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Week in Review: July 31, 2015

State News Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 3:11pm

Here's the top stories for the week of July 31.

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MSU veterinarian appointed to USDA advisory committee

MSU News - July 30, 2015 - 5:28pm
Dan Grooms from MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed to the USDA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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MSU fundraising exceeds $238 million for second consecutive year

MSU News - July 30, 2015 - 3:30pm
For the second year in a row, private giving to Michigan State University topped $238 million, continuing the success of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary capital campaign.
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Orange is the new red

MSU News - July 30, 2015 - 10:36am
Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems.
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MSU Sustainability announces 2015 fellows

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 4:51pm
Four MSU researchers have been named MSU Sustainability Fellows for 2015.
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Go Green! Go White! Go Sing!

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 12:40pm
My 14-year-old self stood next to the piano in front of more than 100 high-school girls. My teacher told me to sing a series of notes to find my range and then he would see how well I could hold a simple melody. With sweaty palms and a racing heart, I looked out at the class (after all, who is more judgmental than high-school girls?) and thought, "What in the heck did I get myself into? This was NOT a good idea." I had never sung in front of anyone before and had zero confidence in my ability, yet there I was, center stage during the first day of my third-hour class. Earlier in my freshman year I had a pretty bad falling out with my best friend. Some other friends, in a kind effort to bring me into their fold, suggested that I sign up for girls' chorus because it was a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. So I did. Turns out, it really wasn't a good idea - it was a GREAT idea. When I look back at my high-school days, many of my best memories, and best friends revolve around the vocal music program. At my school, it was a really big program about 500 students involved - the girls' chorus, a select girls' choir, a male chorus, a mixed choir and a select ensemble of 20 students. Other than the male chorus, I was lucky enough to be a part of all of them.
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Public address speaker towers installed on campus

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 11:45am
Public address speakers have been installed and are now operational in eight locations across the East Lansing campus, the MSU Police Department announced today.
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Lisa Bright: It's a Brick . . . Outhouse

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 11:40am
The summer field season has continued to be busy. Last Monday, while making our routine monitoring rounds of the north campus infrastructure improvements construction site, we noticed a concentration of bricks and dark soil near the MSU Museum.
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Malik Hall: An Open Mind

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 10:40am
My study abroad program was "Marketing in China." This three-week trip exposed me to the local culture in five different cities and gave me the chance to learn about different global companies and their operations in China.
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Michigan's roads supplant schools on fix-it wish list

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 9:06am
For the first time, Michigan residents say the condition of the state's roads is a bigger problem than its education system, according to MSU's latest State of the State Survey.
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Is Michigan's economy back?

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 9:06am
Although consumer confidence in Michigan is nearing record highs, the economy still lags in some respects, indicates the latest State of the State Survey from MSU.
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VIDEO: State Capitol building dome undergoes historical restoration

State News Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 2:56pm

The first major restoration project done to the Michigan State Capitol building in 25 years is currently on time and within budget, according to Christman Company officials, the company in charge of the restorations

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New director named for MSU ingredient safety center

MSU News - July 28, 2015 - 11:45am
Michael Holsapple has been named director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University. CRIS is an independent, academic, science-based center within MSU's Institute for Integrative Toxicology whose mission is to serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer-packaged goods.
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MSU research associate receives postdoctoral fellowship

MSU News - July 28, 2015 - 11:02am
MSU research associate Nina Lany was named a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman postdoctoral fellow by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman foundation.
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Who's choosing schools of choice in Michigan?

MSU News - July 28, 2015 - 9:24am
Students who participate in Michigan's increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by an MSU education scholar.
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Frequent summer construction disrupts E.L. residents' daily lives

State News Top Stories - July 27, 2015 - 10:25pm

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East Lansing residents living on Abbott Road between Burcham Drive and Saginaw Street have had to adjust to some new neighbors these past couple weeks after construction on the road section began on June 28.

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A present that drives the future

MSU News - July 27, 2015 - 3:52pm
The MSU Foundation, which supports reinvestment to support MSU's research enterprise, recently supported the naming of six faculty researchers as MSU Foundation Professors, which includes supplemental research funding.
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MSU men's soccer announces 2015 schedule

MSU News - July 27, 2015 - 2:31pm
MSU will face 10 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers in their 18-match schedule, including six teams that finished in the NCAA RPI Top 25 and five teams that finished in the NSCAA Top 25.
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Bernie Sanders' message resonates with students

State News Top Stories - July 27, 2015 - 2:16pm

Bernie Sanders' political campaign has been getting a lot of support from what might seem to some as a surprising group — college-age people.

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Local businesses draw crowd in Lansing for Taste of Downtown

State News Top Stories - July 27, 2015 - 11:50am

The sixth annual Taste of Downtown took place Saturday, July 25 on the 100 block of Washington Sq.

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