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$4.5 million gift from alumnus Robert Burgess supports entrepreneurship at MSU

MSU News - July 13, 2016 - 10:12am
MSU has announced a $4.5 million gift to the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Eli Broad College of Business from alumnus Robert "Bob" K. Burgess, an accomplished business leader and longtime university advisor.
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Jon Benton: Taking medical training back to his roots

MSU News - July 13, 2016 - 9:48am
Some people get an adrenaline rush from jumping out of planes, others take a fast ride on a roller coaster. Then there are people like third-year MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student Jon Benton. Having worked as an emergency medical technician since his junior year of high school, Benton gets a rush from helping others.
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MSU builds high-tech test track to improve crop performance

MSU News - July 12, 2016 - 11:54am
Automakers torture test their cars on special tracks that simulate real driving conditions. Germany's automakers have their fabled Nurburgring track. GM has its Desert Proving Ground in California. Now Michigan State University has DEPI - Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging - to test-drive plants so scientists and plant breeders can make them work better and produce more.
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Aerial Powers Named to 2016 USA Basketball Select Team

MSU News - July 12, 2016 - 10:46am
Former Michigan State All-American Aerial Powers was named to the USA Basketball Women's Select Team. She is one of 11 members chosen to the team along with former Big Ten rival Kahleah Copper.
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Are brain changes fueling overeating in the obese?

MSU News - July 12, 2016 - 9:34am
Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by an MSU neuroscientist.
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Common additive may be why you have food allergies

MSU News - July 11, 2016 - 11:11am
A Michigan State University researcher has found that a common food additive may be linked to a rise in food allergies.
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MSU among leaders in vehicle charging stations

MSU News - July 11, 2016 - 11:10am
MSU is taking part in the U.S. Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, a national partnership program that aims to increase the number of employers offering workplace vehicle charging to 500 by 2018.
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MSU named first innovation hub in state

MSU News - July 8, 2016 - 3:29pm
The Michigan Strategic Fund has named MSU the first innovation hub in the state.
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An American, a Libyan, a Spartan, an Olympian

MSU News - July 8, 2016 - 11:27am
MSU MBA student Mohamed Hrezi will represent Libya in the Olympic marathon.
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Spartans help employ Detroit's youth

MSU News - July 8, 2016 - 11:22am
Twenty-seven Spartan students spent two Saturdays, June 18 and June 25, at the Brenda Scott Academy in Detroit volunteering for Grow Detroit's Young Talent, which provides summer job training for Detroit youth.
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Why Clinton and Trump backers don't mix

MSU News - July 8, 2016 - 9:28am
Living around people with opposing political viewpoints affects your ability to form close relationships and accept other perspectives - and may even change your personality, finds a national study led by an MSU scholar.
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USATF Olympic Trials update: Five Spartans make finals

MSU News - July 7, 2016 - 11:58am
Five of six Spartans that have competed thus far have made finals at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials.
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$2 million gift to fund bridge research at MSU

MSU News - July 7, 2016 - 11:56am
The largest single donation ever given to MSU's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will enhance research focused on the nation's strained transportation infrastructure.
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Seventy-eight Spartans named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

MSU News - July 7, 2016 - 11:53am
Letterwinners earned a minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2015-16 academic year.
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College of Music offers program for pre-college students with autism

MSU News - July 7, 2016 - 11:08am
A first-of-its kind summer piano festival through the MSU College of Music will provide advanced music students on the autism spectrum a chance to preview life as a collegiate musician.
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Areas in need get a food market on wheels

MSU News - July 7, 2016 - 10:41am
A Michigan State University researcher is using his mapping expertise to help a farmers market and other local food sources go mobile in Flint, bringing healthier options closer to those most in need.
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Stop, collaborate and listen

MSU News - July 6, 2016 - 1:59pm
Do you know what happens when you ask your spouse for advice while you're brushing your teeth? You end up with "Ice Ice Baby" stuck in your head all day. I was running through my day in my head this morning like I always do and I asked him, "What can I write about today? I've got two pieces on collaboration I want to tie together." He looked at me and sang, "Alright stop, collaborate and listen." So that's where I am. Vanilla Ice stuck in my head, and no clear direction of what to write about. So yeah, thanks for the help. (You can all thank him now for getting it stuck in your head too.) Though I do have more to thank him for then just getting a bad song rolling around my mind. He's been collaborating with me for years on my biggest accomplishment - raising a tiny human into a pretty awesome adult. And it wasn't just the two of us. It really does take a village and we've had a great one - the best extended family, awesome teachers, wonderful friends and a fantastic community. So that collaboration worked out pretty darn well. I'm of the opinion that pretty much everything improves when you work with others.
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Christopher P. Long: 5 things that facilitate academic collaboration

MSU News - July 6, 2016 - 1:49pm
Lists seem increasingly to be the current vernacular of the Internet. So, as I considered how I might share a few things I have learned during my first year as dean of College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University that facilitate academic collaboration, I thought I'd try the idiom of the list.
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The Media Arts Collaborative

MSU News - July 6, 2016 - 12:49pm
The Media Arts Collaborative is a community of students and faculty at MSU dedicated to creative endeavors in integrated media arts.
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Glew named ISP associate dean for academic programs

MSU News - July 6, 2016 - 10:53am
International Studies and Programs at MSU has appointed Robert Glew as associate dean for academic programs, effective July 1.
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