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State Room wins award of excellence for 11th year

July 29, 2016 - 2:42pm
The State Room Restaurant, inside of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, is a recipient of Wine Spectator magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence" for the 11th consecutive year.
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Youth employment opportunities rising in African agrifood systems

July 29, 2016 - 2:41pm
According to a new study published by MSU, Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector is rapidly changing and can be a key driver of youth employment and economic transformation.
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MSU to lead multi-university language learning effort

July 29, 2016 - 10:00am
Michigan State University will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less commonly taught languages, or LCTLs.
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MSU's Lunt receives Crosby Professorship of Chemical Engineering

July 28, 2016 - 4:06pm
Richard Lunt has been appointed to the Johansen Crosby Professorship of Chemical Engineering at MSU.
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MSU criminologist investigates public safety consolidation

July 28, 2016 - 1:23pm
In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation - the merging of a city's police and fire departments.
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Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund established

July 27, 2016 - 3:38pm
In honor of the late Mike Sadler and through the cooperation of the Sadler Family, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund to honor the former Spartan football student-athlete (2011-2014) who earned first-team All-America and All-Big Ten honors as a punter and was the only four-time Academic All-American in school history.
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Bright like a diamond

July 27, 2016 - 1:11pm
My heart seemed to stop and I got a pit in my stomach. I checked my finger again. Yep, there was the rough, poking prongs of my ring holding absolutely nothing. My diamond was gone. In that moment, diamonds were not this girl's best friend - they were a source of major anxiety and despair. Somehow, the stone had fallen out of my ring. I was at a party at a friend's house years ago and was sure it was gone for good. After all, my husband has lost not one, but two wedding bands in the lakes of Michigan never to be seen again. Sure, I could get it replaced, but it wouldn't be "that" diamond, the one I'd had since getting engaged many years ago. Once she realized what happened, the hostess made everyone stop and drop to the floor to look for it. As I said, I was certain it was gone. While I was combing the floor of her dining room, the thought popped into my head. Maybe? Could it be? I was almost afraid to check for fear of disappointment.
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Accessing a murder victim's smartphone to help solve a crime

July 27, 2016 - 12:19pm
Last month, when the MSU Police Department approached professor Anil Jain to see if he could access a fingerprint-locked deceased man's smartphone to aid in a police investigation, Jain accepted the scientific challenge. On Monday, July 25, it was mission accomplished - Jain and his team unlocked the phone.
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Federica Brandizzi: Lack of green thumb no obstacle

July 27, 2016 - 11:45am
We tend to assume that all botanists have green thumbs. But friends and colleagues stopped giving Federica Brandizzi plants long ago.
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Caitlin Farenger: Translating sports discipline to academics

July 27, 2016 - 9:44am
Caitlin Farenger, MSU kinesiology junior and martial arts champion, will be traveling abroad for the first time this fall to compete in the World Karate Championships after winning both a bronze and a gold medal in the World Karate and Kickboxing Nationals in June.
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MSU to use $900,000 NSF grant to unveil plants' gates and signaling secrets

July 26, 2016 - 9:34am
Michigan State University has landed a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants' molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases.
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MSU to use $3.6M NSF grant to unveil plants' gates and signaling secrets

July 26, 2016 - 9:34am
Michigan State University has landed a $3.6 million National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants' molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases.
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Making an investment in botany

July 25, 2016 - 4:32pm
When James Rodman was a student, he worked in the MSU Herbarium, which was initially housed in the hallways of the Natural Science Building. At the time, he had little inkling of how much this job would influence the arc of his life.
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Former All-American Mike Sadler passes away

July 24, 2016 - 7:43pm
Former Michigan State All-America punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. He was 24. Sadler was working a kicking camp near Waukesha, Wisconsin; current Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was in the same car as Sadler and was also killed in the crash. Details about the incident will be forthcoming from law enforcement officials in Waukesha.
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MSU opens second institute for children with autism

July 22, 2016 - 1:59pm
MSU will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorder.
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology celebrates 50 years

July 22, 2016 - 1:06pm
The MSU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall with a weekend of special events.
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Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium

July 22, 2016 - 12:12pm
More than 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2016 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 27 at the Huntington Club.
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MSU engineering grant helps smooth ride for atomic nuclei through FRIB

July 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Researchers from MSU's College of Engineering will use a $1.1 million grant to try to make a nucleus's journey through the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams a little more fast and efficient.
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Why do consumers participate in 'green' programs?

July 22, 2016 - 9:53am
From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's "green" program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a MSU researcher.
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Does social status affect generosity?

July 21, 2016 - 2:12pm
High-ranking people don't always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, an MSU business scholar finds in a new study.
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