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MSU theatre department to perform 'Grease'

MSU News - April 6, 2016 - 10:56am
The MSU Department of Theatre will conclude its 2015-2016 Season of Journeys by performing "Grease" from April 15 - 24 at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.
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Game Changer

MSU News - April 6, 2016 - 10:56am
It sits on the edge of campus - all crazy angles and shiny pleats and looking like something from out of this world. It doesn't match anything around it. It's confusing and different and yet, somehow it makes sense by the very fact that it's nonsensical. Many people love it. Some people hate it. But everyone feels something when they look at it - which is exactly what art is supposed to do. MSU's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is big and bold and makes itself known, just like the architect who brought it to life. Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned, incredible talent who designed the Broad at MSU, passed away suddenly last week. I was saddened to learn that the world has lost this daring artistic force at far too young an age. I consider MSU to be extremely lucky to have the Broad, one of only two Zaha buildings in the United States. As Lou Anna K. Simon, president of MSU said, "Through the Broad Art Museum, Zaha's creative spirit will be part of MSU forever." I was fortunate enough to have witnessed that creative spirit in person while I worked on communications during the building and opening of the museum. I met Zaha a couple of times when she came to campus and once in New York. Amidst her crazy feather boas and noteworthy pleated collars, I knew I was standing next to brilliance. One of the coolest things I've been able to do was to be with her as she first set on eyes on the completed museum - her vision brought to life.
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'Faces of Flint' looks at daily lives of those affected by water crisis

MSU News - April 6, 2016 - 10:38am
How has the Flint water crisis affected the lives of everyday people in the city, those who deal with it day after day?
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Elizabeth H. Simmons: Science, Art and Human Experience

MSU News - April 6, 2016 - 9:56am
As the Dean of Lyman Briggs College, I lead a community dedicated to the study of science in societal context. Because the humanists and scientists within the college collaborate closely, we engage constantly in explaining the big questions in our fields to one another without relying on jargon or shared backgrounds.
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Lazarius Miller: A Mission to be Myself

MSU News - April 6, 2016 - 8:56am
I was accepted to Michigan State University on Sept. 26, 2011. On this day, I had no idea of what was to come, but I felt opportunity was there. On this day, I had no idea of what was to come, but I felt opportunity was there.
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Michigan's Severe Weather Awareness Week set for April 10-16

MSU News - April 5, 2016 - 11:44am
With Michigan's Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 10-16, the Michigan State University Police Department is calling upon community members to take action to prepare by participating in a statewide tornado siren and drill at 1:30 p.m. on April 13.
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Concrete canoes set to sail at MSU

MSU News - April 5, 2016 - 11:15am
Teams of student engineers from Michigan and Ohio will be building concrete canoes and steel bridges this Friday and Saturday, as MSU hosts the American Society of Civil Engineers 2016 North Central Student Conference.
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MSU student receives Goldwater Scholarship

MSU News - April 4, 2016 - 4:25pm
Thomas Grubb, an MSU undergraduate studying a STEM-related field, has been awarded the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
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MSU College of Human Medicine announces major endowed scholarship fund

MSU News - April 4, 2016 - 3:28pm
MSU College of Human Medicine announced today the establishment of the Daniel and Debra Edson Endowed Scholarship Fund. Traverse City philanthropists Dan and Debra Edson donated $600,000 to establish the fund, the first fully funded endowed scholarship in the history of the medical school, which has a clinical campus based in Traverse City at Munson Medical Center.
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Spring events at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

MSU News - April 4, 2016 - 12:43pm
The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary has various events lined up for the spring.
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Izzo elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

MSU News - April 4, 2016 - 12:38pm
MSU men's basketball coach Tom Izzo is set to join the basketball elite after being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The announcement was made April 4 in Houston as part of Final Four Weekend.
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Using evolution to trap HIV

MSU News - April 4, 2016 - 10:23am
In an effort to understand how HIV evolves resistance to drugs, an MSU researcher has found that it may be possible to steer the evolution of HIV proteins, and eventually make HIV stop evolving. Chris Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at MSU, found that in patients who have never taken medications to treat HIV, the virus' proteins don't evolve. However, patients who were on anti-viral drugs saw their viral proteins evolve quickly, and in a very particular way.
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MSU Extension names Jeff Dwyer director

MSU News - April 4, 2016 - 10:23am
Jeff Dwyer has been named director of MSU Extension, effective immediately.
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Supporting students through scholarships

MSU News - April 3, 2016 - 12:48pm
During the challenging economic days of 2009, an unexpected bright spot arrived on campus in the form of a $10 million anonymous gift. The Spartan Scholarship Challenge leveraged a $7 million matching portion of that gift to create new scholarships for MSU students in need.
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Choral Union, University Chorale to perform Durufl'e Requiem

MSU News - April 1, 2016 - 4:53pm
The MSU Choral Union and University Chorale will present Durufl'e's "Requiem" to the Lansing community at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, as part of "An Evening in Paris: Liturgical Music of 20th-century France."
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Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival returns

MSU News - April 1, 2016 - 4:29pm
Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival returns for its 16th year at the MSU College of Music in April with a lineup of internationally renowned artists. The festival features four concerts, with talent from the College of Music as well as accomplished guest artists. The series begins April 4 and continues with performances on April 6, 8 and 10, at Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium.
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MSU collaborative research leads to new supercomputing technologies

MSU News - April 1, 2016 - 2:31pm
As you're updating your cover photo on Facebook or plotting your next trip using Google Maps, probably the last thing on your mind is how much computer memory and energy you're using. But it's uppermost on the minds of scientists and researchers who work in the energy field.
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Undergraduate research on display at MSU

MSU News - April 1, 2016 - 1:35pm
Ranging from agriculture and animal science to biochemistry to humanities and performing arts, more than 882 MSU undergraduate students, from 14 colleges, will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 8 at the MSU Union. The event is free and open to the public.
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NSF grant to help students on STEM career path

MSU News - April 1, 2016 - 9:59am
MSU's Lyman Briggs College has received a National Science Foundation grant that will help students with academic potential and financial need earn their degrees and possibly pursue careers in a STEM field.
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Gordon Guyer, MSU's 18th president, dies

MSU News - March 31, 2016 - 4:20pm
Gordon Guyer, MSU's 18th president, died on March 30 at age 89. He was born in Kalamazoo May 30, 1926.
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