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MSU History Scholar Receives National ‘Best Book’ Award

Thursday, April 13, 2017
book cover: Sex Workers, Psychics and Numbers Runners

LaShawn D. Harris, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of History, is the recipient of the 2017 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians….

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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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Blacks at Higher Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Later Life

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Zhenmei Zhang, associate professor of sociology, poses in her office on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

Social and economic disadvantages play a significant role in why blacks face a much higher risk than whites of developing cognitive impairment later in life, indicates a national…

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MSU’s Neighbors Named Mott Endowed Professor

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Harold “Woody” Neighbors, Ph.D., was named a Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in Flint, Mich., on May 3, 2016. Neighbors has dedicated his career, including…

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