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Microbes could be key for better yields, stronger plants

MSU News - June 16, 2015 - 2:47pm
Michigan State University researcher James Kremer and his colleagues in the labs of University Distinguished Professors Sheng Yang He and James Tiedje are working to understand how plant microbes - the millions of microorganisms that reside in soil and plants just as they do in the human gut - could be the key to reliable, high-yielding agriculture.
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MSU football season tickets now on sale

MSU News - June 16, 2015 - 2:31pm
MSU football season tickets for 2015 are now on sale through the Spartan Ticket Office (priced at $308 for the general public and $210 for recent graduates).
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Grand prize winners selected for University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

MSU News - June 16, 2015 - 1:33pm
A student engaged in biosensors research and a student studying how science courses are taught have been named grand prize winners of MSU's University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
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Tracking viral parasites that cruise our waterways

MSU News - June 16, 2015 - 10:17am
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide.
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Mary and Craig Rosenberg: Supporting 'an inspirational place'

MSU News - June 15, 2015 - 6:01pm
Alumni Mary and Craig Rosenberg consider MSU an inspirational place. They hope their donations support opportunities for students like they enjoyed during their time on campus.
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Environmental activism works, study shows

MSU News - June 15, 2015 - 5:01pm
The environmental movement is making a difference - nudging greenhouse gas emissions down in states with strong green voices, according to a Michigan State University study.
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Polar bears aren't the only victims of climate change

MSU News - June 15, 2015 - 12:04pm
From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues an MSU researcher in a new study.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Wednesday

MSU News - June 15, 2015 - 11:03am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building. Please note the time and day change.
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MSU alum and former faculty member has found success in family business

MSU News - June 15, 2015 - 10:22am
Pat LeBlanc has always followed his passion, which led him to become an MSU student, a Spartan cheerleader, a tenured MSU professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and finally the Veterinary Teaching Hospital director.
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Mark Dantonio entertains as grand marshal of the Quicken Loans 400

State News Top Stories - June 14, 2015 - 4:10pm

In typical fashion, head football coach and grand marshal of the Quicken Loans 400 Mark Dantonio commanded "start your engines" to the drivers in his calm monotone voice.

Despite the calm nature of his voice you could see the excitement in his face which showcases a rare smile.

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MSU head coaches get 'coached' in medicine

MSU News - June 12, 2015 - 3:37pm
Earlier this week, MSU head coaches gathered around a patient - a computerized manikin that breathes, has a pulse, reacts to treatment and, in some cases, dies - to learn what it means to be members of a different kind of team - one that comes together on a moment's notice to work efficiently on a critical, often life-saving task.
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Week in Review: June 12

State News Top Stories - June 12, 2015 - 2:08pm

The top stories from the week ending on June 12. 

MSU Softball player, Alyssa McBride, who just wrapped up her senior season, raised allegations against assistant coach Jessica Bograkos.

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Ehrhardt finishes fifth in decathlon; O'Connor advances to steeplechase finals on day two of NCAA Championships

MSU News - June 12, 2015 - 11:22am
Sophomore Tim Ehrhardt scored the first points for the Michigan State track & field team in the NCAA Championship by finishing fifth in the decathlon with a career-best 7,677 points.
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Land Policy Institute helps lead urban development study

MSU News - June 11, 2015 - 9:46pm
MSU's Land Policy Institute is helping conduct the Michigan Walkable Urban Places study to assist in planning future development blueprints for the state of Michigan.
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Out of Sight

State News Top Stories - June 11, 2015 - 4:30pm

On important issues such as tuition increases, upgrades to campus buildings and major personnel appointments, governing boards of Michigan’s public universities often hold the serious discussions and deliberations away from the public, and when they emerge to take a vote, they appear decided, offering those attending little insight into the rationale and resolved contention of the decision.

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Daina Briedis named fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

MSU News - June 11, 2015 - 12:25pm
Daina Briedis, associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science and assistant dean of student advancement and program assessment in the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
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College of Music presents 19th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series

MSU News - June 11, 2015 - 11:55am
The MSU College of Music will present the 19th annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series on six consecutive Wednesday recitals at 6 p.m. July 1 to August 5 at MSU's Beaumont Tower.
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MSU High 5: June 11, 2015

MSU News - June 11, 2015 - 7:17am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Michigan Good Food Fund invests in a healthier food future

MSU News - June 10, 2015 - 3:43pm
The Michigan Good Food Fund-a new public-private partnership loan and grant fund created to address lack of healthy food access in rural and urban communities by supporting good food entrepreneurs across the state-has launched. The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems will co-lead business assistance and pipeline development in partnership with the Fair Food Network. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Capital Impact Partners are also core partners.
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Can you dig it?

MSU News - June 10, 2015 - 1:41pm
It happens every morning. After hauling myself up the 99 steps to my office (yes, the elevator is still out and yes, I still count them) I end up standing outside my locked office door digging around in my purse for my keys. No matter what, my key ring is always the very last thing I find. How does that happen? How can it always be at the bottom? Why does it hide from me? It's not like I have a huge purse so it really shouldn't be that hard. Here are all the things I had to dig through today to find my keys: a wallet (complete with Spartan helmet on it), my phone, my car key, a pair of reading glasses, a pack of gum, a thumb drive (also with Spartan helmet) two partially unwrapped pieces of gum, a mint, two purple pens, three lipsticks, one lip gloss, two tins of Lush perfume, two tickets to my niece's graduation (which was last Sunday), a movie ticket (from two weeks ago), an eyeliner and mascara (never again, people, never again). My purse is actually very small - I pared down years ago. It doesn't even have extra pockets or zippers. Back in the day when I carried a much bigger purse I jammed so much useless stuff into it, I swear if I dug around enough I'd have found the Ark of the Covenant. And yet, it's still a major excavation at my door every morning just to find that tiny silver ring with three keys on it. For the amount of time it takes, you'd think I was digging around the huge construction holes that are in front of Olds Hall right now.
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