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Osose Oboh: On the shoulders of our ancestors, Pt. 2

February 28, 2018 - 9:55am
If you saw last week's rendition of my Weekly Portrait series, then you know that this week is also dedicated to Black History Month. If you haven't seen it here. And if you don't know what my Weekly Portrait series is, click here.
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MSU among Peace Corps' 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing colleges and universities

February 27, 2018 - 4:40pm
The Peace Corps announced that MSU ranked No. 17 among large schools on the agency's 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 47 Spartans currently volunteering worldwide.
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MSU joins forces with Red Cross for flood relief

February 27, 2018 - 12:36pm
Michigan State University joined forces with the local Red Cross to deliver meals and to support impacted families across the state.
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Spartans enter Big Ten Tournament as No. 1 seed

February 27, 2018 - 11:40am
MSU's men's basketball team will enter the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1 seed following a 68-63 win at Wisconsin on Sunday to clinch the outright regular season title.
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Supplier expo to boost minority business partners

February 26, 2018 - 2:16pm
In a move to underscore Michigan State University's commitment to inclusion, University Services will host a Supplier Inclusion expo.
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Study pinpoints areas in Flint that need better food

February 26, 2018 - 1:51pm
An MSU researcher has pinpointed areas in Flint, Mich., that have unequal access to healthy, affordable food, and he plans to use the information to improve those areas most affected - low-income and minority neighborhoods.
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Perceptions of old age change as we age

February 26, 2018 - 8:29am
A new study of more than a half-million Americans led by an MSU scholar shows just how skewed views of aging can be - particularly among the young.
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MSU Interim President John Engler names Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup

February 23, 2018 - 4:39pm
MSU Interim President John Engler announced today the formation of an expert advisory workgroup to formalize recommendations drawn from the input of survivors, students, faculty and staff from across campus.
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Women Comics Professionals exhibit on display at MSU Libraries

February 23, 2018 - 12:56pm
MSU Libraries' newly installed exhibit cases and its debut exhibit, Women Comics Professionals, is now on display. This exhibit will be up through June 2018 in the Special Collections Gallery on the first floor of the Main Library.
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Michigan State track & field set for Big Ten Indoor Championships

February 23, 2018 - 9:30am
MSU track & field travels to Geneva, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24 for the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Championships held at the SPIRE Institute. The event will commence at 10 a.m. on Friday and continue on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
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Understanding and responding to imposter syndrome

February 22, 2018 - 2:22pm
Valerie Young, an internationally-recognized imposter syndrome expert and author of the book "The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women," will be visiting MSU and speaking at several events planned to better support the campus community.
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Flooding impacts campus; some classes relocated

February 21, 2018 - 5:28pm
Warmer temperatures and strong rains are leading to flooding on MSU's campus, causing road and parking lot closures as campus personnel work to mitigate potential flood damage along the Red Cedar River. Classes in several buildings also are being relocated.
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Annual Comics Forum returns to campus

February 21, 2018 - 2:30pm
The annual MSU Comics Forum will host its main on-campus events Feb. 22-24.
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Those before us

February 21, 2018 - 11:59am
I grew up thinking my ancestry was pretty much 100 percent German. However, it seems as though maybe my long-ago relatives lived in Germany, but weren't all German. My daughter recently did a DNA test to discover her makeup. Comparing her results to my husband's sister and nephew showed us what parts of her likely came from me - definitely a fair amount of German, but also some Scandinavian, Balkan and Eastern European. Who knew? I've always been fascinated with the history of how I came to be. One missed chance meeting anywhere along the long ancestry line, and I wouldn't be me. My aunt and cousin have done a lot of family tree building and I can get lost for hours poring over it and googling. I can easily go down a complicated rabbit hole, especially when I start to try to figure out how my parents share some distant relatives or how my nephew on my husband's side shares a relative with my cousin on my mom's. I love looking at old photos and figuring out what parts have been passed along to me or other family members. It's amazing how the shape of a nose, arch of a brow, or rise of a cheekbone can be passed down generation to generation and appear like magic in the face of a newborn.
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Christoph Benning: Facilitating collaborations

February 21, 2018 - 11:17am
Coming from Germany as a graduate student in the 80s, I was attracted by MSU's large number of well-renowned plant scientists. A prestigious German fellowship and contacts by my former adviser in Freiburg, Germany, had opened opportunities for me to study at different U.S. institutions. Comparing annual reports and faculty bodies, I chose the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory for my doctoral studies. Thus, I ended up receiving my Ph.D. in 1991 from the genetics program at MSU under the mentorship of Chris Somerville.
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Two student roundtable sessions provide important forum

February 21, 2018 - 10:33am
Two separate student roundtable events will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 26 in the MSU Union Ballroom.
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Osose Oboh: On the shoulders of our ancestors, Pt. 1

February 21, 2018 - 9:57am
When I think of where I am today, as an African-American woman in medical school, I can't help but reflect on how unreal it is. Women like Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American women to earn an M.D. degree, paved the way for us to be here, in medical school today.
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Spartan women celebrate seniors against Wisconsin

February 21, 2018 - 9:52am
MSU women's basketball will conclude the regular season portion of the home schedule, hosting Wisconsin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21.
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No. 2 Michigan State tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title on Senior Night

February 21, 2018 - 9:45am
Sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as No. 2/1 MSU used a big second half to pull away from Illinois for an 81-61 victory, clinching at least a share of the 2018 Big Ten Regular Season title.
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Spore formation model could help advance medicine

February 20, 2018 - 3:12pm
MSU scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health and disease research.
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