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MSU Professor Discovers Neuroscience Underlying Social Media

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dar Meshi is studying social information processing, social influence and social decision making as an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and PR. “It’s just an innate…

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MSU Developing App to Help Consumers Find Healthy Food

Friday, March 2, 2018
Joshua Introne,

Joshua Introne, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information, has helped develop a solution to what he would describe as a “food desert” in…

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Amazon Alexa Voted Top Super Bowl Ad by MSU Faculty

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Bob Kolt in front of Class Room

This year, a commercial for Amazon Alexa grabbed the top spot for Super Bowl commercials, according to Michigan State University faculty. For 21 years, faculty from the Department…

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Students Offer Novel Solutions for Driveway Snow Removal

Friday, January 5, 2018
Osazuwamen Usuomon, Chloe Alverson, Elias Naddaf; seated, Michael Johnson

The assignment was simple: design a prototype that will allow Michael Johnson, a sports car racer with a wheelchair, to remove snow from his driveway. But to develop an…

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How Media Multitasking Affects Snacking Behavior

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Kononova

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…

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Two MSU Student Teams Take Top Chinese Advertising Prizes

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Two teams featuring eight Michigan State University students won silver pencils at this year’s One Show Greater China Festival for campaigns they designed for Chevrolet. MSU students Madeline…

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MSU’s Besley Named AAAS Fellow

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
John Besley named AAAS Fellow

John Besley, the Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations and associate professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has been named a Fellow of the…

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Doctoral Student Says Nostalgia Could Bolster Health Communication

Monday, July 24, 2017

Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral student in the School of Journalism, is conducting research on understanding the role of nostalgia, the art of persuasion and social influence in the…

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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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The Link Between Social Media, Alcohol Use

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Photo of laptop using Facebook along with a beer bottle

One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a Michigan State University study finds, when…

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