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No. 5 Spartans top No. 4 Iowa late to claim Big 10 Title, 16-13

December 6, 2015 - 12:29am
L.J. Scott kept lunging forward, stretching the ball over the goal line for a touchdown with 27 seconds and No. 5 Michigan State all but locked up a spot in the College Football Playoff, edging No. 4 Iowa 16-13 Dec. 5 in the Big Ten championship game. Connor Cook led the Spartans (12-1) on a 22-play drive that set up Scott's 1-yard run. A half-dozen Iowa defenders tried to stop Scott, but he wouldn't be denied.
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Greeks take the lead on ending sexual assault

December 4, 2015 - 10:48am
Students across the country have become more aware of the need for greater sexual assault prevention on college campuses and members of MSU's fraternities and sororities have come together to lead that effort.
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MSU's MBA grads No. 1 in job satisfaction

December 3, 2015 - 1:50pm
When it comes to having the most satisfied MBA graduates, MSU ranks fourth nationally - and No. 1 for job satisfaction, according to Forbes.
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Climate-change foes winning public opinion war

December 2, 2015 - 1:55pm
As world leaders meet this week and next at a historic climate change summit in Paris, a new study by MSU environmental scientists suggests opponents of climate change appear to be winning the war of words.
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Advancing global food security

December 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU has selected 10 winners of its most recent innovation challenge grants.
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Dig In

December 2, 2015 - 1:09pm
If I sat down and listed all the things I think about on a daily basis, I'm pretty sure that dirt probably wouldn't make the top 100. Sure, it's always underfoot, but it's just something I take for granted. I might kick it off my shoes, try to vacuum it up, curse it when the dog brings it into the house, wash it off my hands or even dig in it to plant flowers, but it's just not ever top of mind. It's kind of just there. I bet that my dad thinks about soil a bit more than me. Maybe not now when the air is cold, but during the summer when he plants his garden in the backyard. Even though I don't have the green thumb he does, I do know that bad soil means bad yield of those cherry tomatoes I love so much. Yet, even as I'm popping them into my mouth off the vine on a hot summer day, I don't give the soil from which it came nearly enough credit. Let's face it - good soil is literally the foundation for good food. And, since I do love good food (I basically ate my way through New York City last week, but that's another story) I should probably give credit where credit is due - thanks, dirt. Unfortunately, in many places around the world, good soil is never taken for granted because it's a rarity. Without good soil, food production halts and food security becomes a very real danger.
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Christina Traister: Leading the Way in Stage Combat

December 2, 2015 - 10:58am
I grew up with two stepbrothers-11 and 13 years older than me, who also wrestled. My career path was probably set in motion as a child.
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Spartans to play in Big Ten championship game

December 2, 2015 - 10:02am
The Spartan football team will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten championship game at 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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Bradley Disbrow: Unfamiliar Ground

December 2, 2015 - 8:58am
Taking a seat at the first meeting of my first class at Michigan State University felt like stepping into a foreign land.
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No. 3 Michigan State beats Providence to win Wooden Legacy

December 1, 2015 - 11:13am
Bryn Forbes scored 18 points and Deyonta Davis had six of his 12 points in a game-ending spurt to help No. 3 Michigan State rally past Providence 77-64 in the championship game of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy on Sunday night.
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Combating crime with large-scale face-search technology

December 1, 2015 - 11:09am
Smile because you really are on candid camera. The rapid growth in surveillance cameras is resulting in millions of face images and videos captured every day. The ability to quickly and accurately search all these images to assist in identifying criminal and terrorism suspects is an incredibly important and complex task that can result in safer communities across the globe.
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James Miller named 2015 Entomological Society of America Fellow

December 1, 2015 - 9:54am
James Miller, MSU entomology professor, has been elected a 2015 Fellow of the Entomological Society of America for his pioneering research in insect physiology, chemical ecology and behavior that has significantly enhanced insect detection and management.
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MSU professor of photography receives national award

December 1, 2015 - 9:11am
Professor of photography Peter Glendinning has been honored as one of 24 American Society of Media Photographers "Best of 2015."
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Study 'opens gate' to understanding depression

December 1, 2015 - 9:02am
A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide. The research was led by MSU depression expert Andrea Wittenborn.
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Symposium focuses on technology in arts and culture classrooms

November 30, 2015 - 4:04pm
The History of Art and Visual Culture Symposium, "Teaching with Tech: Practical Uses of Digital Technology in the Arts and Culture Classroom," will showcase the work of faculty and students who are exploring the use of digital tools to rethink teaching and learning in and out of the higher education classroom.
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MSU participates in Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2015 - 2:46pm
MSU this week will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy that kicks off the charitable season by encouraging individuals, communities and organizations around the world to come together to celebrate and encourage giving.
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MSU closes out B1G season with sweep of Iowa

November 29, 2015 - 11:46am
MSU closed out Big Ten play with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-16) sweep over visiting Iowa on Saturday night at Jenison Field House.
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No. 5 MSU routs Penn State, 55-16, wins Big Ten East Division Title

November 29, 2015 - 11:37am
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in his return from a shoulder injury, and Michigan State (No. 5 College Football Playoff, No. 6 Associated Press) wrapped up a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game with a 55-16 rout of Penn State on Saturday.
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Playing Penn State in the regular-season finale

November 24, 2015 - 4:14pm
No. 6/6 Michigan State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) plays hosts to Penn State (7-4, 4-3) in the regular-season finale at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Spartan Stadium. The game is being televised on ESPN.
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MSUFCU Jazz series at Wharton Center presents Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis

November 24, 2015 - 3:37pm
Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis are set to make their Wharton Center debut Dec. 1.
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