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New director of MSU animal and public health center named

MSU News - June 1, 2015 - 10:23am
Rachel Reams has been named the director of the MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, or DCPAH.
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Staff profiles: Tammy Hazel

MSU News - June 1, 2015 - 10:19am
Landscape gardener Tammy Hazel's responsibilities in the athletic areas of campus never stop.
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Annual city recycling event going strong in its 21st year

State News Top Stories - June 1, 2015 - 12:16am

A parking lot filled with scrap metal, old TV’s, computers, books, refrigerators, microwaves, lawnmowers, and other household appliances is the scene at Recycle!

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Bering-Porter awarded Lilly Fellowship

MSU News - May 29, 2015 - 3:43pm
David Bering-Porter, assistant professor of film studies in the MSU Department of English, has been awarded a 2015-16 Lilly Fellowship.
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MSU Community Music School hosts 13th annual Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp

MSU News - May 29, 2015 - 12:16pm
The MSU Community Music School will host the 13th Annual Eric "RicStar" Winter Music Therapy Camp June 8-13. The RicStar Camp welcomes individuals of all ages with special needs as well as their siblings.
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Research links impulsivity and binge eating

MSU News - May 28, 2015 - 12:03pm
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at MSU and senior author, the more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings.
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Lydia Weiss appointed interim director of Women's Resource Center

MSU News - May 28, 2015 - 11:17am
Lydia Weiss, former educational program coordinator of the Women's Resource Center, has been appointed as the center's interim director, effective immediately.
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Gran Fondo races to finish off skin cancer

MSU News - May 28, 2015 - 10:30am
In a full sprint toward increasing rider participation and fundraising for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's skin cancer research program, on Saturday, June 27, the MSU Gran Fondo will enter its third year of becoming West Michigan's biggest and best cycling event.
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Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy

MSU News - May 28, 2015 - 9:00am
Michigan's leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan's economy into the future, a new report confirms.
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The Spartan Spanners bring their passion for engineering to national competition

State News Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 12:30pm

  The Spartan Spanners took 12 in the national Student Steel Bridge Competition. The competition was hosted by the University of Missouri – Kansas City on May 22 and 23.

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Cab driver implicated in December robbery of passenger pleads guilty

State News Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 12:01pm

Brandon McLittle, the Lansing resident and former iCab taxi driver in connection with the beating and robbery of MSU student Hongda Jiang on Dec. 9, 2014, pled guilty to armed robbery Wednesday morning.

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Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

MSU News - May 27, 2015 - 9:31am
New MSU research has found that the use of tablets makes it easier for the elderly to get online, breaking down some of the barriers that keep them from getting connected.
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Spaced Out

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 7:06pm
There's nothing like enjoying a beautiful spring night outdoors - breathing in floral smells, listening to the symphony of crickets and staring up at a sky full of twinkling stars. This is my first spring with my new deck and my husband and I are out there as often as we can. In the last few weeks, he's pulled out his telescope and started stargazing in earnest. He bought a book, subscribed to a sky calendar and even stayed up until 5 a.m. the other night studying the sky. I admire his quest for knowledge about the universe. Me? I'll admit it. I'm perfectly content to mindlessly stare up in the night...oooh, shiny, pretty things. My husband will start to tell me things about the sky and light years and stars and black holes and how many years ago something happened that we're just seeing and I have to stop him. Not that I don't appreciate his knowledge, but honestly? Space freaks me out. I mean, I love riding Space Mountain, I think spotting a shooting star is cool and I'm all about E.T., Close Encounters and Star Wars (well, except for Attack of the Clones). But actual real life space stuff? Like I said, it freaks me out. I had an astronomy course in college and it was all I could do to keep from hyperventilating during class. I can't explain it anymore than someone can explain an irrational fear of snakes or heights (oh wait, that's also me), but really thinking about all that's out there puts me in a panic. It's just too much to think about or comprehend. It's just too massive...it doesn't get any bigger than the universe.
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S. Patrick Walton: Life is Complicated and Busy

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 6:50pm
Life as a faculty member is complicated and busy. As I have said many times, one doesn't become an academic because it's the easy path. One becomes an academic because it provides an extraordinary amount of professional freedom and, just as importantly, gives one a chance to work with students, whose infinite curiosity and passion are truly invigorating.
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Megan Kechner: Academic Opportunity

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
My undergraduate research journey began in 2012 during my first year at MSU. Coming in as a freshman, I was intimidated by the idea of attending a Big Ten research university, making my mark at a school of nearly 50,000 students, and finding my niche as a science major who was interested in research. Although I had heard the word thrown around before and had a brief idea of what research was, at the time I had no idea how to become involved in something I had little to no previous experience with.
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Sunset silhouette

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 5:49pm
A midge perches on wild grass as the sun sets at the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center pasture on May 23, 2015. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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MSU track and field heads to Florida for East Region Preliminary Championships

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 5:15pm
MSU men's and women's track and field programs will be well represented at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Round this week at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Supernovas help 'clean' galaxies

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 2:36pm
Supernovas just might be the cleaning service of the universe. MSU-led research finds that these explosions that mark the end of a star's life work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies' star-forming factories.
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Retrial begins for alumnus accused of karaoke bar assault

State News Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:56pm

More than three months after a hung jury was declared, Meng Long Li, the alumnus accused of assaulting another Chinese student with a plastic water pitcher at a karaoke bar on Jan. 31, 2014, appeared before a jury again Tuesday for the start of his retrial.

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Making a difference with science

MSU News - May 26, 2015 - 12:57pm
Mark Voit and Megan Donahue, professors of physics and astronomy who are both internationally known for their research on galaxy formation, went to two of the most prestigious undergraduate institutions in the country (Princeton and MIT, respectively). But the couple, who met in grad school at the University of Colorado 30 years ago in March, feel a much deeper kinship with MSU than any other school.
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