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Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

The first cohort of graduates from the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program at Michigan State University are rising above national averages and making an impact in the field. “We’re training a new generation of active science-practitioners,” said Assistant Professor Matthew Brodhead of the seven scholars who graduated in spring 2018. With extensive experience… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education

Long before Dr. Cathy Oberg Blight became one of Flint’s leading pathologists, helping Hurley Medical Center diagnose and care for thousands of patients, she was a child who visited the classroom where her father taught agriculture. She was growing up immersed in education, and she fondly recalls the moment her mother, the school librarian, called… Read More »

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

For the second year in a row, Michigan State University will receive the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award in recognition of meeting high standards of performance. MSU’s student group for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) will be one of three student affiliates from across the nation to be honored with this award.… Read More »

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… Read More »

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

What if history lessons didn’t stop with facts? What if students were asked to judge whether the decisions of others at momentous times in the past were right or wrong? That’s exactly what Michigan State University scholar Anne-Lise Halvorsen and her co-authors had in mind when they created a new book series for use in… Read More »

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Distinguished scholar and Michigan State University Professor Cary Roseth was named chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) on May 16, 2018. Roseth assumed the leadership role from Professor Emeritus Richard Prawat, who retired from the position after an incredible 27 years as chair. Roseth has been part of the Educational Psychology… Read More »

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will produce cutting-edge research on charter schools, school vouchers and other choice… Read More »