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MSU researchers awarded grant to help silence Parkinson's disease

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 11:56am
Two MSU neuroscience researchers have received a $165,000 grant from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to help develop new therapeutic treatments for this chronic, progressive brain disorder. The disease affects nearly one million people in the United States and seven to 10 million people worldwide.
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MSU High 5: Aug. 26, 2014

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 10:37am
Today's MSU High 5 includes the beginning of the fall 2014 semester and a top-30 ranking for MSU.
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MSU dedicates completion of the North End Zone of Spartan Stadium

State News Top Stories - August 25, 2014 - 8:38pm

For months, students and staff have seen the Northern End Zone entrance at Spartan Stadium as a pile of construction equipment and hard hats.

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Men's basketball schedule announced

MSU News - August 25, 2014 - 12:50pm
The MSU men's basketball schedule was recently announced.
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MSU 29th in national ranking

MSU News - August 25, 2014 - 10:25am
MSU is one of the top 30 universities in the nation according to Washington Monthly's annual ranking that measures what schools "are doing for the country."
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CATA service changes to launch Aug. 25

MSU News - August 22, 2014 - 12:14pm
As students prepare to return to class, CATA will implement numerous schedule changes on Aug. 25.
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One Book, One Community hosts Ryan Coogler, screens 'Fruitvale Station'

MSU News - August 22, 2014 - 12:02pm
This year, the One Book, One Community program, co-sponsored by the city of East Lansing and MSU, is not only offering students and community members a menu of literary work, but cinematic work as well.
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Kurtis Drummond, Shilique Calhoun and Travis Jackson named 2014 football captains

State News Top Stories - August 21, 2014 - 4:48pm

With opening kickoff only eight days away, MSU football wrapped up fall preseason camp on Thursday with one final scrimmage.

No. 8 MSU is now setting its sights on opening night against Jacksonville State, with Head Coach Mark Dantonio giving the players the rest of the week off to relax.

However, before the players break away for a small break, Dantonio announced the 2014 team captains along with weighing in on the current depth chart and season-ending injury to a star Big Ten quarterback.

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Reading 'Fifty Shades' linked to unhealthy behaviors

MSU News - August 21, 2014 - 11:49am
Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.
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Breaking down barriers to improve patient health

MSU News - August 21, 2014 - 10:51am
Nursing, osteopathic medicine and pharmacy graduate students at MSU and Ferris State University will be learning about each other's specialties in an effort to expand their knowledge and bring better care to a rapidly growing patient population.
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MSU expert: Protect yourself from floodwater contamination

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 4:15pm
Recent torrential rainfall across the United States has led to flash flooding, filling basements with water and sewage that can contain hundreds of pathogens. Joan Rose, MSU's Homer Nowlin Chair in water research, advises that residents should assume floodwaters are contaminated and that exposure to these waters may raise the risk of diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, skin and eye infections, and respiratory disorders.
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About All of Us

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 12:28pm
Yep, the school year is just around the corner. I've already helped my first student with directions on campus. I was walking to my building when I saw her-young, alone, looking nervous and studying a map and her surroundings. I approached her and asked if I could help. In broken English, she asked me where Bessey was. I was happy to assist and pointed her toward the building, smiled and wished her luck. As I walked on, I thought about how brave she was to come to a foreign country at such a young age to study. I've been to China so I know how very different this country must seem to her. Tackling the language, campus, weather, diversity, culture, food and more-I thought about how much she'll have to learn before even stepping foot in a class. I remember the day my daughter decided to attend college overseas. Of course I was nervous about sending my baby across the ocean, but more than anything I was incredibly proud of her passion, independence and fearlessness. She did have it a bit easier as she was in Scotland where they speak English, but there were plenty of differences for her to get used to.
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On modest dreams, becoming a doctor and giving back

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 11:53am
Kathy Assiff and Janet Osuch found encouragement at MSU, particularly in the College of Human Medicine, that they could achieve more than either had dared dream. Now Osuch and Assiff have something else in common: both plan to leave much of their estates to fund endowed scholarships to help struggling students become physicians.
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MSU ranked No. 8 in Preseason Associated Press Poll

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 11:43am
After a record-breaking season in 2013 that featured 13 wins and Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championships, MSU enters 2014 ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Associated Press Poll.
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Joe Grimm: Living My Values

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 11:42am
One of the things I love about the School of Journalism is that it lets me live my values. Another is that I learn more than I teach.
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Patrick Harris: Paving the Way

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 10:42am
When I arrived onto Michigan State University's campus for freshman move-in, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I felt the stereotypical emotions of an incoming freshman such as nervousness, excitement and exhaustion (from all of the shopping, packing and moving, haha).
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Where did summer go? MSU students set to return to campus

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 10:29am
In less than a week, the MSU campus will come to life as thousands of new and returning students flock back to campus for the start of the 2014 fall semester.
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Honors College welcomes largest class

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 9:37am
When students return to MSU's campus next week, the Honors College will welcome about 600 freshmen - the largest class in its 58-year history.
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Abusive leadership infects entire team

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 9:04am
Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a MSU business scholar.
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2014 One Book, One Community program kicks off Aug. 25

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 8:43am
MSU and the city of East Lansing will host three influential voices on the continuing struggle for racial equality during the annual One Book, One Community program this fall, starting with its kickoff Aug. 25.
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