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Katy Meyers: Bones Abroad

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:31am
Over the past week, I've been visiting a variety of museums in order to collect primary data for my Ph.D. dissertation. My first stop was the Museum of Winchester to collect data and information from the Worthy Park Anglo-Saxon cemetery, and then I was off to Chester to meet with Professor Howard Williams, who is sitting on my dissertation committee.
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Pollination detail

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:21am
A closeup of a section of MSU's Amorphophallus titanum, aka corpse flower, shows the result of hand pollination by MSU plant biologists on June 24, 2014. Photo by Kurt Stepntiz
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MSU professor recognized with achievement award in Greece

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:15am
MSU professor James Kelly received the Legume Innovation Lab's Meritorious Achievement Award last month at the lab's 2014 Global Meeting, "Improving Agriculture and Nutrition through Grain Legumes," in Athens, Greece. Presented by the chair of the Legume Innovation Lab's Technical Management Advisory Committee Julia Kornegay, the award is the highest honor given to Legume Innovation Lab researchers.
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Demmer Scholars head to Washington, D.C.

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 9:36am
A select group of students from MSU and other universities are studying the intricacies of federal policymaking while working in Washington, D.C.
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MSU alumna named Michigan's top teacher

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 4:51pm
An MSU alumna, who teaches third grade in the Walled Lake Consolidate School District, has been named the 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The recognition is accompanied by a seat on the State Board of Education.
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Spartan trio eagerly anticipates NBA draft

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 4:26pm
The 2014 NBA Draft will be held on June 26. Keith Appling, Gary Harris, and Adreian Payne are each hoping to be selected and make their childhood dreams of playing in the NBA a reality.
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Visitors overwhelm greenhouses to see corpse plant, hundreds in line

State News Top Stories - June 24, 2014 - 3:49pm

The west range of the Plant Science Greenhouses has been overwhelmed by visitors eager to see the rare-blooming corpse plant Tuesday afternoon, creating a line estimated to be between 60 and 90 minutes in length. 

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JT Gasso joins Spartan softball staff

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 2:56pm
MSU softball coach Jacquie Joseph has announced the addition of JT Gasso to the Spartan coaching staff.
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RFP next step for new MSU biomedical research center in Grand Rapids

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 1:24pm
Michigan State University has released a request for proposal (RFP) for its planned biomedical research center in Grand Rapids to three public-private partnership (P3) firms identified through a previous selection process.
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Strider-like water sensor will help detect contaminants in water

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 12:21pm
A team of researchers from MSU is creating a kind of robotic sensor that could eventually be used to collect environmental pollution data from rivers, streams and lakes.
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Spider-like water sensor will help detect contaminants in water

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 12:21pm
A team of researchers from MSU is creating a kind of robotic sensor that could eventually be used to collect environmental pollution data from rivers, streams and lakes.
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Opening doors to cultures in Detroit

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 10:08am
MSU's seven 2013-14 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants ventured recently with CeLTA Language School Director Angelika Kraemer and other faculty members on a language-and culture-sharing journey to Detroit.
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A disease of mistaken identity

MSU News - June 23, 2014 - 3:28pm
The symptoms of Cushing disease are unmistakable to those who suffer from it - excessive weight gain, acne, distinct colored stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs and armpits, and a lump, or fat deposit, on the back of the neck. Yet the disorder often goes misdiagnosed.
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Summer Solstice Jazz Festival brings color and music downtown

State News Top Stories - June 22, 2014 - 1:50pm

“The very first Summer Solstice Festival was held at midnight at Erickson (Hall) Kiva,” jazz pianist and MSU professor of music theory Ron Newman said. “Everybody would come over on campus and they started at midnight on the 21st for the solstice. We played all through the night.”

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MSU Board of Trustees roundup

MSU News - June 20, 2014 - 1:31pm
At its June 20 meeting, the MSU Board of Trustees adopted the 2014-15 budget development guidelines, which included a composite 2.8 percent tuition increase for in-state, undergraduate students.
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MSU board adopts $1.2 billion general fund budget, sets tuition

MSU News - June 20, 2014 - 9:24am
The MSU Board of Trustees today approved next year's spending plan and voted to increase tuition a composite 2.8 percent for in-state, undergraduate students for the 2014-15 academic year.
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MSU joins Generation Study Abroad

MSU News - June 19, 2014 - 12:52pm
Michigan State University has committed to a national effort to increase study abroad participation by 2020 through a new five-year initiative called Generation Study Abroad.
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Spartans face challenging slate in 2014

MSU News - June 19, 2014 - 12:34pm
Coming off its second consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, MSU volleyball has put together a challenging slate for the 2014 season.
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New cocaine tracking system could lead to better drug enforcement

MSU News - June 19, 2014 - 9:22am
Law enforcement authorities need to better understand trafficking patterns of cocaine in the United States to address one of the world's largest illegal drug markets, according to a MSU researcher whose new methodology might help.
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Underground steam tunnels provide heat and history to MSU's campus

State News Top Stories - June 18, 2014 - 1:36pm

As students trek to class during the seemingly endless winter months at MSU, they may experience a fleeting moment of relief as they pass over a small circle of salvation from the frigid cold.

That circle is a grate that provides a glimpse into an underworld of warm, interlocking steam tunnels responsible for distributing heat to campus buildings.

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