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Trying to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gerald Urquhart

A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals,…

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MSU President Reflects on Global Impact Initiative

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

There is no better advocate for the Global Impact Initiative than Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. With the backing of the MSU Board of Trustee’s…

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Taking on the World’s Biggest Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

News 6 in Lansing, Michigan, recently highlighted the Global Impact Initiative as part of a series on “Celebrating Spartans.” The video features Stephen Hsu, VP for Research and…

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Better Bean Yields for Better Lives

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Michigan State University researcher and Guatemala native Luis Flores is working to bring new farming practices to his homeland to help reverse the trend of staggering malnutrition in…

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Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016
panda

Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash – a decent amount of it – goes a long way….

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International Team of Scientists Find New Bird Species

Thursday, January 21, 2016
himalayan-forest-thrush

A new species of bird has been discovered in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the U.S., India and…

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How Monetary Incentives Impact Social Norms

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sanjiangyuan

Maria Lapinski, a communication scientist in the Department of Communication, and John Kerr, a researcher with a focus on economics from the Department of Community Sustainability, are studying…

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Spartan Ideas Celebrates MSU’s Cyber-Conversations

Friday, January 15, 2016
Spartan Ideas bloggers

Ask a researcher if he or she likes to write for a lay audience and the answer will likely be no. While academic writing in the interest of…

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Nine MSU Students Awarded Fulbright Grants

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded funding to two MSU doctoral students to support their research under the fiscal year 2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. Earlier…

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Mechanical Engineers Provide Pedal-Power Threshing for Guatemala

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pedal-Power Threshing Machine

Beginning with an age-old agricultural practice of threshing, which separates bean seeds from their pods, four mechanical engineering students added a new twist: pedal power. Designed as a…

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