Category Archives: College News

Doctoral student earns AERA grant

Justina Judy, a PhD candidate in the Educational Policy program at Michigan State University, has received a dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Judy is the second MSU doctoral student this year to earn the prestigious award, which amounts to $20,000 and exclusive professional development experiences with fellow scholars. Each year, hundreds… Read More »

Advisor Amy Tratt wins state honor

Michigan State University’s Amy Tratt has received the 2014 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award from the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA). She was honored during the association’s conference May 30 at Central Michigan University. Tratt is the lead advisor, overseeing a group of four advisors, working with students majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training in the… Read More »

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

James Pivarnik, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Citation Award. The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services. As an exercise… Read More »

‘I can’ mentality goes a long way after childbirth

The way a woman feels about tackling everyday physical activities, including exercise, may be a predictor of how much weight she’ll retain years after childbirth says a Michigan State University professor. James Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at MSU, co-led a study that followed 56 women during pregnancy and measured their physical activity… Read More »

Faculty explores education system in Cuba

Ten faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University recently returned from a study tour of Cuba. With one the highest literacy rates in the world and a historically restricted relationship with the United States, Cuba offers a particularly unique opportunity to explore another nation’s education system. The MSU group interacted with… Read More »

Researchers win grants from William T. Grant Foundation

Michigan State University education researchers will lead two new projects funded by grants from the William T. Grant Foundation. Each of the six research grants announced by the foundation this month will further understanding of everyday youth settings and the use of research evidence in the policies and practices that affect youth. MSU Professor Ken… Read More »