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MSU lands $1.8M USAID award to boost African Great Lakes' coffee industry

MSU News - September 30, 2015 - 9:14am
The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Michigan State University a $1.8 million cooperative agreement to help the African Great Lakes region maintain its international position in the coffee market. The cooperative agreement launches USAID's African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support Program under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality

MSU News - September 30, 2015 - 7:41am
Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation's poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by an MSU education scholar.
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Volleyball looks to jam Jenison vs. Michigan Wednesday

MSU News - September 29, 2015 - 3:21pm
MSU readies for a home-and-home battle with archrival Michigan in the second week of Big Ten play.
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Music student's heart beats with persistence

MSU News - September 29, 2015 - 2:12pm
Haitian trumpet player and College of Music senior Carlot Dorv'e discusses obstacles he's had - learning to play trumpet with one arm and getting to MSU from Haiti - and why he encourages others through a life of giving back.
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Inaugural concert of Early Music Series features harpsichord

MSU News - September 29, 2015 - 10:46am
The MSU College of Music will kick off the first concert of the new Taylor Johnston Early Music Series at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Music Building with a program of 17th century harpsichord music.
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Kids allowed to be kids make better parents

MSU News - September 29, 2015 - 10:12am
Mothers who took on burdensome caregiving roles as children - and weren't allowed to just "be kids" - tend to be less sensitive to their own children's needs, finds new research led by an MSU scholar.
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Grinz on Green: Final Four team started Spartan renaissance

MSU News - September 28, 2015 - 5:20pm
As the 1995 MSU volleyball team came from behind to hand perennial national powerhouse Hawaii its first defeat of the season in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in Honolulu, disbelieving Rainbow Wahine fans asked themselves: "MS-Who?"
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No. 2 Spartans defeat Central Michigan, 30-10

MSU News - September 28, 2015 - 3:34pm
Shilique Calhoun helped MSU disrupt Central Michigan's offense - and its kicking game, too.
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From Donald Trump to Iran, MSU experts can discuss election issues

MSU News - September 28, 2015 - 2:19pm
Will Donald Trump grab "the mantle of conservatism" for the Republican Party? Will college affordability be a key issue in the presidential election? What are the candidates' positions on Middle East policy? MSU experts can discuss these topics and many others in the months leading up to the Nov. 8, 2016 election.
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MSU Safe Place receives $20,000 grant

MSU News - September 28, 2015 - 10:38am
In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, MSU Safe Place, the relationship violence and stalking program on the campus of MSU, has received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation.
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MSU part of coalition to improve college admission process

MSU News - September 28, 2015 - 10:11am
MSU is part of a diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities that have come together with the goal of improving the college admission application process for all students.
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Recognizing Detroit College of Law alumni

MSU News - September 28, 2015 - 9:38am
Thanks to a fundraising campaign that raised $1.3 million, on Oct. 22 the Michigan State University College of Law will dedicate its new plaza, which honors thousands of alumni who graduated from Detroit College of Law.
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Making nutrition and fitness a SNAP for underserved young athletes

MSU News - September 25, 2015 - 4:51pm
Spartan Performance and MSU Extension are looking to help underserved young athletes and schools throughout Michigan.
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MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning

MSU News - September 25, 2015 - 11:59am
MSU is partnering with Finnish scholars on a $3.6 million National Science Foundation project to get K-12 students more interested in science.
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(SCENE) Metrospace reopens to the community

MSU News - September 24, 2015 - 12:03pm
East Lansing's (SCENE) Metrospace, located at 110 Charles St., reopened on Sept. 18 under the operation of Michigan State University's Department of Art, Art History and Design.
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MSU to celebrate annual gifts with 'biggest little' parade

MSU News - September 24, 2015 - 10:55am
Starting at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Michigan State University will host a parade to celebrate the significance of annual gifts to the university, centered around one simple message: Loyal Spartans make a difference at MSU every day.
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Richard Lunt awarded 2015 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship

MSU News - September 23, 2015 - 2:06pm
MSU College of Engineering assistant professor Richard Lunt has been awarded the 2015 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship, a national prize from the American Physical Society supporting research in energy sustainability.
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Stay weird

MSU News - September 23, 2015 - 1:23pm
I've previously mentioned that I count stairs as I climb or descend them, which is probably a little weird. What I didn't mention is that often while I'm just walking, I count my steps in eight-count, like a dancer learning steps - except I'm not a dancer. Nor have I ever been one. Well, except for that short stint in ninth grade where I took jazz with some friends. Though I eventually got to wear a glittery cowboy hat in a recital, I first ended up on crutches after attempting a leap I wasn't ready for. Maybe I missed the eight-count. Then again, ending up on crutches was one of the best things to happen to me that first year of high school. Sure, it hurt like heck and it didn't look very pretty, but it also helped me make one of my very best friends. My French teacher assigned Amy to carry my books to my next class. At first, I panicked. Amy was a cheerleader and I assumed she would want nothing to do with me. I figured we had nothing in common - how wrong I was. To this day, Amy is still one of my dearest and closest friends. Good thing I didn't let our differences blind me from a lasting friendship. She loves me for who I am, weirdness and all. And I can be somewhat weird. When I'm walking in eight-count, it's often to music I'm only hearing in my head. I have conversations with my dog where I answer back for her complete with a voice I've made up. There are times when I literally have to use every bit of my Spartans Will to stop talking.
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John Beck: Trans-disciplinary Conversations

MSU News - September 23, 2015 - 11:37am
Some of the most stimulating and enjoyable conversations that I have had both personally and professionally have been those that involved committed, passionate and knowledgeable people talking on "big" topics across a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds. Often the opportunity to have such a conversation has come from happenstance - the luck of the draw when sitting in a big gathering.
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Marc Reed: Spartan Culture

MSU News - September 23, 2015 - 11:36am
As a human resource management major, culture is a topic I have learned a lot about. Culture defines the norms, values, attitudes and sense of belongingness of a group. Culture can apply to almost any kind of grouping of individuals, such as an organization or company.
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