Research

Faculty member shows students in multi-year local history project the ripple effects of urban renewal

Matthew Daley, associate professor of history, is guiding students through a deep well of information that is conveniently nearby. Each new class adds different elements to the project.

Oct 20, 2020


Johnson Center names new W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has named a new W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair. This position, the nation's first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy, was established at the Johnson Center in 2015.

Sep 17, 2020


Making Waves: GVSU faculty members working to address global water cleanliness

Their work is aimed at both improving drinking water for citizens and highlighting difficulties in finding it.

Sep 17, 2020


Decades-long GVSU tree swallow study continually benefits science, students

Michael Lombardo set up nesting boxes along the south side of the Allendale Campus to study the birds. The data collected is a rich source of information for ongoing analysis.

Aug 27, 2020


GVSU research: Restoration of Muskegon Lake increases home values by $7.9 million, additional recreation benefits total nearly $28 million annually

The study, led by Paul Isely, shows the significant economic benefit of the restoration, which has drawn people to the lake even more than originally projected.

Aug 10, 2020


GVSU, Muskegon County and EGLE celebrate 20 years of water quality testing on state beaches

Grand Valley researchers and students are celebrating 20 years of a partnership between the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI), Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC), and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that monitors the safety of Muskegon-area beaches to protect public health.

Jul 31, 2020


Nonprofits secured 3.7% of all loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program, protecting 4.1 million jobs

Researchers at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University have released research about the impact of the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, on the nonprofit sector, finding that the loans made to nonprofit organizations helped protect approximately 4.1 million jobs.

Jul 28, 2020


Slow and steady, with a head start: GVSU biology researchers, local zoo work to boost survival chances for vulnerable turtles

The collaboration, which also includes a West Michigan nature center, is an effort to boost the population of Eastern box turtles.

Jul 24, 2020


Taking sides during the pandemic. How beliefs affect the way we process information, react to discord

Michael Wolfe, professor of psychology, said his research shows much more goes into assessing an argument than the facts.

Jul 22, 2020


GVSU expert on rampant Arctic fires: 'fulfilling a prophecy'

Bob Hollister, professor of biology and leader of the university's Arctic Ecology Program, said the fires signal the impact scientists have warned about when it comes to Arctic warming.

Jul 20, 2020