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MSU Research Improves Decision Making Skills of Behavior Technicians

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Research from Michigan State University could make daily decisions for professionals who work with children with autism faster and more effective. “We have created a guide for practitioners…

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MSU Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 25, 2019
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Anna Esenther, a 2019 Michigan State University graduate, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She is the 20th Rhodes Scholar from MSU. An Honors College graduate, Esenther holds…

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Bridging Communication Gaps for those with Disabilities

Monday, November 18, 2019
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For those with developmental disabilities and communication challenges, struggling to interact with others can be an extremely frustrating and isolating experience. Social scientist Sarah Douglas, an assistant professor…

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Smart People May Learn Music Faster

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the early stages of…

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Assigning Workers to New Networks Boosts Sustainability

Friday, November 8, 2019
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Organizations looking to lead quests for sustainability can train troops within their ranks, but the traditional boundaries like experience, seniority and departments aren’t where the payoffs lie. Social…

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Should Preschool Writing be More Communication and Less ABCs?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue Michigan State University researchers who found preschool teachers don’t often encourage writing for…

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Research Aims To Improve Job Placement Outcomes For Project SEARCH Grads

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDD, in Michigan generally have a higher rate of unemployment than their peers across other states. At Michigan State University, researchers…

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Ph.D. Student Puts New Lens on Passport Photos

Monday, October 14, 2019
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What do you want the world to know about you? Michigan State University Ph.D. student Vivek Vellanki asked 50 local immigrants of all ages and nationalities to answer…

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First Report Issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform

Monday, October 7, 2019

The first independent report on Michigan’s Partnership Model for school reform finds “modest but potentially positive results” after one year of implementation. The report, from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation…

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$1.2M NIH Grant Puts Health in the Hands of Students, Community

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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What controls your health? It’s a complicated question, but middle schoolers in the City of Flint and Genesee county area are able to answer that question, and more,…

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