Amy DeRogatis Appointed Department of Religious Studies Chairperson

Amy DeRogatis, Professor of Religion and American Culture, is the new Chairperson of the Department of Religious Studies, appointed to a five-year term that began July 15, 2021.    “Professor DeRogatis has a long record as an intellectual leader in her field, in the College, the University, and across higher education. Her award-winning research and teaching have deepened our understanding of religious practices across a wide diversity of cultures,” said Christopher P.…

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MSU to Lead Digitized Archeology Project in Greece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvAqA9Yw0w His work is a little bit retro, a little bit modern, and all things classical. As the new Director of the MSU Excavations at Isthmia in Greece, Associate Professor Jon Frey has dug deep into content to create a new website for the decades-old archaeology project. In fall 2020, Frey, a classical archeologist in MSU’s Department of Art, Art…

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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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Professor and Two-Time Olympian Chosen as Artist-in-Residence for Tokyo Games

Kelly Salchow MacArthur grew up loving art. She also loved athletics. Some told her she couldn’t do both. Salchow MacArthur set out to prove she could. This determination led her down two different paths that eventually intersected. One path earned her two trips to the Olympics as a member of the 2000 and 2004 United States National Women’s Rowing Team,…

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Dean Long Takes on Additional Responsibilities as Dean of the Honors College

Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, will assume leadership responsibilities as Dean of MSU’s Honors College, effective July 1, 2021. The Honors College and the College of Arts & Letters each will retain their own status and identity as Dean Long is charged with working with faculty and staff to elevate the stature of both…

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MSU Scholars Examine Sustained Significance and Impact of Juneteenth

On Saturday, June 19, Michigan State University will host a  university-wide and in-person celebration of Juneteenth to commemorate the freeing of African American slaves in the United States. This week-long celebration includes virtual film screenings, panel discussions, and webinars that will lead up to the in-person event. A recent MSU Today podcast featured four MSU scholars who discuss the sustained significance and impact of Juneteenth, including Dr. Tamura Lomax…

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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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Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Brazil

Chris Estrada, Assistant Professor in MSU’s Department of Romance and Classical Studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Brazil where he will work with collaborators at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) during portions of 2022 as part of the “Every Day Is Carnival: Improvisation and Cultural Preservation in the Rural Maracatus of Pernambuco” project. Dr. Chris…

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Working to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Healthcare Delivery

A leading Michigan State University language and literacy scholar will extend her groundbreaking work in antiracist and anti-Blackness teacher education to pediatric medicine and public health with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. April Baker-Bell, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Department of African American and African Studies, recently received a $218,000 Mellon New Directions Fellowship to support two new studies underway with the University of Washington.

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