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First Frontiers Summer School held May 15-18 at MSU

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) hosted The First Frontiers Summer School 15-18 May, at Michigan State University. The…

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Conservation or Construction? Determining Waterbird Hotspots

Monday, July 29, 2019
A flock of birds in the sky with a red and yellow sunset in the background. In the left hand side of the picture there is a white barn and trees along the fence line.

Imagine your favorite beach filled with thousands of ducks and gulls. Now envision coming back a week later and finding condos being constructed on that spot. This many…

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Collaborative Digital Classroom Environments Focus of NSF Grants

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Side view of a laptop where a child is using the new program

As digital technologies and platforms become more and more integrated in the day-to-day way people communicate, collaborate and make decisions, teachers in K-12 and middle schools are looking…

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Cross-Cutting Research Collaborations Awarded Grants

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Nine cross-cutting research collaborations between MSU units were recently awarded grants by the Science and Society at State, or S3, program, which is directed by Sean Valles, associate…

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Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages the Focus of $2.5M Mellon Grant

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Michigan State University was awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support further development in the research and teaching of less commonly…

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Making a Difference for Aging Populations and the People Who Help Them

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Although most of us don’t want to admit it, we’re all getting older. Population demographics indicate that U.S. residents are aging at an unprecedented rate. By 2030, 20%…

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Michigan Researchers Receive $5M Grant to Study Impact of State’s Third Grade Reading Law

Friday, July 12, 2019
Elementary children reading

When Michigan’s long-anticipated Read by Grade Three law goes fully into effect next school year, researchers will be watching closely to evaluate how it goes and recommend changes…

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Sea Lampreys Drawn to Love Smell

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
sea lamprey on rocks

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. In new research led by Michigan…

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The New Racial Disparity in Special Education

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The new racial disparity in special education

Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are…

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Our Water Cycle Diagrams Give a False Sense of Water Security

Monday, July 1, 2019
Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

Pictures of the earth’s water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according…

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