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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.

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
boxes of food piled up

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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Ask The Expert: What’s In Store For Retailers During A Pandemic Holiday Season?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Image of woman wearing a mask while shopping in a boutique.

While autumn may have just begun, retailers are already hard at work to prepare for the holiday season — especially with the added complications of a global pandemic….

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Ask The Expert: How Parents, Students Can Survive ‘College From Home’

Monday, August 31, 2020
Image of college student studying at home.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American college students are shifting from a fall 2020 semester in the classroom to taking classes online, often from their parents’ home. Students aren’t…

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MSU Receives FDA-Authorization To Decontaminate Reusable N95 Masks For Hospitals

Friday, August 28, 2020

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide treatment modified by a Michigan State University veterinary team to decontaminate N95 masks for health care workers has been approved on an emergency basis by the Food and Drug Administration. The team is continuing to work with…

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MSU Continues To Answer The Call For PPE

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Image of 3D printed face masks

When COVID-19 forced Michigan State University’s campus to shut down in March, faculty, staff, students and academic units across the community sprang into action to provide personal protective…

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Studying How COVID Pandemic Is Affecting Language Change

Friday, August 7, 2020

COVID-19 has had a major impact on people around the world, but how is the pandemic changing our language and the way we communicate? That is the question…

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Responding To COVID-19 With Innovation And Compassion

Friday, August 7, 2020
homemade-masks in colorful fabrics

For the past several months, MSU’s Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) faculty, alumni, and students have used their skills and contributed their time in the fight against COVID-19…

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A-CAPP Supports PSA For Fraudulent PPE

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
woman wearing a mask

The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection, or the A-CAPP Center, at Michigan State University has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to inform decision…

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Doctors On Call: Study Shows Impact Of Telemedicine During COVID-19

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Doctor's hands typing on iPad

Global Pandemic Drives More Patients to Remote Visits Telemedicine has been around for as long as people have been picking up the phone. While the demand for telehealth…

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