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Spartans head to California for 2016 NCAA Stanford Regional

MSU News - May 5, 2016 - 10:31am
MSU making its 17th NCAA Regional appearance in the past 18 seasons.
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Abrams hosts transit of Mercury viewing

MSU News - May 5, 2016 - 9:31am
MSU's Abrams Planetarium will host a viewing Monday that will give skywatchers the chance to see an astronomical event that doesn't come around very often.
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No matter how small

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 2:11pm
The day was clear, the sky was blue and though I was high above the city of Flint, I could still pick out tiny specks of people on the ground. I was sitting in a tiny four-seat airplane, not entirely comfortable, but reassuring myself that the pilot knew what he was doing. After all, he was an Air Force pilot and astronaut who had just finished a mission on the Discovery space shuttle. I've been very fortunate to do some cool things in my life and this ranks right up there. I was working for a U.S. senator at the time and managing his military academy nomination process. As part of my work, I had arranged for the astronaut, who had been one of the senator's previous nominees to the Air Force Academy, to return to his hometown of Flint to talk with high school students. After all the events of the day were done, he still had time before his flight out of town and wanted to renew his license at the Flint Bishop airport. He asked my coworker and me to come along on his test flight - how could we refuse? I looked down at the huge Buick City auto plant and the tops of downtown buildings. Tiny cars drove around the streets and little dots of people moved through the neighborhoods, many of them showing signs of blight. They were moving among half-burned structures and overgrown lots - small marks that looked insignificant from my vantage point. Except they weren't insignificant - they were people with hopes and dreams and struggles and pain. From where I was, it would have been easy to ignore who they really were, but I had met so many of them earlier that day, I couldn't.
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Judy Strunk: A nurse's delivery 27 years later

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 1:37pm
Occasionally things happen in life that make you feel you are where you are meant to be. This happened to me on our second day of maternal-child clinical at a Detroit hospital. As part of an icebreaker activity, I shared with my eight students where I started my nursing career (Neonatal Intensive Care) 38 years ago and my subsequent positions in nursing.
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Maria Braganini and Kelley Waterfall: Faces of Flint

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 11:56am
What is day-to-day life like in a U.S. city where the water supply is not safe for drinking, bathing or cooking? How are residents coping through the crisis? How are they striving to ensure the best possible future for their children?
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MSU enhances its mettle with 29-ton iron ore gift

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 11:15am
A 29-ton sample of iron ore, a gift from the city of Ishpeming, Michigan, was placed outside the north entrance of the Natural Science Building, which houses the geological sciences department.
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MSU researcher leads $2.3-million grant to combat downy mildew in vegetables

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 10:55am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Michigan State University researchers and collaborators at six other universities across the country a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop management plans for downy mildew, a fungus-like pathogen that represents one of the greatest threats to American vegetable crops.
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More than 7,800 Spartans graduate this weekend

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 10:28am
MSU will host commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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McGuire named Big Ten Player of the Week

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 10:25am
The sophomore hit .500 and had five RBIs last week.
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MSU College of Music presents Music in the Garden series

MSU News - May 4, 2016 - 10:21am
Enjoy the ambiance of music and garden flora during the Music in the Garden outdoor concert series, presented by the MSU College of Music in the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden.
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Sophomore earns nationally competitive award

MSU News - May 3, 2016 - 10:22am
Ashley Archer, an MSU Honors College sophomore majoring in fisheries and wildlife in Lyman Briggs College, has earned the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.
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Exhibition documents human effects of climate change

MSU News - May 2, 2016 - 4:01pm
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University presents an exhibition featuring photographs and video by internationally renowned photographer Gideon Mendel, "Gideon Mendel: Drowning World."
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Migration is the theme of this year's One Book, One Community selections

MSU News - May 2, 2016 - 3:56pm
The city of East Lansing and MSU have announced the book selections for the 2016 One Book, One Community program: "Enrique's Journey" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario and "City of Thorns" by Ben Rawlence.
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Zalewski, long ball help Spartans to series win vs. Rutgers

MSU News - May 2, 2016 - 10:30am
MSU hits three homers in home finale victory.
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Spartans take series from Michigan with 7-4 win

MSU News - May 2, 2016 - 10:25am
MSU improved to 3-1 against the Wolverines this season.
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World-renowned scientists to study plant resilience in new MSU research institute

MSU News - April 29, 2016 - 4:22pm
Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land and water, and you have one of the greatest challenges facing the world community today.
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Endowment supports three public health researchers

MSU News - April 29, 2016 - 10:33am
They are tops in their fields, each bringing years of experience and an abundance of research into different areas of public health. The investitures of Jennifer Johnson, Harold "Woody' Neighbors and Debra Furr-Holden as the first three Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professors of Public Health was a "momentous occasion" for the MSU College of Human Medicine, interim Dean Aron Sousa said.
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Spartans top Toledo, 4-1

MSU News - April 28, 2016 - 11:19am
Keegan Baar earns his first win of the season.
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Sarah Burnham named first-team All-Big Ten

MSU News - April 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Katie Sharp picks up second-team honors.
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Mitch Rutledge earns second-team All-Big Ten golf honors

MSU News - April 28, 2016 - 11:12am
This is the first B1G honor for Rutledge.
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