Michigan State University http://wemu.org en Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-environmentally-responsible-boating <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: monospace;">Boaters Can Take Responsibility for Mitigation of Environmental Harm</span></strong></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158002096&amp;color=00cc11&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:56:04 +0000 David Fair 48503 at http://wemu.org Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating Office To Help Skilled immigrants Find Work In Michigan http://wemu.org/post/office-help-skilled-immigrants-find-work-michigan <p><strong>Michigan welcomes office to help skilled immigrants get jobs</strong><br /><br />Highly skilled immigrants in Michigan now have a new resource to help them find jobs. The national nonprofit organization Upwardly Global opened a new office in Detroit on Monday.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:27:19 +0000 Jake Neher 47765 at http://wemu.org Office To Help Skilled immigrants Find Work In Michigan Drug Arrests On The Rise At Michigan State http://wemu.org/post/drug-arrests-rise-michigan-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>EAST LANSING, MI- Michigan State University reports that it arrested 261 people for drugs in 2012, a 158 percent increase from two years earlier.</p><p>The Detroit Free Press says the East Lansing school had more drug arrests than any state school in 2012, the last year for which figures are available. The news says Michigan State had 31 percent more drug arrests than the 199 arrests at the University of Michigan that year.</p><p>Michigan State reported 101 drug arrests in 2010.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:28:32 +0000 Associated Press 46051 at http://wemu.org Drug Arrests On The Rise At Michigan State Researchers: Ash Borer May Have Arrived in 1990s http://wemu.org/post/researchers-ash-borer-may-have-arrived-1990s <div>Researchers say an invasive beetle that's destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and Canada may have arrived in North America a decade before it first was detected. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan State University researchers collected cores from trunks of more than 1,000 ash trees in six southeastern Michigan counties. </span></div><div> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:51:19 +0000 Associated Press 45498 at http://wemu.org Researchers: Ash Borer May Have Arrived in 1990s Saline Murder Suspects Waive Right To Preliminary Hearing http://wemu.org/post/saline-murder-suspects-waive-right-preliminary-hearing <div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;ST. JOHNS&nbsp;- Two teenagers have waived their right to probable cause hearings in the robbery-slaying of a Michigan State University student, and both have been bargaining with prosecutors about plea deals.</div> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:23:54 +0000 Associated Press 43770 at http://wemu.org Saline Murder Suspects Waive Right To Preliminary Hearing Labor Courses could cost MSU http://wemu.org/post/labor-courses-could-cost-msu <p><strong>MSU could lose $500k for offering labor courses</strong><br /><br /><br /><br />Michigan State University could risk losing half-a-million dollars if it does not stop offering courses that allegedly promote unionization.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:52:31 +0000 Jake Neher 43527 at http://wemu.org Labor Courses could cost MSU Michigan State University Urging Responsible Celebrations http://wemu.org/post/michigan-state-university-urging-responsible-celebrations <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>EAST LANSING&nbsp;— <a href="http://www.msu.edu/" target="_blank">Michigan State University</a> and officials in <a href="http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/" target="_blank">East Lansing</a> are encouraging students to keep NCAA tournament celebrating under control.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:50:53 +0000 Associated Press 43417 at http://wemu.org Michigan State University Urging Responsible Celebrations Video Content Makes a Difference on Health Care Websites http://wemu.org/post/video-content-makes-difference-health-care-websites <p>A new Michigan State University study found that website videos are more effective at delivering public health messages than using text alone.<br /><br />The study created two websites designed to teach mothers with young daughters about breast cancer. One contained only text, while the other included short video clips.<br /><br /><a href="http://hrcc.cas.msu.edu/people/perrault/perrault.html"><strong>Evan Perrault works for MSU's Communications Department. </strong></a>He says there was a clear difference in results between the two sites.</p><p>He says those who viewed the website that included videos performed one more risk protection behavior than those who visited the plain text site.</p><p>Perrault says MSU has been looking for the best way to inform the general public about their scientific discoveries, and is likely to conduct further research to expand upon this study's findings.</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;">The study, “Testing the Effects of the Addition of Videos to a Website Promoting Environmental Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Practices: Are Videos Worth It?” was published online today in the National Communication Association's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.natcom.org/journals/"><i style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;">Journal of Applied Communication Research</i><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;">.</span></a></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.25600001215934753px; line-height: 19px;"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:01:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 37801 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Tracking Cattle From Birth To Dinner Plate http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-tracking-cattle-birth-dinner-plate <p>What would be the benefit of electronically tracking our beef supply from the birth of a calf to its arrival on our dinner plate?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Potentially, the benefits are numerous. In this week's installment of &nbsp;WEMU's <em>Issues of the Environment</em>,&nbsp; Morning Edition host David Fair talks with Dr. Dan Buskirk.</p><p>Dr. Buskirk is Associate Professor and Beef Extension Specialist with the <a href="http://www.ans.msu.edu/">Department of Animal Sciences </a>at Michigan State University.&nbsp;</p><p>He contends that the electronic tracking can help facilitate creation of regional food systems, better connect consumers to farmers and increase revenues for local, small and mid-sized farmers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:43:09 +0000 David Fair 32632 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Tracking Cattle From Birth To Dinner Plate