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Wilson Named President-Elect of American Chemical Society

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Michigan State University chemist Angela K. Wilson has been named president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She will serve a three-year term (2021-2023) in the presidential succession. “I join…

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How Empowerment Initiatives Can Help – And Harm – Employees

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences — depending on who’s in charge. Recent research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University…

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Discovering Beetles Abroad To Protect Trees At Home

Monday, October 19, 2020
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Not every child gets a bark beetle named after them. Then again, not every kid has Michigan State University entomologists Sarah Smith and Anthony Cognato as parents. The…

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MSU Report Finds Low-Performing Schools Are Making Progress

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Michigan’s lowest-performing schools are making progress in some student and teacher outcomes, according to the second independent report on the Partnership Model for school reform from Michigan State…

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How Is Children’s STEM Programming Prioritizing Diversity?

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Children’s television programming not only shapes opinions and preferences, but its characters can have positive or negative impacts on childhood aspiration, says a new study from Michigan State…

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MSU Researchers Develop Software Tool To Assess Children’s Phonological Awareness

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Understanding sounds in language is a critical building block for child literacy, yet this skill is often overlooked. Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new software…

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Pfeiffer Inducted Into National Academy Of Kinesiology

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Karin Pfeiffer, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Those named as Fellows…

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Applying Lessons Learned From COVID-19 To Other Global Crises

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Dr. Tom Dietz, MSU University Distinguished Professor of Sociology, has published an article exploring what we can learn about the public responses to COVID-19 and how those lessons…

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Ten MSU Students, One Alumna Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Friday, October 9, 2020
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Michigan State University has nominated nine undergraduate students, a graduate student and an alumna for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the…

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MSU Civil Engineers Help Michigan Evaluate Distracted Driving

Friday, October 9, 2020
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Civil engineers at Michigan State University are helping the State of Michigan evaluate methods for enforcing violations of distracted driving and dangerous cell phone use. In a study…

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