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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Educational Researchers Collage

Six Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are among 200 scholars from across…

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New Study Aims to Prevent Teen Partner Rape

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Girl sitting at a window

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked…

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Anthropology Faculty Selected for World Health Organization Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Berkey Hall

Monir Moniruzzaman, assistant professor of Anthropology in Michigan State University’s College of Social Science, was selected to join the World Health Organization’s Task Force on Donation and Transplantation…

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Strong Committed Relationships can Buffer Military Suicides

Monday, December 17, 2018
Adrian Blow

Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard. Suicide rates…

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How a Personality Trait Puts You at Risk for Cybercrime

Monday, December 17, 2018
Thomas Holt

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from…

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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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