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BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

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Work at the Currie Lab where a team is investigating the hive of Honeybees & a Badger professor created a program that brings health services, supplies and information to unreachable, underdeveloped communities across the globe.

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Apr 19 2:00 PM  Wisconsin  
2:15 PM  Penn State  
4:30 PM  Illinois  
4:45 PM  Purdue  
Apr 22 7:00 PM  Illinois  
7:15 PM  Northwestern  
Apr 23 12:30 AM  Illinois  
12:45 AM  Northwestern  
6:00 PM  Ohio State  
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BTN LiveBIG: PSU students impacting New Orleans rebuild

It started as an undergraduate thesis. Now, it may help rebuild New Orleans.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska doing out of this world research

If all goes according to plan, a group of University of Nebraska students will go up in a microgravity flight simulator this May to see if an astronaut can absorb a robotic capsule that can diagnose internal disease.

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BTN LiveBIG: Innovation, opportunity at AutonomyWorks

What do you get when you match major marketing power to social cause efforts to increase employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum? You get AutonomyWorks, winner of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards.

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BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution stories

We are just three days away from the deadline for Big Ten students to submit stories of solution coming from their universities. Here are two more showing the positive impact Big Ten students, staff and faculty can have.

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BTN LiveBIG: An out of this world reunion at Purdue

Purdue University graduates have walked on the moon, worked in the Mir Space Station, and flown the Shuttle. They also have contributed many others who work at NASA or in the burgeoning private space programs.  And eight of the Purdue astronauts came back on campus to talk about their careers and experiences.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Recently, football players from the University of Iowa shared the importance of reading with local students.

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BTN LiveBIG: The Golden Bear helping kids

In April 1966, When Nancy Nicklaus was 11 months old, she swallowed a piece of a crayon. Her parents noticed a series of choking incidents that would start, stop and start again.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana students bring literacy to Rwanda

Two thousand students attend the Kabwende Primary Center in Kinigi, Rwanda, where they study reading and math in English, rather than in French or Kinyarwanda, the country’s other official languages. Yet when Indiana University students first visited the school in 2009, one year after its switch to an English-based education, not one Rwandan child had an English-written book to call their own.

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BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution Stories

This year, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University join the Big Ten. Each school already has a tradition of living big, with students, faculty and alumni impacting the world with their service and research. As part of BTN LiveBIG share a Solution, student journalists at Maryland and Rutgers have shared some of these solution stories with us. Check them out below. And if you are a Big Ten student, share your solution story with us by April 18th and you may win an inaugural BTN LiveBIG Solutions Journalism Award.

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BTN LiveBIG: Will To Live inspiring teammates

There is no “I” in team and John Trautwein can tell you that.

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BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution Stories

We are less than two weeks away from the deadline for Big Ten students to submit their stories to BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution. We are seeing so many examples of student journalists sharing the best of their universities, using reporting highlights not just what is being done, but details on how or why the approach is working.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Last week, the University of Illinois announced that astronaut Mike Hopkins will deliver the commencement address on May 17.

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BTN LiveBIG: John Wooden's Legacy of Leadership

As the Final Four captivates America’s collective attention this weekend, one name will once again come to the forefront of college basketball: John Wooden.

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BTN LiveBIG: Quinn Buckner helping Hoosiers

With the distinction of being one of three people to have won a championship at every level of basketball – high school, college, the NBA, and the Olympics – Quinn Buckner knows what it takes to succeed. He also captained college basketball’s last undefeated team, the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. That experience and leadership is now being put to work bettering the lives of others.

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BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution Stories

BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution looks to engage student journalists to investigate and report on how people from their schools are creating credible responses to social problems. It taps into the growing field of solutions journalism, reporting that include examples of what people are doing to solve problems, highlighting not just news of their success, but details on how or why the approach is working.

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