June 6, 2013
A team of MSU's professors and scientists will start working on a project to find ways that could help reduce farm pollution starting in July.
May 28, 2013
An article titled "The politics of saving energy vs. saving the planet" discusses a study by Drs. Tom Dietz and Aaron McCright and graduate student Christina Leshko that shows there’s a difference between supporting energy-efficient policy and energy-efficient products, saying that both are affected by politics.
May 28, 2013
McCright, along with Dr. Riley E. Dunlap, received this distinguised award that is presented every two years at the Midwest Sociological Society conference.
May 2, 2013
Aaron McCright, along with co-authors Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State University and Chenyang Xiao of American University, completed a study in the journal of Climate Change examining the influence of political orientation on perceived scientific agreement on climate change.
March 4, 2013
Same-sex cohabitors report poorer health than their different-sex married counterparts at the same levels of socioeconomic status—according to a new national study led by Dr. Hui Liu.
October 16, 2012
Dr. Hui (Cathy) Liu has been selected to receive the National Council on Family Relations Professional Paper Award for her paper entitled "Marital Dissolution and Self-Rated Health: Age Trajectories and Birth Cohort Variations" published in the the Family and Health Section journal of Social Science & Medicine in 2012.
July 17, 2012
Hiu Liu, along with Corinne Reczek of the University of Cincinnati, conducted a large national study finding that black people who are married don't appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn't boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites.
May 23, 2012
The challenge of addressing Birmingham's safety concerns is great, to say the least. The city's demographics tip the racial discussion up front. The situation is layered with teachable moments. First, this is a complex situation that includes drugs, cultural diversity, potential violence and challenges to authority by youth culture, says Dr. Carl Taylor, sociology professor at Michigan State University.
May 22, 2012
Surges of serious crime terrorizing Detroit's middle class communities threaten a balance of power leaving a discomfort that disconnects many from a once stable and safe city, according to Carl S. Taylor, a professor of sociology and African American Studies at Michigan State University.
May 15, 2012
Guest commentators, including MSU Sociology Professor Stephanie Nawyn, say that the Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) has been effective at protecting victims of domestic and sexual violence and holding perpetrators accountable. Yet the House of Representatives is set to consider a bill this this week that would repeal and weaken some of VAWA's most critical protection.