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Kids should pay more attention to mistakes, study suggests

MSU News - January 30, 2017 - 7:47am
Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new study led by MSU psychology researchers.
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MSU nominates undergrad researchers for national Goldwater Scholarship

MSU News - January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Four undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
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MSU receives $1 million gift for Spartan student-athletes

MSU News - January 27, 2017 - 10:49am
Helping to ensure the future success of MSU Athletics, alumna Mary Helen and Craig Crooks have made a $1 million gift to endow scholarships for student-athletes in men's basketball and football.
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Team effort guides MSU past Wisconsin

MSU News - January 26, 2017 - 2:33pm
MSU women's basketball used a complete team effort to snap a three-game losing streak with a dominating 81-57 win over Wisconsin at the Kohl Center in Madison on Wednesday.
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MSU students perform better in new medical curriculum

MSU News - January 26, 2017 - 1:14pm
After just 12 weeks of introducing a new medical curriculum to its incoming College of Human Medicine students, Michigan State University is finding that these future physicians are already ahead of the game in their academic and clinical skills.
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ComArtSci and WKAR collaboration encourages STEM careers among young students

MSU News - January 26, 2017 - 10:14am
A new collaborative research project between WKAR Public Media and the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences is exploring how children are encouraged to think of science, technology, engineering and math disciplines as potential career paths.
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Experience architecture students making virtual reality accessible to all

MSU News - January 26, 2017 - 9:40am
Walking the Great Wall of China or exploring the Parthenon without leaving the classroom may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie; however, senior Tommy Truong and junior Eric Martin, both experience architecture majors, are researching new ways to use virtual reality.
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NIH awards MSU researcher $8.4 million to develop first malaria treatments

MSU News - January 26, 2017 - 9:33am
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor, MSU University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician, will use an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health to build on her groundbreaking research that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015.
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You never know

MSU News - January 25, 2017 - 12:23pm
We have millions of conversations throughout our life. We do millions of things. But we never really know when we're in the middle of them what reactions or implications could come of them down the road. For instance, I had no idea that a conversation four years ago over margaritas could play a role in fighting the Zika virus. But yet, in a roundabout way, I like to think it actually did. Let me back up to that day almost exactly four years ago. A small group of us were in Merida, Mexico covering a story about an MSU health project run by Jake Rowan, one of MSU's talented doctors. Jake was incredibly hospitable and insisted we join him for a lovely relaxing dinner after a grueling day of work at the hospital. And what's a dinner in Mexico without a margarita? My colleagues and I had just come from covering some stories in China, including one about MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi, who was working on combatting dengue fever using a natural bacteria in mosquitoes that renders them sterile.
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Layne Cameron: The reluctant traveler

MSU News - January 25, 2017 - 11:23am
I'm sitting in a courtyard outside of a kindergarten, a reluctant traveler covering a story for MSU. It's recess, and I'm basking in the blend of joyous voices and the warm breeze rustling the trees of Shazai Island, just outside of Guanzhou, China.
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MSU lands nearly $2M USAID grant to help feed Haiti

MSU News - January 25, 2017 - 10:48am
Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern United States in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation.
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Melissa Gutwein: Decreasing our water footprint

MSU News - January 25, 2017 - 10:22am
We hear it all the time: Save water! Ever since elementary school we have been encouraged to turn off the water while we brush our teeth and to take shorter showers. But are these the most effective ways to conserve water?
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MSU 'rethinks hydropower' with $2.6M National Science Foundation grant

MSU News - January 25, 2017 - 5:39am
An interdisciplinary team of MSU scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and lessening the environmental damage caused by dams.
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Minney named Big Ten Second Star of the Week

MSU News - January 24, 2017 - 11:15am
MSU junior goaltender Ed Minney has been named the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week, it was announced by the conference Jan. 24.
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Spartans return home to face No. 20 Purdue

MSU News - January 24, 2017 - 11:12am
MSU looks to snap a two-game losing streak as it hosts Purdue Jan. 24. The Boilermakers enter the contest having won their last two games and four of their last five.
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Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine

MSU News - January 24, 2017 - 8:20am
A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling some lethal diseases.
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Michigan's research universities responsible for $2.15B in R&D, contribute $16.5B to Michigan economy

MSU News - January 24, 2017 - 7:28am
The University Research Corridor's 10th annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report puts the URC's contribution to Michigan's economy at $16.5 billion, up $3.7 billion since 2007, when the group began benchmarking its impact. MSU's individual impact on the state's economy totaled $5.1 billion, with $900 million in spending with local businesses.
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Civil Rights lecture series to feature astronaut, journalist and public servant

MSU News - January 23, 2017 - 2:45pm
For the past 16 years, the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought a number of thought-provoking speakers to East Lansing each February as part of its William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey.
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Residency-inspired installation opens

MSU News - January 20, 2017 - 1:39pm
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum presents an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Jan Tichy, opening Saturday as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series.
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MSU nets $1M NSF grant to recruit, prepare students for STEM careers

MSU News - January 20, 2017 - 9:23am
A team of MSU researchers has landed a $1 million National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant to recruit, nurture and graduate students who are prepared for these careers.
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