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Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Aftermath of category 4 tornado that touched down in small town in Indiana

Tornadoes and mobile homes don’t mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even…

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How Ex-Convicts Should Approach a Job Interview

Monday, May 1, 2017
Abdifatah Ali and Ann Marie Ryan

For the best chance of getting hired, former inmates should apologize for their criminal past to potential employers, indicates new research that comes amid the nationwide “ban-the-box” movement….

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MSU Geography Prof Named Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Peilei Fan

Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has…

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National Mental Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance and Stigma

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Mark Skidmore

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t…

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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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Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017
Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…

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Seven MSU Grad Programs Rank No. 1 Nationally

Friday, March 17, 2017
Michigan State University

Two more Michigan State University graduate programs – African history and supply chain – claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU…

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Chopik Named ‘Rising Star’ by Association for Psychological Science

Monday, March 6, 2017
William Chopik

William Chopik, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, has received an Association for Psychological Science “Rising Star” award for 2016. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding…

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How to Improve Your Freshman Retention Rate

Friday, March 3, 2017
Josh Prasad and R. Sekhar Chivukula

Incoming college students who already feel a connection to their institution are more likely to fit in and want to remain at the school, especially if they are…

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Zhong Elected Fellow of American Meteorological Society

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sharon Zhong

Sharon Zhong, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society…

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