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BTN: MSU Year in Review 2016

MSU News - December 13, 2016 - 9:37am
As 2016 comes to a close, the Big Ten Network is highlighting their favorite Michigan State vignettes of the year. From MSU doctors repairing a dog's palate to the Public Health Initiative led by MSU and the Hurley Children's Hospital in Flint, BTN shares examples of Spartans Will.
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Are death row cases plagued with racial bias?

MSU News - December 13, 2016 - 8:13am
Defendants charged with murder in North Carolina from 1990 to 2009 were more than twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victims were white, Michigan State University researchers have found.
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MSU-led research receives $1.84 million NSF grant

MSU News - December 12, 2016 - 1:01pm
MSU integrative biologist Janette Boughman is the lead investigator of a five-year, $1.84 million National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity collaborative grant to pursue research studying the evolution of threespine stickleback throughout Iceland.
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Faculty appointed co-editors for TESOL Quarterly

MSU News - December 12, 2016 - 11:34am
Two Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages faculty members have been appointed co-editors for TESOL Quarterly, the academic journal for the TESOL International Association.
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MSU faculty members recognized among the world's most highly cited researchers

MSU News - December 12, 2016 - 11:04am
Six MSU faculty members have earned a spot on the Thomson Reuters highly cited researchers list for 2016.
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Rewriting the story

MSU News - December 9, 2016 - 3:26pm
Whether playing the trombone at home alone or with an entire symphony, music speaks to Paul Rivera like nothing else. He feels music on a visceral level, within his very being.
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Performance of Handel's 'Messiah' to ring in holiday season

MSU News - December 9, 2016 - 2:10pm
MSU's College of Music is once again bringing a holiday tradition to Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 with a performance of Handel's "Messiah."
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New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS

MSU News - December 9, 2016 - 9:09am
An MSU research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS.
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Flexible device captures energy from human motion

MSU News - December 9, 2016 - 7:45am
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer, thanks to a nanotechnology breakthrough by MSU engineering scholars.
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Piecuch named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

MSU News - December 8, 2016 - 12:18pm
Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in MSU's College of Natural Science, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Historic $12.7 million gift headed to MSU College of Engineering, BEACON Center

MSU News - December 8, 2016 - 8:20am
The MSU College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college.
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Social (science) butterfly

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 1:53pm
Well that's it. Somehow I've become "the old guy" in the office. I mean, technically I'm not a guy and I certainly don't think I'm old, but I've been around longer than almost everyone else. There are a few others who started here before me, but not many. One of my colleagues retired last week after 30 years of service to MSU. Now, I'm not close to being here that long, but with him leaving, I move up into "old guy" territory. It really seems like only yesterday I was nervously riding the elevator to fourth floor of Olds Hall starting my first day. Everyone is nervous at a new job, but I was especially anxious because I wasn't sure I'd fit in with a room full of former journalists. Every other person on the media team had a journalism degree and had worked as a reporter. I was walking in with a psychology degree and zero journalism experience. It's true, I had written news releases and worked with the media in my former congressional jobs, but I still felt a bit like an outsider. I shouldn't have worried. Armed with a degree from MSU's College of Social Science and my congressional staff experience, I was well prepared for anything tossed my way. When you think about it, the social sciences and the study of human behavior impact pretty much every facet of life.
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Robert Richardson: Insights from social science

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 1:03pm
American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson said: "In science, when human behavior enters the equation, things go nonlinear. That's why physics is easy and sociology is hard."
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Hannah Jones: Social Science Scholar

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 12:29pm
Hannah Jones is junior from Bel Air, Maryland who is majoring in political science in the College of Social Science. She is a member of the Social Science Scholars Program, a specialized and prestigious program that includes a curriculum of seminars, research projects, off-campus study, overseas study, internships and a mentor relationship.
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MSU study uncovers culprits behind Flint water crisis

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 12:04pm
Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint's drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it began in November 2011, when Gov. Rick Snyder appointed an emergency manager to take control of Flint's government.
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MSU study uncovers real culprits behind Flint water crisis

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 12:04pm
Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint's drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it began in November 2011, when Gov. Rick Snyder appointed an emergency manager to take control of Flint's government.
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MSU to focus on area high schools to combat sexual assault

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 11:17am
With funding from First Lady Sue Snyder's campaign to end campus sexual assault, MSU aims to raise awareness of this important topic at an earlier age by partnering with high schools and focusing on bystander intervention.
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State infrastructure proposal addresses 'urgent needs'

MSU News - December 7, 2016 - 9:35am
Michigan needs an additional $4 billion a year to fix and update its infrastructure, including crumbling roads and bridges and aging water and sewer systems, according to a new report from a state commission that includes MSU's Janice Beecher.
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Media Arts Collaborative inspiring filmmakers

MSU News - December 6, 2016 - 1:36pm
Students in an Introduction to Filmmaking class recently heard from an Emmy award-winning actor and the former president of the Screen Actors Guild, who also has her own Hollywood Star.
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Helping parents of children with type 1 diabetes

MSU News - December 6, 2016 - 9:47am
Bree Holtz, assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and her team have received a Science and Society at State award totaling $10,000 to develop and test a website portal for parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
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