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Abrams Planetarium to receive birthday upgrades

State News Top Stories - July 16, 2014 - 9:34am

As a result of its 50th birthday celebration in February, the Abrams Planetarium will be receiving an upgrade. Its 20-year-old DigiStar 2 projection system will be replaced by a DigiStar 5, a two-projector system with clearer images creating a more accurate representation of the night sky.

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Living Laboratory

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 8:31am
Caretakers of the William J. Beal Botanical Garden at work on July 9, 2014. The garden, established in 1873 by Professor William James Beal, is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the United States. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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New research indicates statin drugs must be taken properly

MSU News - July 15, 2014 - 1:16pm
Coronary artery disease patients who are faithful about taking their statin drugs are more likely to reach the goal of reducing their bad cholesterol than those who fail to follow their doctors' orders, a study by an MSU medical student found.
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Undergraduates present at summer research symposium

MSU News - July 15, 2014 - 10:39am
Nearly 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2014 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
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MSU Athletics announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

MSU News - July 14, 2014 - 2:57pm
MSU will induct six members into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, as part of the "Celebrate 2014" weekend.
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MSU planetarium celebrates 50 years of stargazing

MSU News - July 14, 2014 - 10:32am
It was in 1964 that the Abrams Planetarium on the campus of MSU first opened for business.
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Rock 'N' Roll takes over day five of Common Ground

State News Top Stories - July 13, 2014 - 4:11pm

Saturday’s Common Ground lineup drew from an eclectic lineup to congregate around a classic standby — good old rock 'n' roll.

Opening the afternoon was the psych-rock outfit Chappo, a band that encapsulated the day’s lineup with a set that alternated between airy and uptempo but whose sounds always remained expansive.

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Common Ground comes to a close

State News Top Stories - July 13, 2014 - 1:19pm

From the tie-dye clad concert-goers who attended reggae and rock ‘n’ roll Wednesday, to the country singers who donned cowboy hats on Thursday, Common Ground Music Festival brought something for the music lover in everyone.

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Big Sean, local acts highlight hip-hop-themed day four of Common Ground

State News Top Stories - July 12, 2014 - 12:36pm

Day four of Common Ground was filled with hard-hitting beats and passionate assaults on the mic.

Big Sean, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly and Ace Hood highlighted a hip-hop themed Friday at Common Ground.

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Acting dean recommended for College of Arts and Letters

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 5:24pm
Tapped for her strong administrative experience and appreciation for interdisciplinary studies, Elizabeth Simmons, dean of MSU's Lyman Briggs College, is being recommended to serve as acting dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective Aug. 1.
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Spartans will play host to Ohio State in prime-time showdown

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 11:48am
The Big Ten Conference announced that the MSU-Ohio State game on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Spartan Stadium will begin at 8 p.m.
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An alma mater, 50 years in the making

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 11:32am
Clif Haley has lived nearly every possible MSU affiliation from law school alumnus to professor back to undergraduate student; from parent to advocate to leader and donor.
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MSU's Anil Jain appointed to NIST Forensic Science Standards Board

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 2:08pm
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, have named MSU's Anil Jain among the first 17 appointments to the Forensic Science Standards Board.
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Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 11:34am
For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.
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Fifty-Nine Spartans named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 10:00am
The Big Ten Conference recognized 684 student-athletes for earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year. Included in the list were 59 Michigan State student-athletes.
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Free falling

MSU News - July 9, 2014 - 3:12pm
Occasionally, I'm a bit of a klutz. Like yesterday-I was sitting in a meeting at a conference table. I shifted a bit, caught my dress hem under the wheel of the chair and, worried that it might pull my whole dress down, tried to correct the situation and instead had the chair roll out from under me, planting my behind squarely on the floor next to my colleagues. I mean, who falls out of a chair they've been sitting in for 20 minutes already? Yep, that would be me. (Feel free to laugh-I did). Honestly, I like to think I have good balance. I've always been a great ice skater, I'm fast on rollerblades, I ride a bike often, I can still do a mean cartwheel and I'm not completely horrible at sports. But sometimes I have problems with the basics-like walking, or sitting in a chair apparently. I have tripped on air in the office hallway. I have fallen up and down the stairs. I've taken a tumble out the front door of my building in front of a large group of students (who added insult to injury by jumping to help but called me ma'am). My husband remembers introducing me to a law school classmate years ago and I shook his hand and then somehow fell down for no reason-great first impression. I've inadvertently flashed motorists on Grand River stumbling on the curb so that the wind caught my wrap dress just right.
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MSU soccer players face off in summer league

State News Top Stories - July 9, 2014 - 1:48pm

MSU has players and coaches, both former and current, on National Premiere Soccer League teams throughout Michigan. Team members who play together during the fall and spring find themselves on opposite sides of the field during summer, creating friendly rivalries.

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Reinhard Schwienhorst: Collaboration, Competition and Collisions

MSU News - July 9, 2014 - 12:14pm
As a German-American who works at MSU on an experiment located in Switzerland and France, I have always been attracted to the globe-spanning internationality of particle physics. I am part of the MSU team in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where the Higgs boson was discovered recently.
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Katie Abdilla: A Bollywood Dream

MSU News - July 9, 2014 - 11:30am
After day of anticipation, it finally happened. My weekend consisted of eight-counts and pivots, leaps and hip swings, all colliding and melting into the beat of a Bollywood hit. This week was filled with the sets and rewritten scripts that came with our chief task-creating a short film to encompass both our experiences and the world of Bollywood.
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Cook, Langford featured on Maxwell Award Watch List

MSU News - July 8, 2014 - 5:42pm
MSU junior quarterback Connor Cook and fifth-year senior running back Jeremy Langford have been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List, according to an announcement made by the Maxwell Football Club.
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