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Michigan elementary school students showcase talents during Disney Musicals in Schools performance

MSU News - June 8, 2017 - 2:56pm
Three Lansing area schools and Flint's Richfield Public School Academy got a chance to showcase their talents in the Disney Musicals in Schools performace on May 30 at the Wharton Cennter.
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Muon magnet's moment has arrived

MSU News - June 8, 2017 - 2:46pm
What do you get when you revive a beautiful 20-year-old physics machine, carefully transport it 3,200 miles over land and sea to its new home, and then use it to probe strange happenings in a magnetic field?
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The Celtic Woman to perform at the Wharton Center

MSU News - June 8, 2017 - 2:15pm
Multi-platinum international music ensemble Celtic Woman will bring its brand new show, "Voices of Angels," to the Wharton Center at 3 p.m. June 18 in the Cobb Great Hall.
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Deja vu all over again

MSU News - June 7, 2017 - 1:47pm
"I play along with the charade. There doesn't seem to be a reason to change. You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute, I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot." Having d'ej`a vu yet? I certainly am. I'm doing exactly what I was doing on this day four years ago - writing a blog that started like that and singing "Jessie's Girl" in my head. How do I know this? Because Facebook tells me. Thanks to the "On This Day" feature, I know that four years ago I was musing about the weird workings of the brain. Three years ago, I was on a lovely bike ride, six years ago I was listening to Tom Izzo at a conference I planned and eight years ago I was celebrating a Red Wings' win in the playoffs. Because of these reminders and an earworm of a song hook, I'm once again "watching him with those eyes." It's an interesting feature of Facebook - sometimes I love reminiscing, and sometimes it freaks me out how fast time is flying. But it's usually pretty good memories - I, like most other people don't usually post about my failures and mistakes. Well, I suppose when it's something funny like falling out of my chair in a meeting or something, but most people tend to hide their really big mistakes from their Facebook friends, which makes everyone look like they have these perfect lives, when in reality, we all make mistakes and have failures.
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Richard Lenski: You gotta know when to hold 'em

MSU News - June 7, 2017 - 12:26pm
My remarks today are about constancy versus change, and about luck versus skill. They turn out to be core themes in the research I do, and they also have a lot to do with life, including the decisions we make in our professional careers.
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Beloved agriculture economics professor dies

MSU News - June 7, 2017 - 12:05pm
David B. Schweikhardt, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, died at his home last week.
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Kayla Hanses: A Wolverine in Spartan clothes

MSU News - June 6, 2017 - 6:17pm
I recently finished up my first year as a student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine here at MSU. Once people know that I attended undergrad at the University of Michigan, they often ask me if I am an MSU or U of M fan.
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Partnership helps Flint families get access to healthier foods for second year

MSU News - June 6, 2017 - 3:14pm
The MSU and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative has partnered with Tom Gores' FlintNOW and the National Basketball Players Association, or NBPA, for the second year to provide Flint families access to healthier food through gift certificates totaling $300,000.
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Are friends better for us than family?

MSU News - June 6, 2017 - 9:02am
The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by an MSU psychology scholar.
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Gift supports new pipe organ at Alumni Chapel

MSU News - June 5, 2017 - 5:41pm
Dick Northrup loved organ music. He also loved Michigan State University. Before he passed away in early 2017, the tenacious fundraiser worked diligently with the College of Music to garner support for replacing the original pipe organ in the MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel.
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Spartan inducted into Michigan Golf Hall of Fame

MSU News - June 5, 2017 - 5:11pm
Michigan State women's golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll joined an elite class of golfers on June 3 as she was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame at Ferris State University's Katke Golf Club.
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Decomposing leaves are a surprising source of greenhouse gases

MSU News - June 5, 2017 - 11:47am
Michigan State University scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit?
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Donald Morelli named chair of Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

MSU News - June 2, 2017 - 1:59pm
Donald Morelli, interim chair of MSU's Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science for nearly two years, has been named chair following a national search. His appointment was effective June 1.
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MSU receives grant to combat invasive pest in tart cherry trees

MSU News - June 1, 2017 - 3:58pm
MSU researchers have been awarded $150,000 from The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to combat spotted wing drosophila, an invasive pest that decimated 21 percent of Michigan's 2016 cherry crop, according to industry surveys.
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Omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger, but how?

MSU News - June 1, 2017 - 3:14pm
MSU scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so effective in stopping a known trigger of lupus.
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Research universities power state life science

MSU News - June 1, 2017 - 9:42am
Michigan's University Research Corridor conducted $1.2 billion in research and development in the health sciences and is a key source of talent, deliverer of care and economic driver in Michigan, a new report says. The report, "Leading Discovery: URC Contributions to the Life, Medical and Health Sciences" was released at the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island.
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How to attack Africa's neonatal mortality problem

MSU News - June 1, 2017 - 8:07am
Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa - a continent that continues to be plagued by the highest neonatal mortality rates in the world, indicates a new study by Michigan State University scholars.
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NASA christens probe in honor of MSU alumnus

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
NASA renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft - which will make humanity's first mission to a star and will launch in 2018 - as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, Michigan State University alumnus.
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Fun is good

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 2:38pm
When I was a kid, summers meant long days of hot breezes, bare feet, playing with my friends until the streetlights came on and endless hours of uninterrupted fun. Somewhere along the way, fun gave way to obligations and responsibilities. Being a grownup is hard and finding time to play isn't easy. But guess what? I still like to squeeze in fun, games and walking around barefoot as often as I can. As Dr. Seuss once said, "Fun is good." Fun really is good - you should try it. I've been on vacation the last week, having some fun with my family while my daughter and her boyfriend visited from New York. I still had plenty of adulting to do, but I spent lots of time without my shoes on. We played board games, outdoor sports, racquetball, went swimming, hiked, relaxed on the deck and basically had as much fun as we could in a short amount of time. It might not have been an endless summer, but the fun I had definitely was good for the body and soul. But even fun and games aren't always just fun and games. Peter Burroughs is an expert on games - video games. He's a recent MSU graduate and talented concept artist who creates graphics and game design that can have applications beyond just fun, like training pilots and teaching ways of conflict resolution for law enforcement.
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Christopher P. Long: Beware the Jabberwocks

MSU News - May 31, 2017 - 2:13pm
None of us knew quite what to expect on Saturday as we gathered at Hawk Island for our one-hour training session for the Capital City Dragon Boat Race to support the Women's Resource Center of Greater Lansing.
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