Responding to COVID-19 with innovation and compassion
For the past several months, MSU’s apparel and textile design faculty, alumni and students have used their skills and contributed their time in the fight against COVID-19 by constructing masks and teaching others how to make their own through an online video.
Researchers study how COVID pandemic is affecting language change
COVID-19 has had a major impact on people around the world, but how is the pandemic changing our language and the way we communicate? That is the question being studied by a team of researchers led by associate professor Suzanne Wagner and assistant professor Betsy Sneller.
Frances Kaneene, Department of Community Sustainability senior specialist advisor, died Aug. 6. Kaneene joined the staff in 1990 and retired in 2020.
KayAnn Anderson, MSU Extension children and youth AmeriCorps aide, died Aug. 4. Anderson joined the staff in 2020.
Kenneth Harding, Department of Educational Administration professor, died July 24. Harding joined the staff in 1966 and retired in 1990.
Placebos prove powerful…even when people know they’re taking one
A team of researchers from MSU, University of Michigan and Dartmouth College is the first to demonstrate that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking one.
Aggression torward owners is always problematic, but when is it pathologic?
Owner-directed aggression is problematic for any dog and owner. It most commonly comes in two forms: a genetic disorder referred to as Rage Syndrome and a more typical diagnosis called Conflict Aggression.
Summertime safety for your pet
While state and local health departments are encouraging people to take precautions this summer to prevent the spread of COVID-19, pet owners should also consider how to keep their pets healthy and safe during the hot months.
Ward, Donald L.
Donald L. Ward, College of Natural Science research specialist emeritus, died Aug. 1. Ward joined the staff in 1974 and retired in 2003.
A-CAPP supports PSA for fraudulent PPE
The A-CAPP Center at MSU has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations to inform decision makers and consumers about the flood of fraudulent Personal Protective Equipment on the U.S. market.