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GLG water research included in University ResearchCorridor report
July 4, 2014
Dr. Bruno Basso's research was featured in the recent report of the

Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in research and service, a new report shows.

The URC universities – MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University – landed nearly $300 million in funding for water-related research and outreach from 2009 to 2013. The 2,100 awards led to innovations in a wide variety of areas, ranging from invasive species to monitoring water quality and finding ways to optimize water use in agriculture, according to “Innovating for the Blue Economy,” a report released today at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

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The Geology of Michigan in 400 words
The Geology of Michigan in 400 words
June 25, 2014
Dr. Danita Brandt recently described the geologic history of Michigan for the Lansing State Journal's weekly "Michigander" feature.  This is her essay.
The Clay Minerals Society; passing the gavel
The Clay Minerals Society; passing the gavel
May 21, 2014

The Clay Minerals Society is an international organization devoted to the study of clays and clay minerals. Prof Velbel passes the gavel at the 51st meeting of the Clay Minerals Society.

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