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Ninth annual Innovation Celebration honors entrepreneurial success

Excitement and conversation filled the room as a record attendance of more than 400 people gathered at Spartan Stadium April 18 to celebrate faculty and students showcasing technologies and startups developed in campus labs, classrooms and beyond. The MSU Innovation Celebration, hosted annually by the MSU Innovation Center, honored four faculty members and one student during an awards ceremony where MSU Acting President Satish Udpa provided opening remarks.

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Using music to combat antisemitism

Michigan State University will present two performances of one of the most enduring musical protests against antisemitism, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, titled “Babi Yar,” which memorializes the massacre of Ukrainian Jews by Nazi forces. Concerts featuring the MSU Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles will take place at 8 p.m. April 27 at the Wharton Center with an encore performance at 3 p.m. the following day at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. The concerts will be preceded by lectures.

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MSU launches student venture capital fund within Broad College of Business

A new partnership between Red Cedar Ventures — the wholly owned venture investment subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation — and the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance, or CVCPEEF, is now delivering venture funding experiences directly into the classroom. Launched in Spring 2019, students taking Entrepreneurial Finance will get a taste of the risks and rewards associated with venture capital investment. Moreover, startup companies within MSU’s entrepreneurial ecosystem will get a chance to receive funding up to $50,000.

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Hub seeks applicants for fellowship

The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is accepting proposals for the next cohort of Faculty Fellows. The program provides an opportunity for faculty to work on a project that will improve the learning experience for students. Interested educators can submit until May 8. Successful topics will enable the faculty member to initiate a project designed to reimagine a learning experience at MSU; help create an intellectual community interested in student learning; or support directed research and development focused on learning with technology.

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Computer science prof receives NSF CAREER award to improve network analytics tools

Jiliang Tang, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to improve the performance of network analytical tools. The five-year $507,700 grant began in March 2019. 

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Two interior designers receive community service award

Interior Design Associate Professor and Program Director Suk-Kyung Kim, PhD; and assistant professor Linda Nubani, PhD, received the 2019 Interior Design Educators Council Community Service award at the 2019 IDEC Conference on March 5-9 in Charlotte, NC.

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College of Arts of Letters Alumni Board recognizes outstanding students and faculty

College of Arts & Letters faculty and students were recognized for their outstanding achievements in leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement at the College of Arts & Letters Alumni Board Awards ceremony on March 30 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

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