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Released: 25-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT
MSU expert: Taking a public health approach to gun violence prevention
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As June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, Aron Sousa, dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine, answers questions on what it means to take a public health approach to prevent gun violence and how the Remembrance Conference promoted this effort.

Released: 25-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Ask the experts: How can we measure our own happiness?
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Given the many sources of stress and anxiety individuals encounter each day, its not surprising that people often wonder if they are happy or not. Yet, how do people define happiness and well-being? What are some ways to view and conceptualize happiness? Michigan State University researchers Bill Chopik and Rich Lucas answer this question.

Released: 25-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
MSU expert: How much do presidential debates matter?
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President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are set to square off in the first of two scheduled presidential debates on June 27.

Newswise: MSU expert: Media coverage of protests focuses on spectacle, not substance
Released: 30-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
MSU expert: Media coverage of protests focuses on spectacle, not substance
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For protesters, demonstrations are usually the result of meticulous planning by advocacy groups and leaders aimed at getting a message out to a wider world or to specific institutional targets. To outside onlookers, however, protests can seem disorganized and disruptive, and it can be difficult to see the depth of the effort or the goal.

Released: 10-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
MSU experts weigh in on push for a shorter US workweek
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For decades, the 40-hour workweek has been the standard practice for many workers in the United States. Millions of Americans arrive at work by 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., if not later into the evening.

Released: 17-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
MSU expert: The cicadas are coming
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For the first time in more than 200 years, two broods of cicadas Brood XIX, known as the Great Southern Brood, and Brood XIII, known as the Northern Illinois Brood will emerge from the ground simultaneously. Hannah Burrack, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, answers questions about this rare occurrence.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
MSU expert: what to know about avian influenza detections
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Although the current avian influenza outbreak began more than two years ago, detections have been made in recent weeks in cattle, cats and large commercial poultry flocks across the country and in Michigan.

Released: 11-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
New EPA PFAS Ruling: MSU Experts Provide Overview of Changes
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Municipal water systems must remove “forever chemicals” from their tap water under a new rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency meant to prevent deaths and serious illnesses linked to the substances.

Released: 8-Apr-2024 5:05 AM EDT
10 years later . . . MSU experts are available to comment on what’s next for Flint
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Michigan State University has a long-standing relationship with the city of Flint, Michigan. MSU Extension has been working with people in Genesee County for more than 100 years and continues to offer programs to help residents thrive.

Released: 27-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Ask the expert: What to know about pivotal case on abortion pill
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The U.S. Supreme Court has now heard arguments on a key case involving access to abortions. Specifically, opponents are trying to hamper the use of a pill called mifepristone, a safe and effective pill accounting for about half of abortions in the United States.

Released: 21-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Michigan is seeing a rise in measles: MSU experts can comment on related health issues
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Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, issued an advisory to inform clinicians and public health officials of an increase in global and U.S. measles cases.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Ask the expert: What a 2nd Trump term could mean for democracy and advancing policy
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Erica Frantz is an associate professor of political science in Michigan State University’s Department of Political Science in the College of Social Science. Frantz answers questions about why personalist parties are a concern for democracy, looking at examples throughout history and one that has emerged today: Trump’s Republican Party.

Released: 15-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
2024 presidential and Michigan state elections: MSU experts can comment on wide range of issues
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The 2024 presidential election is in full swing. As President Joe Biden is set to cruise to the Democratic nomination and former President Donald Trump is likely poised to receive the Republican nomination, 2024 is setting up to be a rematch of 2020.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Super Bowl LVIII: MSU experts can comment on advertising, marketing and cultural significance of halftime show
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Michigan State University experts are available to discuss what makes a great Super Bowl commercial, how the NFL and brands use the Super Bowl to connect with consumers and the significance of the league’s investment in Black halftime performers signifies.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
MSU expert: What an earlier primary means for Michigan and the 2024 election
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The 2024 presidential election is underway with the first contests being Iowa and New Hampshire. While Iowa holds caucuses, New Hampshire holds an open primary — illustrating that the way states assign their delegates isn’t always the same.