HuMetricsHSS Initiative Receives $650,000 Mellon Grant

Michigan State University has received a $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue the work being done by the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative, an international partnership committed to establishing more humane indicators of excellence in academia with a particular focus on the humanities and social sciences.   The goal of the HuMetricsHSS initiative is to empower people at all levels…

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MSU to Collaborate with Comic Studies Society on Conferences and Scholarship 

Michigan State University and the Comics Studies Society (CSS) are pleased to announce the formation of an ongoing, multiyear collaboration that will begin with the 2022 CSS conference taking place on MSU’s campus. Future CSS conferences will return to MSU in 2025, 2028, and beyond.   Supported by MSU’s Department of English, the MSU College of Arts & Letters Office of the Dean, and MSU Libraries,…

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Dànielle DeVoss Appointed Interim Chairperson of WRAC Department

Dànielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing, was appointed Interim Chairperson for the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) for a two-year term that began July 12, 2021.  "I'm delighted to continue to serve the Department that is the home and heart of writing at Michigan State University and contribute to a dynamic and thought-forward environment that encourages student curiosity, insight,…

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Professor Looking to Open New Doors Through Fulbright Specialist Roster Tenure

After a seven-month Fulbright Scholar Service in South Africa in 2019, Peter Glendinning, Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has been granted a four-year tenure on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. His tenure began June 11, 2021, and runs through June 11, 2025. Professor Peter Glendinning(Photo by Basil Brady Photography) Established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau…

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New Department of Art, Art History, and Design Chairperson Appointed

Tani Hartman has been appointed Chairperson of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University, effective July 15, 2021. She currently serves as Chairperson of the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas, where she also is Co-Director of the School of the Arts and a Professor of Painting and Drawing.  Hartman has worked at the…

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Curbing Anti-Asian Racism Through Poetry

Through her research and latest book, Divya Victor, Associate Professor in MSU’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program, tells the story of South Asian immigrants, and those belonging to the South Asian diaspora, and how they navigate public spaces in the United States. And in doing so, how they maintain and retain a sense of self and a sense of direction,…

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