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Week in Review: August 14, 2015

State News Top Stories - August 14, 2015 - 12:40pm

Here are the top stories for August 14.

MSU Football held its media day earlier this week, where its goals for the season were discussed.

Despite their recent success, including being ranked No.

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Can science predict gang killings?

MSU News - August 13, 2015 - 4:56pm
Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by MSU criminologists and public health researchers.
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Michigan's Latino population has growing pains, report shows

MSU News - August 13, 2015 - 9:15am
Southeast Michigan's growing Latino population boasts the state's highest labor force participation rate, a measurement of the number of people employed or actively looking for work. But the community struggles in other areas that measure well-being and quality of life, finds a report released by the Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) at Michigan State University.
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Wait, What?

MSU News - August 12, 2015 - 1:06pm
In the words of my youngest nephew, "Wait, what?" How is it already Aug. 12? How is it that they're already testing the speakers in Spartan Stadium, some students are already moving things into the neighborhoods, store aisles are filled with back-to-school supplies and we're planning for campus move-in day? There is no way that summer is almost over-where the heck did it go? I do take consolation in the fact that we still have a few weeks to cling to. Summer construction is still pounding away outside my building, the elevator is still down, the weather is still hot, the parking lots aren't as full and I have 23 mosquito bites on my feet and ankles. Yes-23. And they all itch at the same time-usually in the middle of the night or at work when I'm trying to carry on a conversation. Backyard volleyball in my bare feet? Never again. I have done some fun things this summer. I've been camping and to the beach. I've ridden my bike and hung out at the pool. I've enjoyed my new deck (even if I do have to fight the mosquitos...what is with this year?). My daughter and her boyfriend came to visit and we crammed a lot of fun into a few days. I've tried to stop and smell the flowers as often as I can, because I know that too soon they'll get hit with a freeze.
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MSU astronomers part of team that discovers star birth mechanism

MSU News - August 12, 2015 - 12:42pm
A team of researchers, including astronomers from MSU, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth.
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Prabu David: Collaboration Leads to Progress in Detroit

MSU News - August 12, 2015 - 11:09am
The Roasting Plant is a Willy-Wonka-type coffee shop located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit.
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Kelsey Block: Making Her Own Adventures

MSU News - August 12, 2015 - 10:09am
Journalism senior Kelsey Block wanted to make adventures for herself, so she decided to go on study abroad.
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Science-backed brain game eases distraction, anxiety

MSU News - August 12, 2015 - 9:34am
MSU researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world.
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MSU football program sets high goals for upcoming season

State News Top Stories - August 12, 2015 - 9:07am

Coming in at No. 6 in the preseason rankings, expectations for MSU football have never been higher. Four 11-win seasons in five years, two top-5 finishes in as many years and success on the recruiting trails will do that for a team.

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2015 football season outlook

MSU News - August 11, 2015 - 4:04pm
MSU, which capped off an 11-2 season in 2014 with a dramatic 20-point comeback win over No. 4 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic, enters the ninth season of the head coach Mark Dantonio era in 2015 primed to make a run for a spot in the College Football Playoff after finishing last season with a No. 5 ranking in both of the national polls.
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MSU High 5: Aug. 11, 2015

MSU News - August 11, 2015 - 7:49am
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 MSU.
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Alumna uses music to heal wounds

MSU News - August 10, 2015 - 4:44pm
Tamara Williams, alumna of the MSU College of Music, has developed music programs in New Jersey and the Bronx for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and for individuals with post traumatic stress disorder.
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Atomic-level defense secrets revealed

MSU News - August 10, 2015 - 12:07pm
Just as nations around the globe carefully guard their defense secrets, so do plants.
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Faculty conversations: Joe Eisenmann

MSU News - August 10, 2015 - 11:30am
Director of Spartan Performance Joe Eisenmann's goal when returning to MSU was to create a center of excellence around integrated sports medicine and sports performance for the young athlete.
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VIDEO: Great Lakes Folk Festival brings cultural celebration to downtown E.L.

State News Top Stories - August 10, 2015 - 10:35am

The MSU Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival made its way to Downtown East Lansing Friday, Aug.

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Obama, Bush advisers headline MSU event

MSU News - August 10, 2015 - 9:29am
The power strategists behind the winning presidential campaigns of the past two decades are headed to the stage at MSU's Michigan Political Leadership Program's dinner and breakfast in March.
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VIDEO: Violin and Piano duo rock MSU's Botanical Garden

State News Top Stories - August 9, 2015 - 10:13pm

Michigan State's W.J. Beal Botanical Garden hosted its third concert of the summer on Friday, Aug 7, when Oleg and Natalia Bezuglova performed a their duet at lunchtime. 

The Bezuglova's are both graduate students here at MSU and their performance is exactly what organizers of the event had in mind when setting up the Music in the Garden program. 

"This is exactly what we were shooting for on this sort of event," Botanical Technician Pete Murray said.

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