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MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

Thursday, October 19, 2017
drought map of the United States

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a competitively funded NOAA research project to create a better system for predicting droughts, a type of climate extreme that causes…

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Preserving Healthy Water Ecoystems

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
water on plant

Michigan, in many ways, is defined by water. The state boasts 11,037 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, providing at least one…

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Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement

Monday, October 9, 2017
Sacha Klein

Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University researcher. Kids up…

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MSU Wins Grant to Grow Political Leadership Programs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research has won an $80,000 grant from the Madison Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to survey state candidate…

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Pre-School Teachers Need Better Training in Science

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hope Gerde

Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global…

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MSU Historian Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Distinguished Professor darlene hine, history

Darlene Clark Hine, Michigan State University John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History, has received the 2017 John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from The Southern Historical Association, or SHA. The Southern…

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For Worriers, Expressive Writing May Help Cool Brain

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hans Schroder and brain cap

Chronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a Michigan State University study that measured participants’…

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Eleven New Studies Suggest ‘Power Poses’ Don’t Work

Monday, September 11, 2017
Joseph Cesario

The claim that holding a “power pose” can improve your life became wildly popular several years ago, fueling the second most-watched TED talk ever but also casting doubts…

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Sleep May Help Witnesses Avoid Choosing Innocent Suspects

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Kimberly Fenn Michelle Stepan

Sleep may influence an eyewitness’s ability to correctly pick a guilty person out of a police lineup, indicates a study by Michigan State University researchers. Published in PLOS…

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Online Training Helps Families Interact with Special Needs Child

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sarah Douglas

Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took an innovative training program created by a Michigan State University scholar significantly improved their ability to communicate with…

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