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MSU coaches' playbook: How to build a winning team

MSU News - June 10, 2016 - 11:38am
Ask any athletic coach from MSU and they will tell you that building an exceptional team isn't just about recruiting and training strong individual players. That's just the beginning. Building a winning team takes strategy, trust, continual collaboration and feedback, and development and execution of smart decisions. It starts at the top, but involves an "all in" approach to chasing the same goals, supporting one another, and communicating constantly about progress. The same goes for building winning business teams in business.
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MSU Olympic experts available to talk Zika, water and other concerns

MSU News - June 10, 2016 - 10:11am
This year will mark the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and with it comes several public health concerns for athletes and spectators alike.
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Black holes' diet of cold, 'clumpy' clouds regulates star formation

MSU News - June 9, 2016 - 11:49am
For the first time ever, astronomers are watching a black hole, located in the center of a galaxy cluster 1 billion light years from Earth, feast on billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas.
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The Texas butterfly effect

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 3:03pm
How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.
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MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 2:07pm
Last week my husband invited me to lunch at the Peanut Barrel in downtown East Lansing. If you've ever sat outside at the PB on a lovely summer day, you know you don't turn that down. (Fun fact: I had a creative writing final there when I was a student. We acted out plays we had written.) Little did I know just how fantastic lunch would be. While we were perusing the menu, all of a sudden, my brilliant daughter appeared. What the what? She was supposed to be on set in New York City. Yet there she was, hugging me and wishing me a happy birthday. It's tough to get a surprise over on me, but they pulled it off so I could celebrate with my proudest and most precious accomplishment. It was an incredible surprise. Surprises. They come in all forms. Sometimes they're really special - like my daughter appearing. Sometimes they're not great - like the wind out of nowhere that threatened the wrap dress I was wearing yesterday. Sometimes they're just plain strange - like the appearance of a semi-truck in my backyard when I got home. (My neighbor is building a basketball court.) Sometimes surprises turn into major discoveries - like penicillin, x-rays, pacemakers and chocolate chip cookies.
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Christie Bahlai: Passive crowdsourcing

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 1:28pm
A while back, my colleague, Doug Landis, was searching the web for pictures of flowers for a project about native plants, and noticed that some pictures of flowers he looked at frequently captured insect visits. He got to wondering- do the bees we occasionally observe in this sort of photo have...meaning?
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MSU teams up to honor veterans

MSU News - June 8, 2016 - 12:39pm
MSU teamed up with Mid-Michigan Honor Flight to house 63 veterans visiting Washington D.C. to see the national war memorials dedicated to their service.
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