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Social Media Enhances Political Participation

Friday, January 5, 2018

Kjerstin Thorson, assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, conducts research on the role of digital and social media in promoting—or hindering—political engagement. (See video…

Hope Gerde

MSU Leads Effort to Boost Preschoolers’ Writing Skills

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Working with preschool classrooms in Flint, Michigan, and Atlanta, a Michigan State University scholar is leading a federally funded initiative to improve young students’ writing skills. The $1.5…

“The manipulation of phosphorous and nitrogen in the landscape is one of the greatest threats to the fate of humanity and the rest of life on this planet,” said Jay Zarnetske, MSU earth and environmental scientist. Courtesy of MSU

Streams ‘Sense’ Changes in Land Use, Indicate Health of Areas

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Scientists at Michigan State University have shown that streams can be key health indicators of a region’s landscape, but the way they’re being monitored can be improved. New…

Autumn leaves and textured sky frames the Broad College of Business on a fall morning.

Accounting Students Win Deloitte Regional Competition

Friday, December 22, 2017

Communication and determination positioned the Broad College of Business team of Accounting students to bring home the win from the Regional Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition and the Deloitte Audit Innovation Campus Challenge. These…


How Media Multitasking Affects Snacking Behavior

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Anastasia Kononova, an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising + PR discovered in her most recent study, that the trend of media multitasking can have quite the impact on your…

Beal Graden in winter

How Plants ‘Muscle Up’ to Prep for Cold

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Plants, like humans, do not like very hot or cold weather. Temperature extremes are a major factor that determines where plants grow and that can limit agricultural production….