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Students develop artwork, videos, materials for Detroit Zoo

8 hours 21 min ago
MSU students, faculty and researchers are the creators and driving force behind a new exhibit and one-of-a-kind sculpture now on display at the Detroit Zoo.
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Fighting fears

May 20, 2019 - 11:27pm
Cancer. I think it was my sister who recently said that has to be one of the scariest words in the English language. It’s insidious, evil, horrifying and doesn’t play favorites. People of all ages, from all walks of life have had to accept those six letters arranged into one awful thought, into their lives. I’m guessing everyone knows someone who has battled the disease, whether a family member, friend or maybe even themselves.
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MSU Extension tackles farm stress

May 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
Cooperative Extension organizations are the perfect place to get help to farmers dealing with financial and personal loss, especially those who might be contemplating suicide.
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Denise K. Ferrell: Curiosity leads my journey

May 20, 2019 - 12:07pm
Curiosity leads my journey in healthcare. At age 16, I landed my first job working with medical records at a general county hospital. Down the hall was the emergency department — a level 1 trauma center. In my position, I ran back and forth to the emergency department to pick up and deliver medical records for patients.
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Ryan Griffin: How a diagnosis helped shape my Spartan experience

May 20, 2019 - 8:41am
A large turning point in my undergraduate experience came my freshman year when my father was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. It took me some time to accept this diagnosis and even longer to realize that it was a crucial part in paving my path both at MSU and to my future career.
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MSU scientists contribute to UN sustainability report

May 16, 2019 - 3:59pm
In assessing the world’s biodiversity and ecosystem services, a landmark United Nations report finds an unprecedented biodiversity loss – one million species of animals and plants face extinction. It calls for transformative changes to balance nature conservation and economic development.
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Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children

May 16, 2019 - 3:13pm
Michael Boivin, a professor in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and whose father was a physician and missionary. 
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Creating culture of wellness on MSU’s campus

May 16, 2019 - 3:07pm
MSU is one of 139 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. MSU earned a gold-level designation from the program.
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Music professor earns Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award

May 16, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael Dease, an associate professor of jazz trombone and improvisation in the College of Music at MSU, has received a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award.
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Do you trust politicians? Depends on how you define trust

May 15, 2019 - 1:22pm
There’s more to trust than credence and faith, especially as it comes to politics. Research from MSU presents new evidence to suggest that there are more layers to political trust than the public – and politicians themselves – previously thought.
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MSU launches new podcast series

May 15, 2019 - 12:22pm
The MSU Office of Research and Innovation has launched “Manifold,” a new podcast series that aims to take a hard look at today’s intellectual issues and controversies from varying points of view.
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We’ve got the beat

May 15, 2019 - 11:52am
The other day I was perusing my social media feeds and came across a heartwarming story of a young boy who was so mesmerized with a Boston orchestra’s Mozart performance that he exclaimed a loud and adorable, “Wow!” in the silence after the last note. After the orchestra located the boy’s identity to offer him a visit with their artistic director, they discovered the fan to be a 9-year-old boy who, according to his grandfather who accompanied him, is on the autism spectrum and mostly non-verbal. Wow indeed.
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Big data helps identify better way to research breast cancer’s spread

May 15, 2019 - 6:27am
MSU researchers are analyzing large volumes of data, often referred to as big data, to determine better research models to fight the spread of breast cancer and test potential drugs.
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Stephen Esquith: Community engagement is key

May 14, 2019 - 11:15am
It is no accident that The Chronicle of Higher Education has recently signaled out the Residential College of Arts and Humanities as an exemplary public institution committed to the common good. What makes civic engagement in RCAH different?
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Demise of Walmart 'greeters' reveals shortcomings in the Americans with Disabilities Act

May 13, 2019 - 4:16pm
As published in The Conversation, assistant professor Stacy Hickox says that Walmart’s decision to eliminate the “greeter” position in all its stores is a case study of why the Americans with Disabilities Act is falling short of its original vision.
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Brendyn Smith: Artistry in chemistry

May 13, 2019 - 11:42am
It wasn’t until I discovered the intellectual freedom and creativity associated with scientific research that I was able to express my creative ideas. Once I began undergraduate research in the chemistry department at Michigan State University, I knew I had finally found a creative outlet — I realized that research was now a way for me to “get my idea onto paper.”
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Can recreational sports really make you a better student?

May 10, 2019 - 10:26am
A new MSU study adds to growing evidence that participating in recreational sports not only can help improve your grades while attending college, but it also can help increase the chances of you staying there.
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MSU student adviser selected for prestigious leadership program

May 9, 2019 - 11:13am
Danielle Flores Lopez, assistant director of student success in the MSU College of Natural Science, has been selected as one of 10 participants worldwide for the 2019-2021 Emerging Leaders Program offered by the National Academic Advising Association.
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Why do ovarian cancer drugs work for some patients but not others?

May 8, 2019 - 4:15pm
A new class of drugs called PARP inhibitors has successfully slowed the spread of ovarian cancer for some patients, but the treatments are less effective for many others.
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Honors College students earn national STEM scholarship

May 8, 2019 - 4:05pm
Two MSU undergraduate students have been named recipients of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
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