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MSU uses Mott grant to help improve education in Flint

MSU News - March 17, 2016 - 7:44am
MSU will use a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help Flint Community Schools improve the quality of education for children in Flint.
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Successfully moving giraffes

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 4:59pm
For Arthur Muneza, taking a trip to Africa isn't that big of a deal - it's his home. Recently, however, he made a trip to Africa that was a big deal, one that may be the biggest of his young career.
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Don't put it off

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 3:55pm
How can I be so completely exhausted yet so anxious to get moving all at the same time? Yet, here I am, on a ridiculously early flight back to Detroit from Austin, Texas feeling exactly that. I'm working on less than four hours of sleep after spending the last five days at my first South By Southwest, or SXSW, Interactive conference with thousands of other people. I went to 23 different sessions, walked about a million miles, filled my brain with knowledge and barely slowed down to eat. (I also managed to take a header on a crowded sidewalk in front of crowd, fall into my seat twice and have a slight wardrobe malfunction. No, I wasn't drinking. I'm just clumsy that way.) Now I'm just itching to get back in the office and put it all to use. (Well, maybe after a good night's sleep.) During one of my last sessions, public radio personality Ira Glass talked about doing creative work. He said, "It's so hard to make anything, so just do it. Don't put it off." There are days I think I'm the queen of putting things off. (After all, I am on a plane writing something I probably should have written last night.) This quote goes far beyond just about making things. We all put things off that we probably shouldn't. Life isn't always easy. When we come up against a problem, it feels easier to quit. At an earlier session, another presenter said, "Problems don't stop the work, problems are the work." I hadn't ever really thought about work that way, but he is absolutely right. Honestly, that's pretty much the way Spartans look at work.
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Amy Ralston: Lessons from the Mouse Embryo

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 12:39pm
When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, a tail or a vital organ. However, the cells of mammalian embryos get to make a different first choice - to become the protective placenta or to commit to forming the baby. These events happen during the first four or five days of human pregnancy.
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Learning Mandarin from birds

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 12:08pm
Scholars of the Mandarin Chinese language can learn a lot from birds. That's the premise of a new language learning game designed by a MSU researcher and an interdisciplinary team of students.
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Seeking nominations for 2016 Clerical Technical Recognition Award

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 11:55am
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Clerical Technical Recognition Award.
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Sarah MacLachlan: Undergraduate Research

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 10:40am
MSU has so much to offer to students who chose to come here. When I first came to campus, I was nervous to find out what was in store. The only thing I knew about college was that it was going to be very different than high school. During my first semester I made life-long friends and jumped right into academics.
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Lighten up: MSU working to make cars lighter, stronger

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 10:25am
Mahmood Haq and his team at Michigan State University's Composite Vehicle Research Center are developing new ways in which composites and traditional materials, such as steel or aluminum, can be joined without compromising the desirable structural properties of the composites.
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New science helps put spotlight on unseen global impacts

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 9:27am
Jianguo "Jack" Liu, the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at MSU, has been putting the award-winning telecoupling framework to the test to examine the often unseen and unaccounted for consequences, good and bad, that come with distant human-nature interactions.
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From elementary education to nuclear physics, MSU leads the pack

MSU News - March 16, 2016 - 1:02am
MSU's graduate programs in elementary and secondary education rank No. 1 for the 22nd year in a row, while nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling and organizational psychology also are tops in the nation.
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Celebrating sacrifice with the Konopko Scholarship

MSU News - March 15, 2016 - 11:43pm
Recently, Ann Feld received one of the most powerful gifts of her life. Her husband, Jeff, surprised her by creating a new endowment at MSU.
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Concert to raise awareness about human trafficking

MSU News - March 15, 2016 - 9:37am
A free concert co-sponsored by Project 60/50, the School of Social Work, College of Music and Women's Resource Center will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at the Fairchild Theatre.
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MSU men's and women's basketball preparing for NCAA tournament

MSU News - March 14, 2016 - 10:45am
MSU men's basketball is a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region, and MSU women's basketball will learn their fate Monday night.
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Anthony Ogden appointed executive director of education abroad and exchanges

MSU News - March 14, 2016 - 10:16am
International Studies and Programs at MSU has named Anthony Ogden as executive director of education abroad and exchanges, effective May 16. In this role, he will lead MSU's Office of Study Abroad.
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No. 2 Spartans hold off No. 13 Purdue 66-62 for Big Ten crown

MSU News - March 14, 2016 - 9:40am
Denzel Valentine was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
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MSU announces National Migrant Scholars Internship Initiative

MSU News - March 11, 2016 - 11:00am
MSU Migrant Student Services has launched its National Migrant Scholars Internship Initiative. The pilot program is a partnership between MSU Migrant Student Services, CoBank, Farm Credit and the National HEP/CAMP Association.
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Michigan State travels to Big Ten Tournament

MSU News - March 11, 2016 - 8:21am
Spartans will open against Ohio State Friday night.
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New book reveals that food monopolies are everywhere

MSU News - March 10, 2016 - 11:06am
Food monopolies are everywhere - and they're growing. A new book by an MSU professor dissects the troubling trend and shows how it's happening on all levels of the food chain.
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Spartans host Ohio State to close the regular season

MSU News - March 10, 2016 - 10:11am
Michigan State closes the regular season by hosting Ohio State this weekend.
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Valentine named USA Today National Player of the Year

MSU News - March 10, 2016 - 10:07am
Spartan senior becomes the fourth Spartan all-time to earn a National Player of the Year honor.
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