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Allan Kozlowski joins College of Human Medicine, named director at Mary Free Bed

1 hour 11 min ago
Allan Kozlowski, an expert in rehabilitation medicine, will join the MSU College of Human Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and lead outcomes research in the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
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Making a difference

2 hours 34 min ago
MSU alumna Jordyn Castor has never let anything stop her from living life to the fullest. Armed with an MSU computer engineering degree, Jordyn is driving the creation of accessibility tools and advances for adults and children at Apple, Inc.'s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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Identifying Ecstasy's dangerous path

4 hours 5 min ago
In an important discovery in the battle against the United States' growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug Ecstasy.
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Pioneer in molecular imaging to lead new MSU initiatives

September 27, 2016 - 6:18pm
Christopher H. Contag will join MSU as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Welcoming U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

September 27, 2016 - 3:25pm
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will visit MSU's Residential College in Arts and Humanities and RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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Professors author book on GM's decision to stay in Lansing

September 27, 2016 - 12:32pm
Two MSU professors have partnered with former Lansing mayor David Hollister to pen a book centering around the 1996 campaign that persuaded General Motors Co. to stay in Lansing.
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Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

September 27, 2016 - 9:21am
Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you're not a mindful person, suggests a new study from MSU.
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Facilitating a better online conversation

September 26, 2016 - 2:06pm
A team of researchers from Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track.
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Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster

September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
An MSU urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate.
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Happy you, healthy me?

September 26, 2016 - 9:10am
A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by an MSU scholar.
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Breslin Hall of History named in honor of Izzo

September 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
In honor of the winningest coach in Spartan basketball history, MSU Athletics will name a portion of the on-going renovations at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in recognition of men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, pending Board of Trustees approval.
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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' cast hosts campus event

September 23, 2016 - 10:27am
Cast members from the Starz horror comedy, "Ash vs. Evil Dead" will be visiting MSU prior to the season 2 premier to host an advanced screening and Q & A panel.
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On the hunt

September 21, 2016 - 2:17pm
Ever been on a scavenger hunt? You know, the kind of game where you run around to look for clues, find things or take photos? I absolutely love this kind of game. I'm a little bit competitive (OK, more than a bit...stop laughing) and scavenger hunts are right up my alley. I even auditioned for the Amazing Race with my daughter. (I'm still a little bitter we didn't get picked.) I created a pretty intense scavenger hunt for my colleagues a few years ago. It was so popular, I was asked to create another one this year. Here's the secret - I love putting them together as much as I love competing in them. In order to create a complex game, I've scoured the northern part of campus (it's an on-foot event) to create clues, find hidden pictures, look for trivia and more. It forces me to see things I've never seen, go to places I've never been and notice the small things about MSU that I might have passed by. I've learned things, found beautiful spots and soaked in the incredible history campus has to offer. My days are often crazy busy but planning this forces me to slow down and appreciate things. As I wander dusty halls I think of all the Spartans who have been there before me. As I read plaques or look at photos, I wonder how many lives were changed in that very spot. I appreciate being part of a history bigger than myself.
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Christopher P. Long: Finding your place, leaving a mark

September 21, 2016 - 1:34pm
Welcome to Michigan State University! As you begin your journey in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, let me tell you a secret.
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Angela Amaniampong: Providing hope

September 21, 2016 - 1:08pm
Spending the past three weeks in Peru on the Peru Global Outreach program was one of the most eye-opening experiences I have ever had. I was fortunate enough to help provide free medical attention to patients who had never seen doctors before and, unfortunately, could not afford proper health care.
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Identifying children and saving lives one thumbprint at a time

September 21, 2016 - 10:17am
Anil Jain and his team of biometrics researchers demonstrated in a first-of-its-kind study that digital scans of a young child's fingerprint can be correctly recognized one year later. A child could be identified at each medical visit by a simple fingerprint scan, allowing them to get proper medical care such as life-saving immunizations or food supplements.
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Paying it forward

September 20, 2016 - 5:35pm
As Alice Greene sat outside Yakeley Hall in June 1942, at the end of her freshman year at Michigan State College, it probably didn't occur to her that she would have an impact on future generations of MSU students.
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MSU researcher uses Mackinac Bridge to test sensor technology

September 20, 2016 - 1:58pm
Nizar Lajnef, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at MSU, and professor Shantanu Chakrabartty from Washington University in St. Louis will place six prototype sensors beneath the iconic Mackinac Bridge.
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Nominations collected for top staff honor

September 20, 2016 - 11:27am
The Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Awards Committee encourages nominations of deserving staff during its 40th year of the award.
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Preserving the future of museum collections

September 19, 2016 - 4:27pm
The MSU Museum will use $50,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to conduct general conservation surveys of its natural science and cultural collections and to implement short-term care and rehousing improvements.
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