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MSU student team competing in national drone competition

MSU News - June 10, 2016 - 2:45pm
A group of MSU engineering students is among 17 teams taking part in a national drone competition June 15-19 in Maryland.
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MSU coaches' playbook: How to build a winning team

MSU News - June 10, 2016 - 11:38am
Ask any athletic coach from MSU and they will tell you that building an exceptional team isn't just about recruiting and training strong individual players. That's just the beginning. Building a winning team takes strategy, trust, continual collaboration and feedback, and development and execution of smart decisions. It starts at the top, but involves an "all in" approach to chasing the same goals, supporting one another, and communicating constantly about progress. The same goes for building winning business teams in business.
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MSU Olympic experts available to talk Zika, water and other concerns

MSU News - June 10, 2016 - 10:11am
This year will mark the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and with it comes several public health concerns for athletes and spectators alike.
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Black holes' diet of cold, 'clumpy' clouds regulates star formation

MSU News - June 9, 2016 - 11:49am
For the first time ever, astronomers are watching a black hole, located in the center of a galaxy cluster 1 billion light years from Earth, feast on billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas.
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The Texas butterfly effect

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 3:03pm
How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.
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MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 2:07pm
Last week my husband invited me to lunch at the Peanut Barrel in downtown East Lansing. If you've ever sat outside at the PB on a lovely summer day, you know you don't turn that down. (Fun fact: I had a creative writing final there when I was a student. We acted out plays we had written.) Little did I know just how fantastic lunch would be. While we were perusing the menu, all of a sudden, my brilliant daughter appeared. What the what? She was supposed to be on set in New York City. Yet there she was, hugging me and wishing me a happy birthday. It's tough to get a surprise over on me, but they pulled it off so I could celebrate with my proudest and most precious accomplishment. It was an incredible surprise. Surprises. They come in all forms. Sometimes they're really special - like my daughter appearing. Sometimes they're not great - like the wind out of nowhere that threatened the wrap dress I was wearing yesterday. Sometimes they're just plain strange - like the appearance of a semi-truck in my backyard when I got home. (My neighbor is building a basketball court.) Sometimes surprises turn into major discoveries - like penicillin, x-rays, pacemakers and chocolate chip cookies.
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Christie Bahlai: Passive crowdsourcing

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 1:28pm
A while back, my colleague, Doug Landis, was searching the web for pictures of flowers for a project about native plants, and noticed that some pictures of flowers he looked at frequently captured insect visits. He got to wondering- do the bees we occasionally observe in this sort of photo have...meaning?
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MSU teams up to honor veterans

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 12:39pm
MSU teamed up with Mid-Michigan Honor Flight to house 63 veterans visiting Washington D.C. to see the national war memorials dedicated to their service.
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MSU celebrates arrival of new supercomputer

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 11:11am
MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, or iCER, is set to introduce its newest supercomputing resource for campus use at a Cluster Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. June 10. At the event, iCER will celebrate the launch of three new hybrid clusters in the High Performance Computing Center's supercomputing system.
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Energy-saving devices work - if you use them correctly

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 10:51am
A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.
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Competitive schedule awaits Spartans in 2016

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 10:49am
Florida headlines 2015 NCAA Tournament teams on MSU schedule.
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Denzel Valentine, Gary Harris named to 2016 USA Basketball Select Team

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 10:45am
Valentine is just one of five players among the 25 participants to have played college basketball last year.
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Ryan Duda: Using theatre to help kids with special needs

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 9:06am
Coming to MSU, Ryan Duda didn't know what to expect. After auditioning for the Theatre program and finding his passion there, he knew he came to the right place. Now a sophomore theatre major with arts and cultural management and musical theatre minors, he is not only making strides in his classes but delving into extracurriculars that make positive impacts on the community.
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MSU will locate Center for Urban Food Systems in Detroit

MSU News - June 7, 2016 - 4:04pm
A new facility in Detroit will become Michigan State University's first center for studying and developing urban food systems.
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Study uncovers clue to deciphering schizophrenia

MSU News - June 7, 2016 - 9:37am
The brains of healthy relatives of people with schizophrenia may hold a clue to better understand - and ultimately treat - the devastating illness, finds new research led by an MSU scientist.
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Michigan State announces major athletic award winners

MSU News - June 7, 2016 - 9:24am
Five MSU student-athletes have been recognized for excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom, earning the school's highest athletic awards for 2015-16.
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Crosstown Showdown rescheduled for Sept. 6

MSU News - June 6, 2016 - 10:49am
The game will take place at 7 p.m.
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New scene shop brings theater to life

MSU News - June 6, 2016 - 10:30am
The 9,370-square-foot facility is the new home for the Department of Theatre's scene shop (or formally named the Performing Arts Teaching Laboratory) where all the sets for the department's theater productions and the College of Music Opera program performances are built.
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Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

MSU News - June 2, 2016 - 2:34pm
According to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change.
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Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts

MSU News - June 2, 2016 - 11:02am
School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, finds a study led by an MSU education scholar.
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