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MSU’s Lenski Wins Friend of Darwin Award

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Richard Lenski

Richard Lenski, Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has received a 2017 Friend of Darwin…

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MSU Research History: Documenting African Perspectives

Friday, January 1, 1999

1999 – Three independent survey research projects merge to form the Afrobarometer, which would become a nonpartisan, long-term study of African citizens’ attitudes on democracy and governance, the economy,…

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MSU Research History: Evolutionary Study in Petri Dish

Friday, January 1, 1988

1988 –  Richard Lenski, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of microbial ecology, begins an experiment with 12 populations of E. coli—all started from the same ancestral strain and all…

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MSU Research History: Longest Running Seed Germination Test?

Wednesday, January 1, 1879

1879 – Botany professor W.J. Beal buries 20 bottles, each with 1,050 seeds from 21 species, instructing that one be dug up periodically and that the seeds be planted…

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