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MSU and Yale Social Scientists Team Up to Research Intimate Partner Violence

Friday, September 13, 2019
Beaumont Tower on a sunny fall afternoon.

Social scientist Christopher Maxwell, a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, is collaborating with Tami Sullivan from the Yale University School of Medicine…

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NIH Grant Funds Study to Improve Detroit’s Health Through Nature

Monday, August 26, 2019
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Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating…

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Li Elected to National Landscape Architectural Council

Friday, August 16, 2019
James Klausner named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

Ming-Han Li, director of the Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction, or SPDC, has been elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Council of…

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Adolescents Are Under Reproductive Coercion

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Mom and Baby

Female adolescents are experiencing relationship abuse at alarming rates, according to a new Michigan State University study that specifically researched reproductive coercion – a form of abuse in…

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Spartans Map Michigan’s Sand Dunes

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Home to the largest collection of freshwater coastal sand dunes in the world, Michigan is a favorite vacation spot for thousands of visitors each year. But until recently,…

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‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,’ Transports Readers to Height of Police Protests

Monday, August 5, 2019
Women singling with her left hand raised. She is wearing a black lives matter shirt

A Michigan State University researcher is taking readers to the front lines of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland during the protests that took place following…

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New Study Gives Insight on Effectiveness of Language Learning Apps

Friday, July 19, 2019
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Now more than ever, people who want to learn a new language are turning to their mobile devices for help as mobile-assisted language learning applications have become increasingly…

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Diversity on Teams Leads to Positive Outcomes, But Not For All Individuals

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Individuals on teams of diverse people working together can have better outcomes than those on teams with similar individuals. But a new study by Michigan State University and…

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Why Nonprofits are Taking Over Detroit, Flint Governance

Friday, June 28, 2019
Detroit, Flint, Nonprofits, Urban,

Though nonprofit philanthropies aid cities in times of need, like when natural disasters hit, their work usually ends when the crisis subsides. But that’s not the case in…

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Faculty Finds Solutions for Marginalized Communities

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Faculty finds solutions for marginalized communities

Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, assistant professor of psychology in Michigan State University’s College of Social Science, focuses his academic expertise on ways to create more inclusive, informed services and resources…

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