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Why are blacks at higher risk for cognitive impairment?

MSU News - May 31, 2016 - 9:59am
Social and economic disadvantages play a significant role in why blacks face a much higher risk than whites of developing cognitive impairment and dementia later in life, indicates a national study led by an MSU sociologist.
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Investing in the future

MSU News - May 27, 2016 - 5:26pm
While endowed chairs distinguish top faculty, the impact of these positions goes far beyond a title. Endowed chair holders are established leaders who squarely look the world's most vexing problems in the eye and see a way through.
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MSU will play at Duke in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

MSU News - May 27, 2016 - 2:14pm
MSU will travel to Duke for the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Spartans and Blue Devils will meet Nov. 29 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.
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23 high school seniors receive full scholarships

MSU News - May 27, 2016 - 1:50pm
Twenty-three incoming MSU students will receive either a University Distinguished Scholarship or an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship - considered among the most competitive awards in the country.
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Project 60/50 hosts quilt event

MSU News - May 27, 2016 - 12:07pm
Project 60/50 met May 20 for "Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights," an event that featured historic and locally made quilts to educate and inspire conversations on civil and human rights.
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Grant to help improve electrical communication in the brain

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 3:43pm
A researcher in the Michigan State University College of Engineering will use a $413,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore why devices implanted in the brain lose their efficacy over time.
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Rachel Croson recommended as dean of MSU's College of Social Science

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 12:20pm
Rachel Croson has been recommended to serve as the new dean of MSU's College of Social Science.
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MSU researcher working to develop new cancer-fighting drug

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 12:10pm
MSU professor and researcher Andr'e Bachmann is collaborating on cancer-fighting research that could change the way we treat the illness.
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Suzy Merchant and Family make $125,000 gift for women's athletics

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 12:07pm
Merchant announced gift at Spartan Fund Event for women.
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Sarah Burnham named WGCA honorable mention All-American

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 11:35am
Burnham recorded the lowest single-season scoring average in school history in 2015-16.
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Rocky marriages not always bad for your health

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 11:32am
For men, an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, finds a national study led by an MSU sociologist.
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Spartans topple two-seed Nebraska

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 11:30am
Five-run sixth inning propels MSU to victory in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
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MSU Museum's 2016 Great Lakes Folk Festival takes place Aug. 12-14

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 10:25am
The roots, the rhythms and the richness of music, dance, arts and culture are returning for the annual Great Lakes Folk Festival.
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Party on(line): The link between social media, alcohol use

MSU News - May 26, 2016 - 10:03am
One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, an MSU study finds, when it comes to alcohol use.
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MSU pilots second joint medical and business degree

MSU News - May 25, 2016 - 3:32pm
MSU's College of Human Medicine and Broad College of Business will begin a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree in fall 2016.
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We've got game

MSU News - May 25, 2016 - 2:49pm
WHOMP! That was the sound the soccer ball made hitting my daughter's face on a cold October morning. First there was a look of surprise, then a flood of tears. Just like that, my kid was absolutely done with soccer. She was five years old but there was no way we were getting her out on the field again. Ever. Luckily, she wasn't really injured. In fact, we were lucky throughout her childhood that sports injuries weren't anything we had to deal with - mainly because my daughter is not exactly an athlete. (By the way, she gave me permission to say that.) We live in a pretty athletic school district so she tried to like sports, but she really wasn't a fan. She tried softball. While she loved to hit, she took to picking dandelions out in the field. She tried out for volleyball, but only scored high on positive attitude. Everyone was joining track and she really wanted the shirt so she joined. Then promptly claimed she was going to be sick so she could stop running during the first meet. She is a demon on ice skates though - even as her father yells at her to protect her head if she falls. Instead, she dove into other interests - the performing arts. I have to say, watching other parents sitting out at a soccer field in the rain while I made my way into a temperature-controlled auditorium; I was totally fine with her pursuits. Plus, it's pretty hard to hurt yourself in a musical. (Well, there was one time a sandbag fell from the ceiling, but I digress.) Like I said, we were lucky. She escaped childhood with nary a broken bone, stitch or concussion.
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Joanne C. Gerstner: Covering concussions

MSU News - May 25, 2016 - 1:48pm
The gravity of the moment hit me, a few seconds after I walked into the dramatic grand main hall of the University of Zurich's Student Union. It was the first week of December 2015, and I was far from Michigan State University and my sports journalism students.
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Spartans face Nebraska in Big Ten Tournament first round

MSU News - May 25, 2016 - 11:45am
No. 7 MSU takes on No. 2 Nebraska in tournament opener.
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Six Spartans garner All-Big Ten honors

MSU News - May 25, 2016 - 11:42am
A total of six Spartans earned All-Big Ten honors as the conference announced its all-league teams Tuesday afternoon.
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Michigan State will play at Duke in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

MSU News - May 25, 2016 - 11:36am
Spartans and Blue Devils will meet on Nov. 29.
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