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Is America still an 'empathetic and generous giant'?

MSU News - October 14, 2016 - 11:08am
A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. The research was led by William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology.
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MSU scientists receive a $1 million grant to help cucurbit growers

MSU News - October 13, 2016 - 12:45pm
A team of MSU researchers will lead a project to develop new tools to help organic cucurbit growers address their most pressing needs with a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute for Food and Agriculture.
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Restructuring veterinary medicine to reduce student debt/stress

MSU News - October 13, 2016 - 11:05am
The financial and emotional costs of becoming a veterinarian are extremely high, but the profession's starting salaries often don't match up to this burden. In an effort to reduce debt loads and enhance student success and wellness, MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine is the first in the nation to begin restructuring its curriculum.
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MSU scholar appointed to National Science Board

MSU News - October 13, 2016 - 10:28am
Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.
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Nurse turns family recipes into family business with help of MSU product center

MSU News - October 13, 2016 - 10:04am
Lauren Yacteen is a registered nurse at Beaumont Hospital by day, and homemade chef by night. Once her fellow nurses tried her homemade hummus and fattoush salad, they knew she would have tremendous success selling it to the public, and that is when Bekka Valley began with the help of the MSU Product Center.
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Poor health literacy a public health issue

MSU News - October 13, 2016 - 9:46am
America's poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed - not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction with your fellow human beings, an MSU researcher argues.
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This is who we are

MSU News - October 12, 2016 - 3:02pm
I looked around me. There were people of all ages, colors, religions, etc. I sat between a table of young Muslim girls in hijabs and a group of older black men in pink breast cancer shirts. Two tables away was an Asian man eating with chopsticks. Next to him was a mom breastfeeding her baby. An elderly white man in a formal suit using a cane made his way around a table and a black teenaged boy in a hoodie jumped up to help him and got him situated in a chair. That same man invited an Indian woman to share his table. No one looked at anyone in a way other than with smiles. No judgement, no fear, no anger. We were just a community of humans eating lunch together at the Flint Farmers' Market on Saturday. I thought to myself, "This is who we are. This is who we can be." I also think, "This is who Spartans are." Spartans come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, backgrounds and beliefs. We are a community of strong individuals who have incredible power when we work together. This week we're celebrating Homecoming. Alumni will travel to campus, special events will be held and Spartans of all kinds will mix and mingle. There will be doctors with teachers, grandparents with students, scientists with poets and everything in between. This is who we are. Spartans touch every corner of the world and every profession you can imagine.
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Plant diversity could provide natural repellent for crop pests

MSU News - October 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop. Scientists and farmers have puzzled over this pattern that makes protecting crops from pests a challenge.
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In-state rivals work together to bring awareness to student disability services

MSU News - October 12, 2016 - 1:40pm
As Spartan and Wolverine fans gear up for the annual in-state rivalry football game, the schools are issuing an off-field challenge that has them working together to see which university can raise the most funds and awareness for student disability services.
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Rob Roznowski: Producing work abroad

MSU News - October 12, 2016 - 12:42pm
With the Ionian Sea and snow-capped mountains of southern Greece as a backdrop, a Department of Theatre professor used an entire university campus as his stage for a unique project he conceived involving a large cast of students.
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Megan Cochrane: Finding independence

MSU News - October 12, 2016 - 11:49am
Megan Cochrane is an Honors College senior double majoring in theatre and journalism. During the summer, she participated in the College of Arts & Letters' Theatre in London study abroad program.
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Teachers could be making students' anxiety worse

MSU News - October 12, 2016 - 7:35am
The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students' learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new study by an MSU researcher.
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MSU Museum contributes to South Africa quilt exhibition honoring human rights activist

MSU News - October 11, 2016 - 1:29pm
Recently, Michigan State University contributed to an important human rights project in Cape Town, South Africa.
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MSU receives $5 million commitment for engineering scholarships

MSU News - October 11, 2016 - 11:12am
A graduate of MSU, whose only hope of completing his college education in the 1960s was a scholarship, is paying it forward with a $5.3 million gift to the College of Engineering.
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Michigan universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

MSU News - October 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Researchers from MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents.
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College of Osteopathic Medicine dean recognized for medical innovation

MSU News - October 7, 2016 - 4:02pm
William D. Strampel, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be honored by Volunteers of America Michigan at the fifth annual 2016 Veteran Tribute on Thursday, October 27.
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Students earn summer 2016 Board of Trustees' Awards

MSU News - October 7, 2016 - 11:56am
Five students who graduated in summer semester 2016 were eligible for the Board of Trustees' Award after earning the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at MSU.
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Six students nominated for prestigious graduate school scholarships

MSU News - October 7, 2016 - 10:16am
Six students from Michigan State University have been nominated for three highly competitive graduate school scholarships - the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship.
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Chemist receives DOE grant for renewable energy work

MSU News - October 6, 2016 - 12:16pm
MSU chemist Milton Smith has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy for renewable energy research.
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One small speck

MSU News - October 5, 2016 - 3:21pm
Do you know what I got for having Garrett's Chicago Mix popcorn and a glass of wine for dinner last night? In addition to side-eye judgment from those who've never done it, I got a shell of a kernel stuck to my tongue way back in my throat. No matter how much I drink or brush my teeth, it's still there, like a tiny knife punishing me for my poor nutritional choices. (For what it's worth, I had a very healthy lunch yesterday.) Even now, after two more meals and countless glasses of water, it sits there driving me crazy. One small speck is all it takes to cause discomfort (and a little bit of shame over my culinary options). Eventually, it will dissolve or get swallowed and I'll be free to do it all over again. If only all things that hurt our bodies were so easily taken care of. While I'm fighting an uncomfortable kernel, so many people are in the fight of their lives against cancer, infections and other diseases. While I perused Facebook this morning, I was thrilled to see that a lovely young woman friend of mine received a negative screening for breast cancer after fighting it for some time. There really is no better news I'll see today. Unfortunately, breast cancer is no stranger to my family so anytime I hear about a successful fight, I'm especially grateful.
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