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Li Elected to National Landscape Architectural Council

Friday, August 16, 2019
James Klausner named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

Ming-Han Li, director of the Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction, or SPDC, has been elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Council of…

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Record Number of Postdoctoral Researchers Earn NIFA Fellowships

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Seven Michigan State University postdoctoral researchers are recipients of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, fellowship and two-year grant of $161,000 to support ongoing research…

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There’s a Dark Political History to Language that Strips People of their Dignity

Friday, August 2, 2019
Tan books are touching brim to brim, all labeled language

William A. Donohue, distinguished professor of communication at Michigan State University, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news…

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MSU Chemist Wins OpenEye Junior Faculty Award

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Gray shadow figure, with two strands of DNA running through it. One strand of DNA is blue and green, while the larger strand is gray and pink.

Michigan State University computational chemist Alex Dickson has received the highly competitive American Chemical Society, or ACS, OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry. The ACS is…

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Engineering Professor Joins International Commission Aimed at Helping Aging Population

Monday, July 29, 2019
The college of engineering at Michigan State University. A light orange brick building with while flowering bushes infront. Blue sky, and green grass.

Michele Grimm, a Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University, has been named by the National Academy of Medicine, or…

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Fish Reveal Limb-Regeneration Secrets

Monday, July 29, 2019
Close up veiw of a gar fishes mouth, showing its teeth. With a blue sky in the background.

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan…

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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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New Research Points to Soil Pore Structure as Key to Carbon Storage

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alexandra Kravchenko, Michigan State University professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and several of her colleagues recently discovered a new mechanism determining how carbon…

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The Truth Behind Racial Disparties in Fatal Police Shootings

Monday, July 22, 2019

Reports of racially motivated, fatal shootings by police officers have garnered extensive public attention and sparked activism across the nation. New research from Michigan State University and University…

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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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