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MSU professor tapped for USDA board position

July 24, 2014 - 12:03pm
Douglas Buhler, director of MSU's AgBioResearch, has been appointed to a national board of directors of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The announcement was made by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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Leo Kempel recommended as MSU engineering dean

July 23, 2014 - 4:33pm
Leo Kempel, who has been acting dean of the MSU College of Engineering since 2013, has been recommended as full-time dean of the college he has served for more than 16 years.
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Bollywood dreams

July 23, 2014 - 1:53pm
I grew up in a pretty traditional American suburb upbringing. I didn't learn a different language, we traveled to Florida, Washington, D.C., Cedar Point, California and, of course, "up north" on family vacations. Ethnic food meant tacos, lasagna, or, from my own German heritage, sauerkraut and springerle cookies. It was a different time then and the world seemed a lot bigger when I was a kid. International trips were for the wealthy, restaurants served American cuisine and there was no such thing as learning about the world by surfing the Net. America may have been a melting pot, but my neighborhood and schools were still pretty homogeneous. Things like the Olympics and movies offered opportunities to see different kinds of people, cultures, foods, languages and landscapes. It was a chance to experience places that seemed exotic and exciting, but only on a screen. As a kid, I never dreamed that I might someday visit places across the world. That seemed pure fantasy.
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Amol Pavangadkar: Learning through lenses

July 23, 2014 - 12:56pm
The group had just finished their steak...yes STEAK in India, had their last round of mango ice cream, thanked their hotel staff and took their last group selfies. It was 10:15 p.m. and we were having our final group debriefing in the lobby of our temporary home in India.
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Alyssa Cleland: Study Abroad-India Part I

July 23, 2014 - 11:56am
Alyssa Cleland is a senior studying media and information in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. In June, she traveled to India for a new Spartan study abroad program, "Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media."
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First structural concrete pour takes place at MSU's FRIB

July 23, 2014 - 10:55am
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 23, what's known as the first structural concrete pour took place for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University.
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Rockin' it out at AOP

July 23, 2014 - 9:56am
Academic Orientation Program students gather for a photo at the Rock while touring campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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MSU receives nearly $1 million for humanities projects

July 22, 2014 - 5:27pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $1 million to MSU as part of its Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program.
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Food and ag leaders hopeful about industry, state economy

July 22, 2014 - 1:59pm
Leaders in Michigan's food and agriculture industry remain optimistic about their businesses, and their confidence in Michigan's overall economy continues to climb. Those were the results of the Michigan Agriculture and Food Index shared July 22 during the annual Ag Expo VIP breakfast.
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LGBT programs and services to expand with $1 million gift

July 22, 2014 - 11:17am
MSU's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center has been named the beneficiary of a $1 million bequest from the estates of an MSU alumnus and his partner, who wish to remain anonymous, which will be used to improve and develop new programs and resources.
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Swimming recognized for team academic acheivements

July 22, 2014 - 9:07am
The MSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named Scholar All-America Teams supported by Nike Swim by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
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Jemele Hill to serve as 2014 Homecoming grand marshal

July 21, 2014 - 5:17pm
MSU alumna Jemele Hill, '97, will serve as the grand marshal for MSU's 2014 Homecoming Sept. 22-27.
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Aiming higher: College of Social Science Launches scholars program

July 21, 2014 - 3:35pm
According to John Waller, an associate professor with an expertise in the history of medicine, making sense of the toughest problems facing society demands a firm grasp of the social sciences. Waller was recently hired by the College of Social Science to serve as the first director of a brand- new undergraduate program called the Social Science Scholars.
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GCFSI launches research hub in Malawi

July 21, 2014 - 12:53pm
The USAID-supported Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU recently launched a regional innovation hub in Malawi in partnership with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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Bioeconomy Institute: Scaling up companies, future entrepreneurs

July 21, 2014 - 11:16am
When MSU accepted the Holland-based Bioeconomy Institute in 2007 as a gift from Pfizer, it took on a $50 million-plus property that was poised to set MSU apart from other universities.
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Missing sleep may hurt your memory

July 21, 2014 - 9:32am
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU psychology researcher.
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In the fast lane: MSU prof also race car photographer

July 18, 2014 - 2:43pm
The first job Jef Richards had as a freshman in college is one he continues to do to this day. For 41 years, Richards, who now chairs MSU's Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has worked as a professional photographer for Indy and NASCAR races.
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Discovery may make it easier to develop life-saving stem cells

July 17, 2014 - 3:03pm
Not unlike looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, a team of MSU researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.
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Empowering the next generation of fisheries professionals

July 17, 2014 - 10:44am
MSUs Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service. But what he loves most is mentoring.
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MSU's commitment to bike safety pays off

July 17, 2014 - 7:38am
At 5,200 square acres, the campus of MSU is one of largest in the country. So it comes as no surprise that biking is one of the most-popular modes of transportation among students. But with more than 40,000 students walking and biking the campus there are bound to be some collisions.
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