Michigan State University: New resource helps food pantry staff serve clients with diabetes

Outside my wheelhouse, sharing anyway. Michigan State University: New resource helps food pantry staff serve clients with diabetes. “On average, 33% of all households that use food pantries have at least one family member with diabetes. Unfortunately, these factors can often lead to a cycle of poor health outcomes — food insecurity is more common among households with a person living with diabetes, yet food insecurity is a risk factor for developing diabetes. To help fight this problem, MSU Extension has created a free online learning module called Navigating the Food Pantry with Diabetes. This course helps food pantry staff better serve clients who are managing diabetes.”

MSU Today: New Website Stimulates New Cancer Research Synergies At MSU

MSU Today: New Website Stimulates New Cancer Research Synergies At MSU. “Michigan State University has unveiled a new website highlighting the vast amount of cancer research being conducted throughout the university. The site…features the research of 95 faculty members spread across 20 departments and eight colleges.”

Michigan State University: Great Lakes Water Life database documents biodiversity of Great Lakes native species

Michigan State University: Great Lakes Water Life database documents biodiversity of Great Lakes native species. “The biological diversity of the North American Great Lakes makes this set of interconnected freshwater ecosystems unique on a global scale. To document the wide variety of flora and fauna native to the Great Lakes, NOAA-GLERL has partnered with US EPA and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network to launch the new Great Lakes Water Life database: a comprehensive, accessible inventory of aquatic species found throughout the region.”

Cringeworthy Politics: Trump Sparks ‘Embarrassment’ Spikes On Twitter (Michigan State University)

Michigan State University: Cringeworthy Politics: Trump Sparks ‘Embarrassment’ Spikes On Twitter. “A piece of not-fake-news: there has been a 45-percent increase in people tweeting about embarrassment since Donald Trump took office. In an analysis of Twitter traffic between June 2015 and June 2017, researchers revealed how the platform’s users responded to Trump’s actions at high-profile events.”

Michigan State University: Putting Understudied Terrorists Under A Microscope

Michigan State University: Putting Understudied Terrorists Under A Microscope. “Bombs exploding, hostages taken and masked gunmen firing machine guns are all types of terrorist attacks we’ve seen. According to new Michigan State University research, it’s the attacks we don’t see – cyberattacks – that happen more often and can cause greater destruction.”

EurekAlert: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

EurekAlert: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction . “Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.”

Michigan State University: Using Social Media To Weaken Wrath Of Terrorist Attacks

Michigan State University: Using Social Media To Weaken Wrath Of Terrorist Attacks. “Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism experts from around the world – including Michigan State University faculty – offer guidance to authorities to better manage the impacts of terror attacks by harnessing media communication.”

Futurism: New Facial Recognition Software Tracks and Protects Endangered Primates

Futurism: New Facial Recognition Software Tracks and Protects Endangered Primates. “Facial recognition tech doesn’t have to be creepy or dystopian. We can actually use it for good. Case in point: Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) developed a facial recognition software program that could help save the lives of endangered primates.”

Quartz: Michigan’s students and teachers are using public data to challenge university spending

Quartz: Michigan’s students and teachers are using public data to challenge university spending. “One of the most active student clubs at Michigan State University meets every other Wednesday in a room above a buzzing cafeteria. This club doesn’t organize intramural sports or plan keg parties or produce the yearbook. It pores over dense financial documents to examine how the university handles its money. One kind of risky deal they unearthed, the students in the group say, cost the school more than $130 million at a time when tuition was increasing much faster than the national average.”

Michigan State University: MSU To Host World’s Largest Research Hub On China-Africa Engagement

Michigan State University: MSU To Host World’s Largest Research Hub On China-Africa Engagement. “Michigan State University will host the world’s largest independent, interdisciplinary research network dedicated to China-Africa engagement. After being housed at the Social Science Research Council for the last four years, the China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub will be maintained and further developed by MATRIX, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU, which is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research and outreach.”

WUOM: MSU will use $1.47 million grant to build slave trade database

WUOM: MSU will use $1.47 million grant to build slave trade database. “Michigan State University wants people to have a more comprehensive understanding on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It will use nearly $1.5 million to build a database designed to give details about the lives of enslaved people. MSU will use $1.47 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to put together an online database that will combine data MSU already has with information from other databases regarding the slave trade.”

The State News: MSU Museum bear comes to life on social media

The State News: MSU Museum bear comes to life on social media. MSU in this case is Michigan State University. “Bears have a mind too, and the MSU Museum has brought theirs to life through the world of social media. The museum’s most famous attraction, which stands about 10 ½ feet tall and weighs 14,000 pounds, now has a Twitter account that story tells the life of a bear. Director of MSU Museum Mark Auslander said this is the largest brown bear in any museum in the world and ‘because everybody loves it so much, we thought we should create a Twitter feed.'”

Turfgrass Information Center Gets a Big Update

Michigan State University Library’s Turfgrass Information Center got a big update this month. “The Turfgrass Information Center of the Michigan State University Libraries announced it has received a generous donation of materials from Lee C. Dieter. This donation included well over 200 monographs, including works like the 1930 Lawrence Dickinson title ‘The Lawn’ accompanied by its rare book jacket and other important monographs such as Cunningham’s 1914 Lawns, Golf Courses, Polo Fields, and How to Treat Them and Sutton’s 1886 Permanent and Temporary Pastures…. Also noteworthy was the vast collection of invaluable serial materials produced by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents (MAAGCS), including: Turf News, Turf News Letter, Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents Newsletter, Turf Talk and Turfgrass Matters.”

Michigan State University Suffers Data Breach

Michigan State University has suffered a data breach. “Michigan State University has confirmed that on Nov. 13 an unauthorized party gained access to a university server containing certain sensitive data. The database, which contained about 400,000 records, included names, social security numbers and MSU identification numbers of some current and former students and employees. It did not contain passwords or financial, academic, contact or health information.”

Online Free Speech Resource Center in Development

In development: an online free speech resource center. “The McLellan Free Expression Online Library will provide answers to legal questions and links to hundreds of sources on topics such as student censorship, invasion of privacy, social media speech, libel and copyright issues. Students across the country will be able to connect with [Michigan State University] Law’s resources to protect their rights to free speech.”