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Public Skeptical of Research If Tied to a Company

Monday, May 8, 2017
John Besley, Aaron McCright, Kevin Elliot and Norbert Kaminski

When it comes to research warning us about the latest health risks or touting the latest cure, a new Michigan State University study indicates that many people won’t…

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Fake News, Filters Not Fooling Internet Users

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
William Dutton

Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren’t swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher. Commissioned and funded by Google, William Dutton,…

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MSU Film on Latin Music to Air on PBS

Friday, April 14, 2017
John Valadez

John Valadez, MSU professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Media and Information and the Film Studies Program, has produced a new documentary on Latin music…

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Most Michiganders Favor Environment Over Economy

Friday, March 3, 2017
Dan Bergan poes on Monday February 27, 2017.

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percent favor…

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Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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MSU’s Zeldes Produces Documentary about Flint, Mich., ‘Hero’

Monday, October 31, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes

Michigan State University journalism professor Geri Alumit Zeldes has produced a documentary on the remarkable life of Hubert Roberts, a Flint, Mich., man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening…

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Poor Health Literacy a Public Health Issue

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Rikard

America’s poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed – not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction…

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MSU Develops Website for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Katie Murray with website

Type 1 diabetes, which afflicts more than half a million children under the age of 14 worldwide, is a complex disease and parents often take responsibility for managing…

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‘From Flint’ Wins Student Academy Award, First-Time Honor for MSU

Friday, September 30, 2016

Many young people grow up dreaming of winning an Oscar someday. For five student filmmakers from Michigan State University, that dream just got a lot closer to becoming…

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Student-Authored Book to Help Professors Be Better Teachers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Joe Grimm

In most college classrooms, it’s the professor who is in charge, holds all the cards, wields the power. And if a student has a problem with that professor,…

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