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MSU Research Continuity And Response During COVID-19

Michigan State University has taken significant strides to not only maintain continuity in research but to also re-activate research on the MSU campus and in facilities across the state since the Executive Order on May 15 allowed for non-essential research to resume on-campus.

Even while working off-campus, investigators have been analyzing data, conducting peer review, working on technology transfer documentation, preparing publications and more. Particular emphasis was placed on continuing essential research and conducting new COVID-19 investigations.

Learn how we are keeping our researchers safe by visiting the Research Continuity website and see the university novel coronavirus website for updates related to campus, students, resources and more. The MSU Keep Working (remote) site also has help and resources for those working remotely.

The stories below share the latest news about the university’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, expert tips, research, and highlights of community outreach.

Report: How Are Michigan Students Learning During The Pandemic?

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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A new report from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of Education, shows that even though the majority of Michigan school districts…

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Ask the Expert: Light, Seasonal Affective Disorder and COVID-19

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Hanne Hoffmann, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and her colleagues in the Hoffmann Lab, study how light regulates our physiology, affects our overall well-being…

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How Teachers And Families Can Support Science Learning at Home

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Early Intervention, Coaching Model

For many children, a love for learning starts before their first day of kindergarten – and an interest in science is no exception. However, for many children, barriers…

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Machine Learning Helps Hunt For COVID-19 Therapies

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn’t preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready…

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Understanding The Impact Of Norms And Emotions On Social Distancing During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Researchers at MSU’s Health & Risk Communication Center receive a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the relationships among social norms and risk reduction behaviors…

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Untangling The Complicated Relationship Of Health, Economy During COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Policymakers are having a challenging time navigating the most effective way to monitor public health while also supporting the economic health of their states during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Scientists Focus On Fundamental Virology And Therapeutics In Covid-19 Fight

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Corona virus

Two Michigan State University scientists—Yong-Hui Zheng and Dohun Pyeon—are leading fundamental COVID-19 research at MSU. “In our lab, we are working on the fundamental biology of the virus,” said Zheng,…

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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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Environmental Engineer And Team Monitor Community Health In Detroit

Monday, September 28, 2020
Underground sewer system

Associate Professor Irene Xagoraraki and her students (Brijen Miyani, Liang Zhao and Maddie Spooner) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University are working with collaborators John…

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Ask The Expert: Seasonal Economics Of Food During A Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Michigan State University’s Trey Malone answers questions about the economics of food in the coming months and how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect typical seasonal patterns. Malone is an assistant…

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