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Big Ten Championships on tap for rowing

May 16, 2014 - 9:04am
MSU, no. 20 in this week's CRCA poll, on May 18 travels to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Big Ten Rowing Championships.
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MSU track and field travels to 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

May 16, 2014 - 8:49am
The Spartans will face off against conference foes this weekend as the MSU track and field team travels to West Lafayette for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
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Baseball closes regular season at Penn State

May 15, 2014 - 2:58pm
The Spartans head to Penn State for the final weekend of the regular season looking to secure a spot in next week's Big Ten Tournament.
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Iraq war vet named presidential fellow

May 15, 2014 - 12:48pm
Kent Dell, an Iraq War veteran and recent MSU Honors College graduate, has been accepted into the Presidential Fellows Program.
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Is crowdsourcing the future of scientific research?

May 15, 2014 - 11:45am
Casey O'Donnell, an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation of $156,000 to examine how collaborative online games are being used to solve problems in the world of biochemistry and molecular physics.
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New incubator farm will help feed Upper Peninsula, fuel local economy

May 15, 2014 - 10:28am
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Matt Raven has been awarded nearly $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish an incubator farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
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Like a box of chocolates

May 14, 2014 - 12:44pm
Thirteen full-size candy bars. That, to my 8-year-old self, seemed like a pretty incredible prize. All I had to do was to learn my times tables from zero to 12 and recite one each day in front of my teacher for 13 days without a mistake. If anyone made a mistake, he or she had to wait until the next day to try again. The first student to recite them all correctly got the candy. I'm not talking about plain chocolate bars. The bag had Snickers, Milky Ways, Reese's-everything my younger self loved. (Heck, who am I kidding? My older self still loves them. I still know my times tables so if anyone is offering...) But I digress. I've always been a bit competitive (right now anyone who has ever played a game with me is laughing at the understatement) so I was out to win that candy. I had always studied hard for spelling tests, even without a treat at the end. But that bag sitting on Mrs. Trice's desk made it a whole new ballgame. Needless to say, I didn't make a single mistake for 13 days. Neither did Matt, the smartest boy in the class, but the teacher made good on her promise and we each got a bag of candy.
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MSU research centers to host public field days

May 14, 2014 - 12:02pm
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer.
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Aaron Levin: Spilling the beans about math

May 14, 2014 - 11:47am
"How many jelly beans are in the jar?" Thus began one of the earliest memories I have of the power and efficiency of mathematics. I was in fourth grade and the teacher had asked the class to estimate, by any means, the number of jellybeans sitting in a clear jar on a plain desk in the front of the room. We were allowed to make any measurements we wanted and kids could be seen twirling the jar in all directions trying to gain some extra advantage
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Sister Mary Lisa Renfer: Respond in love

May 14, 2014 - 10:47am
There are some things that are universal to the human experience. We all long to love and to be loved, and we all experience suffering in some way. We realize how connected we are at various points in our lives, but often forget as we run around from place to place, with our plans, our dreams, our hopes and desires. Yet in the midst of this, each person has his or her own sufferings, on the surface or hidden away, and everyone is searching for love. These two often come together, since love often involves sacrifice, and some of the greatest suffering occurs because we love.
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Flower tower

May 14, 2014 - 9:46am
A Saucer Magnolia blossom frames the view of Beaumont Tower on May 9, 2014. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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@millennials wary of @twitter, #MSU study finds

May 14, 2014 - 9:07am
A new study indicates young adults have a healthy mistrust of the information they read on Twitter.
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Spartans announce future football series with Arizona State

May 14, 2014 - 8:57am
MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced May 13 that the Spartans have signed a contract for a home-and-home football series with Arizona State.
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Earning Fischoff silver medals

May 13, 2014 - 4:31pm
The Echo Saxophone Quartet from the MSU College of Music was among a select group of chamber ensembles from across the nation to earn honors at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held recently at the University of Notre Dame.
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35th Annual Ag Expo at MSU to take place July 22-24

May 12, 2014 - 12:03pm
Ag Expo, the state's largest outdoor farm show, returns to MSU July 22-24. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has lined up another show for the agricultural community and anyone else who is interested in learning about Michigan's agriculture industry.
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Man's best friend shares similar 'albino' gene

May 12, 2014 - 11:34am
MSU researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now.
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Spartans add two regional qualifiers at GVSU Last Chance weekend

May 12, 2014 - 10:10am
The MSU qualified two more Spartans to NCAA Regionals as the track and field team concluded the outdoor regular season this weekend at the Last Chance weekend hosted by Grand Valley State University.
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Spartans place fifth at NCAA West Regional, qualify for NCAA Championships

May 12, 2014 - 9:56am
The No. 23 MSU women's golf team is heading back to the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, tying a school record.
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College of Osteopathic Medicine honors three with Patenge Medals

May 9, 2014 - 4:41pm
The former head of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Statewide Campus System at MSU and two osteopathic physicians have received the college's highest award - the 2014 Walter F. Patenge Medals of Public Service. They will be recognized during a dinner on May 12 at MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
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Baseball hosts Nebraska in Big Ten home finale

May 9, 2014 - 4:22pm
The MSU baseball team begins a busy stretch when it welcomes Nebraska in its final home series of the season this weekend at McLane Baseball Stadium.
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