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I Love Ya, Tomorrow

MSU News - April 13, 2016 - 6:44am
I'll admit it. I'm a bit of a procrastinator. It's not that I'm lazy or stubborn or unmotivated - sometimes I underestimate how many things are on my plate or how long something will take. Often for me, tomorrow is another day. Which is why I'm up at 5 a.m. writing something I should have done last night. But I really needed to catch up on "Better Call Saul." I underestimated how tired I would be after two episodes. (Totally worth it though, it's a fantastic show.) For me, I think there are so many things to do in life, that I run out of hours to do them. I kind of like to live my life by Dr. Seuss. "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." Tomorrows aren't just when I'll get to folding laundry or finishing up some long work project. They're also filled with incredible wonder and opportunity. Who knows what tomorrow brings? I just got back from visiting my daughter in New York City. Talk about a place where you never know what tomorrow brings. Even as a visitor, one day I was tracing ancestors at Ellis island, the next I was drinking ale at a place with bras on the ceiling, and then I was staring at Van Gogh and Matisse masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art. The possibilities for tomorrows are endless in that city. And as I watch my kid live her dream, tomorrows are what keep her going. Tomorrows also aren't just about procrastination and fun either. Tomorrows are filled with the possibilities that something really big could happen. I mean really big. Like solving huge world problems like hunger, safety, disease and energy use. Imagine a world where someone finds solutions to these challenges. Luckily for the rest of the world, Spartans are on the job.
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Anil Jain: Q&A with a biometrics expert

MSU News - April 12, 2016 - 10:01am
I joined the EE graduate program at Ohio State in 1969. During the spring quarter in 1970, a new faculty member in computer science at that time, B. Chandrasekaran, offered a course on "pattern recognition" that I attended.
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Sydney Thomas: Vital Hands-On Research

MSU News - April 12, 2016 - 9:01am
The research we're doing in Professor Day's lab is important to understanding the relationship between plants and their pathogens, and how plants protect themselves by developing resistance to these pathogens. The greater implications of this for the world could be improved agricultural systems, by increasing resistance to pathogens.
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Antibiotic resistance genes increasing

MSU News - April 12, 2016 - 8:09am
Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted.
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MSU's coal-free move reducing university's environmental impact

MSU News - April 12, 2016 - 7:48am
Michigan State University is no longer burning coal in its on-campus power plant, a move that is significantly reducing emissions from the plant as well as advancing the university's Energy Transition Plan.
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A ripple effect

MSU News - April 11, 2016 - 7:08pm
Fred Addy ('53, Business; '57, Business) and his wife Marilyn Marshall Addy ('53, Music) have a history of giving that has helped their alma mater in so many ways.
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'America's Greatest Makers' features MSU student entrepreneur

MSU News - April 11, 2016 - 4:37pm
The new TBS reality show "America's Greatest Makers," which airs 9 p.m. Tuesdays, will feature MSU College of Law student John Mohyi, who's competing against other inventors from around the country to be "America's Greatest Maker" and win a $1 million grand prize.
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Student earns scholarship from NOAA

MSU News - April 11, 2016 - 12:10pm
MSU sophomore Hannah MacDonald has earned a competitive scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Undergrads honor faculty with Mentor of the Year Awards

MSU News - April 11, 2016 - 11:21am
Evangelyn Alocilja, professor of biosystems and agriculture engineering, and Howard Bossen, professor of photography and visual communication, were both recent recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
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Defense claims first spring jersey scrimmage, 38-27

MSU News - April 11, 2016 - 11:03am
The Spartans scrimmaged for two-plus hours in the Duffy Daugherty Football Building indoor facility.
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MSU women's tennis stops Rutgers, 5-2

MSU News - April 11, 2016 - 10:58am
Spartans capture doubles point, four singles matches.
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MSU student awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

MSU News - April 8, 2016 - 2:51pm
Maria Castano, a Ph.D. student in the MSU College of Engineering, has received a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
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MSU College of Law hosting free talk on prison reform

MSU News - April 8, 2016 - 11:28am
MSU College of Law welcomes Marie Gottschalk, professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania for a free talk on Tuesday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
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MSU's Abrams Planetarium presents 'From Earth to the Universe'

MSU News - April 8, 2016 - 11:13am
The new feature show will be free on April 15th's Statewide Astronomy Night as part of the MSU Science Festival.
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Softball heads to College Park for showdown with Terps

MSU News - April 8, 2016 - 11:04am
MSU softball has its second straight road series, heading to College Park to take on Maryland.
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Baseball travels to Penn State for weekend series

MSU News - April 8, 2016 - 10:53am
Spartans set for first B1G road matchup.
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MSU announces new system to alert campus community

MSU News - April 7, 2016 - 2:47pm
Michigan State University is pleased to announce the launch of a new system to provide emergency alerts to the campus community.
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Sustainability too big to be crammed into simple story

MSU News - April 7, 2016 - 12:35pm
Today's energy resources and the struggle to meet the world's needs sustainably is a complicated and compelling story involving people, the environment, competing needs and shared fates.
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Wednesday's Crosstown Showdown rained out

MSU News - April 7, 2016 - 11:41am
No makeup date set for the annual exhibition game.
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The dirt on greenhouse gas emissions

MSU News - April 7, 2016 - 11:00am
While the use of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil is the largest contributor to emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, there are other factors as well.
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