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Endowments: Champion for change

MSU News - September 23, 2015 - 11:10am
College of Education alumnus Rick Stiggins created an endowment at MSU five years ago because he believes it is the only institution that can achieve his vision: to improve how teachers in the United States are trained to use assessment in their schools.
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Taking on Central Michigan

MSU News - September 23, 2015 - 10:51am
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday to preview Saturday's matchup against Central Michigan.
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Re-launching Project 60/50

MSU News - September 22, 2015 - 4:25pm
MSU's Project 60/50 is gearing up for another year of bringing social justice and human rights issues to the forefront.
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MSU Debate Team finishes in top 16 of first tournament

MSU News - September 22, 2015 - 12:28pm
The Michigan State University Debate Team kicked off its first competition of the 2015-16 season with a finish in the top 16 out of 122 teams registered to compete in the Georgia State National College Debate Tournament.
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Study aims to reduce suicides after jail time

MSU News - September 22, 2015 - 10:34am
A Michigan State University public health researcher is embarking on a first-of-a-kind study that will look to reduce suicides among recently released jail detainees.
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MSU collaborates on UIA 'First in the World' grant

MSU News - September 22, 2015 - 10:08am
The U.S. Department of Education announced that MSU, as a member of the University Innovation Alliance, was selected as one of the winners in its First in the World competition to encourage innovation among institutions of higher education.
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Aaron Burbridge named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

MSU News - September 21, 2015 - 5:33pm
MSU senior wide receiver Aaron Burbridge has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
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Spartans move up to No. 2 in Associated Press Top 25 poll

MSU News - September 21, 2015 - 5:28pm
Following its 35-21 victory over Air Force, the MSU football team moved up two spots to No. 2 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll, the highest ranking for the program since finishing the 1966 season at No. 2.
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Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife

MSU News - September 21, 2015 - 3:16pm
Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical production from these organisms more viable.
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Spartans Take the World Stage for Homecoming 2015

MSU News - September 21, 2015 - 11:42am
Whether it's a Final Four run or a performance at Carnegie Hall, Spartans shine bright. That's why the 2015 Homecoming theme "Spartans Take the World Stage" will put a spotlight on the intellect, talent and strength of Spartans all over the world Sept. 28-Oct. 3.
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It's not cheating unless a species gets hurt

MSU News - September 21, 2015 - 11:03am
A review of dozens of key ecological studies has found very little evidence to support one of the field's commonly held beliefs: Cheating is widespread among "mutualists," species that cooperate with one another for mutual benefit.
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MSU releases results of campus climate survey on sexual assault, misconduct

MSU News - September 21, 2015 - 11:00am
New data from a climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct show student attitudes, awareness and the prevalence of incidents in the MSU community reflect national statistics.
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Harvesting clues to GMO dilemmas from China's soybean fields

MSU News - September 18, 2015 - 3:05pm
China's struggle - mirrored across the globe - to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has left a disconnect: In China's case, shrinking fields of domestic soybean - by law non-GM - and massive imports of cheaper soybeans that are the very GM crop consumers profess to shun.
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Improving collaboration between Native Americans and climate scientists

MSU News - September 18, 2015 - 10:59am
Hoping to improve Native American tribes' access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better relations between tribes and scientific organizations when dealing with climate change.
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Second location announced for MSU-led composite materials institute

MSU News - September 17, 2015 - 10:40pm
Appearing in Detroit today, Vice President Joe Biden announced that a second site has been selected for a composite materials research institute in which Michigan State University has taken a lead role.
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Former DIA director appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor

MSU News - September 17, 2015 - 11:07am
Graham Beal, former director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor for this academic year, the most prestigious faculty appointment at the university.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 17, 2015

MSU News - September 17, 2015 - 7:46am
Here's today's Michigan State University High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Fight, Fight, Rah Team Fight

MSU News - September 16, 2015 - 1:51pm
I rarely get sick. (Well, there was that whole cardiac arrest thing a couple of years ago. Go big or go home, right?) But regular colds and flu? I've been pretty lucky to escape those - until now. I felt the scratchy throat and stuffy head come on yesterday afternoon and by evening I knew my luck had run out. Unfortunately, I knew I had work to do that wouldn't wait and, after all, it's just a cold. So here I sit at home (no need to spread my germs) alternately blowing my nose and typing away. Hey, at least it's a beautiful day and I can sit outside. I could feel sorry for myself and put off what needs to be done, but that's not the Spartan way. When able, Spartans push through adversity, challenges and setbacks and simply get things done. It's just what we do. I think about Spartans on campus and all over the world working on the most challenging problems -disease, clean water, alternative energy, food security and more. I doubt any of them would let a little sniffle stop them. I think of the football game this past weekend - did our team give up after a bad play or missed opportunity? Nope. They simply put it behind them and fought on to an exciting and well-deserved win. Perseverance and tenacity is just part of the Spartan DNA.
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International team discovers natural defense against HIV

MSU News - September 16, 2015 - 11:59am
Researchers at MSU were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.
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Prabu David: New Meaningful Experiences

MSU News - September 16, 2015 - 9:31am
At the beginning of a new school year, our students arrive on campus with hopes and dreams of new possibilities, as do our faculty and staff.
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