Mark Largent: Look out for one another
We are all depending on one another, not just to wear masks and wash our hands, but learn and live together in fair and just ways.View story photos
Examining the power of pop culture to shape perception, issues and trends
Kinitra Brooks examines how Black women use genre fictions to recreate their own realities and to define places of spiritual power and reclamation. To make it immediate, she’s embraced the study of contemporary Black women artists like Beyoncé, popular films like Black Panther and the work of horror filmmakers like Jordan Peele.
MSU professor wins Amazon AWS machine learning research award
Mi Zhang of MSU has been recognized with the Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award for his work on Automated Machine Learning. This is MSU’s first AWS Machine Learning Research Award.View story photos
Ryan Scrivens: Identifying extremism in online forums
Identifying digital signs of extremism is a growing priority for many law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels.View story photos
Expect the unexpected
Last weekend, like I do many weekends, I took my dog for a walk on campus. We kept our distance from others and I wore a face covering because, even outdoors, I want to be sure I’m not inadvertently risking infecting someone I might pass.View story photos
MSU recognized for sexual assault prevention work
MSU’s Prevention, Outreach and Education Department was honored with the 2020 Impact Award for their outstanding achievements in sexual assault prevention at the Campus Prevention Network Summit, that was held virtually recently and hosted by EVERFI.
Machine learning model finds SARS-CoV-2 growing more infectious
A novel machine learning model developed by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious.View story photos
MSU helps produce education writers’ guide for inclusive coverage
Education journalists carry great responsibility as they strive to write about the nation’s diverse schools in ways that are inclusive, and that minimize their own biases.
MSU sociologists help refugees stay safe from COVID-19
In refugee camps and urban settlements throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the threat of COVID-19 is high in the minds of the non-governmental organizations. In some cases, items as simple as soap can be hard to find. In others, the volunteers themselves are scarce as fear of infection spreads.
Philosophy professor recognized for her anti-violence research
An assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Philosophy, Ruíz identifies strategic interventions for sexual violence and social structures that harm and keep people from meeting their basic needs. Through cross-disciplinary research in the social sciences and humanities, she addresses the essential problems that affect the lives of women of color.View story photos