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Inactivity May Cause Babies to Stay Up at Night

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
baby on adults knees playing

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the…

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MSU Joins Research Partnership to Improve Michigan Schools

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Strunk and Cowen

Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute, or MERI, is a…

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Studying Tablet-Based Learning in Lansing Public Schools

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nearly 1,200 interactive learning tablets were distributed to kindergarteners in the Lansing School District in November, as part of the PBS KIDS Playtime Pad Research Project. In its…

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MSU Shares in $10 Million Project to Diversify STEM Faculty Nationwide

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Colleges and universities across the nation are striving to attract more diverse and inclusive faculty, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Michigan State University researcher Leslie…

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Less Than a Quarter of Detroit Students Attend Schools Near Home

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Joshua Cowen

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for…

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MSU Professor Studies the Learning and Relearning of Movement

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Golfer

Rajiv Ranganathan, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, will examine the process of learning and relearning movement with a more than $400,000 grant from the National Science…

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Connected Math: Solving Problems for Over 30 Years

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Connected Math Books

In the early 1980s, MSU mathematics researchers Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth (Betty) Phillips were working with middle school students, seeking a new way to help students grasp math concepts at…

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Researchers Receive National Award for Exploring Walking and Social Exclusion

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Students Walking Fall

A Michigan State University study conducted last year has won two kinesiology researchers and an alumnus a national award for their work exploring how walking might reduce the…

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History Book Asks High Schoolers: Right or Wrong?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Anne Lise Halvorsen

What if history lessons didn’t stop with facts? What if students were asked to judge whether the decisions of others at momentous times in the past were right…

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The ‘Invisible Hand’ Doesn’t Control Markets

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Stock Market

Traditionally, many economists presume markets are influenced by the “invisible hand” theory. New research from Michigan State University found a disruptor has turned this long-held concept – perpetuated…

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