Arabic Major Brady Ryan Awarded the Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests. MSU has produced 34 Boren award winners since 1991. This year, there were 170 awards nationwide from a pool of 750 applicants. MSU’s recipients are Austin Martin, a junior majoring in human biology in the College of…

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Professor Candace Keller Receives NEH Grant

Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s. Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture, is collaborating with MSU’s MATRIX: The Center for Digital…

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College of Arts & Letters Student Awarded the Beinecke Scholarship

Joshua Schnell has been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Schnell is an Honors College junior majoring in anthropology in the College of Social Science and religious studies in the College of Arts and Letters. If awarded the scholarship, he will receive $4,000 immediately…

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Students Earn High Scholastic Honors at 2015 Board of Trustees’ Awards

At the April 17 Board of Trustees meeting, 36 students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University. They all received a 4.0 GPA. The students also will be recognized at their spring commencements May 8-10. Following is the list of awardees. Ryan Austin of…

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CAL Student Awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Two Michigan State University undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been awarded the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The scholars are Rebecca Carlson, an Honors College sophomore majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Chinese in the College of Arts and Letters, and Megan Kechner, an Honors College junior majoring in neuroscience in Lyman Briggs College…

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Creativity Exploratory Helps ATD Senior with Fashion Show Startup

Katie Raynard, a College of Arts & Letters Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) BFA student, is recipient of the Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award for “Students Making a Difference through Artistic Expressions.” Raynard is being honored for demonstrating and utilizing her creative talents to artistically express civil and human rights at Michigan State University. Also receiving awards within…

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$2 Million Endowment Ensures Ongoing Success in Humanities

Kyle Whyte, a leading researcher and authority in the ethical and political issues surrounding climate policy and indigenous peoples, has been named as the inaugural Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. As part of the MSU Empower Extraordinary campaign, alumnus and retired businessman Henry Timnick gifted $2 million to endow the position in honor…

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PhD Candidate Royston Awarded Excellence-in-Teaching Citation

January 15, 2015 Jennifer Royston has been selected to receive an MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citation. Royston is a PhD student in the Department of English specializing in Renaissance Literature and Early Modern Visual Culture. She earned her M.A. in ‘Shakespeare in History’ from University College London, UK. “Aside from my research,” Royston says, “my passion lies in teaching, and some of the…

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Senior Varsha Koduvayur Nominated for Carnegie Research Assistant Fellowship

Two Michigan State University Honors College seniors interested in international affairs have been nominated for a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The two nominees are Varsha Koduvayur and Brittany Zwierzchowski. Koduvayur is majoring in international relations and comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of Arts…

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Student Awarded Nationally Competitive Research Assistant Fellowship

A Michigan State University student interested in international affairs has been awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Varsha Koduvayur is an Honors College senior majoring in international relations and comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of…

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