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Research universities power state life science

MSU News - June 1, 2017 - 9:42am
Michigan's University Research Corridor conducted $1.2 billion in research and development in the health sciences and is a key source of talent, deliverer of care and economic driver in Michigan, a new report says. The report, "Leading Discovery: URC Contributions to the Life, Medical and Health Sciences" was released at the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island.
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How to attack Africa's neonatal mortality problem

MSU News - June 1, 2017 - 8:07am
Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa - a continent that continues to be plagued by the highest neonatal mortality rates in the world, indicates a new study by Michigan State University scholars.
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NASA christens probe in honor of MSU alumnus

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
NASA renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft - which will make humanity's first mission to a star and will launch in 2018 - as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, Michigan State University alumnus.
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Fun is good

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 2:38pm
When I was a kid, summers meant long days of hot breezes, bare feet, playing with my friends until the streetlights came on and endless hours of uninterrupted fun. Somewhere along the way, fun gave way to obligations and responsibilities. Being a grownup is hard and finding time to play isn't easy. But guess what? I still like to squeeze in fun, games and walking around barefoot as often as I can. As Dr. Seuss once said, "Fun is good." Fun really is good - you should try it. I've been on vacation the last week, having some fun with my family while my daughter and her boyfriend visited from New York. I still had plenty of adulting to do, but I spent lots of time without my shoes on. We played board games, outdoor sports, racquetball, went swimming, hiked, relaxed on the deck and basically had as much fun as we could in a short amount of time. It might not have been an endless summer, but the fun I had definitely was good for the body and soul. But even fun and games aren't always just fun and games. Peter Burroughs is an expert on games - video games. He's a recent MSU graduate and talented concept artist who creates graphics and game design that can have applications beyond just fun, like training pilots and teaching ways of conflict resolution for law enforcement.
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Christopher P. Long: Beware the Jabberwocks

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 2:13pm
None of us knew quite what to expect on Saturday as we gathered at Hawk Island for our one-hour training session for the Capital City Dragon Boat Race to support the Women's Resource Center of Greater Lansing.
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Long-time philanthropist to be honored Sunday at Cowles House

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 2:12pm
MSU will celebrate the 100th birthday of Selma Hollander, who's been central to the fabric of the campus and mid-Michigan arts communities, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cowles House.
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Louren Rose Escamilla: A good time to be yourself

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 2:06pm
If now is not a good time to be yourself, then when? I am proud to be a leader in the Department of Forestry, the university as a whole, and in the Society of American Foresters. I am proud to be a transgender woman in a field that is increasing in diversity.
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MSU Department of Theatre announces 2017-18 season

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 1:11pm
MSU's Department of Theatre announces its 2017-18 season featuring the theme "Divergent Voices," which will offer chances to examine a broad range of topics, characters and stories from varying perspectives.
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Baseball hosting summer camps

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 11:22am
MSU baseball will be hosting three camps this summer. The Spartans will host two youth camps (ages 6-12), June 26-28 and July 17-19 and a comprehensive camp (ages 13-18), July 17-19.
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MSU develops model partnership to improve nationwide primary patient care

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 11:05am
A partnership at MSU between the College of Human Medicine and MSU Extension is serving as a model of how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical schools to increase health research and strengthen primary care delivery.
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Student's green aspirations being fulfilled at MSU

MSU News - May 30, 2017 - 4:56pm
As a sophomore studying environmental engineering, Thiramet "Dream" Sotthiyapai's life plans immediately changed the day he found out he was being awarded a scholarship from Thailand's government.
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Human trafficking addressed at Osteopathic Summer Symposium

MSU News - May 30, 2017 - 3:12pm
Alan Janssen, an associate professor of osteopathic medical specialties in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, will discuss the important issue of human trafficking during the college's Summer Symposium, June 23-25 in Traverse City.
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Daniels and Gary advance to NCAA Championships after second day of East Prelims

MSU News - May 30, 2017 - 11:12am
MSU's track and field team had another successful day at the East Preliminary Round in Lexington, Kentucky. Juniors Katelyn Daniels and Noah Gary both punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships on Friday.
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Six Spartans qualify for NCAA Championships

MSU News - May 30, 2017 - 10:57am
MSU's track & field team completed action at the East Preliminary Round in Lexington, Kentucky. One more Spartan will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene with sophomore Justine Kiprotich advancing in the 1,500m on Saturday. Overall, six MSU athletes will continue their seasons.
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Sailar and Madison advance to Eugene after first day of East Preliminary Round

MSU News - May 26, 2017 - 1:32pm
Fighting through rainy and windy conditions, the MSU track and field team began action at the East Preliminary Round in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday. Inclement weather delayed many events, but the Spartans had two athletes advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene.
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Baseball presents 2017 team awards

MSU News - May 26, 2017 - 1:02pm
MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. announced the winners of the 2017 team awards May 25. Senior Dan Durkin and junior Brandon Hughes were voted as co-recipients of the John Kobs Most Valuable Player award.
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BHEARD program provides training for those who will help feed future generations worldwide

MSU News - May 26, 2017 - 12:11pm
Susan Otieno, a second-year doctoral candidate at MSU, and a dozen of her colleagues traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, last October for the World Food Prize, an international gathering that recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
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Volleyball heads to Italy for foreign tour

MSU News - May 25, 2017 - 12:10pm
Michigan State volleyball is preparing for a foreign tour of Italy that will allow the Spartans some high-level training and competition in addition to exposure to some of the country's most important historical sites, cultural landmarks and the breathtaking views of several cities throughout the country.
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Why this IndyCar driver is outpacing diabetes

MSU News - May 25, 2017 - 11:32am
New MSU research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500.
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MSU researchers join government and business to outline food security challenges

MSU News - May 25, 2017 - 10:42am
The Challenge of Change Commission has outlined a comprehensive strategy to tackle global food security.
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