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Department of Media and Information works to improve farming in eastern Africa

MSU News - July 31, 2017 - 2:20pm
Researchers from the Michigan State University Department of Media and Information presented on the power of communication technologies to improve agricultural practices in East Africa through a workshop in Tanzania in mid-June.
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Local artists support MSU Friends of Theatre at garden party event

MSU News - July 31, 2017 - 1:31pm
Four local artists and one gardener will join forces to support the efforts of students in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre when Friends of Theatre presents its first Art in the Garden event, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6.
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Lignin can make building materials less toxic, replaces petroleum

MSU News - July 31, 2017 - 12:42pm
A collaborative study by Mojgan Nejad, MSU forestry, proves that lignin, a byproduct of paper and bioethanol production, can completely replace phenol in phenolic adhesive formulation. This research directly impacts housing manufacturing by introducing biobased adhesives made of lignin, a renewable resource, instead of petroleum-based phenol.
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MSU scholar uses federal grant to study bullying in autistic youth

MSU News - July 28, 2017 - 3:38pm
Marisa Fisher, assistant professor of special education, will use a $400,000 federal grant to study friendship and bullying in middle school students with and without autism and intellectual disability.
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MSU researcher working to reduce teacher bias in the classroom

MSU News - July 28, 2017 - 1:45pm
Niral Shah, assistant professor of teacher education, is developing a web application that will help educators make their teaching practices more unbiased using data from their own classrooms.
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Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

MSU News - July 28, 2017 - 10:15am
Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade - both within countries and across international borders.
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Play details role of women, girls in '67 rebellion

MSU News - July 27, 2017 - 1:11pm
The untold story of the roles of women and girls who took part in the '67 rebellion - developed through a college course where students researched the historic event - is the focus of a community play being performed in Detroit this month.
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MSU doctoral student researches the effects of nostalgia on health communication

MSU News - July 27, 2017 - 11:36am
Michigan State University School of Journalism doctoral student Syed Ali Hussain is researching the art of persuasion and social influence in the context of designing health communication campaigns, specifically when it comes to nostalgia and depression.
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A rogue gene is causing seizures in babies. Here's how MSU wants to stop it

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 5:02pm
Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for answers and better treatment options.
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Learning and Assessment Center brings simulated medical experiences to students and more

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 4:46pm
How do health care providers first learn basic care skills like inserting a breathing tube? How do they build that all-important bedside manner or learn to work in teams during emergencies?
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MSU professor named president elect of national organization

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Michigan State University professor Scott Swinton has been named president elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, or AAEA. Swinton, a professor in the department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, or AFRE, is the first MSU professor to lead the association since 1988.
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Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control stressful emotions

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 8:02am
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control your emotions, indicates a first-of-its-kind study led by psychology researchers at MSU and the University of Michigan.
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State of bliss

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 6:01pm
Whoosh. It gets me every single time. Without fail, it takes my breath away no matter how many times I look out over the bluffs at Lake Michigan. No matter where I wander in the world, and I've wandered quite a bit, the site of the lake from the Sleeping Bear Dunes will always be one of the most beautiful sights I've set my eyes on. What makes it even better is that it's home. I mean, I don't technically live right there, but I claim everything in Michigan as my home. And there are plenty of amazing things about the Mitten State - including Spartans. Since our esteemed crew is on their Great State Road Trip, I figured I'd take one myself. I needed to come to Frankfort, Michigan to visit my sister and meet my new baby grand-nephew. I just put him down after holding him for more than an hour - time well spent. I mean, he's really adorable. Even if my sister is a Wolverine. Spartans don't care where allegiances lie - we're committed to the entire state of Michigan and all of its residents. Frankfort is just down the road from that awe-inspiring view of Lake Michigan. I had planned on heading there and writing this note while gazing at that incredible site, but the weather had different plans for me. Currently, I'm still in Frankfort sitting in my sister's restaurant waiting for the rain to stop. But, I'll get my view at some point. There's no way I'll miss that.
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Hessler honored at Lake Leelanau boat dedication ceremony

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 11:21am
A boat was dedicated earlier this month in honor of recent Michigan State Rowing graduate Monica Hessler ('17) at the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club at Fountain Point.
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Liz England joins Spartan rowing staff

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 11:13am
MSU rowing coach Matt Weise has announced the addition of Liz England to the Spartan rowing staff. England is a former collegiate rower and coach at Washington State, as well as a member of the USA U23 team in 2012.
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How marriage may protect transgender couples

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 8:08am
Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by an MSU sociologist.
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Christopher P. Long: Public education rooted in the liberal arts

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 6:53pm
When I began as Dean in 2015, I spoke about advancing the arts and humanities at the center of the MSU land-grant mission. As the 2017 Dean's Report demonstrates, this was not a new vision, but one that can be traced back to the earliest beginnings of the University.
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Baseball earns Team Academic Excellence Award

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 6:22pm
MSU baseball was recognized with the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA more than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year. Michigan State had a 3.22 GPA this year, which is the highest in program history.
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Protecting plants from the power of sunlight

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
Like us, plants don't like too much sunlight. MSU scientists are now proposing a way to measure, in real time, how plants prevent burn out from the sun.
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Global Spartan Leadership Program prepares students

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 4:10pm
Last fall, 12 international undergraduate students were given the opportunity to participate in a new intercultural leadership program, the Global Spartan Leadership Program, designed to prepare students for leadership in a global world.
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