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MTSU’s New Africana Studies Major First of Its Kind in Middle Tennessee Area

The new Africana Studies major at MTSU is the first of its kind in the region and the only one in Tennessee that provides the option of either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.

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MTSU Research to Increase Tennessee Farm Profit with USDA’s $148K ‘Green Gold’ Ginseng Grant

Middle Tennessee State University researchers will use the grant to experiment with ginseng. The effort is expected to improve farmers’ income across the state and conserve wild ginseng, which is considered an endangered species, in Tennessee.

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Oral History Association Selects MTSU for National Headquarters Location

In its 51st year, the Oral History Association has chosen MTSU for its headquarters and its co-chairs will be Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the university’s Albert Gore Research Center, and history professor Kris McCusker.

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MTSU Researchers Take Aim at Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lead researcher Iris Gao with the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research reports the isolation and identification of a new, patented compound, DMDD, from the root of the tropical star fruit tree, is helping treat this form of cancer.

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MTSU Launches New Online ‘First Amendment Encyclopedia’ for Public Access

Middle Tennessee State University has launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment with the university’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.

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MTSU Preps 150-Plus City, County Teachers for Solar Eclipse

Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools’ teachers are receiving free tutoring from MTSU physics and astronomy faculty on a “dark” but sizzling subject — the looming total solar eclipse.

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Meharry, MTSU Partner to Produce More Doctors for Underserved Areas in Tennessee

Academic 'three-plus-three' partnership will shave two years off of getting a medical degree while requiring new physicians to commit to serving for a period of time in underserved, rural areas of the state.

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International Liquid Crystal Chemistry Research Project Launches at MTSU

A unique partnership between MTSU and the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences will allow MTSU undergraduate students to interact daily with European scientists as the students conduct National Science Foundation-funded research on liquid crystals.

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MTSU Rover Teams Place, Earn Major Awards at NASA Annual Event in Huntsville

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One MTSU student engineering team placed in the top 10 in the world while a second team earned two major technical awards at the 2017 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

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MTSU on the Record’ Examines U.S.-Russia Relations in Trump Era

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With questions continuing to swirl around President Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, the future of U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump administration is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.







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