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Frank Elected to National Academy of Education

Friday, March 12, 2021
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Michigan State University Professor Kenneth Frank has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Frank is the MSU…

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NASA Project Studies How Urban Centers May Trap Birds During Migration

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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For many of the world’s birds, the most dangerous time in their lives occurs during their annual spring and fall migrations. For some, migration may mean a several…

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Online Dating: Super Effective or Superficial?

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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According to the Pew Research Center, 1 in 10 American adults have landed a long-term relationship from an online dating app, such as Tinder, OKCupid and Match.com. But…

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Survey Reveals Racial, Political Differences in COVID-19 Responses

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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America’s stark racial disparities in health care have been exposed by COVID-19, but a new study from Michigan State University suggests that Black individuals are more likely than…

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Five MSU Finalists and Six Nominees Recognized for Prestigious Scholarships and Research Posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Michigan State University has five national finalists and six nominees for prestigious scholarships and research posts. MSU has three finalists for the James C. Gaither Jr. Fellows Program, a…

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University Researchers from Minority Groups More Likely to Feel Undervalued

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Michigan State University social scientists, has been granted over $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to study “epistemic exclusion.” This type of…

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MSU Students Recognized by Prestigious Graduate Programs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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Michigan State University has one Gates Cambridge Scholar and a national finalist for the Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program. Jasmine Jordan has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Jordan is…

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Scientists Advocate Breaking Laws – of Geography and Ecology

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Recent global calamities – the pandemic, wildfires, floods – are spurring interdisciplinary scientists to nudge aside the fashionable First Law of Geography that dictates “everything is related to…

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MSU Online Graduate Programs Rank Among Highest in the Nation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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In its 2021 ranking for online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report ranked three of Michigan State University’s online graduate programs in the top 25, including two at…

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Friends are Most Valued in Cultures Where They May be Needed Most

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Friends are more than just trusted confidantes, say Michigan State University researchers who have examined the cultural and health benefits of close human relationships in a new study….

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