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Rocky Marriages Not Always Bad for Your Health

Friday, May 27, 2016
Cathy Hiu-Liu

For men, an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, finds a national study led by…

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The Link Between Social Media, Alcohol Use

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Photo of laptop using Facebook along with a beer bottle

One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a Michigan State University study finds, when…

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Timothy Busfield to Join MSU as Artist-in-Residence

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Photo of the College of Comm Arts building

Emmy-awarding actor Timothy Busfield will join Michigan State University as an artist-in-residence in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. In this new role, Busfield will co-teach courses…

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Social Media Poses Threat to People with Intellectual Disabilities

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Marisa Fisher

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan…

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Some Foreign Language Teachers May Lack Confidence

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Peter De Costa, assistant professor of linguistics, german ,slavic,asian, african languages, and Lorena Valmori, phd student in second language studies, pose in Wells Hall on Wednesday March 16, 2016.

Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine…

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MSU on National Health Team Helping Flint, Mich.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Debra Furr-Holden

The city of Flint has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in a new Invest Health initiative and Michigan State…

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MSU Researchers, Local Police Studying Elder Abuse

Monday, May 16, 2016
Christopher Maxwell and Carolyn Pickering

Michigan State University professors and the Lansing Police Department are working together on a research project that addresses elder abuse and neglect in the area. Led by Carolyn…

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‘Food Hubs’ Grow on Consumer Interest in Local Food

Friday, May 13, 2016
four food groups

The “food hub” model is proving to be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and markets, according to a newly published report from the Michigan State…

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How U.S. Police Can Solve More Homicides

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
David Carter

Only about 65 percent of homicides in the United States are solved – down 15 percent from the mid-1970s – but a new study led by a Michigan…

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Human Behavior Influences Effective Policies on Energy, Climate Change

Monday, May 9, 2016
global climate change map

As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most-sophisticated endeavors…

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