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Meredith Gore: It's Been a Busy Week

MSU News - August 27, 2014 - 10:25am
Looking back on my busy week, I realized that my itinerary to some degree illustrates why I do what I do to protect the biodiversity of Madagascar. I've had the good fortune to collaborate with Malagasy civil society group Alliance Voahary Gasy on a participatory risk-mapping workshop in Manopana, Madagascar, held a press conference with 40 Malagasy journalists, given an anti-corruption workshop in the capital city of Antananarivo, and met with the president, faculty, and students at the University of Toamasina.
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Lukas Hagan: Sound Advice

MSU News - August 27, 2014 - 10:03am
Graduation and everything surrounding it has been a momentous time for me, one that prompts some reflection and introspection on the experiences of my past four years here at MSU, among other things. As a result, I realized there were four lessons I learned made a difference for me, while working towards my degree.
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Spartan Spectacular canceled, without a rescheduled time

State News Top Stories - August 26, 2014 - 5:18pm

So long, Spartan Spectacular — at least for now.

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24 hours

State News Top Stories - August 26, 2014 - 4:52pm

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread around the world faster than any disease could.

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24 hours

State News Top Stories - August 26, 2014 - 4:52pm

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread around the world faster than any disease could.

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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 29

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 3:21pm
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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Spartan Stadium North End Zone Complex dedication

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 1:42pm
MSU officially dedicated the $24.5 million North End Zone Complex, a 50,000-square-foot addition to Spartan Stadium, on Aug. 25.
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College of Music introduces its 2014-15 season

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 12:55pm
Mid-Michigan is in for a treat this fall as the MSU College of Music presents an extraordinary season with the added bonus of hosting events in Cook Recital Hall and Fairchild Theatre - both recently reinvented to augment sound quality, comfort and views.
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MSU researchers awarded grant to help silence Parkinson's disease

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 11:56am
Two MSU neuroscience researchers have received a $165,000 grant from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to help develop new therapeutic treatments for this chronic, progressive brain disorder. The disease affects nearly one million people in the United States and seven to 10 million people worldwide.
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MSU High 5: Aug. 26, 2014

MSU News - August 26, 2014 - 10:37am
Today's MSU High 5 includes the beginning of the fall 2014 semester and a top-30 ranking for MSU.
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MSU dedicates completion of the North End Zone of Spartan Stadium

State News Top Stories - August 25, 2014 - 8:38pm

For months, students and staff have seen the Northern End Zone entrance at Spartan Stadium as a pile of construction equipment and hard hats.

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Men's basketball schedule announced

MSU News - August 25, 2014 - 12:50pm
The MSU men's basketball schedule was recently announced.
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MSU 29th in national ranking

MSU News - August 25, 2014 - 10:25am
MSU is one of the top 30 universities in the nation according to Washington Monthly's annual ranking that measures what schools "are doing for the country."
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CATA service changes to launch Aug. 25

MSU News - August 22, 2014 - 12:14pm
As students prepare to return to class, CATA will implement numerous schedule changes on Aug. 25.
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One Book, One Community hosts Ryan Coogler, screens 'Fruitvale Station'

MSU News - August 22, 2014 - 12:02pm
This year, the One Book, One Community program, co-sponsored by the city of East Lansing and MSU, is not only offering students and community members a menu of literary work, but cinematic work as well.
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Kurtis Drummond, Shilique Calhoun and Travis Jackson named 2014 football captains

State News Top Stories - August 21, 2014 - 4:48pm

With opening kickoff only eight days away, MSU football wrapped up fall preseason camp on Thursday with one final scrimmage.

No. 8 MSU is now setting its sights on opening night against Jacksonville State, with Head Coach Mark Dantonio giving the players the rest of the week off to relax.

However, before the players break away for a small break, Dantonio announced the 2014 team captains along with weighing in on the current depth chart and season-ending injury to a star Big Ten quarterback.

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Reading 'Fifty Shades' linked to unhealthy behaviors

MSU News - August 21, 2014 - 11:49am
Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.
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Breaking down barriers to improve patient health

MSU News - August 21, 2014 - 10:51am
Nursing, osteopathic medicine and pharmacy graduate students at MSU and Ferris State University will be learning about each other's specialties in an effort to expand their knowledge and bring better care to a rapidly growing patient population.
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MSU expert: Protect yourself from floodwater contamination

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 4:15pm
Recent torrential rainfall across the United States has led to flash flooding, filling basements with water and sewage that can contain hundreds of pathogens. Joan Rose, MSU's Homer Nowlin Chair in water research, advises that residents should assume floodwaters are contaminated and that exposure to these waters may raise the risk of diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, skin and eye infections, and respiratory disorders.
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About All of Us

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 12:28pm
Yep, the school year is just around the corner. I've already helped my first student with directions on campus. I was walking to my building when I saw her-young, alone, looking nervous and studying a map and her surroundings. I approached her and asked if I could help. In broken English, she asked me where Bessey was. I was happy to assist and pointed her toward the building, smiled and wished her luck. As I walked on, I thought about how brave she was to come to a foreign country at such a young age to study. I've been to China so I know how very different this country must seem to her. Tackling the language, campus, weather, diversity, culture, food and more-I thought about how much she'll have to learn before even stepping foot in a class. I remember the day my daughter decided to attend college overseas. Of course I was nervous about sending my baby across the ocean, but more than anything I was incredibly proud of her passion, independence and fearlessness. She did have it a bit easier as she was in Scotland where they speak English, but there were plenty of differences for her to get used to.
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