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Collaboration brings more health research to northwest Michigan

MSU News - September 15, 2016 - 11:46am
MSU College of Human Medicine and Munson Medical Center are strengthening collaboration for health research in northwest Michigan.
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Raise the bar

MSU News - September 14, 2016 - 3:34pm
Ever have those moments when you start to do one thing and get distracted by something else? That happens to me all the time. I start to write one email and another pops up and I realize much later I never finished responding to the first. Or I run into Target for toothpaste and walk out $65 poorer with things I didn't know I needed and no toothpaste. How many times have you gone down the Internet rabbit hole in some crazy direction forgetting why you logged on in the first place? This weekend I started to make cookies, opened my refrigerator and was distracted by fingerprints. I'm not a neat freak by any means, but for some reason the fingerprints on the door just had to be cleaned. Right then. That turned into cleaning fingerprints off of everything in the kitchen. It's not like I walk around with dirty hands - how can fingerprints be everywhere? Don't even get me started on the prints on my phone. I can do anything with my phone except keep fingerprints off of it. Also, what was I thinking cleaning before I made cookies? Sometimes I just shake my head at myself. (I'm literally doing that right now.) Everyone knows fingerprints are unique. Everyone also knows that fingerprints are often a way to track down criminals and solve crimes. I had never had mine taken until I traveled abroad and some countries use them at immigration points. But what if fingerprints could help keep babies healthy? What if fingerprints could be used to start kids down the path of a healthier life? A Spartan researcher is working to do just that.
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Pandas aren't out of woods yet - in fact, forest wisdom even more critical

MSU News - September 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
When it comes to understanding how giant pandas pick habitat, researchers get a much better picture by watching their whole journey, not just the potty breaks.
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Set the bar high

MSU News - September 14, 2016 - 12:14pm
I love my job. When I found academia, I found my professional home. Writing, research, teaching and service . . . well, writing, research and teaching are fun. That doesn't mean every day is all flowers, dark chocolate and puppy dogs. Some parts of academia are unfair, dysfunctional and outdated. It is, if not always an ivory tower, sometimes an echo chamber.
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Sharing good fortune

MSU News - September 14, 2016 - 11:32am
Growing up just northeast of Buffalo in Amherst, New York, Scott Belden watched his parents and grandparents frequently donate to Cornell University and be active members of the Cornell Alumni Association. So when he graduated from Michigan State, he and his wife, Patty, followed suit and became MSU donors just a few years after he graduated.
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DETxMSU program

MSU News - September 14, 2016 - 9:26am
This summer 60 Michigan State University students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU. The pilot program immersed students from six colleges throughout the city where they were partnered with stakeholders to work on projects ranging from entrepreneurship and business to urban design to media production.
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Jain elected Foreign Fellow by Indian National Academy of Engineering

MSU News - September 13, 2016 - 5:38pm
Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at MSU, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
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MSU to use $4.4M NSF grant to explore the corn genome

MSU News - September 13, 2016 - 11:42am
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new, more nutritious corn varieties in the future.
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Study links intelligence and chess skill

MSU News - September 13, 2016 - 9:05am
Intelligence - and not just relentless practice - plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by MSU researchers.
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The Wharton Center announces, 'Whose Live Anyway?'

MSU News - September 12, 2016 - 1:18pm
The Wharton Center announces "Whose Live Anyway?," an improvised comedy show featuring current cast members from the television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
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Students experienced Detroit through DETxMSU pilot program

MSU News - September 12, 2016 - 11:37am
This summer 60 MSU students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU.
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Harnessing big data to see the big picture in ecology

MSU News - September 12, 2016 - 10:21am
MSU will use a $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant to help shape the future of the changing field of ecology.
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Alzheimer's beginnings prove to be a sticky situation

MSU News - September 12, 2016 - 10:17am
Laser technology has revealed a common trait of Alzheimer's disease - a sticky situation that could lead to new targets for medicinal treatments.
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MSU Community Music School open house Sunday

MSU News - September 9, 2016 - 1:34pm
MSU's Community Music School invites the public to attend an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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Parents influence junk food purchases among school kids

MSU News - September 7, 2016 - 10:58am
Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another unhealthy habit - buying junk food - according to new MSU research.
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National education reformers target local school boards

MSU News - September 7, 2016 - 9:12am
Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by an MSU scholar.
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Not exactly as planned

MSU News - September 7, 2016 - 1:24am
Ever have a day that doesn't go exactly as planned? I get up in the morning with the best of intentions to have a perfect day where I'm my best self and rock the heck out of everything I do. But, let's face it - those days rarely happen and nothing really goes exactly as planned. Let's see, in the last few weeks I've made some ridiculous mistakes. I've run into more than a couple of walls, locked my keys in my office twice, hit reply instead of forward on email that I really didn't mean to go to the original sender, made typos where I shouldn't, left my suitcase on the elevator during a business trip, knocked a case of Sprite off the display at Meijer sending cans rolling in all directions and left the door to my house open for an entire day. I don't mean unlocked, I mean standing wide open - for an entire day. Thank goodness for a safe neighborhood and an old dog who didn't run off. I mean really - how in the world did I manage to do that? None of these things were in my plans. But guess what? No one is perfect - certainly not me. But, I'm OK with that. I own every one of my imperfections. I simply fix what I broke, laugh at myself, strive to do better and keep on keeping on
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Nick Hays: Incorporating community engagement

MSU News - September 6, 2016 - 4:33pm
In the fall 2015 semester, I incorporated a semester-long community engagement project into my capstone course for seniors majoring in management. I decided to assign the project because I knew students would learn more from a hands-on experience than they would by writing another research paper about an organization.
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Making connections to the future

MSU News - September 6, 2016 - 2:46pm
Six out of 10 college students are clinically lonely, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression-but what if a smartphone app could help?
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Beat the stock market by satisfying customers

MSU News - September 6, 2016 - 2:26pm
Satisfy your customers and win in the stock market, says a new study by a team of researchers from Michigan's University Research Corridor, who found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in play for more than half a century.
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