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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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A Remedy for COVID-19 Learning Loss?

Monday, February 22, 2021
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New MSU/U of M teaching approaches produce better student outcomes. With growing concern about the “COVID slide” effects of distance learning, researchers at Michigan State University and the…

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CREATE for STEM Receives New Funding from George Lucas Educational Foundation

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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MSU’s CREATE for STEM Institute has received funding from the George Lucas Educational Foundation to transform in-classroom elementary science materials for virtual learning. This new grant is an extension of…

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Three MSU Researchers Named Top Education Influencers

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Three Michigan State University faculty members earned national recognition for their influential research in the field of education. The annual Rick Hess Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings honor 200 scholars from…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Communities More At-Risk For Dementia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual — or LGB — people are more vulnerable to one of the fastest-growing health concerns in the country, dementia, according to new research from…

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Applying Lessons Learned From COVID-19 To Other Global Crises

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Dr. Tom Dietz, MSU University Distinguished Professor of Sociology, has published an article exploring what we can learn about the public responses to COVID-19 and how those lessons…

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MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M Grant To Empower Off-Grid Communities

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities…

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The Benefits Of Friendship

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Teen social networks linked with levels of adult depression. Teens who have a larger number of friends may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life,…

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Addressing Health Care Gaps for the LGBTQ Community

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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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
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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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