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MSU's Robert Last elected as president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologist

MSU News - June 22, 2017 - 12:16pm
Robert Last, a Michigan State University Barnett Rosenberg Professor, has been elected as president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
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Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

MSU News - June 22, 2017 - 7:49am
Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. A good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU psychology scholar.
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Breathe free

MSU News - June 21, 2017 - 3:24pm
"I'm sorry, but the current waiting list for your spouse to be able to join you in the United States is roughly 12 years." Imagine having to look someone in the eyes and deliver that news. I had to do that when I worked for a Congressman and handled immigration cases. Depending on the country, many waiting periods were shorter, but all of them seemed too long. It was easily some of the hardest work I've ever had to do. Not because the paperwork and laws were complicated, though they were, but because it was about people. Real people sitting in my office, following the law, crying as I delivered the news. These were separated families, trying desperately to reunite and start a new life here, just like I'm sure my ancestors did a century before. Even harder were the refugee cases. I heard stories of persecution and terror you wouldn't believe. I was told stories of entire families being killed, of lone survivors escaping looking for a new life. It opened my eyes to a world I didn't know existed and I could not imagine going through what some of these people had experienced. Yet, their resilience was astounding. They were determined to survive and succeed.
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Carrie Symons: Inextricably interconnected

MSU News - June 21, 2017 - 1:53pm
Whenever I am asked what drives me, personally, to work with immigrant and refugee youth, I think of my master's program in education at the University of Colorado in Boulder. As part of an international education course in March 2000, our class spent a week in the border towns of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.
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Ramie Taher: Refugees and entrepreneurial spirit

MSU News - June 21, 2017 - 1:49pm
I am Syrian and lived there most of my childhood until the war started. I was born in the United States and lived here for five years before moving to Syria. I left Syria in 2012, just a year after the situation started. My family went to Beirut, Lebanon for a year and a half then we moved to Dubai, UAE. I did my senior year there until I decided to come back to the United States for a better education.
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MSU lands USDA grant to improve landscapes for healthy pollinators

MSU News - June 21, 2017 - 1:05pm
A team of Michigan State University entomologists will use a nearly $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to expand and enhance habitat for honey bees, wild bees and monarch butterflies.
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MSU sets 2017-18 tuition, announces freshman tuition freeze

MSU News - June 21, 2017 - 10:18am
The MSU Board of Trustees today adopted budget guidelines for the 2017-18 academic year that calls for tuition and financial aid increases as well as a plan to freeze tuition rates for freshman students for the 2018-19 academic year.
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$7 million in gifts launches MSU music facilities expansion

MSU News - June 21, 2017 - 10:18am
The MSU Board of Trustees today approved a plan to significantly expand and renovate facilities for the College of Music, thanks to more than $7 million in initial gift commitments from several donors.
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MSU leaders named Academic Leadership Program Fellows

MSU News - June 20, 2017 - 2:29pm
Five MSU faculty and academic administrators were recently named 2017-18 Fellows in the Academic Leadership Program of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
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MSU part of first U.S./Cuba conference

MSU News - June 20, 2017 - 2:02pm
Earlier this year, two MSU chemistry professors were invited speakers at the first-ever joint U.S.-Cuba conference sponsored by the Cuban Society of Chemistry of Havana. They joined speakers from some of the top schools in the country - the University of California-Berkeley, Princeton, Harvard and the California Institute of Technology at the University of Havana in January.
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Mellon grant to support values-based metrics for the humanities and social sciences

MSU News - June 20, 2017 - 11:23am
To support the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences initiative, or HuMetricsHSS, Michigan State University has received a $309,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Ron Goldsberry: Feeling fortunate

MSU News - June 20, 2017 - 11:20am
MSU alumnus Ronald Goldsberry has had many successes during his career, but hasn't forgotten his humble roots - or his alma mater.
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Spartan earns baseball honors

MSU News - June 20, 2017 - 10:19am
Michigan State baseball player Alex Troop was named to the 2017 Mideast ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team.
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Muelder Summer Carillon and Music in the Garden series to kick off on June 28

MSU News - June 19, 2017 - 1:41pm
MSU's College of Music will present the 20th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, on six consecutive Wednesday recitals and a Music in the Garden series this summer.
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MSU names David Thornton new director of the Spartan Marching Band

MSU News - June 19, 2017 - 12:12pm
David Thornton has been named director of the Spartan Marching Band, effective June 14.
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Board of Trustees to meet Wednesday

MSU News - June 19, 2017 - 11:01am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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$3 million gift to MSU Business Pavilion to inspire entrepreneurship

MSU News - June 19, 2017 - 9:35am
Drawing from his personal experiences as both a Broad College of Business student and young entrepreneur, alumnus Larry Gaynor, president and CEO of TNG Worldwide, and his wife, company vice president Teresa Gaynor, gifted the college with $3 million for the Business Pavilion.
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Rich Lenski elected associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organization

MSU News - June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Richard Lenski, Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has been elected an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
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Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to be held Friday-Saturday

MSU News - June 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
The 21st annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will be held Friday-Saturday in downtown East Lansing.
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New MSU research to improve pig well-being through breeding

MSU News - June 16, 2017 - 11:26am
MSU animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a nearly $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture for this project.
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