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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa doing sky-high research

The Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) at the University of Iowa does flight test research, pilot performance assessment and pilot training systems research and design. The OPL is directed by Tom Schnell, associate professor in Mechanical and industrial Engineering, who is a commercial pilot and a flight instructor.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

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BTN LiveBIG: Spartans "360.24" project comes to life

During the Michigan State episode of LiveBIG, we featured a unique project titled “Spartans’ Will 360,” that told stories of MSU alumni making an impact all over the globe.

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BTN LiveBIG: THON weekend brings hope

THON Weekend is almost here!

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten leads in Peace Corp volunteering

Last week, the Peace Corps announced its 2013 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. For the first time in eight years, the University of Wisconsin was on top of the rankings! Wisconsin was one of eight current (and one future) members of the Big Ten conference to rank among the top 25 volunteer-producing universities.

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BTN LiveBIG: Introducing 'Share A Solution'

BTN LiveBIG has been an important part of BTN’s commitment to showcasing and supporting the best of each Big Ten university. BTN LiveBIG just finished its fourth season telling stories of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service.

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BTN LiveBIG: PSU THON Director Q&A

For the past 37 years, Penn State University’s student body have pulled together the largest student-run fundraising effort, called THON.  Many universities have dance marathons to support charities, but Penn State students blow it out at a scale that is unmatched. The student body has successfully raised more than $100 million for pediatric cancer patients and research. This year’s effort is expected to clear $12 million in donations.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Scientists at Michigan and Purdue may have cracked the code of Dengue fever and West Nile fever.

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BTN LiveBIG: Herb Brooks' lasting legacy

Herb Brooks hasn’t been with us for ten years.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan premiere

Tonight after the Wolverines take on Minnesota in men’s hockey, learn more about two incredible programs at the University of Michigan: its rehab robotics group, and a class of students that’s developing software for a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy named Grace.

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BTN LiveBIG: 5 minutes can save a life

Four years ago, the American Heart Association recommended changing the traditional method of CPR. That same year the AHAS got a vocal champion in Northwestern’s Dr. George Chiampas. He brought passion and a personal story to his commitment to changing the way everyone gets trained on saving sufferers of heart attacks.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska premiere

Tonight after the Cornhuskers host the Fighting Illini in men’s basketball, check out the premiere of the Nebraska episode of LiveBIG. This episode features the Nebraska Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and a program that allows photojournalism students the opportunity to travel the globe documenting human needs.

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BTN LiveBIG: PSU's Lunar Lion aiming for the moon

How many times have educators told their students to “shoot for the moon?”

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

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BTN LiveBIG: Buck-I-SERV making a difference

For some college students, spring break means a chance to go home and see family and friends. For others, it means a trip to Florida to spend some time in the sun. But for an ever-increasing number of Ohio State students, it means a chance to do something good.

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