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MSU doctoral student researches the effects of nostalgia on health communication

MSU News - July 27, 2017 - 11:36am
Michigan State University School of Journalism doctoral student Syed Ali Hussain is researching the art of persuasion and social influence in the context of designing health communication campaigns, specifically when it comes to nostalgia and depression.
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A rogue gene is causing seizures in babies. Here's how MSU wants to stop it

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 5:02pm
Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for answers and better treatment options.
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Learning and Assessment Center brings simulated medical experiences to students and more

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 4:46pm
How do health care providers first learn basic care skills like inserting a breathing tube? How do they build that all-important bedside manner or learn to work in teams during emergencies?
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MSU professor named president elect of national organization

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Michigan State University professor Scott Swinton has been named president elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, or AAEA. Swinton, a professor in the department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, or AFRE, is the first MSU professor to lead the association since 1988.
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Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control stressful emotions

MSU News - July 26, 2017 - 8:02am
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control your emotions, indicates a first-of-its-kind study led by psychology researchers at MSU and the University of Michigan.
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State of bliss

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 6:01pm
Whoosh. It gets me every single time. Without fail, it takes my breath away no matter how many times I look out over the bluffs at Lake Michigan. No matter where I wander in the world, and I've wandered quite a bit, the site of the lake from the Sleeping Bear Dunes will always be one of the most beautiful sights I've set my eyes on. What makes it even better is that it's home. I mean, I don't technically live right there, but I claim everything in Michigan as my home. And there are plenty of amazing things about the Mitten State - including Spartans. Since our esteemed crew is on their Great State Road Trip, I figured I'd take one myself. I needed to come to Frankfort, Michigan to visit my sister and meet my new baby grand-nephew. I just put him down after holding him for more than an hour - time well spent. I mean, he's really adorable. Even if my sister is a Wolverine. Spartans don't care where allegiances lie - we're committed to the entire state of Michigan and all of its residents. Frankfort is just down the road from that awe-inspiring view of Lake Michigan. I had planned on heading there and writing this note while gazing at that incredible site, but the weather had different plans for me. Currently, I'm still in Frankfort sitting in my sister's restaurant waiting for the rain to stop. But, I'll get my view at some point. There's no way I'll miss that.
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Hessler honored at Lake Leelanau boat dedication ceremony

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 11:21am
A boat was dedicated earlier this month in honor of recent Michigan State Rowing graduate Monica Hessler ('17) at the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club at Fountain Point.
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Liz England joins Spartan rowing staff

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 11:13am
MSU rowing coach Matt Weise has announced the addition of Liz England to the Spartan rowing staff. England is a former collegiate rower and coach at Washington State, as well as a member of the USA U23 team in 2012.
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How marriage may protect transgender couples

MSU News - July 25, 2017 - 8:08am
Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by an MSU sociologist.
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Christopher P. Long: Public education rooted in the liberal arts

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 6:53pm
When I began as Dean in 2015, I spoke about advancing the arts and humanities at the center of the MSU land-grant mission. As the 2017 Dean's Report demonstrates, this was not a new vision, but one that can be traced back to the earliest beginnings of the University.
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Baseball earns Team Academic Excellence Award

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 6:22pm
MSU baseball was recognized with the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA more than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year. Michigan State had a 3.22 GPA this year, which is the highest in program history.
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Protecting plants from the power of sunlight

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
Like us, plants don't like too much sunlight. MSU scientists are now proposing a way to measure, in real time, how plants prevent burn out from the sun.
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Global Spartan Leadership Program prepares students

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 4:10pm
Last fall, 12 international undergraduate students were given the opportunity to participate in a new intercultural leadership program, the Global Spartan Leadership Program, designed to prepare students for leadership in a global world.
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Global Spartan Leadership Program prepares international undergraduate students for global leadership

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 4:10pm
Last fall, 12 international undergraduate students were given the opportunity to participate in a new intercultural leadership program, the Global Spartan Leadership Program, designed to prepare students for leadership in a global world.
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Nursing instinct kicks in

MSU News - July 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
Moments before, everything had seemed normal in the hot, humid gym as students moved from the 45-minute boxing portion of their class into the yoga session. Then someone noticed that one of the men, instead of getting into the downward dog position, was lying face down on his yoga mat, gasping for breath.
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MSU part of international physics experiment

MSU News - July 21, 2017 - 4:14pm
A simultaneous groundbreaking ceremony for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility took place at Sanford Lab in South Dakota and at Fermilab in Illinois today. The groundbreaking represents the beginning of a new era of physics in the United States - and scientists from Michigan State University will be a part of it.
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'Hockey - The Musical!' comes to the Wharton Center late August

MSU News - July 20, 2017 - 2:55pm
Mitch Albom's musical comedy, "Hockey - The Musical!" will be showing at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on Aug. 24-25.
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Pigeon pea, white yam: Ghana's perfect crop combo

MSU News - July 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana's smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third of production costs. Also, yams pull many nutrients out of the soil, forcing farmers to constantly search for new land and often clear forests in search of fertile ground.
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That's how the cookie crumbles

MSU News - July 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
Wednesday? It's really only Wednesday? Are you absolutely sure? I was thinking exactly that as I got on the elevator when a coworker sighed and said, "And it's only Wednesday." So, apparently, I'm not the only one who feels like this week should be over. It just seems like this week has already had enough minor mishaps in it to fill seven days. It started Sunday evening when I burned a tray of cookies. Then, I painted my nails and proceeded to run into the door frame smudging three of them beyond repair. As I made my way into the building Monday morning, my watch notified me the battery was low, meaning when I thought it had been charging overnight, it actually hadn't been. Five minutes later my watch was dead. (I'm estimating the time, because, well, obviously...) I had baked the cookies as a treat to my colleagues to celebrate the start of the #MSURoadTrip. I originally made some for a super fun photo shoot, but not everyone got one the previous week so I thought I'd make some more. Well, about an hour into the day (again, estimating because, dead watch) I proceeded to pick up the carrier, which I hadn't locked, and dropped the entire thing on the floor of the office
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Rhonda Conner-Warren: Grace in a time of need

MSU News - July 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
The New Year's Eve service at the Perfecting Church in Detroit began quite typically. The congregation started filing in until all the seats were filled. After the praise and worship, the pastor took the pulpit and the service officially began. Minutes into the service, the security staff summoned the Emergency Response Team and they burst into action.
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