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MSU Philosopher Whyte Given 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Kylie Whyte

Kyle Whyte, the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, was awarded the 2015 Bunyan Bryant award for…

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Improving Collaboration between Native Americans, Climate Scientists

Friday, September 18, 2015
Kyle Whyte

Hoping to improve Native American tribes’ access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better…

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MSU Hosts Statewide Student Solar Design Competition

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Michigan State University has invited students across the state of Michigan to design cost-effective, energy-efficient solar installations that can be integrated into a campus landscape. MSU’s “Energy Innovation Award and…

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Pathogens Enter Great Lakes in Ballast Water

Monday, August 24, 2015

According to Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair in Water Research at MSU, millions of tiny, dangerous microbes have been attacking native species in the Great Lakes for…

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MSU to Lead Study of Fish Contaminants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A grant of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help a research team led by Michigan State University determine the effects of certain contaminants on fish. Specifically,…

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Ancient ‘Biochar’ Could Help Environment

Monday, August 10, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch soil contaminant remediation experts Stephen Boyd, Brian Teppen and Hui Li are looking at the use of biochar to help sequester and remove dioxins and other…

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Septic Tanks Aren’t Keeping Sewage Out of Water Supply

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn’t hold water, says a new Michigan State University study. Water expert Joan…

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Researchers Quantify Nature’s Role in Human Well-Being

Friday, July 24, 2015

A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are advancing new modeling technology to quantify human dependence on nature, human well-being and…

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Rose Water Fellowship Awardee Named

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Water washing up on shore over rocks

The Rose Water Fellowship has been awarded to Kateri Salk, Michigan State University doctoral student for the 2015 spring semester. The award, endowed by Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin…

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Tracking Viral Parasites Cruising Our Waterways

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

For the first time, a Michigan State University professor has created a map of fecal viruses traveling  the world’s waterways using modeling methods designed to aid in assessing…

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