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Zeroing in on a source of gamma rays

MSU News - October 8, 2014 - 3:48pm
Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of radioactive waves known in the universe. However, how they're made and where they come from have been a bit of a mystery. But now a team of researchers, led by MSU astronomer Laura Chomiuk, has made a discovery that may shed some light on the subject.
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Undergrads, grads and research, oh my

MSU News - October 8, 2014 - 2:42pm
He walked into my office with a confidence well beyond his years and said, "I want to learn how to write science so that regular people can understand it." He had contacted me by email earlier asking if our office had any student writer positions open. I told him, that, unfortunately, we were full for the semester. He asked if he could come by anyway just to pick my brain a bit and I agreed. So there he was, dressed like he was there for an interview, resume in hand and a palpable desire to learn. It took me all of about three minutes before I decided that I had to find some way for this impressive young man to work in our office that semester. We get absolutely fantastic interns to work for us. Most of them come through the School of Journalism in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and they're excellent writers. We usually find them with the help of referrals from a couple of professors in the college.
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James Kelly: Harvesting rewards of research

MSU News - October 8, 2014 - 12:17pm
I have spent almost 40 years, 34 of them at MSU, working to develop better bean varieties. In addition to my research on campus and in the continental United States, I've conducted research in Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
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Kelvin Kamfwa: Multiplying Benefits with Biotech

MSU News - October 8, 2014 - 11:17am
Kelvin Kamfwa, is pursuing a doctorate in plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. A former student and lecturer of crop science at the University of Zambia, Kamfwa conducts plant breeding research with Jim Kelly, a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, who has been breeding new bean varieties for more than 30 years.
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$1 million commitment endows MSU professorship

MSU News - October 8, 2014 - 9:26am
A retired MSU professor has made a $1 million commitment to benefit the MSU College of Engineering with a professorship in electromagnetics.
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FRIB progress

MSU News - October 8, 2014 - 8:17am
Work continues on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a new national user facility for nuclear science, on Sept. 30, 2014. Under construction on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society. Photo by G. L. Kohuth
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Smoke green, blow white

State News Top Stories - October 7, 2014 - 4:01pm

Weed. Pot. Grass. Mary Jane. Marijuana.

Whatever word is used to describe it, the presence of the “herb” in daily culture is undeniable, whether it’s plastered across news channels or its distinguishing scent is floating through cracked windows.

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Smoke green, blow white

State News Top Stories - October 7, 2014 - 4:01pm

Weed. Pot. Grass. Mary Jane. Marijuana.

Whatever word is used to describe it, the presence of the “herb” in daily culture is undeniable, whether it’s plastered across news channels or its distinguishing scent is floating through cracked windows.

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$5 million grant to help STEM students attain goals

MSU News - October 7, 2014 - 1:52pm
MSU is launching a new program designed to help students who didn't receive the pre-college math and science training they needed to pursue degrees and, ultimately, careers in science-related fields.
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Low Vitamin D may play role in suicide attempts

MSU News - October 7, 2014 - 10:32am
Low levels of vitamin D and increased inflammation in the blood appear to be associated with suicide attempts, according to a recent study co-authored by an MSU researcher. The findings could have implications for how physicians treat depressed and suicidal patients, said Lena Brundin, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the MSU College of Human Medicine.
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MSU High 5: Oct. 7, 2014

MSU News - October 7, 2014 - 7:17am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at Michigan State University.
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"Batman v Superman" will be filmed on campus, source confirms

State News Top Stories - October 7, 2014 - 12:40am

The worst-kept secret on campus has been confirmed.

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"Batman v Superman" will be filmed on campus, source confirms

State News Top Stories - October 7, 2014 - 12:40am

The worst-kept secret on campus has been confirmed.

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Fifth Annual West Circle Series returns with 'Viva Vivaldi' Oct. 13

MSU News - October 6, 2014 - 5:28pm
Experience the music of Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi as the MSU College of Music kicks off its fifth annual Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series on 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the recently reinvented Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
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In senior season, Kurtis Drummond has taken reins of MSU defense

State News Top Stories - October 6, 2014 - 5:11pm

Leadership isn’t a quality that has an equation you can measure it by. It’s a perception test.

If someone is a leader, you know it right away. If they aren’t, you’ll find out pretty quickly as well.

Senior safety Kurtis Drummond is a leader.

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In senior season, Kurtis Drummond has taken reins of MSU defense

State News Top Stories - October 6, 2014 - 5:11pm

Leadership isn’t a quality that has an equation you can measure it by. It’s a perception test.

If someone is a leader, you know it right away. If they aren’t, you’ll find out pretty quickly as well.

Senior safety Kurtis Drummond is a leader.

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MSU experts can discuss politics of education

MSU News - October 6, 2014 - 4:58pm
MSU experts are available to discuss hot-button education topics in this year's election, including school funding, charter schools and teacher evaluations.
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Sam and Mary Austin: Setting the stage

MSU News - October 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Sam and Mary Austin have been ardent supporters of Summer Circle Theatre for fifty years and counting. In 2011 they suggested to George Peters, then chair of the Department of Theatre, that they would like to see a new permanent home for Summer Circle and would help to fund it.
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REPID program is bringing diversity to health care

MSU News - October 6, 2014 - 12:29pm
What exactly does REPID stand for? The words behind the acronym, "Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in health researchers," still may not be clear, but what this program is really doing is breaking down barriers to promote diversity in health care.
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First StartUp Weekend: Maker Edition comes to Midwest

MSU News - October 6, 2014 - 12:02pm
A team of more than a dozen community partners is excited to kick off Michigan's first Maker Week, and the Midwest's first StartUp Weekend: Maker Edition on Oct. 6-12.
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