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September 2, 2013
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Nourishing people—and an economy

Milk has a reputation for strengthening bones. In Malawi, the growing dairy industry is strengthening the livelihoods of small dairy farmers and the health of the country’s inhabitants. In an effort to double the capacity of Malawi’s dairy value chain, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013
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Digitization with Google

Books from the Michigan State University Libraries will soon be digitized by Google to become part of the Google Books website. Google Books has digitized millions of titles from university libraries and indexed the contents so users can search across … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
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MSU Professor Provides ‘Social Class for Dummies’

Matthew Diemer, associate professor in MSU’s College of Education, talks about his paper “Practices in Conceptualizing and Measuring Social Class in Psychological Research.” Social class has been linked to health, college attainment and other important outcomes, but the best ways … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas’ Bamboo Buffet–and Survival

China’s endangered wild pandas may need new dinner reservations–and quickly, based on models that indicate climate change may kill off swaths of bamboo that pandas need to survive In this week’s Nature Climate Change, an international journal, scientists from Michigan … Continue reading

October 23, 2012
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IBM Announces Student Winners of Watson Case Competition from Cornell University

Faculty award winners from Nine Universities Also Announced; Professors to Receive $10,000 Grants for Watson Curriculums LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – 23 Oct 2012: Cornell University and IBM today announced the winners of the second Watson Academic Case Competition. The contest … Continue reading

October 5, 2012
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For Some Women, Genes May Influence Pressure to Be Thin

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Genetics may make some women more vulnerable to the pressure of being thin, a study led by Michigan State University researchers has found. From size-zero models to airbrushed film stars, thinness is portrayed as equaling beauty … Continue reading

November 1, 2010
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Latino Voters Expected to Influence Nov. 2 Election

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Latinos still tend to favor Democratic candidates, although Latinos who identify themselves as Republicans are more likely to vote in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, a Michigan State University scholar says. According to the 2010 National … Continue reading