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Well-Kept Vacant Lots Can Help Reduce Crime

Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new Michigan State University study that’s the most comprehensive to date.
18-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Charisma-Challenged? You Can Still Be a Good Boss

You don’t need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research led by Michigan State University business scholars.
18-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

MSU, Shedd Aquarium Partnering to Create Healthier Aquatic Homes

Viruses are the most abundant living organisms on the planet, yet we know very little about them, especially in aquatic environments. Michigan State University’s Joan Rose is partnering with Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to better understand how...
28-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mark Auslander Named MSU Museum Director

Mark Auslander, a sociocultural anthropologist, has been appointed director of the Michigan State University Museum. He will lead one of the earliest established museums in the nation, and the state’s first museum to receive Smithsonian affiliate...
21-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us to Learn

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers.
21-Mar-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two Michigan State University psychology researchers.
17-Mar-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kirk Gibson to Speak at MSU Commencement

Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson will speak at Michigan State University's undergraduate convocation on May 5. He will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. In addition, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, will speak at the...
16-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering.
15-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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