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CANR names new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 2:10pm
Quentin R. Tyler has been named MSU's associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or CANR. He will begin his post in March 2018.
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Professor receives honorary degree in Finland

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 12:06pm
MSU's Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki last May.
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Minarick named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 11:21am
MSU senior Rachel Minarick has been named a College Sports Information Directors of America First-Team Academic All-America, as announced by the organization on Monday.
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'Tis the season

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 11:14am
"We're looking for a Fraser fir taller than 10 feet." It's how we start the conversation every single year at the Christmas tree farm we've been going to for more than a decade. That's always followed up with, "Oh right, you're the people who used to take home giant trees in a convertible." Yep. That was us. The crazy people who carted home trees, sometimes 14-feet tall, stuffed into the back of a Camaro SS convertible. It was part of our tradition. We'd cut down a ginormous tree, get it drilled and wrapped and then stuffed into the car's passenger seat. One of us would drive it home while the other would follow behind in our other car. People stared, took pictures and laughed. I like to think it was our way of bringing a little holiday cheer to the community. It's fun that even years after selling that car and using an appropriate Jeep instead, people still remember our tradition as strongly as we do. That's the great thing about traditions - even when they change, the memories never leave.
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MSU student-athletes take part in Teams for Toys

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 11:07am
MSU student-athletes participated in the annual Teams for Toys on Sunday. The holiday event, which sees participation from every varsity team, is run by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
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More than 2,700 Spartans graduate this weekend

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 9:48am
MSU will host commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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Barbara Schneider: International honor

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 9:13am
The area that I'm the most interested in is really issues related to engagement. How can we best reform education, particularly in schools, so that we give more children educational opportunities to succeed in their lives?
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Andrew Dennhardt: Estimating eagle populations

MSU News - December 13, 2017 - 8:13am
Have you ever looked to the autumn sky above and wondered how many of your favorite feathered friends are out there, as they migrate southward each year? If so, then you are not alone. A common goal in ecology has been to estimate the abundance of wild populations. From basic counts to educated guesses, historically, people have tried it all. During and even before the work of Sir Ronald Fischer, the father of modern statistics, applied mathematics aided in population estimation - for humans and wild animals alike.
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MSU honored with Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award

MSU News - December 12, 2017 - 12:51pm
MSU was honored with a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network.
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New discovery deepens understanding of brain's sensory circuitry

MSU News - December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at MSU and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may be central to how two key regions of the brain communicate about sensation.
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Joseph announces 2018 softball schedule

MSU News - December 12, 2017 - 10:08am
MSU softball coach Jacquie Joseph has announced the 2018 Spartan softball schedule, which features games against schools from 14 different conferences, nine non-conference teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament and three which advanced to the Women's College World Series in 2017.
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Josiah Scott named Freshman All-American by

MSU News - December 12, 2017 - 10:01am
MSU cornerback Josiah Scott has been named a first-team Freshman All-American by
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African immigrants: How race and gender shape the American dream

MSU News - December 12, 2017 - 9:07am
Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study led by an MSU sociologist.
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Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

MSU News - December 11, 2017 - 3:31pm
A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study.
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MSU scholars find $21 trillion in unauthorized government spending; Defense Department to conduct first-ever audit

MSU News - December 11, 2017 - 3:07pm
Earlier this year, an MSU economist and his team found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development. Now, the Defense Department has announced it will conduct the first department-wide, independent financial audit in its history.
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High school student wins holiday card design contest

MSU News - December 11, 2017 - 2:25pm
The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center has recognized East Lansing High School junior Sophie Rutkowski as the winner of the 2017 annual holiday card design contest.
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Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war

MSU News - December 11, 2017 - 1:27pm
Laurence Yeung, scientist at Rice University, and colleagues at Rice, MSU, UCLA and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain only heavy isotopes of nitrogen and discovered a planetary-scale tug-of-war between life, the deep Earth and the upper atmosphere that is expressed in atmospheric nitrogen.
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Spartans rout Rhode Island, 82-38

MSU News - December 11, 2017 - 9:58am
MSU women's basketball led wire-to-wire, defeating Rhode Island, 82-38, Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
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Four in double figures as Michigan State downs Southern Utah, 88-63

MSU News - December 11, 2017 - 9:51am
MSU put four players in double figures and used a run in the late stages of the second half to break open a close game en route to an 88-63 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night at the Breslin Center.
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Scientists livestream discussion about future research directions for nuclear science following gravitational wave discovery

MSU News - December 8, 2017 - 1:10pm
Scientists from around the globe participated in a livestream event Dec. 1 to discuss the nuclear science impacts of the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves from two colliding neutron stars announced worldwide in October.
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