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Michigan Inland Lakes Parternship Online Learning

Michigan Inland Lakes Parternship Online Learning

April 20, 2020

Many lake organizations are offering online learning opportunities in 2020. These events welcome lake professionals and the public.

 Faculty voice: Bree Holtz: Will telemedicine be here to stay after the coronavirus?

Faculty voice: Bree Holtz: Will telemedicine be here to stay after the coronavirus?

April 15, 2020 - MSU 360 Perspective

Telemedicine has been around since the 1950s (the term was coined in the 1970s) yet has never fully taken hold. Telemedicine services have long been promoted as a way to increase access to health care for those who might not have the clinical services in their area.

The Davies Project

The Davies Project

April 9, 2020 - Ruth Shillair

In Greater Lansing, where 70% of the children who rely on the local sub-specialty clinics are on Medicaid, poor transportation options contribute to a 60% missed appointment rate for children with serious illnesses.

Brews and Views: Novel Coronavirus Pushes Our Limits— We Need to Push Back, Thoughtfully and Fast

Brews and Views: Novel Coronavirus Pushes Our Limits— We Need to Push Back, Thoughtfully and Fast

March 27, 2020

The purpose of this month’s Brews and Views was to inform and help each other. To that end, IQ and the Center for Ethics assembled a group of experts to address and answer your questions about the full spectrum of challenges ahead as we face this new frontier in global society and global health.

4 ways to keep the peace with your partner during social distancing

4 ways to keep the peace with your partner during social distancing

March 19, 2020 - Caroline Brooks, Elizabeth Dorrance Hall

Relationships will be put to the test as partners navigate the uncharted territories of spending 24/7 together, becoming both partners and co-workers sharing the same space.

Partisan divide widens over environmental policy priorities

Partisan divide widens over environmental policy priorities

March 9, 2020 - Eric Freedman

A growing proportion of Americans see environmental protection and global climate change as policy priorities, while worries about the economy are shrinking.

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety

February 15, 2020 - American Psychological Association

Fear about the coronavirus has gripped the world. While nearly all cases have been in China, that has not stopped people in other countries from worrying. This new illness certainly is frightening and needs attention, but it’s important to note that far more people die from an illness that’s all too familiar — the seasonal flu. Why are we so afraid of this novel coronavirus when we are much more likely to catch the flu? Our guest, Baruch Fischhoff, PhD, is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and an expert on public perception of risk and human judgment and decision-making. He explains why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, how to calm our anxiety and what are the psychological effects of being quarantined.

How dating apps changed the game for forming relationships

How dating apps changed the game for forming relationships

February 13, 2020 - SaMya Overall

Dating apps changed dating culture in major ways, providing a new path to form relationships.

Michigan State awarded grant to develop a voice-mimicking A.I. prototype

Michigan State awarded grant to develop a voice-mimicking A.I. prototype

February 11, 2020 - C.J. Moore

Artificial intelligence development on Michigan State’s campus? It’s more likely than you think.

Integration of robots into common spaces for social good

Integration of robots into common spaces for social good

February 3, 2020 - John Castro

Robots have been seen in popular media since the 1950s, when they ran rampant in B-rated horror movies and sci-fi tropes. Now, robots are common in everyday spaces, from assembly lines to the electronics we use at home.

MSU Faculty Included on Team for Michigan Mobility Challenge

MSU Faculty Included on Team for Michigan Mobility Challenge

January 14, 2020 - Melissa Priebe, Caroline Brooks

A faculty member from Michigan State University’s College of Communications Arts and Sciences is part of a team that was selected to receive a $1.77 million grant to compete in the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge

Got New Year’s resolutions? MSU research can help

Got New Year’s resolutions? MSU research can help

December 30, 2019 - Lisa Mulcrone

Happy New Year, Spartans! Have you made any resolutions for the coming year? If so, take a look at how some MSU research might help you achieve your goals for 2020.

Sandi Smith Research Fellowship Awarded to Corinne Brown

Sandi Smith Research Fellowship Awarded to Corinne Brown

December 27, 2019 - ComArtSci

Health and Risk Communication Center Fellowship award to aid student in improving communication and quality of life.

The Impact of Binge-Watching on Your Health

The Impact of Binge-Watching on Your Health

December 2, 2019 - Katie Kochanny

We’ve all been there: cozy on the couch, our favorite show on Netflix, telling ourselves that this is the last episode we’ll watch. But before we know it, we’re five episodes in and can’t seem to stop. We’ve just fallen into the trap that is binge watching.

How removing ‘likes’ from Instagram could affect our mental health

How removing ‘likes’ from Instagram could affect our mental health

November 25, 2019 - Jamie Leventhal

Today, 500 million people will check their Instagram. And many will keep checking, and checking and checking because humans seem to crave the platform’s visual and social rewards.

What makes a healthy diet? A table, no TV and fresh food

What makes a healthy diet? A table, no TV and fresh food

November 22, 2019 - Eric Freedman

Households that eat family-style meals together at the table with the TV off may have healthier diets than families who don’t.

The Landscape Market Has A Category For Any Activity Level

The Landscape Market Has A Category For Any Activity Level

November 21, 2019 - American Society for Horticultural Science

A new study produced as a collaboration between Michigan State and Texas A&M universities assessed the overall market condition for landscape plants using consumers' activity level as rated with the use of an active/passive continuum

What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

November 18, 2019 - Kristen Parker

For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long.

Designing human-centered technology to support health in Kenya

Designing human-centered technology to support health in Kenya

October 18, 2019 - Melissa Priebe

A Michigan State University research team is combining mobile technology insight from Kenyans and an approach called human-centered design, or HCD, to develop health tools for mobile devices in Africa.

New non-native bee discovered in Illinois, Minnesota

New non-native bee discovered in Illinois, Minnesota

October 10, 2019 - Eric Freedman

Scientists have found a new species of non-native wild bee in Illinois and Minnesota, and its arrival may signal an unusually rapid expansion across the United States.

Industry Professionals Discuss Trends and Innovations in Health and Risk Communication

Industry Professionals Discuss Trends and Innovations in Health and Risk Communication

October 4, 2019 - John Castro

As part of the HRC Day of Innovation, health industry experts gathered to discuss new challenges in the realm of Health and Risk Communication, on Sept. 27, in WKAR Studio A.

Studying the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the workforce

Studying the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the workforce

September 18, 2019 - MSU Today

Sheila Cotton, a professor at MSU University will lead a team of multidisciplinary investigators in a 4-year, $2.49 million dollar grant examining the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the future workforce.

mHealth: Designing Human-Centered Technology to Support Health in Kenya

mHealth: Designing Human-Centered Technology to Support Health in Kenya

September 18, 2019 - Melissa Priebe

With Support from National Institutes of Health, MSU Researchers Collaborate with Kenyan Institutions to Develop a Mobile Health App for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Lessons from the World: Applying Global Thinking to Local Public Health

Lessons from the World: Applying Global Thinking to Local Public Health

August 31, 2019 - Emily Yox, MPH

Public health professionals around the world face many of the same challenges. While the United States is making advances in some areas of health, public health practitioners beyond our borders – even those with limited resources – have made significant progress in areas where we lag.

HRCC launches Day of Innovation Event, featuring Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture

HRCC launches Day of Innovation Event, featuring Bettinghaus Endowed Lecture

August 8, 2019 - HRCC

The Health & Risk Communication Center will host an educational and networking event for alumni, professionals, faculty, and students as part of MSU's 2019 homecoming season.

Trust In Scientists Is Rising, Poll Finds

Trust In Scientists Is Rising, Poll Finds

August 2, 2019 - Richard Harris, NPR

John Besley interviewed in NPR piece about public trust in science.

Dearing Receives Grant to Study City Solutions to Climate Change

Dearing Receives Grant to Study City Solutions to Climate Change

July 31, 2019 - James Dearing

Dearing Receives Grant to Study City Solutions to Climate Change

Faculty-edited book on environmental news coverage wins research award

Faculty-edited book on environmental news coverage wins research award

July 4, 2019 - Jonathan F. McVerry

HRCC affiliate faculty Manuel Chavez and Bruno Takahashi, along with Penn State collaborator Juliet Pinto, win award for their edited volume on media coverage of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Can Facebook improve your mental health?

June 26, 2019 - Kristen Parker, Melissa Priebe, Keith Hampton

Keith Hampton finds that social media use may be good for adults' mental health, contrary to popular belief.

By connecting people to resources, shared mobility boosts quality of life

By connecting people to resources, shared mobility boosts quality of life

June 11, 2019 - Brian Allnutt, Model D Media

HRCC affiliate Shelia Cotten discusses health challenges for older and disabled Americans, and how autonomous vehicles can help.

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

May 31, 2019 - Eric Freedman, for The Conversation

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism Chair and Professor, Pulitzer Prize winner, and HRCC affiliate Eric Freedman writes about how environmental journalism benefits citizens in post-Soviet nations.

Students and Faculty Examine Barriers to Cancer Prevention Vaccine among Male Students

Students and Faculty Examine Barriers to Cancer Prevention Vaccine among Male Students

May 10, 2019 - Ann Kammerer

Two master’s degree students in MSU’s College of ComArtSci have joined an interdisciplinary team of researchers to investigate what’s keeping college-age males from getting the only available vaccine that prevents cancer.

What it means to ‘know your audience’ when communicating about science

What it means to ‘know your audience’ when communicating about science

April 16, 2019 - John Besley

Communication experts love to tell people to know their audience, but it is not always clear what they’re meant to know.

It’s the age of the AV -- autonomous vehicles -- and MSU and its campus are mastering mobility

It’s the age of the AV -- autonomous vehicles -- and MSU and its campus are mastering mobility

April 2, 2019 - Russ White

It’s the age of the AV -- autonomous vehicles -- and MSU and its campus are mastering mobility.

A new look at college drinking interventions

A new look at college drinking interventions

March 19, 2019 - Jessi Adler

Nancy Rhodes finds that peers' opinions have more influence over college students' drinking behaviors than previously thought.

Flint Registry takes home Silver ADDY Award for its branding campaign

Flint Registry takes home Silver ADDY Award for its branding campaign

February 25, 2019 - HRCC

Congratulations to the Flint Registry, which took home the Silver ADDY Award for its Branding Campaign and Integrated Brand Identity.

Is Privacy Loss Worth the Perks of Health Apps? Getting the Low-down on Downloads

Is Privacy Loss Worth the Perks of Health Apps? Getting the Low-down on Downloads

February 19, 2019 - ComArtSci

Anastasia Kononova and team study how people decide which health apps are trustworthy.

Calling it a 'war on science' has consequences

Calling it a 'war on science' has consequences

January 11, 2019 - John Besley, Bruce Hardy, Meghnaa Tallapragada, Shupei Yuan

John Besley and colleagues write for The Conversation: The phrases used to describe a societal issue has an impact on how polarizing that issue becomes.

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

January 11, 2019 - MSU Today Staff

HRCC affiliate Dar Meshi and team look at excessive social media use in this study.

Grad Students win Sandi Smith Research Fellowship

Grad Students win Sandi Smith Research Fellowship

January 11, 2019

These grad students will study methods of encouraging college-aged men to get the HPV vaccine, which can prevent common types of cancer.