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Head Start may protect against foster care placement

MSU News - October 9, 2017 - 11:29am
Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by an MSU researcher.
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Metcalf and Nguyen complete play at ITA All-Americans

MSU News - October 9, 2017 - 10:40am
The MSU women's tennis team was represented by juniors Emily Metcalf and Davina Nguyen at the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Americans on Oct. 5-6.
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No. 6 Spartans battle to 1-1 tie with Wisconsin

MSU News - October 9, 2017 - 10:35am
No. 6 MSU men's soccer battled both Wisconsin and the windy and rainy conditions to earn a 1-1 double overtime tie at McClimon Complex in Madison, Wisconsin Oct. 7.
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MSU beats No. 7 Michigan for eighth time in 10 games

MSU News - October 9, 2017 - 10:23am
Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half and the Spartans held on to beat the seventh-ranked Wolverines 14-10 on Saturday night.
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MSU's Philipp Grete wins prestigious doctoral thesis award

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 3:03pm
Philipp Grete, Michigan State University research associate in computational astrophysics, is this year's sole recipient of the German Astronomical Society's most outstanding dissertation in astronomy and astrophysics award.
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MSU research breakthrough could cleanse soil, sediment and water pollution

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 2:55pm
New research from MSU has shown for the first time that activated carbon - a substance widely used in water purification - can help eliminate the health risks associated with soils, sediments and surface water polluted by highly toxic dioxins.
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MSU student's idea sparks weeklong event

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 2:13pm
After a violent demonstration on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville took place in August, an idea began taking shape in Chrissiey Jackson's mind.
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MSU communication program ranked second in the world

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 1:43pm
With continual growth in top faculty and a strong reputation for research excellence, the communication program in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences grabbed second place in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
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U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science awards multi-institution grants for nuclear physics computing

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 12:30pm
Three nuclear physics research projects involving MSU researchers have won grants from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
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MSU launches IACMI with ribbon cutting, tours

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 11:57am
MSU hosted local students, dignitaries and researchers for the official ribbon cutting and tours launching the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, in Detroit's Corktown. The institute is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories and federal, state and local governments exploring ways to use composite materials to make automobiles lighter and more fuel-efficient.
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Michigan State Madness scheduled for Oct. 20

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 11:25am
Michigan State Madness will be held on Oct. 20. MSU's annual event celebrates the beginning of the 2017-18 season for both the men's and women's basketball teams.
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Shane Jones: Everywhere he needs to be

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 11:16am
For some people, being the master of one craft is a great aspiration. For senior linebacker Shane Jones, being a master of many things has become his claim to fame.
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MSU men's soccer claims victory over WMU

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 10:58am
Junior forward Ryan Sierakowski scored his second-straight game-winning goal.
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MSU seeks donations for Puerto Rico

MSU News - October 6, 2017 - 10:45am
Michigan State University's Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions and The Graduate School are partnering with other local institutions and enterprises such as the University of Michigan and General Motors to collect and send needed supplies to Puerto Rico.
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MSU's Science Gallery Lab Detroit receives $1M grant

MSU News - October 5, 2017 - 3:06pm
Science Gallery Lab Detroit (SGLD) will launch exhibits in summer 2018 with help from a $1 million grant from MSU Federal Credit Union.
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College of Music to honor faculty member with concert

MSU News - October 5, 2017 - 12:23pm
The Michigan State University College of Music will host Walter Verdehr, violin, and Ralph Votapek, piano, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in concert at the Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium. This event will feature violin and chamber music in honor of the 100th birthday of James Niblock, and is a part of the ongoing Artist-Faculty Series.
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Applause, applause

MSU News - October 4, 2017 - 3:04pm
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts," so said the great Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. Isn't that the truth? I couldn't begin to count all the parts I've played in my life and I know there are certainly more ahead. Too bad we don't all get standing ovations for each one we master. Wouldn't it be nice to get applause at the end of every day for a job well done? Unless, of course, you're an actual performer, most of us don't really get that. While I'd love to be taking curtain calls rather than just being thrilled when my computer doesn't crash, the role I'm currently playing doesn't really offer the opportunity for applause too often. However, last week I played a different role (kind of) and had to pull out my performing chops. Well, I wasn't tap dancing or playing the trombone, but I was standing in front of a group of peers giving a lecture at the University of Nebraska. I like to think it was at least mildly entertaining. I mean, I used GIFs and everything. For some people, public speaking would cause major anxiety. For me? I absolutely love it. I guess I do have a little "performer" in my makeup. I had a fantastic time in Lincoln. It's nice to get away and spend time with other university communicators for some perspective and yes, a little bit of group therapy. They're doing some cool things there and the people could not have been more welcoming and nice. Also, if you've never been to Lincoln, it's really a fun town with great food, venues and energetic vibe. I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance. And, if you can garner some applause while you're there, I recommend that too.
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Anna Birmingham: Working with Broadway professionals

MSU News - October 4, 2017 - 2:07pm
Anna Birmingham, a junior double majoring in theater and social relations and policy with a minor in musical theater in the College of Arts and Letters, spent two weeks working with Broadway professionals as part of the im'aGen collaboration between MSU's Department of Theatre and Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity.
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Sam Meade: Shakespearean opportunity

MSU News - October 4, 2017 - 12:55pm
For five days this past summer, Sam Meade, a College of Arts and Letters Citizen Scholar and sophomore double majoring in theater and history, attended the Shakespearean Theatre Conference in Stratford, Ontario, and heard lectures on Shakespearean study, watched performances at the Stratford Festival, and even spoke with cast members and directors about what it's like to work with Shakespeare's work.
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Five Honors College students, alumna nominated for graduate school scholarships

MSU News - October 4, 2017 - 12:49pm
MSU has nominated five undergraduate students and one recent alumna for three nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship.
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