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Student-Authored Book to Help Professors Be Better Teachers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Joe Grimm

In most college classrooms, it’s the professor who is in charge, holds all the cards, wields the power. And if a student has a problem with that professor,…

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MSU Project Helps Schools Find Most Effective Programs

Monday, September 19, 2016

One-third of Michigan’s public school administrators have nowhere to go for information about programs to help students deal with bullying, manage their emotions or build healthy relationships. That’s…

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Study Links Intelligence and Chess Skill

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Zach Hambrick, professor of psychology and Alex Burgoyne, doctoral student

Intelligence – and not just relentless practice – plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by Michigan State University researchers. The…

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Parents Influence Junk Food Habits of Children

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another…

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National Education Reformers Target Local School Boards

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sarah Reckhow and Rebecca Jacobsen

Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education…

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Customer Satisfaction Wins in the Stock Market

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Tomas Hult, Claes Fornell and Donald C. Cook

Satisfy your customers and win in the stock market, says a new study by a team of researchers from Michigan’s University Research Corridor, who found positive stock returns…

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Is Sex in Later Years Good for Your Health?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Cathy Hiu-Liu

Having sex frequently – and enjoying it – puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may…

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Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Thursday, August 25, 2016
elderly woman at computer

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors’…

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Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016
classroom

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

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Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed than Males

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thomas Holt

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they’re also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan…

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