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Set the bar high

September 14, 2016 - 12:14pm
I love my job. When I found academia, I found my professional home. Writing, research, teaching and service . . . well, writing, research and teaching are fun. That doesn't mean every day is all flowers, dark chocolate and puppy dogs. Some parts of academia are unfair, dysfunctional and outdated. It is, if not always an ivory tower, sometimes an echo chamber.
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Sharing good fortune

September 14, 2016 - 11:32am
Growing up just northeast of Buffalo in Amherst, New York, Scott Belden watched his parents and grandparents frequently donate to Cornell University and be active members of the Cornell Alumni Association. So when he graduated from Michigan State, he and his wife, Patty, followed suit and became MSU donors just a few years after he graduated.
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DETxMSU program

September 14, 2016 - 9:26am
This summer 60 Michigan State University students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU. The pilot program immersed students from six colleges throughout the city where they were partnered with stakeholders to work on projects ranging from entrepreneurship and business to urban design to media production.
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Jain elected Foreign Fellow by Indian National Academy of Engineering

September 13, 2016 - 5:38pm
Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at MSU, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
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MSU to use $4.4M NSF grant to explore the corn genome

September 13, 2016 - 11:42am
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new, more nutritious corn varieties in the future.
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Study links intelligence and chess skill

September 13, 2016 - 9:05am
Intelligence - and not just relentless practice - plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by MSU researchers.
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The Wharton Center announces, 'Whose Live Anyway?'

September 12, 2016 - 1:18pm
The Wharton Center announces "Whose Live Anyway?," an improvised comedy show featuring current cast members from the television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
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Students experienced Detroit through DETxMSU pilot program

September 12, 2016 - 11:37am
This summer 60 MSU students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU.
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Harnessing big data to see the big picture in ecology

September 12, 2016 - 10:21am
MSU will use a $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant to help shape the future of the changing field of ecology.
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Alzheimer's beginnings prove to be a sticky situation

September 12, 2016 - 10:17am
Laser technology has revealed a common trait of Alzheimer's disease - a sticky situation that could lead to new targets for medicinal treatments.
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MSU Community Music School open house Sunday

September 9, 2016 - 1:34pm
MSU's Community Music School invites the public to attend an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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Parents influence junk food purchases among school kids

September 7, 2016 - 10:58am
Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another unhealthy habit - buying junk food - according to new MSU research.
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National education reformers target local school boards

September 7, 2016 - 9:12am
Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by an MSU scholar.
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Not exactly as planned

September 7, 2016 - 1:24am
Ever have a day that doesn't go exactly as planned? I get up in the morning with the best of intentions to have a perfect day where I'm my best self and rock the heck out of everything I do. But, let's face it - those days rarely happen and nothing really goes exactly as planned. Let's see, in the last few weeks I've made some ridiculous mistakes. I've run into more than a couple of walls, locked my keys in my office twice, hit reply instead of forward on email that I really didn't mean to go to the original sender, made typos where I shouldn't, left my suitcase on the elevator during a business trip, knocked a case of Sprite off the display at Meijer sending cans rolling in all directions and left the door to my house open for an entire day. I don't mean unlocked, I mean standing wide open - for an entire day. Thank goodness for a safe neighborhood and an old dog who didn't run off. I mean really - how in the world did I manage to do that? None of these things were in my plans. But guess what? No one is perfect - certainly not me. But, I'm OK with that. I own every one of my imperfections. I simply fix what I broke, laugh at myself, strive to do better and keep on keeping on
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Nick Hays: Incorporating community engagement

September 6, 2016 - 4:33pm
In the fall 2015 semester, I incorporated a semester-long community engagement project into my capstone course for seniors majoring in management. I decided to assign the project because I knew students would learn more from a hands-on experience than they would by writing another research paper about an organization.
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Making connections to the future

September 6, 2016 - 2:46pm
Six out of 10 college students are clinically lonely, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression-but what if a smartphone app could help?
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Beat the stock market by satisfying customers

September 6, 2016 - 2:26pm
Satisfy your customers and win in the stock market, says a new study by a team of researchers from Michigan's University Research Corridor, who found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in play for more than half a century.
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Tell me a story: Changing student perceptions about Flint

September 6, 2016 - 11:52am
MSU students were offered several new opportunities to participate in "Will Power. A Global Day of Service," including two new service sites in Flint. As a result, more than 40 Spartans signed up to serve with one of these Flint sites, which focused on beautification efforts including blight removal and a spring clean-up for Edible Flint at the MSU Extension Demonstration Garden.
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MSU board to meet Thursday

September 6, 2016 - 11:40am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 Thursday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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Is sex in later years good for your health?

September 6, 2016 - 7:04am
Having sex frequently - and enjoying it - puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension, finds a study led by an MSU sociologist.
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