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MSU focuses on preventing sexual assault with It's On Us action week

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 3:05pm
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent, respond to and educate about sexual assault, partners across Michigan State University are teaming up for the It's On Us Week of Action from March 20-24.
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Refugees with PTSD regulate stress differently

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 1:24pm
New MSU research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don't have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering.
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Two MSU Executive Chefs Earn Top Honors at the Michigan Taste of Elegance

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 11:49am
On Thursday, Feb. 16, chefs from all over the state gathered at the Lansing Center to compete in the Michigan Taste of Elegance. MSU executive chef Eric Batten received top honors at the event, earning the Chef Par Excellence title and the People's Choice Award for his original pork entr'ee.
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Take it from the top

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 11:27am
I was the smallest person in that first-grade class, not especially athletic and really afraid of heights. Yet there we were, in the gym, staring up at a rope that went all the way up to the ceiling - and we were expected to climb it. Classmate after classmate grabbed hold of the scratchy rope, got partially up and slid down, causing quite a few red palms. When it was my turn, I just didn't want to embarrass myself. I grabbed hold and started up, reminding myself to not look down. The thing about being small was I didn't weigh a lot either and so, against all odds, I actually made it to the top, becoming the first first-grade girl to do so. I touched the overhead beam, and then kept my eye focused on the rope, never looked down and slowly returned to the gym floor. Apparently, I'm not the only one with a rope-climbing gym story. (Do they still make kids do this?) I've been lucky enough to spend a week getting inspired at a fantastic conference. I've been to many, many sessions that are educational for my field, and are also just dang inspiring. In one session, the speaker talked about a super similar experience. He got halfway up the rope, and when the teacher asked why he stopped and if he wanted to fall, he climbed up to the top because the answer was, "no." The whole way he was sure he would fall and make a fool out of himself on top of getting hurt.
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Engaging Detroit's Young Adults in Science and Art

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 10:50am
Part art gallery, part science lab, part theatre, MSU is launching an initiative to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, art and math in Detroit's young adults. Called Science Gallery Lab Detroit, the goal is to reach youth ages 15-25 who are making important decisions about college and careers and show them what interesting ideas emerge when different disciplines collaborate.
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Two undergraduates nominated for Udall Scholarship

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 10:23am
MSU has nominated a current Udall Scholar and a previous runner-up for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.
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Walter Hawthorne: African history at MSU

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 9:51am
So what accounts for MSU's No. 1 ranking in African history? First, the university has long had a commitment to the program and to African studies broadly.
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Bethany Dickerson: Charting new paths

MSU News - March 15, 2017 - 8:47am
Bethany Dickerson, a linguistics major and Honors College senior, has had the opportunity to find answers for herself throughout her time at MSU. Through countless undergraduate research experiences and leadership roles in multiple student organizations, she has found herself and her passion.
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MSU to partner with Indian media giant, helping local farmers

MSU News - March 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
MSU and Indian media company Ramoji Film City are partnering to help farmers better produce food for India.
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Amol Pavangadkar: Expanding reach

MSU News - March 14, 2017 - 8:53am
As the fastest-growing economy and one of the richest cultural histories in the world, India presents a great opportunity for MSU to further expand its reach, partnerships and projects as well as open new avenues for learning and research.
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Seven MSU graduate programs rank No. 1 nationally

MSU News - March 14, 2017 - 1:01am
Two more MSU graduate programs - African history and supply chain - claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU seven No. 1 programs across a broad range of disciplines.
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Enlarged prostate later in life could stem from fetal development early on

MSU News - March 13, 2017 - 4:01pm
New research from MSU indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men later in life.
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Spartan basketball in the NCAA tournament

MSU News - March 13, 2017 - 2:11pm
Make it 20 in a row. MSU extended its Big Ten record by earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th consecutive season, receiving a No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region.
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Spartans extend their Big Ten record with 20th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance

MSU News - March 13, 2017 - 2:11pm
Make it 20 in a row. MSU extended its Big Ten record by earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th consecutive season, receiving a No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region.
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Star discovered in closest known orbit around black hole

MSU News - March 13, 2017 - 2:11pm
Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a black hole and a companion star.
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Shine on, Spartans

MSU News - March 9, 2017 - 5:04pm
In my dream, I was near a lake holding my phone when I slipped and fell into the icy water. I quickly raised my left arm so my watch would stay dry, but unfortunately, my phone was in my right hand and fully submersed. My slumbering mind cared nothing about being cold - only about my phone being wet. When I woke up in the morning, the first thing I did was reach for my phone to turn off the alarm. I rubbed my bleary eyes and looked at the screen. I rubbed them again and shook my head. Somehow, inexplicably, there were two large water spots under the glass. I'm not kidding. They were not there the night before. Did I actually sleepwalk into a lake? Did my dog drool on it? Or was it just another weird instance of the "shining" I sometimes have? I'm going with the last one. I'll file it right under my ability to say a random phrase minutes before someone on television says the exact thing (particularly with bad reality television). Or alongside the fact that lights go out as I walk under them. And right up there with the spidey sense I share with my sisters and my daughter. I can't explain it, nor do I understand it. It's just one part of what's inside me that makes me who I am.
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Four homers gives MSU win at Georgia Tech

MSU News - March 9, 2017 - 3:10pm
MSU used the long ball (repeatedly ) to down homestanding Georgia Tech, 7-3, March 8 in Atlanta.
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New study shows FRIB significantly impacts Michigan's economy

MSU News - March 9, 2017 - 2:44pm
A new economic impact study shows FRIB is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan's economy and job creation. From construction through an anticipated 20-year operational phase, FRIB is projected to add $4.4 billion to the state's economy and create up to 1,500 Michigan jobs at the height of the construction phase and about 1,000 permanent jobs during operations.
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Beronda Montgomery: Growing from adviser to mentor

MSU News - March 9, 2017 - 1:22pm
I remember the great responsibility I felt when the first graduate student decided to join my research team. In preparing for her arrival, I highlighted the list of course requirements for her doctoral program and quickly outlined the first biochemistry experiments that she would conduct.I was cautiously optimistic that we would be positioned to make significant inroads in understanding how plants perceive what is going on around them to inform which activities and behaviors best situate them for success and productivity based on the environments in which they exist, which is one focus of my scientific work. As the student began to work diligently in the laboratory, it quickly became clear that my preparation had positioned me to serve as an adviser, but not necessarily a mentor. These are two names that are often used interchangeably to describe what happens when engaging with those individuals we supervise. However, I have come to fully understand that advising does not equal mentoring. Advising at its core is offering advice or factual information that would benefit any individual on a defined course of action - and I was clearly prepared to do that valiantly. I knew exactly what classes a student seeking a doctoral degree in my student's chosen discipline needed to take.
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MSU tackles concussions by bringing new sensor to market

MSU News - March 9, 2017 - 11:10am
Two Michigan State University chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports who could be at risk of suffering concussions.
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