MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

November 27, 2018
MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, the state agency responsible for reporting education data. The… Read More »

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

November 21, 2018
Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

UPDATE 5/17/19: View photos and submitted stories from the exhibit on our Flickr page. A new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education recognizes the many ways students and alumni see and are shaped by global communities. The “Our Global Community” exhibit provides an inside look at the lived experiences through photos and… Read More »

MSU shares in project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide

November 14, 2018
MSU shares in project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide

Colleges and universities across the nation are striving to attract a more diverse and inclusive faculty, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Michigan State University researcher Leslie Gonzales is helping to address that challenge as one part of a new national research alliance funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from… Read More »

Book to explore creating equitable school environments

November 13, 2018
Book to explore creating equitable school environments

How can high school teachers make their classrooms more equitable and culturally relevant spaces? A forthcoming publication co-authored by Assistant Professor Joanne Marciano provides strategies (and real life examples) to support educators in establishing these spaces. “Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth” (Teachers College Press, November 2018) has a practitioner focus but is grounded… Read More »

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

November 8, 2018
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 »

“The Days After:” Teaching, Trauma and Trump

November 5, 2018
“The Days After:” Teaching, Trauma and Trump

Teachers felt immense pressure from school leaders and families to respond in a certain way—or not at all—in their classrooms following the 2016 presidential election, according to new research from Michigan State University. The findings, published in October 2018 by the American Educational Research Journal, address the widespread but often unspoken idea of political neutrality… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

October 30, 2018
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

October 19, 2018
$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 »

Music education student youngest to earn top award from USRowing

October 16, 2018
Music education student youngest to earn top award from USRowing

Nicole Marek is an educator who completed her classroom studies and will soon begin her semester of student teaching. A leader in the classroom and as captain of the MSU Women’s Rowing team, Marek was nominated for USRowing’s Bayer Award by her teammates which came as no surprise to the faculty who have witnessed her… Read More »

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

October 15, 2018
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 »