MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival to be Rescheduled for April

In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting at Michigan State University and due to this week’s inclement weather, the MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival is being rescheduled for April. The new dates and times have yet to be determined. The College of Arts & Letters will announce the updated schedule once it is decided.

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Registration Now Open for 8th Annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium

For the first time ever, the Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University will be held as a combination of virtual and in-person events. The 2023 symposium will take place as a synchronous virtual event March 13-15 and as an in-person event on March 17 at the MSU Main Library. "We are thrilled to have the symposium continue the…

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Making History at Michigan State University

Making history at Michigan State University: Barry D. Amis, David W.D. Dickson, and Ruth Nicole Brown The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University has been part of many firsts when it comes to Black history, including hiring David W.D. Dickson, who was the first Black faculty member at MSU and, more recently, establishing the Department of African…

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Professors Receive Grant to Bring French Film Festival to Campus

Assistant Professors Elizabeth Tuttle and Jena Whitaker in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University received the Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival grant, which will help fund the MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival that will bring six contemporary and classic French films to MSU’s campus this month.  The MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival is…

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Faculty Voice: Providing a Forum for Cross-Regional Muslim Studies

Russell E. Lucas is a Professor of International Relations in James Madison College and Global Studies in the College of Arts & Letters. He previously served as Director of the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Program and is a core faculty member of the Muslim Studies Program. This year marks his first time helping to organize the MSU…

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Studio Art Senior Debuts Video in CREATE! Micro-Grant Student Exhibition

Alex Vonhof, a Michigan State University Honors College student pursuing a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Electronic Art and Intermedia, debuted his short video, Breathe, as part of the 2022 CREATE! Micro-Grant Virtual Student Exhibition, which showcases the 12 projects that each received $500 in CREATE! Micro-Grant funding this past year.  "Breathe explores the effect of the perpetual anxiety around…

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MSU Celebrates New Academic Learning Space for Department of African American and African Studies

Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters held an official opening Nov. 17 for a new space dedicated to the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) — the first department of its kind at MSU. “The Ascension of AAAS” event celebrated the 8,400-square-foot renovated space as well as the new bachelor’s degree offered by the department. Located on…

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MSU Theatre Brings Roller Derby to the Arena Theatre

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre presents For The Love Of (or, The Roller Derby Play) Nov. 11-20 in the Arena Theater of the MSU Auditorium Building. The play, written by Gina Femia, follows the story of derby player Joy who can’t believe when she is invited to join the Brooklyn Scallywags along with the league’s star player, Lizzie Lightning. When bout bruises and…

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Conversations with CAL Features Director and Production Manager of ‘Corktown’

The Department of Theatre’s production of Jeff Augustin’s Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones is a story of racial economic disparity, gentrification, and the price of “renaissance." In this Conversations with CAL, hear more about the production with Dr. Chamara Jewel Kwakye, Director of Corktown, and Academic Specialist in the Department of African American and African Studies, and Abigail Tykocki, Production Manager and Academic Specialist in the Department of Theatre.

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‘Corktown’ Production Shines Spotlight on Gentrification

When Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre was looking for someone to guest direct its production of Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones, it looked no further than MSU’s Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) and to Dr. Chamara Jewel Kwakye, Academic Specialist in AAAS, whose vision for the play was fueled by her own background and life experiences. Set in Detroit’s oldest…

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