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Using Social Media to Weaken Terrorist Attacks

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Bombed Building

Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism…

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MSU Students Named Finalists for Mitchell, Rhodes Scholarships

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Students Pictures

Three Michigan State University undergraduate students are finalists for two highly respected awards – the Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. Interviews will be held on Nov. 17. Eli…

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Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dam

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say…

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Perceptions of Parents Can Impact Health, Wellness

Monday, November 5, 2018
William Chopik

Happy or sad, accurate or not, your perceptions of your parents directly impact your physical health and wellness, according to research from Michigan State University. And regardless if…

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Students Contribute to National Exhibit

Friday, October 26, 2018
Prison Band

Michigan State University is working in partnership with “States of Incarceration,” a national traveling exhibit that focuses on the history and future of mass incarceration in the United…

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Five MSU Doctoral Students Named Fulbright-Hays Scholars

Thursday, October 25, 2018
African Fields

Many academics consider the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, or DDRA, honor a defining career moment. And in the eyes of Walter Hawthorne, professor of African history at…

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Toolbox Dialogue Initiative Awarded Prize for Excellence and NSF Grant

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
CAL staff header

Michigan State University’s Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI), led by Michael O’Rourke, Interim Director of the MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I), and Stephanie Vasko, Managing Director of C4I, has…

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How Parenting Can Cause Antisocial Behaviors in Children

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Small child throwing a tantrum

Children who receive less parental warmth and more harshness in their home environments may be more aggressive and may lack empathy and a moral compass, according to a…

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Democrat/Republican Divide is Worst It’s Ever Been

Monday, October 1, 2018
Zachary Neal

Party polarization is even worse than most people think, according to a new Michigan State University study. And neither party can shoulder the blame, as it doesn’t matter which…

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Research Suggests Michigan Raise Jail-Time Age

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Row Jail Cells

Youth, families and communities across Michigan could benefit if the state changes the age for juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 to 18, finds new research from Michigan State…

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