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MSU scholar appointed to Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

October 30, 2017 - 9:33am
Andrea Wittenborn, an associate professor in MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was appointed to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy by Gov. Rick Snyder.
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MSU hearing aid technology to eliminate background noise

October 30, 2017 - 8:00am
Mi Zhang, an MSU assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team are working on developing a smart hearing aid device that can enhance the clarity of conversation and remove unwanted sounds in the background.
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A fresh look at freshwaters

October 27, 2017 - 3:49pm
To better understand the complex factors that threaten lake water quality, scientists need data on many lakes in various types of environmental settings. Unfortunately, much of the lake and geographic data needed for such studies is not easily accessible because the datasets exist in multiple formats scattered across government, university and private databases - sometimes only in file drawers. Until now.
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MSU becomes 5th university in nation accredited in emergency planning

October 27, 2017 - 1:51pm
After more than a two-year process spearheaded by MSU Police that included creating and revising thousands of pages of emergency plans with individuals from across campus, Michigan State University has become the fifth higher education institution in the nation to become accredited in emergency planning.
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Board approves planning for $50M to modernize power plant, campus energy efforts

October 27, 2017 - 1:09pm
During a meeting today, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the university to begin planning the next phases of power generation on campus, including new production capacity at the T.B. Simon Power Plant on Service Road.
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Landfall Tradition will be final tournament of the fall for No. 13 Spartans

October 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
The 13th-ranked MSU women's golf team will close its fall schedule with the Landfall Tradition this weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina. The tournament, which features some of the nation's elite teams, will take place Friday - Sunday with 18 holes being played each day.
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No. 2 Michigan State Beats Ferris State, 80-72

October 27, 2017 - 12:40pm
Sophomore guard Cassius Winston scored 26 points to lead three players in double figures as No. 2 MSU pulled away from Ferris State, 80-72, in an exhibition game at the Breslin Center Thursday night.
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MSU Safe Place honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
In light of October being nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there was a diverse crowd of people at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Oct. 12 attending the MSU Safe Place candlelight vigil to raise awareness and honor those who have battled domestic violence.
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MSU scientists work to make biodegradable plastic from sunlight

October 26, 2017 - 3:33pm
MSU scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism.
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MSU to host award-winning writer and photographer during Geography Awareness Week

October 26, 2017 - 1:19pm
MSU will host Krista Schlyer, an award-winning writer and photographer, during Geography Awareness Week. She will discuss the effects that a U.S.-Mexico border wall would have on the environment.
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MSU College of Music to debut "Piano Monsters" at West Circle Series

October 26, 2017 - 12:38pm
The MSU College of Music will present Carnival of the Animals, Music of Camille Saint-Sa"ens, on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in MSU Auditorium's Fairchild Theatre.
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Experience different cultures at Global Festival 2017

October 25, 2017 - 5:51pm
MSU will host the 2017 Global Festival 1-5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the MSU Union. The festival will feature returning exhibits as well as performances by cultural groups on campus.
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Can open and honest scientists win public trust?

October 25, 2017 - 3:02pm
Michigan State University researchers wondered whether it would be better for scientists to acknowledge some of their personal or social values up front when reporting on their studies in order to gain trust.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

October 25, 2017 - 2:53pm
MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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'Five Photographers from Mali' opens at MSU Museum

October 25, 2017 - 11:59am
The MSU Museum is hosting a new exhibit, "STUDIO/ ATELIER/ FOTOTALAY
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Spartans surge to take second at Quail Valley

October 25, 2017 - 11:10am
The MSU men's golf team moved up four spots in the final round of the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Florida, on Tuesday to take second place.
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MSU launches effort to support informed education policy

October 25, 2017 - 10:11am
MSU has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision makers.
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Strange matter

October 25, 2017 - 12:47am
Well, it's that time of year when if I stay just the slightest bit late, the office gets a little creepy. Shadows seem more sinister; the creaky floors sound spookier and I jump at the thump of the furnace kicking on. In a building that's more than 100 years old, everything seems a little scary after dark. I've written before about the strange goings on in Olds Hall, and I'm still not convinced the place isn't haunted. I've moved into a new space this year - down to the wing where I've heard phantom footsteps and doors slamming, so that's cool. You might not know, but Olds Hall is actually a rebuild of an almost identical structure that burned down in 1916 and was rebuilt in 1917, using a private donation from Ransom E. Olds of Oldsmobile. It was originally the Engineering Building but now houses a random collection of offices and classrooms. Exactly 100 years of the day of that fire, I was at a conference out of town when a colleague back on campus texted to tell me that they had to evacuate the building when the fire alarms went off. While it wasn't a major fire, just some burned popcorn that set off the sensors, it happened in exactly the same place where the fire started a century before. Coincidence? Or maybe something strange happened that day. Whatever the case, it still sends a shiver up my spine when I look at the photo of the building burning. It makes me feel like I'm working in some weird time-travelling portal or parallel universe.
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Mark Auslander: Resonance and wonder

October 25, 2017 - 12:46am
Of all the objects on display in MSU's Museum, perhaps none so remarkably combines "resonance" and "wonder" as the great brown bear, towering over all the other taxidermy specimens in the second floor's Hall of Evolution and Adaptation. At 10 and a half feet tall, it ranks among the largest brown bear specimens on display in any museum.
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Department of Theatre: The Haunted Aud

October 25, 2017 - 12:02am
The Haunted Aud, an annual event sponsored by the Department of Theatre, is a fundraising event to help further the experiences of theater students. Money raised support the grants awarded by stART, a student organization affiliated with the Department of Theatre where, based on how many hours students work for selected stART activities, they receive grants that can be used to help them with their careers.
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