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Newswise: MSU’s Vahedifard Examines ‘Lessons From the Oroville Dam’ in Science
Released: 23-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT
MSU’s Vahedifard Examines ‘Lessons From the Oroville Dam’ in Science
Mississippi State University

A letter in Science magazine from a Mississippi State faculty member is examining lessons gleaned from the recent Oroville dam incident in California.

Newswise: MSU Researcher Receives National Grant for HIV Study
Released: 30-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT
MSU Researcher Receives National Grant for HIV Study
Mississippi State University

A new national research grant is supporting a Mississippi State faculty member’s investigation of HIV intervention efforts focused on African American women.

Newswise: MSU Faculty Research Shows California Levees’ Vulnerability
Released: 25-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT
MSU Faculty Research Shows California Levees’ Vulnerability
Mississippi State University

With the ongoing extreme drought in California posing a threat to the state’s levee systems, there is an urgent need to invest in research regarding the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure under extreme climatic events. Mississippi State University Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Farshid Vahedifard and his coauthors warn that current drought conditions pose “a great risk to an already endangered levee system” in a letter published Aug. 21 in Science magazine.

Newswise: MSU Archaeologist Helps Uncover Ancient ‘Spooning’ Couple in Greece
Released: 7-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT
MSU Archaeologist Helps Uncover Ancient ‘Spooning’ Couple in Greece
Mississippi State University

Almost 6,000 years ago, the man was placed behind the woman with his arms around her body, and their legs were intertwined. They were buried. Why they were interred in this manner is not yet determined, but the international team that discovered them in Greece is still searching for answers, according to team member Michael Galaty, a Mississippi State University archaeologist.

Released: 29-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT
MSU Expert Reveals Intimate Partner Violence Misconceptions, Solutions
Mississippi State University

Following reports of several National Football League stars allegedly hitting their partners, many U.S. media have focused even more closely on intimate partner violence during the October observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Newswise: MSU Information Systems Expert Advises on Creating Strong Passwords
Released: 11-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT
MSU Information Systems Expert Advises on Creating Strong Passwords
Mississippi State University

The recently-discovered “Heartbleed” bug affecting as much as two-thirds of the Internet is causing people to hurriedly change passwords and further secure online personal information. Merrill Warkentin of Mississippi State University said Friday [April 11] that choosing strong passwords is among the best proactive steps for minimizing vulnerability to identity theft.

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Released: 30-Oct-2012 1:25 PM EDT
Experts Tout Dominance of Meteorology at Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University

As Hurricane Sandy pummels the East Coast, Mississippi State University meteorology experts are some of the most trusted voices in the national conversation about natural disaster education and awareness.

Newswise: New England Poultry Producers May See Effects From Sandy
Released: 30-Oct-2012 12:45 PM EDT
New England Poultry Producers May See Effects From Sandy
Mississippi State University

Instead of an early snowfall this time of year, farmers along the eastern seaboard are dealing with flood waters and wind damage from Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to affect everything from poultry production to grocery prices.

Newswise: Mississippi State Economists Weigh in on Sandy’s Impending Financial Fury
Released: 30-Oct-2012 12:40 PM EDT
Mississippi State Economists Weigh in on Sandy’s Impending Financial Fury
Mississippi State University

In addition to the immediate physical impacts Hurricane Sandy promises the Northeast, economists say the storm also will bring intrinsic financial effects that are sure to unfold over the next few days and linger through the coming months.

Newswise: Experts Say Presidential Debates Will Get 'Social'
Released: 26-Sep-2012 5:35 PM EDT
Experts Say Presidential Debates Will Get 'Social'
Mississippi State University

There's a trump card in the 2012 presidential debates, and while nobody's really talking about it yet, almost everybody is talking through it. That card is social media.

Released: 9-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Ugly, Pretty Words Identified in Language Survey
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State University professor of classics describes results from his most recent survey of words viewed as pretty and ugly. Professor Robert Wolverton examines results of the survey, including the types of words identified and why.

Released: 19-Nov-2008 4:20 PM EST
As Phone Usage Changes, Wireless Survey Experts Say Research Will Too
Mississippi State University

A panel of experts discusses how surveys and polls may change as more U.S. homes having fewer landline telephones. More cell phone and Internet surveys will likely be incorporated into research, experts say.


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