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MSU High 5: Oct. 7, 2014

October 7, 2014 - 7:17am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at Michigan State University.
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Fifth Annual West Circle Series returns with 'Viva Vivaldi' Oct. 13

October 6, 2014 - 5:28pm
Experience the music of Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi as the MSU College of Music kicks off its fifth annual Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series on 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the recently reinvented Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
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MSU experts can discuss politics of education

October 6, 2014 - 4:58pm
MSU experts are available to discuss hot-button education topics in this year's election, including school funding, charter schools and teacher evaluations.
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Sam and Mary Austin: Setting the stage

October 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Sam and Mary Austin have been ardent supporters of Summer Circle Theatre for fifty years and counting. In 2011 they suggested to George Peters, then chair of the Department of Theatre, that they would like to see a new permanent home for Summer Circle and would help to fund it.
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REPID program is bringing diversity to health care

October 6, 2014 - 12:29pm
What exactly does REPID stand for? The words behind the acronym, "Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in health researchers," still may not be clear, but what this program is really doing is breaking down barriers to promote diversity in health care.
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First StartUp Weekend: Maker Edition comes to Midwest

October 6, 2014 - 12:02pm
A team of more than a dozen community partners is excited to kick off Michigan's first Maker Week, and the Midwest's first StartUp Weekend: Maker Edition on Oct. 6-12.
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Cool research: Searching for neutrinos at the South Pole

October 6, 2014 - 10:49am
MSU recently joined an international consortium studying mysterious particles known as neutrinos. The site of the lab where they do the work: The South Pole.
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Five MSU students nominated for major international awards

October 6, 2014 - 10:12am
Five MSU Honors College students with an array of majors have been nominated for prestigious scholarship awards - the Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship.
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Spartan defense shuts down Nebraska ground game

October 6, 2014 - 9:11am
MSU went into its Big Ten opener against Nebraska believing it would win if it contained Cornhusker running back and Heisman Trophy contender Ameer Abdullah.
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Raising awareness for breast cancer

October 3, 2014 - 10:02am
It's estimated that 40,000 women in the United States will die of breast cancer this year. Because early detection is the key to survival, breast cancer survivor First Lady Sue Snyder, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, the Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan State University HealthTeam are partnering to raise awareness around the importance of breast cancer screening by launching the "pink ribbon" license plate.
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MSU researchers earn $7.7 million in specialty crop grants from USDA

October 2, 2014 - 3:11pm
Three Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists have netted more than $7.7 million in grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry through research and education.
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60/50 Theatre Project creates conversation

October 2, 2014 - 11:10am
When learning about the history of MSU, social issues aren't always the focus. However, the 60/50 Theatre Project emphasizes how diversity, gender equality and other human rights were a big force in how MSU is shaped today.
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Parents drive kids' car choices

October 2, 2014 - 9:25am
A study co-authored by an MSU economist indicates children are nearly 40 percent more likely to buy the automobile brand their parents did.
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Legally Blonde

October 1, 2014 - 3:31pm
"You can't handle the truth!" I'm guessing there are few people who don't recognize that as the famous line hollered by Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men." Courtroom drama on the screen, whether in "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Verdict," "Philadelphia" or even "My Cousin Vinny" is fascinating and makes a lawyer's life look pretty darn cool. The eloquent closing statements, the cross examinations, the surprise witnesses and the "gotcha" moments make the field seem awfully exciting. Even though I sat through a dozen performances of "Legally Blonde the Musical" (because my talented daughter was in it) it was still always a fun moment when Elle used her knowledge of perm hair care to nab the real killer. However, while they're fun to watch on screen, those thrilling moments aren't exactly representative of the real life of a lawyer. I never had the desire to go to law school, but my husband did so I kind of have an idea of how real life works.
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Women's cross country climbs to No. 2 in Coaches Poll

October 1, 2014 - 2:42pm
For the second straight week, the MSU women's cross country team continued their ascent in the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll.
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Daniel Martin Katz: Legal Rebel

October 1, 2014 - 2:31pm
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. Both of my parents are public defenders in Phoenix, Arizona, and work mostly defending juveniles so I guess you can say it's in my blood.
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Andy Ninh: Innovating for All

October 1, 2014 - 1:31pm
Andy Ninh is a student pursuing a juris doctor in the MSU College of Law. Ninh collaborates with law professors Dan Katz and Renee Knake. Part of the Reinvent Law program, Ninh works at MSU's Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic and has had the opportunity to travel to California to present his work to a crowd of more than 400 attorneys and professionals.
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Working in Nepal

October 1, 2014 - 1:04pm
MSU alumna Chelsea Rawe left the country for Nepal on Sept. 5 as part of the Peace Corps where she will train to be a health extension volunteer. During the next three months she will live with a host family to accelerate her language and cultural immersion.
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MSU announces Munn Ice Arena upgrades

October 1, 2014 - 12:40pm
Munn Ice Arena will undergo significant enhancements over the coming year, it was announced Oct. 1 by Mark Hollis, MSU director of athletics. Several of the upgrades will take place over the course of the upcoming season, serving as the opening phase of a complete building renovation.
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