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Michigan residents bullish on economy, but not on Trump

MSU News - August 25, 2017 - 11:34am
Consumer confidence in Michigan rose to its highest level in 15 years, even as Donald Trump's approval ratings in the state were the lowest of any incoming president in the history of MSU's State of the State Survey.
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Back-to-school tips

MSU News - August 25, 2017 - 10:11am
As students gear up for the 2017-18 academic year, experts share a variety of tips and advice on topics ranging from health to personal security.
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Juli Wade appointed associate provost

MSU News - August 24, 2017 - 4:01pm
Juli Wade has been appointed to serve as associate provost for faculty and academic staff development beginning Sept. 8. As associate provost, she will provide leadership for the Academic Advancement Network, or AAN.
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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

MSU News - August 24, 2017 - 10:08am
A new Michigan State University study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. The federally funded research also found that a lower layer of abdominal fat, when compared to fat just under the skin, is the more likely culprit, releasing even more of this protein and encouraging tumor growth.
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MSU welcomes one of largest freshman cohorts

MSU News - August 24, 2017 - 7:47am
With more than 8,000 first-year students arriving on campus on Sunday, Michigan State University's Class of 2021 will be one of the largest planned freshman cohorts in university history.
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The hefty price tag for safe food

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 3:38pm
No one wants to run the risk of consuming unsafe food, but recent research by MSU has found that federal legislation to prevent it from happening might end up costing consumers and restaurants billions of dollars.
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Coaxing the body to heal broken bones

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 3:05pm
What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine doctoral candidate in the Department of Physiology, thinks that someday physicians will be able to do just that.
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Summer lovin'

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
I can smell the wet pavement below my beach towel, feel the hot sun on my back and hear the giggle of my childhood friend. I can picture the laundry on the line above me and taste Kool-Aid on my tongue. I can practically feel the pain of stubbing my bare toes on the driveway. The smell of library books and Coppertone tickle my nose. The sounds of splashing, lawn mowers, Tigers baseball on the radio still echo in the corners of my adult mind. Those things made up the summers of my childhood and they were pretty darn perfect. Summer has always been my favorite season. Now that I'm an adult, there's a lot less time for the lazy days of summer lovin'. I squeeze as much in during the evenings and weekends with bike rides, walks in the woods and books by the pool. I'm much more careful about using sunblock these days, but other than that, I'm still a kid at heart who is happiest being outdoors enjoying summer. And, even work isn't so bad on a nice day when you work alongside the bubbling Red Cedar River and near some of the most beautiful campus scenes. While I might take a day off here and there, I don't stop working because, after all, I'm a Spartan. Spartans all over the world are making discoveries, changing lives, learning new things and making an impact all season long. Right here in Michigan, the work doesn't stop, no challenge is put aside and Spartans continue to make this state a great place to be. From East Lansing to Escanaba and everywhere in between, Spartans are making a difference.
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Alan Arbogast: Great State geography

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 1:07pm
Alan Arbogast is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. He is best known for his research on the geomorphic history of coastal sand dunes along Lake Michigan. As part of the #MSURoadTrip, he provided his expertise about the unique geography of Michigan in general and more specifically about Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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On the ground and in the air: On duty 24/7

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 12:48pm
Bridget Burns-King is a family nurse practitioner with Sparrow Health System in Lansing whose nursing skills were put to use 40,000 feet above ground.
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Korey Cook: Working toward a sustainable energy future

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 10:46am
I have never enjoyed a job as much as I have here at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute. I was accepted to several engineering graduate schools, but the decision was clear to me. Becoming a Spartan not only allows me to earn my degree at a top ranked school, but also allows me to continue working on a project that I am passionate about.
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Reducing infant mortality in Nigeria

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 10:07am
A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at MSU have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation.
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Susannah Dorfman named Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer

MSU News - August 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
Susannah Dorfman, MSU geoscientist, has been named a Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year.
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Renowned composer and MSU alumnus David Maslanka dies at 73

MSU News - August 22, 2017 - 1:17pm
David Maslanka, a world-renowned composer and alumnus of the MSU College of Music, died in early August in his home in Missoula, Montana.
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Sales newbies, don't fret. Just go above and beyond

MSU News - August 22, 2017 - 9:53am
Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing long-term relationships with them, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.
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NSF grant supports project to improve undergraduate physiology curriculum

MSU News - August 21, 2017 - 2:17pm
Michigan State University researcher Kevin Haudek is the lead investigator of a three-year, $485,000 National Science Foundation grant that develops learning progressions and evaluates principle-based reasoning in undergraduate physiology students.
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Explosive offense leads No. 22 Michigan State Men's Soccer over No. 25 Butler, 4-1

MSU News - August 21, 2017 - 12:56pm
No. 22 MSU men's soccer concluded the preseason with an explosive, 4-1, win over No. 25 Butler Friday at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Green bests White 2-1 in tight intrasquad scrimmage

MSU News - August 21, 2017 - 12:45pm
MSU staged its annual Green & White Exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House, and the impressive crowd was treated to high-intensity and entertaining volleyball by the 2017 Spartans.
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$1.2M NSF grant helps integrate computational science into high school physics

MSU News - August 17, 2017 - 5:17pm
The 21st-century scientific world revolves around computation. Yet, teaching students to use a computer to solve, simulate or visualize science problems is glaringly absent from many high school science courses.
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Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom

MSU News - August 17, 2017 - 5:11pm
A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.
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