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Using Game Technology To Treat Cognitively Impaired Children In Africa

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Child playing on ipad

Using a game designed for sub-Saharan Africa, Michigan State University researchers are rehabilitating children who suffer from cognitive impairment after surviving life-threatening diseases such as malaria and HIV….

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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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After Hospital Stays, Research Finds At-Home Support Helps Stroke Victims Adjust

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Stroke patient with therapist

Michigan State University researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. Their caregivers feel the same. But when a home-based support network…

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Can Facebook Improve Your Mental Health?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and…

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New Initiative Promotes Art Across Campus

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
New initiative promotes art across campus

MSU’s campus is rich in art — live performances, art installations, sculptures, exhibits and more spanning across disciplines, departments and programs — but this segmented approach makes coordination difficult,…

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New Approaches to College Drinking and Smoking Intervention

Thursday, March 14, 2019
College Drinking and Smoking Intervention, Peer Approval

Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke, even if the students don’t want to admit it, according to…

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Journalism Students, Faculty Earn Prestigious Broadcast Awards

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Focal Point, Journalism Awards

Michigan State University School of Journalism and students and faculty earned national recognition in the prestigious Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Awards competition. Focal Point, which…

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The Dilemma at the Intersection of Value and Data

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Rader Web

A traffic jam in Chicago appears on the map on the screen, traced in a familiar red line. To the end user, it’s a sign of gridlock, which…

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Communication Professor Named to EPA Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Dearing Image

James Dearing, Ph.D., professor, and chairperson of the Department of Communication at MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, has accepted an invitation to serve on an advisory…

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Excessive Social Media Use is Comparable to Drug Addiction

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Social Media Icon Image

New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction. “Around one-third of humans…

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