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Jef Richards: Embracing a shifting field

MSU News - June 4, 2014 - 11:28am
The morning of the May 2014 commencement, I was privileged to have breakfast with one of our department's distinguished alumni. He currently serves as president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association. We talked about an idea he had to get this department involved in a fabulous project with a potential for both national impact and national visibility. With his help and guidance, we could do something good, not only for this department but for the broader society in which we function.
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Students GET onboard with experience

MSU News - June 4, 2014 - 8:28am
Students in the Advanced Creative: Media I class received real-world experience this past spring by designing graphics for the GET Longboards company in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Pretty as a picture

MSU News - June 4, 2014 - 7:28am
MSU students Aja Harper and Damon Adams photograph spring blossoms in front of the Delia Koo International Academic Center on May 28, 2014.
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MSU partnership accelerates bio-based projects

MSU News - June 3, 2014 - 12:31pm
The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program for the Bio-Economy, launched by MSU and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announces the first three BioAg projects selected for grants to help make them broadly available for consumer use.
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MSU CAMP Program scholar earns doctorate degree

MSU News - June 3, 2014 - 12:21pm
Felipe Lopez Sustaita was recently honored as the 2014 College Assistance Migrant Program Scholars Initiative Scholar during the 14th Annual MSU CAMP Recognition Ceremony. He is the first MSU CAMP Scholar to earn a doctorate degree.
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'Thinking Like a Writer' MOOC is back

MSU News - June 3, 2014 - 10:31am
First held in summer 2013 as MSU's first humanities massive open online course, "Thinking Like a Writer" has been redesigned for this summer to provide a better user experience.
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Security guard industry lacks standards, training

MSU News - June 3, 2014 - 10:27am
Despite playing a more important role in the wake of 9/11, the security guard industry remains plagued by inadequate training and standards in many states, indicates new research by MSU criminologists.
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Community Music School hosts 12th annual Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp

MSU News - June 3, 2014 - 10:09am
The MSU Community Music School will host the 12th Annual Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp June 9 to June 14.
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MSU professor reappointed to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

MSU News - June 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
Gov. Rick Snyder announced two appointments and six reappointments to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.
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Franklin, James, Schulist added as NCAA Championship qualifiers

MSU News - June 2, 2014 - 9:35am
In the final day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Saturday, three members of the MSU outdoor track and field team qualified for the NCAA Championships.
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MSU chefs bring the heat to chili cook-off

State News Top Stories - June 1, 2014 - 1:05pm

Sous Chef Jim Cummings and his staff at South Pointe dining hall worked for weeks to perfect their two chili recipes.

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2014 spring Academic All-Big Ten selections announced

MSU News - May 30, 2014 - 4:22pm
The Big Ten Conference announced the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2014 spring sports on May 28. In all, 104 student-athletes were honored over the Spartans' 10 spring sports.
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Outstanding medical student honored with AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award

MSU News - May 30, 2014 - 3:22pm
The American Medical Association Foundation will honor Nicolas K. Fletcher, a student representative to the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors, with a Minority Scholars Award at the AMA's Annual Meeting in Chicago on June 7.
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$1.5 million award bolsters MSU commitment to math and sciences

MSU News - May 29, 2014 - 11:41am
MSU has been awarded $1.5 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to expand efforts for students in science to learn effectively and graduate successfully, especially those who belong to groups underrepresented in science.
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Research U's vital to Michigan's 'Blue Economy'

MSU News - May 29, 2014 - 9:18am
MSU and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan's precious water resources and enhance its "blue economy" through hundreds of millions of dollars in research and service, a new report shows.
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Grad at a glance: Susan Krans

MSU News - May 28, 2014 - 3:43pm
Susan Krans, MSU doctoral candidate, said that she did not choose geosciences, but that they chose her.
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Spartan Spanners compete in national steel bridge competition

MSU News - May 28, 2014 - 11:59am
The MSU College of Engineering team captured 19th place - out of a total of 49 competing teams - at this year's National Steel Bridge Competition.
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Facing Tomorrowland

MSU News - May 28, 2014 - 11:48am
I made my first trip to Disney World when I was a young child. My parents loaded up the car, hooked up a travel trailer and we hit I-75 south during spring break. Disney was everything my young self wanted it to be. Cinderella's castle, characters, Main Street, the Haunted Mansion and other rides-it was perfect. For me, one attraction stood out more than the others-Space Mountain. It was cool, fast, dark, futuristic and a whole lot of fun, and that was just the actual ride. I remember the moving sidewalk after the ride that took visitors past a "home of the future." I was pretty enthralled with what they were showing. There was a video baby monitor, a dad having a video work meeting from the patio, a girl recording a sporting event on a giant television, a mother shopping by computer and more. So yeah, Disney pretty much nailed the "future" as all these things became standard in homes all across America very shortly after. What seemed like crazy technology to me then is regular life now. It seems like technology has exploded in my lifetime. My grandmother had an old, bulky rotary phone. When I was growing up we had a phone in the kitchen with a long cord I would stretch into the hallway to close the door and have some privacy.
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Steven Zeldes: My Case for a Glass-ified EMR

MSU News - May 28, 2014 - 11:33am
It's hard to believe that the transition from paper to electronic medical records (EMRs)-a change that took decades-has now advanced from desktops to mobile devices in only a few short years. And now, another potential tech transition looms: from mobile to Google Glass?
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Docs embark on new journeys

MSU News - May 28, 2014 - 11:12am
Charles Sierzant is celebrating several new beginnings. On April 28, he became a father. Less than two weeks later, he became a doctor.
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