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Statewide research universities to receive $9 million for Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

MSU News - August 15, 2016 - 10:16am
The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
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Spartan fans encouraged to showcase College Colors

MSU News - August 12, 2016 - 10:51am
On Sept. 2, Spartan fans are encouraged to show their camaraderie and support for MSU to all college football fanatics across the social media landscape as part of the 12th annual College Colors Day.
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MSU WorkLife Office accepting nominations for Outstanding Supervisor Award

MSU News - August 11, 2016 - 10:15am
Nominations for the 15th Annual Outstanding Supervisor Award are being accepted by the MSU WorkLife Office and are due Monday, Aug. 29.
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President Simon named to Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

MSU News - August 10, 2016 - 1:25pm
MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon will be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, one of five contemporary honorees announced this week.
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Made by history

MSU News - August 10, 2016 - 1:05pm
"What the what? Where did that come from? I know it says 1900 right on it, but surely it hasn't always been there, right?" Those were the thoughts that ran through my head the first time I noticed the stone monument between Linton Hall and the MSU Museum in the "sacred space" near Beaumont Tower. I was a student at the time, and had walked that path numerous times since I lived in Campbell Hall. For some reason that spring day, I noticed the stone. I didn't know anything about it, but the date alone told me it was part of MSU history. I wondered how many Spartans had passed by without ever noticing-my guess would be quite a few. Last October on a tour given by the Campus Archeology Program, I learned that the stone was actually a water fountain donated to the university by the Class of 1900. One side provided water for horse (the side facing out on the sidewalk) and the other side for people. When I walked through the brush to the backside, sure enough, there was a spigot I had never seen that had long ago served water to Spartans walking along the path. All those years later, the 1900 stone still had some surprises for me. In more than a century's time, imagine all the MSU history that fountain has witnessed-thousands of students have roamed campus, hundreds of buildings were built, countless discoveries made and innumerable lives changed.
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Frank Telewski: Every Spartan tree has a story

MSU News - August 10, 2016 - 1:04pm
Shortly after arriving on the MSU campus in January of 1993 to assume the duties of Curator of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum, I began to immerse myself in the diversity and long history of the plant collections that grace the MSU campus. Of special interest to me are the campus trees.
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Amy Michael: It's a wrap!

MSU News - August 10, 2016 - 11:04am
In May, I graduated from MSU and was let loose into the world as a real, live anthropologist. I have been very fortunate to be employed as a graduate researcher with CAP since 2010.
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MSU program turns downed trees into furniture, works of art

MSU News - August 10, 2016 - 9:42am
When a storm packing winds of more than 60 miles per hour blew through the MSU campus earlier this summer, 21 trees were lost in the blow. However, an MSU program will soon turn those trees into tables, chairs and works of art.
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MSU now tobacco free

MSU News - August 9, 2016 - 4:57pm
MSU's tobacco-free ordinance goes into effect Aug. 15, banning the use of any form of tobacco on campus property.
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MSU becomes tobacco free on Aug. 15

MSU News - August 9, 2016 - 4:57pm
Michigan State University's tobacco-free ordinance goes into effect Aug. 15, 2016, banning the use of any form of tobacco on campus property.
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Spartans own academic integrity with new pledge

MSU News - August 9, 2016 - 11:28am
ASMSU will launch a new "Spartan Code of Honor" academic pledge campaign this fall to promote student responsibility over rules of academic integrity.
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Boil water notice: Some campus buildings affected

MSU News - August 5, 2016 - 1:48pm
East Lansing and Meridian Township have advised all residents and businesses to boil water before using because of high turbidity levels. Due to their location and water source, the only MSU campus buildings included in the alert are: Brody Complex, Central School, Child Development Center, Community Music School, Kellogg Center, University Village and 1855 Place.
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Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. recommended as College of Human Medicine dean

MSU News - August 5, 2016 - 10:49am
Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. has been recommended to serve as the new dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
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Head Start benefits children with disabilities

MSU News - August 4, 2016 - 3:08pm
Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren't in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by MSU researchers.
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Go for the gold

MSU News - August 3, 2016 - 2:50pm
Zika, polluted water, missing athletes, crime, bad lodging, doping scandals...yikes, that really doesn't sound good. With the entire world tuning in to watch the 2016 Olympic Games this Friday, the host city of Rio de Janeiro has its hands full. While every host city has dealt with problems, it seems that Rio has an over abundance. No question about it - this year's Games could be a disaster. Yet there is also no question of whether I'll be watching. I'm a bit of an Olympics junkie. I was never an athlete, no one in my family has ever competed for a medal, but ever since I was a kid I've been enthralled with the entire spectacle. I won't be watching to see what problems arise in Brazil, but to see the spirit of competition, the camaraderie of athletes from around the world, the tears of joy on the podiums and the display of incredible skill. The very idea that diverse nations can come together in sport always gives me hope for more peaceful tomorrows. While I cheer for Americans, I also cheer for the inevitable lone athlete carrying their flag for some small country and the underdog who finishes last but to cheers from spectators. This year, I'll be cheering for the team made up of refugees who've faced more heartache than I can imagine but will compete just the same.
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Sherri Henry: The business of the Olympics

MSU News - August 3, 2016 - 1:45pm
Many industries are connected to the Olympic Games on numerous scales. The Olympic Partners Programme is a group of companies from around the world that agree to high-level sponsorship contracts with the International Olympic Committee.
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Brandi Scarber: My journey through Europe

MSU News - August 3, 2016 - 1:07pm
When I heard that there would be an opportunity to study abroad in Paris and Rome and learn about sports journalism, I knew that I had to figure out a way to make myself part of the program.
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Filmmaker Ken Burns to speak at Blanchard Forum at MSU

MSU News - August 3, 2016 - 10:10am
Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the second recipient of the Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service, will be the featured speaker at the Gov. Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum on Sept. 23 at MSU.
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MSU to use $1.47M USDA grant to advance a fruit-tree canopy delivery system

MSU News - August 2, 2016 - 5:46pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a team of Michigan State University researchers $1.47 million to test the effectiveness of a canopy delivery system for fruit trees.
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Patented bioelectrodes have electrifying taste for waste

MSU News - August 2, 2016 - 9:22am
New research at MSU and published in the current issue of Nature Communications shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate electricity - a process that's ready to be scaled up to industrial levels.
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