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MTSU’s New Africana Studies Major First of Its Kind in Middle Tennessee Area

The new Africana Studies major at MTSU is the first of its kind in the region and the only one in Tennessee that provides the option of either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.
21-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

MTSU Research to Increase Tennessee Farm Profit with USDA’s $148K ‘Green Gold’ Ginseng Grant

Middle Tennessee State University researchers will use the grant to experiment with ginseng. The effort is expected to improve farmers’ income across the state and conserve wild ginseng, which is considered an endangered species, in Tennessee.
21-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Oral History Association Selects MTSU for National Headquarters Location

In its 51st year, the Oral History Association has chosen MTSU for its headquarters and its co-chairs will be Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the university’s Albert Gore Research Center, and history professor Kris McCusker.
1-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MTSU Researchers Take Aim at Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lead researcher Iris Gao with the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research reports the isolation and identification of a new, patented compound, DMDD, from the root of the tropical star fruit tree, is helping treat this form of cancer.
19-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

MTSU Launches New Online ‘First Amendment Encyclopedia’ for Public Access

Middle Tennessee State University has launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment with the university’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.
18-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MTSU Preps 150-Plus City, County Teachers for Solar Eclipse

Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools’ teachers are receiving free tutoring from MTSU physics and astronomy faculty on a “dark” but sizzling subject — the looming total solar eclipse.
15-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Meharry, MTSU Partner to Produce More Doctors for Underserved Areas in Tennessee

Academic 'three-plus-three' partnership will shave two years off of getting a medical degree while requiring new physicians to commit to serving for a period of time in underserved, rural areas of the state.
23-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Liquid Crystal Chemistry Research Project Launches at MTSU

A unique partnership between MTSU and the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences will allow MTSU undergraduate students to interact daily with European scientists as the students conduct National Science...
25-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MTSU on the Record’ Examines U.S.-Russia Relations in Trump Era


With questions continuing to swirl around President Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, the future of U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump administration is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
22-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST

MTSU Experts Weigh in on Election, Obama Legacy

MTSU faculty experts recently expressed themselves for national media outlets on several hot button topics, including various election-related issues and Russian perspectives on American politics.
16-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST

MTSU Professor Discusses Legacy of Country Music Icon #Merlehaggard, Died Today at 79

6-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT

MTSU Constitutional law expert offers insights on Second Amendment, gun control debate (video)

7-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST

Green Economy Can Aid Environment, Reduce Poverty, Researcher Says

One MTSU political science professor says investing in a green economy will create jobs and a healthier environment, according to his research.
21-Aug-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Comparing New President Barack Obama to FDR: Is it Fair?

The Nov. 24, 2008, edition of TIME Magazine featured President-elect Barack Obama's face juxtaposed on Franklin D. Roosevelt's body, complete with confident beaming smile and cigarette holder. With experts describing the current national economy as...
9-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

Scientists/Professors Create Multidisciplinary Approach to Environmental Education

Environmental research at colleges and universities isn't just scientific anymore. Increasingly, scientists are taking an approach to their work that includes more than laboratory analysis. That is the concept behind CLEAR, or Collaborative...
22-Dec-2008 12:00 AM EST

Open Government Requires Participation, Says First Amendment Scholar

Although U.S. citizens can't vote on each individual issue or dilemma facing this nation, that's no excuse for Americans to refrain from participating in their own governance, declares Dr. Larry Burris, a First Amendment scholar and journalism...
12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST

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