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Caleb Rhynard named 2014 Capital One Academic All-America

MSU News - June 30, 2014 - 9:21am
Sophomore Caleb Rhynard was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Third Team
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Payne and Harris selected in NBA draft first round

MSU News - June 30, 2014 - 9:11am
Adreian Payne and Gary Harris were selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.
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Loving from afar

State News Top Stories - June 28, 2014 - 8:24pm
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Kids who know unhealthy food logos more likely to be overweight

MSU News - June 27, 2014 - 11:35am
The more a child is familiar with logos and other images from fast-food restaurants, sodas and not-so-healthy snack food brands, the more likely the child is to be overweight or obese.
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Ringing in the annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series

MSU News - June 27, 2014 - 10:04am
The MSU College of Music will present the 18th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series on five consecutive Wednesday recitals at 6 p.m. beginning July 2 to July 30, at the MSU Beaumont Tower.
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Sequencing electric eel genome unlocks shocking secrets

MSU News - June 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six times in the history of life to produce electricity outside of their bodies.
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Associate deans of College of Veterinary Medicine named

MSU News - June 26, 2014 - 10:56am
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced the naming of two associate deans.
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Funk named associate dean of College of Veterinary Medicine

MSU News - June 26, 2014 - 10:56am
Julie Funk has been named associate dean of Professional Academic Programs andStudent Affairs for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
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American Academy of Nursing selects MSU professors

MSU News - June 26, 2014 - 10:12am
Lorraine Robbins, MSU associate professor of nursing and Address Malata, MSU adjunct professor of nursing, have been invited to join the American Academy of Nursing later this year.
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Rosin up that bow, maestro. And thank your genes

MSU News - June 26, 2014 - 9:24am
Mom or dad may have driven you to cello rehearsal all those years, but you can also thank your genes for pushing you to practice, according to new research led by an MSU psychology professor.
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Demmer Center to celebrate Olympic Day

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 4:57pm
On June 28, the spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Lansing, as the Demmer Center at MSU hosts a fun family event in celebration of Olympic Day.
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Smell of success

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 4:07pm
Sniff...take a deep breath. Campus is finally in full bloom-you can smell it in the air. Roses in the garden, wet dew on a summer morning, cut grass in the fields, flowering trees in the woodlots, waffle cones wafting out of the Dairy Store, sunscreen at the pool and, wait, what's that? Death? Rotting meat? Stinky cheese mixed with dirty socks? If that's the case, then you must be in MSU's plant biology greenhouse. This week the greenhouse at Wilson and Farm Lane has been home to something more rare than a teenager up before noon on summer vacation and a whole lot stinkier-the corpse flower. Its technical name is the Amorphophallus titanum and its native habit is Indonesia, but MSU is home to one of these smelly flowers. The plants rarely bloom, going years, even decades between showings. (Honestly, how often would you want to go out if all anyone talked about was how awful you smelled?) According to MSU's experts, only a handful of these giant flowers bloom outside their native habitat in any given decade. And yet, there it was-in all its malodorous glory. I hurried up to take my family to check it out since once it blooms it only lasts 24 to 48 hours. (Again, how long would you stick around if everyone who got near you gagged and held his nose?) It's a huge plant, towering over visitors who were eager to take a sniff, snap a selfie and then head outside for some fresh air.
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Peter Carrington: A rare and spectacular event

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 1:07pm
I always wanted see a corpse flower in bloom because it is the 'giant sequoia' of the philodendron family. I first dealt with this family of plants when I was instructed that one could eat skunk cabbage, a woodland plant in this group that we have here in Michigan.
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FRIB to have significant economic and scientific draw

State News Top Stories - June 25, 2014 - 12:47pm

The long-awaited construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, is under way on campus and will soon be be home to the nuclear research of both national and international scientists intent on making discoveries to help them understand new aspects of nuclear science.

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MSU Extension enhances reading for young learners

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:34am
As a way to improve the school readiness of the state's youngest learners, MSU Extension's MI Stronger Families program is now offering family book sheets to libraries, schools, day care centers and families throughout the state.
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Katy Meyers: Bones Abroad

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:31am
Over the past week, I've been visiting a variety of museums in order to collect primary data for my Ph.D. dissertation. My first stop was the Museum of Winchester to collect data and information from the Worthy Park Anglo-Saxon cemetery, and then I was off to Chester to meet with Professor Howard Williams, who is sitting on my dissertation committee.
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Pollination detail

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:21am
A closeup of a section of MSU's Amorphophallus titanum, aka corpse flower, shows the result of hand pollination by MSU plant biologists on June 24, 2014. Photo by Kurt Stepntiz
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MSU professor recognized with achievement award in Greece

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 10:15am
MSU professor James Kelly received the Legume Innovation Lab's Meritorious Achievement Award last month at the lab's 2014 Global Meeting, "Improving Agriculture and Nutrition through Grain Legumes," in Athens, Greece. Presented by the chair of the Legume Innovation Lab's Technical Management Advisory Committee Julia Kornegay, the award is the highest honor given to Legume Innovation Lab researchers.
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Demmer Scholars head to Washington, D.C.

MSU News - June 25, 2014 - 9:36am
A select group of students from MSU and other universities are studying the intricacies of federal policymaking while working in Washington, D.C.
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MSU alumna named Michigan's top teacher

MSU News - June 24, 2014 - 4:51pm
An MSU alumna, who teaches third grade in the Walled Lake Consolidate School District, has been named the 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The recognition is accompanied by a seat on the State Board of Education.
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