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How Incivility Spreads in the Workplace

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Russell Johnson

Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar shows how this…

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Need for Public Safety Consolidation Depends on the Community

Friday, July 29, 2016
Jeremy Wilson

In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation – the…

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MSU Engineers ‘Grow’ Industrial Diamonds

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Michigan State University campus laboratory has been transformed into a high-tech diamond mine of sorts as Spartan engineers “grow” the precious gems layer by layer. Forget about…

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Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Nicholas Hays and Steve Blader

High-ranking people don’t always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research indicates. A series…

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Pros, Cons of Tinkering with Plants’ Light-Harvesting Capacity

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
cyanobacteria

We all learned about photosynthesis in school: Plants convert light energy into chemical energy, and that fuels most of the planet’s living beings. Yes… but not quite. Beronda…

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$2 Mil. Gift to Fund Research on Bridges

Friday, July 8, 2016
Mackinac Bridge on Sunday July 5, 2015.

The largest single donation ever given to Michigan State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will enhance research focused on the nation’s strained transportation infrastructure. A couple…

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Michiganders Upbeat About Economy

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Charles Ballard

Michigan residents remain confident about the economy with better than half of them calling their current circumstances excellent or good, according to Michigan State University’s State of the…

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Helping Co-Workers Can Wear You Out

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Russell Johnson

Helping your co-workers too often can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study suggests. Reporting in the Journal of Applied Psychology,…

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Nakasone Uses Technology, Teenagers to Reach Farmers

Monday, June 13, 2016
Eduardo Nakasone

In rural areas of developing countries, information can move slowly. For farmers in those countries, this speed has consequences for their business decisions. “Fifteen years ago, farmers had…

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Energy-Saving Devices Work – If You Use Them Correctly

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
design for a "smart house"

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it. A new study led by Michigan State University…

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