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Keeping pandas off endangered list ledge

MSU News - August 29, 2017 - 11:03am
Things aren't all black and white for giant pandas. The beloved Chinese icons have basked in good press lately - their extinction risk status downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable," their good fortunes shown to rub off on their less charismatic forest neighbors that benefit from panda-centric conservation efforts.
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Upbeat Spartans have positive momentum heading into season opener

MSU News - August 29, 2017 - 10:55am
The ever-evolving learning process of a young team is hard to see develop in the midst of the day-to-day grind of preseason camp. But somewhere lost in the "Groundhog Days" - as head coach Mark Dantonio likes to call them - an identity of a team begins to take shape.
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Spartans earn 5-4 victory in double overtime thriller

MSU News - August 29, 2017 - 10:38am
The MSU field hockey team earned its second-straight victory when it defeated Cal Monday night, 5-4, in a double overtime thriller that lasted over 95 minutes at Underhill Field.
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Fighting an old enemy in the battle against cystic fibrosis

MSU News - August 29, 2017 - 10:02am
Michael Maiden, a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help pursue his research of the disease.
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Improving communication between parents and siblings of special needs youth

MSU News - August 29, 2017 - 9:01am
Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took an innovative training program created by an MSU scholar significantly improved their ability to communicate with the special needs youth.
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MSU nabs top 40 national ranking

MSU News - August 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
MSU places 38th among the 303 national universities ranked in Washington Monthly's 2017 College Guide and Rankings, released Aug. 28
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An Odd Job That Makes a Difference

MSU News - August 25, 2017 - 2:27pm
The MSU Learning and Assessment Center, or LAC, is looking for individuals of all ages who are willing to serve as standardized patients. The LAC is a simulation training facility featuring recreated doctors' offices and hospital rooms.
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Michigan residents bullish on economy, but not on Trump

MSU News - August 25, 2017 - 11:34am
Consumer confidence in Michigan rose to its highest level in 15 years, even as Donald Trump's approval ratings in the state were the lowest of any incoming president in the history of MSU's State of the State Survey.
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Back-to-school tips

MSU News - August 25, 2017 - 10:11am
As students gear up for the 2017-18 academic year, experts share a variety of tips and advice on topics ranging from health to personal security.
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Juli Wade appointed associate provost

MSU News - August 24, 2017 - 4:01pm
Juli Wade has been appointed to serve as associate provost for faculty and academic staff development beginning Sept. 8. As associate provost, she will provide leadership for the Academic Advancement Network, or AAN.
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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

MSU News - August 24, 2017 - 10:08am
A new Michigan State University study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. The federally funded research also found that a lower layer of abdominal fat, when compared to fat just under the skin, is the more likely culprit, releasing even more of this protein and encouraging tumor growth.
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MSU welcomes one of largest freshman cohorts

MSU News - August 24, 2017 - 7:47am
With more than 8,000 first-year students arriving on campus on Sunday, Michigan State University's Class of 2021 will be one of the largest planned freshman cohorts in university history.
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The hefty price tag for safe food

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 3:38pm
No one wants to run the risk of consuming unsafe food, but recent research by MSU has found that federal legislation to prevent it from happening might end up costing consumers and restaurants billions of dollars.
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Coaxing the body to heal broken bones

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 3:05pm
What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine doctoral candidate in the Department of Physiology, thinks that someday physicians will be able to do just that.
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Summer lovin'

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
I can smell the wet pavement below my beach towel, feel the hot sun on my back and hear the giggle of my childhood friend. I can picture the laundry on the line above me and taste Kool-Aid on my tongue. I can practically feel the pain of stubbing my bare toes on the driveway. The smell of library books and Coppertone tickle my nose. The sounds of splashing, lawn mowers, Tigers baseball on the radio still echo in the corners of my adult mind. Those things made up the summers of my childhood and they were pretty darn perfect. Summer has always been my favorite season. Now that I'm an adult, there's a lot less time for the lazy days of summer lovin'. I squeeze as much in during the evenings and weekends with bike rides, walks in the woods and books by the pool. I'm much more careful about using sunblock these days, but other than that, I'm still a kid at heart who is happiest being outdoors enjoying summer. And, even work isn't so bad on a nice day when you work alongside the bubbling Red Cedar River and near some of the most beautiful campus scenes. While I might take a day off here and there, I don't stop working because, after all, I'm a Spartan. Spartans all over the world are making discoveries, changing lives, learning new things and making an impact all season long. Right here in Michigan, the work doesn't stop, no challenge is put aside and Spartans continue to make this state a great place to be. From East Lansing to Escanaba and everywhere in between, Spartans are making a difference.
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Alan Arbogast: Great State geography

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 1:07pm
Alan Arbogast is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. He is best known for his research on the geomorphic history of coastal sand dunes along Lake Michigan. As part of the #MSURoadTrip, he provided his expertise about the unique geography of Michigan in general and more specifically about Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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On the ground and in the air: On duty 24/7

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 12:48pm
Bridget Burns-King is a family nurse practitioner with Sparrow Health System in Lansing whose nursing skills were put to use 40,000 feet above ground.
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Korey Cook: Working toward a sustainable energy future

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 10:46am
I have never enjoyed a job as much as I have here at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute. I was accepted to several engineering graduate schools, but the decision was clear to me. Becoming a Spartan not only allows me to earn my degree at a top ranked school, but also allows me to continue working on a project that I am passionate about.
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Reducing infant mortality in Nigeria

MSU News - August 23, 2017 - 10:07am
A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at MSU have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation.
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Susannah Dorfman named Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer

MSU News - August 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
Susannah Dorfman, MSU geoscientist, has been named a Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year.
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