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Rockin' it out at AOP

MSU News - July 23, 2014 - 9:56am
Academic Orientation Program students gather for a photo at the Rock while touring campus. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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MSU's dirty jobs

State News Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 10:52pm

Despite the growing role laboratory research plays at MSU, not all jobs at the university involve lab coats and sterile tabletops. To keep campus running and advance agricultural education, MSU still has its fair share of employees who get down and dirty in their work.

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MSU receives nearly $1 million for humanities projects

MSU News - July 22, 2014 - 5:27pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $1 million to MSU as part of its Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program.
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Food and ag leaders hopeful about industry, state economy

MSU News - July 22, 2014 - 1:59pm
Leaders in Michigan's food and agriculture industry remain optimistic about their businesses, and their confidence in Michigan's overall economy continues to climb. Those were the results of the Michigan Agriculture and Food Index shared July 22 during the annual Ag Expo VIP breakfast.
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LGBT programs and services to expand with $1 million gift

MSU News - July 22, 2014 - 11:17am
MSU's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center has been named the beneficiary of a $1 million bequest from the estates of an MSU alumnus and his partner, who wish to remain anonymous, which will be used to improve and develop new programs and resources.
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Swimming recognized for team academic acheivements

MSU News - July 22, 2014 - 9:07am
The MSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named Scholar All-America Teams supported by Nike Swim by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
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Jemele Hill to serve as 2014 Homecoming grand marshal

MSU News - July 21, 2014 - 5:17pm
MSU alumna Jemele Hill, '97, will serve as the grand marshal for MSU's 2014 Homecoming Sept. 22-27.
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Aiming higher: College of Social Science Launches scholars program

MSU News - July 21, 2014 - 3:35pm
According to John Waller, an associate professor with an expertise in the history of medicine, making sense of the toughest problems facing society demands a firm grasp of the social sciences. Waller was recently hired by the College of Social Science to serve as the first director of a brand- new undergraduate program called the Social Science Scholars.
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GCFSI launches research hub in Malawi

MSU News - July 21, 2014 - 12:53pm
The USAID-supported Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU recently launched a regional innovation hub in Malawi in partnership with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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Bioeconomy Institute: Scaling up companies, future entrepreneurs

MSU News - July 21, 2014 - 11:16am
When MSU accepted the Holland-based Bioeconomy Institute in 2007 as a gift from Pfizer, it took on a $50 million-plus property that was poised to set MSU apart from other universities.
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Missing sleep may hurt your memory

MSU News - July 21, 2014 - 9:32am
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU psychology researcher.
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Student band jams out for last time

State News Top Stories - July 19, 2014 - 11:51pm

The band, which has been performing shows throughout the mid-Michigan area for about three years, announced this set as the beginning of a hiatus.

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In the fast lane: MSU prof also race car photographer

MSU News - July 18, 2014 - 2:43pm
The first job Jef Richards had as a freshman in college is one he continues to do to this day. For 41 years, Richards, who now chairs MSU's Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has worked as a professional photographer for Indy and NASCAR races.
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Discovery may make it easier to develop life-saving stem cells

MSU News - July 17, 2014 - 3:03pm
Not unlike looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, a team of MSU researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.
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Empowering the next generation of fisheries professionals

MSU News - July 17, 2014 - 10:44am
MSUs Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service. But what he loves most is mentoring.
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MSU's commitment to bike safety pays off

MSU News - July 17, 2014 - 7:38am
At 5,200 square acres, the campus of MSU is one of largest in the country. So it comes as no surprise that biking is one of the most-popular modes of transportation among students. But with more than 40,000 students walking and biking the campus there are bound to be some collisions.
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MSU to pull students studying in Israel as conflicts continues

State News Top Stories - July 16, 2014 - 4:41pm

Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities. 

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The kickoff of the annual carillon series

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 2:23pm
People of all ages crowed near the grounds around Beaumont Tower on July 2 to ring in the first performer of the 18th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Recital Series.
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The taste of memories

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 2:01pm
As soon as the blueberry hits my taste buds, I'm transported back in time-a time of summer vacation, my grandparents' voices, an uncle's cottage on the river, the smell of fragrant bushes in the hot sun and a burst of flavor on my tongue. It happens every time I eat blueberries-not strawberries or bananas or any other fruit. The blueberry alone is my own personal time machine. From the time I was a little kid, my grandparents would take me, my sisters and one of my cousins to my Uncle Art's cottage on the Tittabawassee River in Gladwin, Michigan, for a week or so every summer. Every year, he and my Aunt Marie would open up their cottage and their hearts to us. Those were wonderful times-swimming, boating, fishing, campfires and just spending time with them and my grandparents. Uncle Art was a character. I think he could catch, hunt, trap or grow pretty much anything. I'm guessing he could have lived off the land his whole life if he wanted. He had a huge garden where I learned how potatoes grow, what beans were ripe for picking and how good tomatoes are right off the vine. And he taught me about blueberries.
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James Hancock: A new breed

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 10:31am
The idea of breeding varieties came to me in about 1990. I'd been at MSU about 20 years then. But, I decided that the time was right to develop new varieties, and there were a number of good reasons for that.
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