraduate students can take knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it to firsthand experiences through a new offering this fall called the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experiences Program.
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MSU named veteran-friendly school

August 26, 2016 - 11:01am
MSU has earned gold status in the Veteran-Friendly School program.
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What digital divide? Seniors embrace social technology

August 25, 2016 - 8:22am
Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and even improve their health.
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Rock on

August 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
My to-do list yesterday probably looked like a lot of people's lists-some writing, a bit of editing, a couple of meetings, responding to emails and working on some projects. Oh yeah, and painting a rock. I'm guessing there weren't many people with that on their list - except four of my #TeamCABS coworkers. We weren't just painting any rock. We painted The Rock. You know the one: The huge boulder on Farm Lane that is steeped in campus tradition and covered in thousands of coats of paint. We five Spartans, who all graduated some time ago (some of us much longer ago than others, ahem) broke out our brushes on a beautiful early morning and painted The Rock for our first time. Technically, two of us had kind of helped once before. But the help consisted of bringing snacks and watching the real artist do his work rather than doing any actual painting. But this time, guided by another talented artist who wisely made stencils, we channeled our inner Renoir (or maybe Warhol) and got to work. We had a video shoot planned in which The Rock had a starring role. (I can't wait to share the final video with you next week. My colleagues are uber talented so I know it's going to be great!)
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Lars Brudvig and Tammy Long: Helping students think like scientists

August 24, 2016 - 1:59pm
Many students enter college with aspirations of being scientists, only to become disillusioned with their first-year science courses. But Lars Brudvig and Tammy Long are aspiring to change that.
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Emmalee Skorich: Reigniting a passion for travel

August 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
My childhood summers were spent sharing the middle seat of the family van with my sisters as my family traveled around the country.
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Summer was fun, but back to the books

August 24, 2016 - 8:17am
It was fun while it lasted, but summer is winding down and students are packing their bags and heading back to school.
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Nearly 4,000 attendees learn about FRIB

August 23, 2016 - 5:45pm
Nearly 4,000 members of the public attended the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house on Aug. 20. The "Rare Access" event included activities, demonstrations, presentations and tours that allowed attendees to learn more about a world-leading science facility in operation (NSCL) and one in the making (FRIB).
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