Central Michigan University will begin offering a new graduate degree in the fall for students interested in the legal side of entrepreneurship.
Central Michigan University researchers are examining how freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes are affected by contaminants.
Biologists are testing the mussels with everyday contaminants found in things like shampoo and toothpaste. Continue reading
Officials with Central Michigan University say an investigation into an anti semitic valentine given to a student by members of the College Republicans has been completed.
Central Michigan University is looking at options to help make up a budget deficit for the current and next fiscal years.
Budget officials at CMU say the shortfall this year is $10.6 million. Continue reading
You’ve probably heard the term ‘fake news’. Those headlines filling Facebook with misinformation, often shared by people who actually believe it.
The Houghton Lake Public Library is hoping to change that.
They’re hosting a panel discussion next month on “Detecting Fake News”.
Kimberly Young is the director of the library.
“What we’re going to be talking about is how to ascertain the difference between when you’re reading a headline and knowing who they’re coming from and what point of view the source has on the topic.”
Young said she hopes this will help to stop people from sharing fake news online.
“It’s a hot topic. I’m sure everybody’s heard of it. And what it is is that it’s often even just headlines that’s meant to grab someone’s attention in one direction of thought or another. That might be misleading and are not really talking about the actually story.”
The event is scheduled for February 21, at 6pm at the Houghton Lake Public Library.
CMU Public Radio’s Amy Robinson will be one of the panelists, along with Central Michigan University journalism professor Tim Boudreau, and Houghton Lake Resorter publisher Eric Hamp.
People gathered on the campus of Central Michigan University Tuesday to protest President Trump’s immigration ban.
Central Michigan University today announced a budget deficit of more than ten-million dollars this fiscal year, with the expectation of an even bigger gap in the next fiscal year.
The study surveyed people who posted selfies on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. It found two common reasons.people post.
Patricia Williamson is an associate professor with the school of broadcast and cinematic arts at CMU. She started the study.
“The most common self disclosure goal people have is information storage and entertainment. The entertainment part is pretty simple, either they find it entertaining or they think other people will find it entertaining. The information storage is more about people posting selfies because they want to go back and see what they looked like at a certain time or what they were doing on a certain date. So that’s another self disclosure goal.”
Williamson says the study also shows a generational gap in selfie posting. Younger people tended to post on newer platforms like Snapchat. Older people tend to stick with the tried-and-true, Facebook.
The studies are intended to explore how women over the age of 18, feel about their bodies and their journey to accepting their weight.
It’s called Riding for Focus, and developers say it’s the first academic program of it’s type in the country. It uses bicycling to help improve the ability to focus for middle school students with ADHD.
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Ellen Wehrman and her family
This week is Infantile Spasms Awareness Week, and a Central Michigan University faculty member is bringing awareness to the disease, that can end fatally if left untreated.
Ellen Wehrman was honored this past weekend for her work to raise awareness for infantile spasms. Continue reading
Grassroots efforts to help Jews hide and escape during the Holocaust was the focus of a speech Thursday night at Central Michigan University
Deborah Dwork is a Holocaust historian, who conducts most of her research through interviews. Continue reading
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In cities across the country protesters have gathered to show opposition to president elect Donald Trump.
On the campus of Central Michigan University some 300 students and faculty gathered to show solidarity with the national protests. Continue reading
It’s called the CMU Research Corporation, or CMURC. It opened in 2002.
The latest event in the CMU’s Speak Up, Speak Out series will focus on the foreign policy proposals of the presidential candidates.
The virtual reality app launched for smartphone users in July and quickly became the most-downloaded app in history….that’s more than 500 million downloads. Everyone wanted in on this game. But…Pokemon—and pokemon enthusiasts for that matter—aren’t a new thing. Not by a long shot.
Central Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University are partnering to create more opportunities for students interested in practicing medicine in underserved areas.
The partnership between SVSU and the CMU College of Medicine will reserve three positions for SVSU students. Continue reading
On display at the 10th annual GETXOPHOTO festival in Getxo, Spain
A Central Michigan University Professor has traveled the world exhibiting her art.
Her exhibit Through the Lens of Desire was displayed in New York City and just finished displaying in Getxo, Spain.
The Domestic Policy of the presidential candidates is the main focus of a discussion on Central Michigan University’s campus Wednesday at 7pm.
The Speak Up Speak Out forum will host political science professors and students as panelists.
They’ll discuss the positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on issues of domestic policy. Continue reading
It’s called Issue Day, and it holds conversations about issues like Black Lives Matter, sex trafficking, and the environment.
This year’s event will bring in speakers and organizations to talk about things like safer sex, hunger, volunteering, and more.
Lauren Lynn is the events student coordinator at the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center at CMU.
“Someone was sitting here and was like how can we provide students with education that will preempt them to then do service and then allow to have that reflection. So someone came up with the idea, they had people come in and speak and for the last 16 years we’ve been doing it that same way.”
Lynn says the goal is to inspire students to become more active citizens and help within their community.
Issue Day is scheduled to run Saturday October 15th from 9am to 1pm in the UC rotunda at CMU.
It’s often said when it comes to learning, people remember things they’ve done better than things they’ve heard or read.
Perhaps that’s one reason hands-on research is important in a university environment. Continue reading
Dr. Neeraj Vij lab with Dr. Maish Bodas (back) a postdoctoral fellow in the medical research facility. Central Michigan University photos by Steve Jessmore
The method is called nano-delivery. It sends drugs directly to diseased cells in the lungs, without harming surrounding cells.
This is the second green roof at CMU.The other is on the Education and Human Services building.
This week Mid Michigan Community College and Central Michigan University announced a new program to boost retention by allowing community college students to live on the university’s campus.
Central Michigan University College of Medicine has inducted the fourth class – that means the medical school is at capacity.
Dr. George Kikano is dean of the college. Continue reading