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Should Preschool Writing be More Communication and Less ABCs?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
scribbles with crayons on paper

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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Identifying a Cyanobacterial Gene Family that Helps Control Photosynthesis

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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A new Michigan State University study has identified a family of genes in cyanobacteria that help control carbon dioxide fixation. The discovery furthers our basic knowledge of photosynthesis….

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Mapping Wildfires from Space

Friday, September 6, 2019

The following “Mapping wildfires from space – Turning remotely sensed observations into knowledge products” was presented by Professor David Roy to the MSU Board of Trustees on September…

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MSU Leads $2 Million Grant on Outdoor Science Learning

Friday, August 23, 2019
Friends discussing over digital tablet while sitting on retaining wall at natural parkland

New research from Michigan State University will develop methods to show teachers how learning science can be situated outside of the classroom. Gail Richmond, a professor in the…

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MSU Affiliates Elected to Board of U.S. Society for Ecological Economics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Michigan State University faculty members and students from the Department of Community Sustainability and the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics have been elected to the United…

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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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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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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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Helping Paramedics Recognize Signs of Stroke Faster

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Emergency personal arrive at the scene of a mock shooting during a MSU police emergency training exercise on Wednesday July 18, 2012.

When it comes to strokes, doctors have a mantra: time is brain. Delaying treatment even by minutes can mean the difference between a normal life and permanent disability,…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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