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Addressing Health Care Gaps for the LGBTQ Community

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
LGBTQ birthday candles

Ning Hsieh, a Michigan State University sociologist, is knocking down barriers that prevent LGBTQ+ Americans from accessing quality health care. By exposing disparities and creating solutions, she plays…

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Toxic Masculinity is Unsafe… for Men

Monday, March 9, 2020
Picture of a man from behind with his fist up in the air as if he is celebrating.

The belief that “real men” must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan…

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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Beaumont Tower on a cold winter morning with snow in the trees and on the ground.

Five Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research in the field of education. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are…

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Understanding and Improving LGBTQ+ Health

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Understanding and improving LGBTQ+ health

For many LGBTQ+ Americans, access to healthcare can be negatively impacted by their sexual minority or gender diverse identity. Hui Liu, professor of sociology in the College of…

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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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Dr. Jennifer Carrera Awarded Prestigious NIEHS Grant

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Jessica Carrera with NIH Logo

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Carrera who was recently awarded the prestigious KO1 mentoring grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Dr. Carrera uses water as…

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African Immigrants: Race and Gender Impact Economic Success

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stephanie Nawyn

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study…

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MSU Gets NSF Grant to Improve College, Workforce Readiness

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Barbara Schneider

Michigan State University will use a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help more low-income and minority high school students enroll in college. Led by…

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Can Open and Honest Scientists Win Public Trust?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Kevin Elliott

With the increased politicization of science, more and more people continue to be skeptical of research, especially when it comes to hot-button topics such as climate change and…

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