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How vulnerable is your car to cyberattacks?

Jan 15, 2020
Automotive IQ

The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation – but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from Michigan State University is the first to apply criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber risks.


A university-wide social norms marketing campaign has reduced high-risk drinking and adverse outcomes of drinking, according to a new study from Michigan State University in the Journal of American College Health.

MSU's social norms campaign was created to educate MSU students about actual drinking behavior on campus. When misperceptions are corrected, behavior will change to be more consistent with the actual norm says Dennis Martell, director of MSU Health Promotion.


2020 economic growth expected for Michigan

Jan 8, 2020
Russ White | MSU Today

Michigan State University’s Center for Economic Analysis sees further growth in the Michigan economy in 2020. This comes from the MSU Economic Forecast Model that tracks and projects the economies of the state of Michigan and the metropolitan areas of Detroit-Warren-Dearborn and Lansing-East Lansing. 


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Renee Knake was appointed to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees by Governor Whitmer in December 2019 to complete the term vacated by Nancy Schlichting. Knake currently serves as a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and as the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics


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Predictions ahead for 2020 in the final State of the State Podcast of 2019

After three sluggish years, Michigan’s economy could perk up in 2020 with relaxed tariffs, an end to the General Motors’ strike and a bipartisan North American Free Trade Agreement, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research podcasters are predicting.


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In 22 seasons at the helm of the Michigan State women’s golf team, Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll has established the program as a consistent regional and national power.

“I really think one of the secrets is just having passion for what we do and finding those players who have that same excitement,” Slobodnik-Stoll tells Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU associate athletic director for communications Matt Larson. “And in recruiting, we look at character, grades, and talent. In that order. And when you make sure you've got the right kids and they're in the right environment, that success is easier to sustain.”


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MSU men’s golf coach Casey Lubahn tells Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU associate athletic director Matt Larson that character is the first thing he looks for in a recruit.

“Our players spend more time with our donors, alumni, and supporters than maybe any of our student athletes,” Lubahn says. “The character of the young people is on display as representatives of the entire athletic department.” He wants good players who have good study habits and “have a love for the institution.”


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Sanjay Gupta is the Eli and Edythe L Broad dean of MSU’s Broad College of Business. He joins Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU associate athletic director for communications Matt Larson on MSU Today.

He talks about the newly opened Minskoff Pavilion at the college and the impact it will have on learning at the school.


College of Music an integral part of MSU culture

Dec 9, 2019

Jim Forger is dean of Michigan State University’s College of Music. He joins Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU’s associate athletic director for communications Matt Larson for a conversation on MSU Today. He first tells Beekman and Larson about The Billman Music Pavilion.


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Michigan State University Spartans ice hockey Coach Danton Cole joins Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU’s associate athletic director for communications Matt Larson for a conversation on the state and future of college hockey.

Cole says young hockey players have to decide whether to pursue their dreams by playing in college or the Canadian junior leagues.


Rowing is growing at MSU and across the country

Dec 4, 2019
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Michigan State University’s newest coach, rowing’s Kim Chavers, joins Spartans athletic director Bill Beekman and MSU’s associate athletic director for communications Matt Larson for a conversation on her growing sport. And one of Coach Chavers’ rowers, Cameron Daniels, joins the discussion. 


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IPPSR Director’s Newest Book Reviewed on the State of the State Podcast.

While the nation has gained more than a million jobs this year, job growth in the U.S. heartland is stagnant to slowing, a Michigan State University economist said during November’s State of the State Podcast.

The monthly podcast features IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann, MSU Economics Professor Charles Ballard and IPPSR Associate Director Arnold Weinfeld, with special guests, swapping views on politics, the economy and the state of the state and the world.


Give Green Day is Tuesday December 3

Nov 27, 2019
Michigan State University

On Tuesday, December 3, Spartans near and far will come together to make a better tomorrow. Give Green Day is a chance to give back and make a difference to impact current and future Spartans.


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New data is providing valuable insights on Michigan State University's climate, the incidents of relationship violence and sexual misconduct, and the impact of recent improvements made across campus on these critical issues.

The Know More at MSU campus wide survey was launched in March and led by the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup. Here to discuss the survey results are Dr. Rebecca Campbell, professor of psychology at MSU and advisor to the president on RVSM issues and Dr. Carrie Moylan, an assistant professor of social work.


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“Food has become a battleground where marketing labels and misinformation are used to bully and demonize people about their eating choices. What if you could stop stressing about what other people think and make eating decisions based on your own needs and preferences?,” asks the author of  Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying B.S. and Spartan alumna, Michele Payn


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