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Farha Abbasi: The journey has begun

MSU News - March 18, 2015 - 1:14pm
I arrived in United States of America from Pakistan in 2000, bewildered, overwhelmed and afraid. Although the details have thus far grown blurry in my mind, the pain is still deeply etched on my soul. The traumatic realization of goodbye had never hit me so hard. Immigration, even if by choice (I came to pursue a career in medicine), is as if everything you know, everything that you are, is being left behind.
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Self-powered sensors that communicate could warn of bridge, building defects

MSU News - March 18, 2015 - 11:38am
Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad happens. Three MSU researchers are developing a new technology that will do just that.
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MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

MSU News - March 18, 2015 - 9:31am
An MSU education professor is leading a $7 million, National Science Foundation-funded effort to better teach middle- and high-schoolers about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change.
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Honors College: Pioneer, Innovate, Engage

MSU News - March 18, 2015 - 9:14am
The Honors College at Michigan State University - one of the nation's most distinctive and extensive honors programs - serves academically talented, committed students who wish to pursue and achieve academic excellence.
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Ten years later, no signs of stopping

State News Top Stories - March 17, 2015 - 5:06pm

Lou Anna K. Simon took over the reigns as MSU's 20th and first female president in 2005. Simon, whose tenure has been marked with initiatives and an overhaul of many of the residence and dining halls, is still going strong.

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SPARTANS WILL. POWER. A Global Day of Service to take place on April 18

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 4:40pm
Spartans are encouraged to take part in MSU's SPARTANS WILL. POWER. A Global Day of Service, on April 18. The daylong event will connect MSU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends the world over through the service they provide to their communities.
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Leah O'Connor claims women's mile title at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 1:41pm
Senior Leah O'Connor came through with another record-setting race and won her second career individual national title on Saturday as the MSU track and field squad wrapped up its 2015 indoor season at the NCAA Championship meet.
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Hildebrand named Big Ten Player of the Year

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 1:36pm
MSU junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has been voted the Big Ten Player of the Year, it was announced by the conference office on March 16.
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Spartans earn No. 7 seed in east region

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 11:38am
Michigan State has earned an NCAA bid for the 18th straight year and was named a No. 7 seed in the East Region. The Spartans (23-11) will face No. 10 seed Georgia (21-11) on Friday, March 20 at 12:40 p.m. in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Time Warner Cable Arena. The game will be televised on truTV, with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson on the call.
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Bright lights; big support

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 10:55am
MSU's Wharton Center for the Performing Arts makes world-renowned acts and artists accessible, not just to its small campus hometown, but to Greater Lansing area and beyond.
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Kokx named Outstanding Staff Member by CANR

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 10:51am
KBS event coordinator Nicole Kokx has been named MSU's College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Outstanding Staff Member for the 2014-2015 year.
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March 21 is Maple Syrup Day at the Kellogg Forest

MSU News - March 17, 2015 - 10:05am
Celebrate the return of spring during Maple Syrup Day at MSU's W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest on March 21.
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Rooted history

State News Top Stories - March 16, 2015 - 8:19pm

While straddling the back of her horse named Jeepster, MSU alumna Rebecca Sauber and her teammate chased cows from one pen to another in a competition at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education on Farm Lane. 

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MSU to provide funding for campus sustainability research

MSU News - March 16, 2015 - 5:57pm
MSU's Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for its Sustainability Fellows Program. The new program seeks to engage MSU faculty and graduate students in research opportunities that directly impact and advance sustainability on campus.
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2015 student fashion show features avant-garde designs

MSU News - March 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
The 2015 Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show featured 65 designs of apparel and textile design students. A juried panel of faculty and students selected the designs from about 165 entries.
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MSU, East Lansing host children's storytelling event

MSU News - March 16, 2015 - 4:40pm
MSU is partnering with East Lansing Public Schools and the East Lansing Public Library to host "One World, Many Stories," a children's storytelling event, on Friday.
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Holding their own

State News Top Stories - March 15, 2015 - 8:03pm

Though MSU played some of their best basketball of the season on the road to the championship, they fell short in overtime against Wisconsin on Sunday.

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Almost: MSU falls in overtime to Wisconsin in Big Ten championship

State News Top Stories - March 15, 2015 - 5:46pm

With Wisconsin and MSU each battling with different motivations, 40 minutes wasn’t enough to decide a Big Ten tournament champion.

A valiant Spartan effort came up short and the Badgers outscored MSU 11-0 in overtime to pull away for an 80-69 win.

Nigel Hayes led all scorers with 25 points.

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Green beer, while embraced on St. Patrick's Day, isn't exactly an Irish tradition

State News Top Stories - March 15, 2015 - 5:29pm

Two MSU cultural staples — the color green and beer — are combined to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Adopted and altered by Americans more than 100 years ago, St. Patrick’s Day has acquired the new tradition of consuming green beer on the holiday.

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Halftime: MSU leads Wisconsin 32-31

State News Top Stories - March 15, 2015 - 4:24pm

It was a back-and-forth affair between MSU and Wisconsin in the first half, and the Spartans will take a 32-31 lead into halftime.

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