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Standing with Spartans

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 6:16pm
Jack Lin was the first in his family to attend college, but he says the financial, academic and social support MSU offered ensured he was never in it alone.
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Discovering what keeps cellular cargo on track

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
Michigan State University researchers, for the first time, have identified how plants' largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells' critical functions and growing better crops.
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Team MSU gifts to Michigan State are highest in Big Ten

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 9:18am
MSU's faculty, staff and retirees made such significant contributions to MSU's record-breaking fundraising year last year, that they they set records of their own.
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Support for democracy linked to income inequality

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 6:36am
Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new study by MSU political scientists.
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We are family

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 1:21pm
You know you've had a great time when you find a purse full of M&Ms, a bunch of fun selfies on your phone and your shoes on top of your jewelry box the next morning. Not to mention, your muscles are sore from some wild, and probably not very graceful, dancing. Last Friday I joined my big, crazy, diverse family and celebrated my nephew's wedding in grand style. Patrick is a fantastic young man, who will probably discover a cure for cancer someday. His new wife, Ushashi, is just as brilliant. I couldn't be happier for the two of them and to welcome her into the family. The wedding was a beautiful event - blending not just families but cultures from different sides of the world. Ushashi's parents traveled to Michigan from India. Her sister flew in from Germany. Friends from both sides came from across the country. My daughter came from New York. Cocktail dresses blended with vibrant saris. Guests danced in Bollywood style and the Cha Cha slide. Young, old, all colors, all shapes, gay, straight, varied religions and backgrounds - this is my family. This is my tribe. This is whom I love. With all the hate in the world these days, it was a welcome relief to be surrounded by so much love. I'll admit, not all family gatherings work out so wonderfully. There's been a fair share of disagreements, even arguments throughout the years, but in the end, the love is what matters. I think everyone was grateful for a chance to just have fun with each other.
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The gift of giving back: Camp Kesem

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 12:40pm
Camp Kesem at MSU was founded in 2006 and supports children whose parents have been affected by cancer by providing a weeklong summer camp experience and yearlong peer support. It is operated by 50 student volunteers and serves 130 campers ages 6-16 per year. Gifts from Spartan donors help MSU College of Education students participate as volunteers. Kesem is a nationwide community driven by passionate college student leaders and is the only national organization dedicated to this unique population.
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$1 million gift to help light up MSU's DeMartin Stadium

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 10:20am
MSU has announced a $1 million gift from alumnus Craig Bush to support construction of lights at DeMartin Stadium, home of MSU men's and women's soccer.
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MSU Foundation launches venture fund

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 8:10am
A new $5 million venture investing subsidiary of the MSU Foundation called Red Cedar Ventures will help MSU-based business startups and technologies overcome early funding gaps, accelerate growth and provide growth-stage capital.
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MSU Foundation launches tech transfer fund

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 8:10am
A new $5 million venture investing subsidiary of the MSU Foundation called Red Cedar Ventures will help MSU-based business startups and technologies overcome early funding gaps, accelerate growth and provide growth-stage capital.
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MSU to open first Detroit health care clinic Nov. 29

MSU News - November 15, 2016 - 3:49pm
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Popoff Clinic, a family health care facility located in Detroit, is set to open on Nov. 29.
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Four decades and counting

MSU News - November 15, 2016 - 1:21pm
David and Shiela Blough have a long history of giving back to MSU. At 47 consecutive years, it's as long as their marriage. One started with a dollar. The other with a dance.
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College of Human Medicine honored nationally for community service

MSU News - November 14, 2016 - 4:09pm
The Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, honored the MSU College of Human Medicine for their outstanding contributions to medicine and community service on Sunday, Nov. 13, during the AAMC's annual meeting, Learn Serve Lead 2016, in Seattle, Washington.
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MSU Museum to host a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

MSU News - November 14, 2016 - 3:56pm
The MSU Museum will honor World AIDS Day by displaying two NAMES Project AIDS Memorial quilt blocks from Dec. 1 to 11.
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Anjana Susarla: The big data behind Cyber Monday

MSU News - November 14, 2016 - 2:16pm
Anjana Susarla, Broad College of Business' resident expert of information systems cloud computing, social media and big data analytics in the Accounting and Information Systems department, talks about what data scientists find related to Cyber Monday, which takes place on Nov. 28 this year.
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Celebrating 60 years of academic excellence

MSU News - November 14, 2016 - 2:06pm
From now until the end of 2017, the Honors College at MSU, one of the oldest honors programs at large public universities, is recognizing its 60th anniversary.
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MSU a leading institution for global education

MSU News - November 14, 2016 - 8:24am
With nearly 11,000 students engaging in international learning opportunities on campus and around the world, Michigan State University is a top institution for global education, according to the Institute of International Education's annual Open Doors Report released today.
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Broad Art Museum combines art with science in new exhibition

MSU News - November 11, 2016 - 9:29am
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum made preparations for its newest exhibition in an unlikely location: an MSU chemistry lab.
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Beer made with Spartan barley creates craft industry buzz

MSU News - November 11, 2016 - 9:23am
Century-old Spartan barley has made a comeback, and a Michigan craft brewery will be the first to feature it in a limited-edition lager called Russ's Revival - named after the MSU researcher who resurrected the heirloom variety.
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Undergraduate student researchers nominated for highly competitive STEM scholarship

MSU News - November 10, 2016 - 9:05am
MSU has nominated two of its outstanding undergraduate students for the Churchill Scholarship - a nationally competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics award that pays for graduate school in the United Kingdom.
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Engaging opportunity

MSU News - November 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Every day I go to work in my office and right outside my door our student interns do their work. Yes, they are millennials, but guess what? They're not spoiled, undisciplined, lazy or entitled in the least - though the media would have you believe otherwise. These millennials are pretty freaking amazing and I'm certain when these young Spartans take over, the world will be in great hands. Our interns amaze me. Not only are they bright, talented, resourceful and driven, they are thoughtful, caring and compassionate young men and women. We should all be so lucky to feed off their incredible energy. We're not easy on them - we throw them right into the frantic pace of working in a professional PR and marketing office. We teach them plenty and expect a lot and they never fail to impress us. They work hard and aren't afraid to pitch in, even if it means trying something out of their comfort zone. We once tasked an intern with interviewing MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon - on his very first day! He barely blinked and delivered on the challenge. They learn how to write better, take photos, edit video, pitch stories to the media, come up with social campaigns and more. We expect them to come up with creative ideas and produce quality work almost daily.
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