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01/13/2017
MSU Launches Social Justice Reading Group for Kids


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12/01/2016
LBC staff featured in video about Spartan Green Certification program


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11/21/2016
Dr. Jim Smith named AAAS Fellow by American Association for the Advancement of Science


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11/15/2016
S3 Funds 12 New Projects for 2016-2017


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09/14/2016
Dean Simmons appointed associate provost for faculty and academic staff development


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08/04/2016
Dr. Vashti Sawtelle serves as editor for PRPER focused collection, "Gender in Physics"


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07/07/2016
LBC animal science major Haley Mae Danks spent 6 weeks in New Zealand study abroad


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06/23/2016
LBC Student Diego Crespo Wins UURAF Grand Prize


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05/10/2016
Dr. Naoko Wake discusses President Obama's visit to Hiroshima on BBC's Newsday programme (3:58 - 8:13)


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04/17/2016
LBC alumnus forgoes medical school to race dogs in the Iditarod


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04/15/2016
7 LBC students earn 2016 Board of Trustees' Awards


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04/13/2016
LBC's SPRING program receives NSF Grant to support STEM students


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03/01/2016
LBC students study biology and evolution at the Chicago Field Museum


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02/25/2016
LBC sophomore Ashley Archer nominated for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship


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02/22/2016
Dr. Aaron McCright discusses climate change denial in a recent article in the Washington Post


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02/16/2016
Dr. Mark Largent's AAAS presentation featured by Science, Scientific American and The Atlantic Magazines
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-really-a-war-on-science/ http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/02/anti-vaxers-arent-stupid/462864/ http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/why-fighting-anti-vaxxers-and-climate-change-deniers-often-backfires


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02/14/2016
Dr. Rob Pennock discusses first-of-its-kind study on the virtues and values of scientists


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01/24/2016
Dr. Georgina Montgomery and Dr. Sean Valles named recipients of the 2016 Teacher-Scholar Awards


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01/18/2016
5 LBC Students Earn Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion Through Research Award


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01/15/2016
Dr. Gerald Urquhart quoted in article on the proposed Nicaraguan Canal, featured in Science


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08/24/2015
Research done by LBC Alumnus Roy Small published in ReCUR


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08/06/2015
LBC Alumnus Nick Meador writes about battling chronic illness in Elephant Journal


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08/05/2015
Dr. Sean Valles discusses climate change on “Greening of the Great Lakes”


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08/04/2015
LBC Alumna Sarah Scott leads effort to expand school in Uganda


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07/30/2015
National Science Foundation Awards BEACON Center $22.5M Grant


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07/15/2015
Dr. Logan Williams writes about The Next Idea on Michiganradio.org


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04/30/2015
Lyman Briggs College 2015 Commencement Ceremony


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04/24/2015
Dr. Cheryl Murphy creates National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis working group


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04/17/2015
LBC students receive 2015 Board of Trustees’ Awards


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04/17/2015
LBC faculty receive Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship


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04/16/2015
Dr. Jim Smith featured in American Scientist


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04/15/2015
Dr. Wake on C-SPAN American History TV


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04/14/2015
LBC professor wins university award


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04/08/2015
LBC joins The Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering


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04/08/2015
Dr. Joseph Martin has published two new articles


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04/03/2015
LBC student receives the Elite 89 Award


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04/03/2015
LBC Students win Goldwater Scholarship and honorable mention award


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04/01/2015
Professor Naoko Wake receives HARP development grant


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04/01/2015
LBC professors Logan Williams and Naoko Wake awarded an NSF workshop grant


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04/01/2015
Dr. Georgina Montgomery is giving a talk at Wayne State University


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03/30/2015
LBC student interviewed as intercultural aide


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03/23/2015
LBC student, Kristina Savage, is an Undergraduate Researcher of the week


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03/19/2015
LBC Students Attend Inaugural Meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health


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03/15/2015
Dr. Sean Valles publishes two new articles for public health journals


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03/13/2015
Dr. Daniel Menchik publishes article in American Journal of Sociology


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03/06/2015
LBC graduate publishes in The Great Lakes Entomologist


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03/06/2015
LBC students study the debate between evolution and creationism at the Creation Museum


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03/06/2015
The Science of Charitable Giving


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03/05/2015
LBC alumnus is University of Washington's first Emergency Medical Services fellow


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03/04/2015
9th Annual Lyman Briggs College Research Symposium


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03/04/2015
Polyhedron cover features research and artwork by Dr. Robert LaDuca and three LBC students


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02/27/2015
LBC student speaking at TEDxMSU event


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02/19/2015
LBC students present research at “Posters on the Hill” event in D.C.


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02/16/2015
LBC student discusses conducting research in Dr. Mazei-Robinson's lab


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02/09/2015
LBC seniors present research at National Collegiate Research Conference


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02/03/2015
LBC student nominated for Truman Scholarship


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01/07/2015
Article by LBC graduate, Jose Zamora-Sifuentes


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11/07/2014
Dr. Rob Pennock interviewed for Slate article
Dr. Rob Pennock was asked to participate in a debate at an anti-evolution "Origin Summit." Slate discusses his response.


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11/04/2014
Summer 2015 Research Opportunities
Research Internship Opportunities for 2015 in Biomedical Research and Allied Health Studies


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11/03/2014
Facebook and Well-Being: A Relationship Worth Pondering?
Close to a billion people login to Facebook daily, the world’s largest online social network. And they are highly motivated to do so. Yet, we know remarkably little about how interacting with this technology influences well-being. In this talk, I will review findings from an ongoingprogram of research that is examining how interacting with Facebook influences the two components of subjective well-being: how people feel moment-to-moment and how satisfied they are with their lives.


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11/03/2014
Teaching Evolution in Action
Because evolution takes place over countless years, it can be one of the more challenging subjects to teach, especially using traditional teaching methods.


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10/31/2014
LBC Career Newsletter 10/27-11/9
Looking for a research opportunity? There are two great positions posted in this week's LBC Career Newsletter!


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10/22/2014
Some scientists share better than others
Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go.


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10/22/2014
Dr. Arthur Ward's Academic Ice Bucket Lesson Plan
Arthur Ward teaches a unit on charitable giving in his ethics course and has come up with a way of doing so that gets the students really interested and involved.


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10/20/2014
Dr. Mark Largent discusses Ebola hype on WILX
Dr. Mark Largent, Associate Dean of Lyman Briggs College and Associate Professor for James Madison College, comments on the recent Ebola hype.


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10/08/2014
LBC hosts Summer Undergraduate Research Institute in Experimental Mathematics
For 8 weeks during the summer, 18 students from across the country participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute in Experimental Mathematics hosted by Lyman Briggs College. The program is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in mathematics.


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10/08/2014
$5 million grant to help STEM students attain goals
Dean Simmons is helping to lead a new program called STEM Success. The program has received a $5 million grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.


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10/07/2014
Dr. Kevin Elliott discusses industry funded research on WKAR
Federal funding for scientific research, in everything from energy to biomedical science, has flatlined in recent years. Some scientists worry that means the U.S. will fall behind other countries in scientific and technological advancements. But it also means an increasing share of the nation’s research is done by industry.


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09/30/2014
LBC Speaker Series: Engines of Knowledge or Merchants of Doubt: Can We Trust Industry-Funded Research?
Private industry now pays for about two-thirds of scientific research and development in the US, but there have been notable cases in which industry- funded research has been manipulated and designed to produce misleading results that harm the public. Prominent examples include tobacco-industry studies developed to exonerate cigarettes and second-hand smoke, pharmaceutical research strategically designed to assist with marketing, and fossil-fuel industry efforts to challenge research on climate change. This talk will explore these worries about industry-funded research, examine the conditions under which research tends to be inappropriately influenced, and offer some suggestions for promoting research that can be widely trusted.


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09/17/2014
Diversity could lead to ethical behaviors among scientists
Does belonging to a diverse research team make scientists more prone to share their data and give appropriate credit to colleagues in their publications?


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09/16/2014
Dr. Sean Valles publishes article on bioethics and the framing of climate change communications
Dr. Sean Valles, Associate Professor of HPS at Lyman Briggs College, has published a new article titled “Bioethics and the Framing of Climate Change’s Health Risks” in the journal, Bioethics. In his article, Dr. Valles discusses the potential for bioethicists to help reframe climate changes communications to focus on public health impacts.


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09/16/2014
LBC Career Newsletter 9/15-9/28
Looking for a job on campus? This week's career newsletter highlights jobs at MSU's plant pathology lab and MSU's FRIB.


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09/12/2014
New Camera Monitors Seasonal Changes of the Sanford Natural Area
You don’t need to live in Holmes Hall anymore to have a great view of the Sanford Natural Area behind our building. The Sanford Natural Area is one of 86 research sites across North America where researchers are collecting data on vegetation by using digital cameras known as “phenocams.” A phenocam mounted on the roof of Holmes Hall takes images of Sanford Natural Area and uploads them to a server at the University of New Hampshire.


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09/10/2014
LBC students study abroad in Italy
Forrest and Tyler are first-year students in Lyman Briggs College. They studied abroad in Italy this summer through MSU’s Freshman Seminar Abroad Program.


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09/08/2014
Dr. Aklilu Zeleke receives Faculty Mentoring Award
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Aklilu Zeleke, has been selected as a recipient of a 2014 Faculty Mentoring Award from the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. This award honors faculty for their outstanding work in mentoring undergraduate students in research. The Chair of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science writes, Dr. Zeleke “was chosen because of the success he has had in directing undergraduate research and the impact his effort has had on these students. We commend him for his great work in mentoring undergraduates.”


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09/04/2014
Dr. Catherine Westfall receives 2014-2015 Samuel von Pufendorf Visiting Research Fellowship
Dr. Catherine Westfall was named a 2014-2015 Samuel von Pufendorf Visiting Research Fellowship in June 2014.  Her award letter notes that “this highly competitive and prestigious award” is given to recognize her “research accomplishments.”  As part of the award, Prof. Westfall will spend most of her time from January to June 2015 at Lund University.  There she will contribute to a research project, “Exploring challenges for New Big Science: The realization of ESS and MAX IV in Lund,” give a public lecture and graduate seminars, and mentor graduate students. 


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09/04/2014
LBC Introduces New Writing Studio Program to Curriculum
Lyman Briggs College is partnering with MSU’s Writing Center to incorporate a writing studio pilot program into its History, Philosophy, and Sociology (HPS) curriculum. Beginning this fall semester, students enrolled in LBC’S Introductory HPS course, LB 133, will participate in a weekly 1-hour writing studio session outside of their regularly scheduled class time.


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09/03/2014
Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry's cover features research and artwork by Dr. Robert LaDuca and three LBC students
Congrats to Dr. LaDuca and LBC students Angela Porta, Megan O'Donovan, and Maria Torres-Salgado! Their research is featured as the cover article of this month's Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry. The full article is available on the journal's website.


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09/02/2014
Dr. Montgomery will help create traveling exhibit showcasing women in paleontology
Beginning this October, LBC’s Dr. Georgina Montgomery will work with the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) as well as other historians, scientists, and educators to plan and design a traveling exhibition that will share the challenges and triumphs of the women – past and present – who strived for equality in the field of paleontology.


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08/28/2014
Dr. Urquhart comments on proposed Gran Canal in Nicaragua
LBC's Dr. Jerry Urquhart explains how the proposed Gran Canal could affect Nicaragua's people and biodiversity.


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08/27/2014
Facts and values: What’s it take to be an effective scientist?
Michigan State University’s Robert Pennock and colleagues will be using a $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the topic.


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08/21/2014
LBC junior partners with public health organizations in Malawi
Morgan McLane is a junior in Lyman Briggs College studying human biology and nutritional science. She spent her summer partnering with two public health organizations in Malawi.


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08/14/2014
Humanities Strengthen Science
Dean Elizabeth Simmons describes her unique experience at the Yale School of Medicine's brain collection and discusses how the humanities strengthen science.


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08/12/2014
MSU study finds partisan politics influence public views on environmental policy
New research from Michigan State University finds Americans are becoming more divided over environmental protection and they seem to be getting their cue mainly from Congress. Aaron McCright is a sociologist at MSU and the lead author of the study. He writes that things weren’t always so partisan. In fact, many landmark environmental laws were born during the Nixon Administration.


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07/31/2014
Congressional rift over environmental protection sways public
American citizens are increasingly divided over the issue of environmental protection and seem to be taking their cue primarily from Congress, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.

The gap between conservatives who oppose environmental protection and liberals who support it has risen drastically in the past 20 years, a trend seen among lawmakers, activists and – as the study indicates – the general public as well, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright.


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07/29/2014
LBC sophomore studies simulated galaxies
Claire Kopenhafer is a Lyman Briggs sophomore studying physics. This summer she is working on a research project titled "Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy of Distant Galaxies" with Dr. Brian O'Shea of Lyman Briggs College.

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