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Theatre alumna pays it forward

MSU News - July 21, 2015 - 4:11pm
Spend even a few minutes with Emily Sutton-Smith, and it's obvious that the College of Arts and Letters alumna is thrilled that the Williamston Theatre, approaching its 10th anniversary season (2015-2016) producing professional live theatre, has found a capable partner in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre.
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MSU College of Human Medicine adds new Southeast Michigan campus

MSU News - July 21, 2015 - 1:25pm
Michigan State University and Providence-Providence Park Hospital have announced an agreement to establish a new medical school campus in Southeast Michigan. The new partnership creates the College of Human Medicine's seventh statewide community campus - and the first in Southeast Michigan.
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VIDEO: New sweets shop on Grand River is a Mackinaw Island specialty

State News Top Stories - July 21, 2015 - 1:03pm

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Velvet A candy Story, a new family business on Grand River, officially opened Saturday, July 18, 2015, giving residents a slice of Mackinaw Island here in East Lansing.

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Seeing triple: New 3-D model could solve supernova mystery

MSU News - July 21, 2015 - 11:27am
How some stars explode remains a mystery. However, recent work led by MSU may bring some answers to this astronomical question
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Welcoming new director of African Studies Center

MSU News - July 21, 2015 - 10:57am
Jamie Monson has been named director of MSU's African Studies Center and will take over leadership in August.
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MSU High 5: July 21, 2015

MSU News - July 21, 2015 - 8:01am
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 MSU.
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Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone

MSU News - July 20, 2015 - 4:10pm
Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new species.
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Fourth annual Spartan Hockey Women's Clinic to take place Aug. 19

MSU News - July 20, 2015 - 2:53pm
Registration is now open for the fourth annual Spartan Hockey Women's Clinic, hosted by MSU head coach Tom Anastos and his wife, Lisa.
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Businesses downtown sink or swim during summer slow season

State News Top Stories - July 20, 2015 - 12:40pm

It was the morning of June 30 and Derrick Austin stood outside a restaurant on Grand River Avenue, looking up and down the empty summer streets of East Lansing.

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New center aims to improve practice of law through science

MSU News - July 20, 2015 - 11:18am
With fewer students enrolling in law schools and the high expense of legal services, the legal profession needs radical change, says a MSU College of Law professor who hopes to make a difference with a new legal research center.
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VIDEO: Artists convert trash into sculptures at ScrapFest

State News Top Stories - July 20, 2015 - 3:31am

Rusted metal, old car doors, and old fence wire may seem like trash to some people but to others it is a work of art.

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MSU's BEACON Center nets $22.5M grant to continue evolution research

MSU News - July 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
MSU has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
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Week in Review: July 17

State News Top Stories - July 17, 2015 - 11:56am

Here are the top stories for the week of July 17.

Meng Long Li was sentenced to one year in the Ingham County Jail by Judge Clinton Canady III for his involvement in the assault of fellow international student Yan Li during the 2014 Chinese New Year at a local karaoke bar.

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MSU High 5: July 17, 2015

MSU News - July 17, 2015 - 7:11am
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 MSU.
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Volunteers invited to help students move in

MSU News - July 16, 2015 - 9:43am
Volunteers are invited to help students move in Aug. 29-31 for the 2015-16 school year.
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Research finds ovarian hormones play genes like a fiddle

MSU News - July 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
A complex relationship between genes, hormones and social factors can lead to eating disorders in women. Kelly Klump, MSU eating disorder expert, has made monumental strides in deciphering how these factors interact. In her latest discovery, she has found that during the menstrual cycle, ovarian hormones act like a master conductor - they turn genetic risk on and off in the body.
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VIDEO: Asian Music Mondays brings culture to the airwaves

State News Top Stories - July 15, 2015 - 3:09pm

Every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m., Impact 89FM brings a variety of music from all over Asia to MSU's campus.

The program, Asian Music Mondays, was called "Asian Invasion" when it was established. Osteopathic medicine student Elise Yoon started working with the program in January, 2010. 

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MSU News - July 15, 2015 - 1:33pm
This week's "From the Editor" comes from guest blogger Jim Peck, my colleague, Big Ten Network executive producer and director of University Photography and Videography at MSU. He's currently on location in Uganda filming an upcoming feature on MSU soil research. Francis, our translator and driver, is doing both his jobs right now. "They are yelling 'mzungu' at you because you are not from here and you are a white person." He laughs as he steers the van through the jammed streets of Fort Portal, Uganda. "Is it a bad term? Is it like an insult?" I have just gotten to Uganda after flying more than 22 hours over the course of 48 hours. I'm feeling pretty bleary and worn down and I was hoping for a friendly greeting. Francis laughs hard, "No, no, no! It's not bad! It just is what it is. You are a stranger and a white person and they don't see many white people here." Chris Buller, our videographer, and I flew from Detroit to Atlanta to Dubai to Entebbe and now we're wrapping up the five-plus hour drive from the airport to our hotel. We're here following the story of Lisa Tiemann, an MSU soil biologist. She's here studying the soil.
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Lisa Tiemann: Digging In

MSU News - July 15, 2015 - 12:34pm
Lisa Tiemann is an assistant professor of soil biology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is an expert in soil ecology and biogeochemistry and is currently doing research on the soil in Uganda. Watch the video above to learn a bit about her work there.
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MSU planetarium hosts Pluto open house

MSU News - July 15, 2015 - 11:53am
One of the astronomy world's major milestones - the recent flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft past Pluto - will be the subject of a special open house at MSU's Abrams Planetarium.
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