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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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Zeoli Receives $1.3M Grant To Investigate Tools To Reduce Gun Violence Risk

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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April M. Zeoli, associate professor in Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, was awarded a two-year, $1,357,336 grant by the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research to…

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MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M Grant To Empower Off-Grid Communities

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities…

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The Benefits Of Friendship

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Teen social networks linked with levels of adult depression. Teens who have a larger number of friends may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life,…

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The Unintended Consequence Of Becoming An Empathetic Person

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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When people say that they want to change things about their personalities, they might not know about the inadvertent consequences these changes could bring. In fact, changes in…

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Schools’ Neighborhood Environment Affects Academic Outcomes in Flint

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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A neighborhood’s physical disorder has been linked to differences in academic outcomes. However, school neighborhood has not been studied as a potential additional environmental factor in academic outcomes—until now. In…

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Elder Named An MSU Foundation Professor

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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Todd Elder, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics, was recently named an MSU Foundation Professor, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate…

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A-CAPP Supports PSA For Fraudulent PPE

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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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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$1M Grant From Luce Foundation Launches Interdisciplinary Program On Mekong Sustainability

Thursday, July 23, 2020
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A Michigan State University interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff is working to foster environmental justice in Southeast Asia. The Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Southeast Asia, or…

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Social Scientists Awarded National Parks Service Grant

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The MSU Department of Anthropology announced that two members of the faculty have received a unique grant award from the National Parks Service. Stacey Camp and Ethan Watrall…

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