Faculty Voice: Understanding Identity in Learning

In this Faculty Voice, Ellen McCallum, a Professor in the Department of English and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), shares how the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies program at MSU offers an opportunity to gain a broader historical and social context for understanding personal and collective identities.  As Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of…

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College of Arts & Letters Faculty Honored at 2022 Investiture

The Michigan State University community gathered at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on Sept. 14 for the investiture of the 2022 class of endowed chairs, endowed professors, and MSU Foundation professors. The ceremony was a celebration of their accomplishments and a celebration of the philanthropic support that makes these esteemed positions possible.  Dr. Kristen Renn, newly named Mildred B.…

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Writing Professor Wins Prestigious Academic Award

Marohang Yakthung Limbu, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, won the prestigious Bishnudatta-Saraswati Academic Award in Nepal for his book Delinking, Relinking, and Linking Writing and Rhetorics: Inventions and Interventions of the Sirijanga Syllabary.  This award, established in 2017, encourages and honors individuals, groups, or organizations who play an important role in publishing works…

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New Space Maximizes Vision of African American and African Studies Department

The newest department in Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters will have a new space on campus to call home.  On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3-5 p.m. on the second floor of North Kedzie Hall, the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) will officially open the doors to its renovated, 8,400-square-foot space during a ribbon-cutting event,…

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MSU’s Serling Institute Celebrates 30 Years of the Jewish Studies Program

This year, Michigan State University marks the 30th anniversary of the Jewish Studies Program, part of The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel. The institute prides itself on teaching and mentoring its undergraduate students, as well as providing a rich curriculum and extensive programming — building on strengths in American Jewish history and culture; European Jewish…

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Spartans Bring Campus to Life

Welcome to Michigan State University! Campus isn't the same without you. The College of Arts & Letters and Honors College Dean Christopher P. Long has been busy preparing to welcome our newest Spartans this semester. Truly, Spartans bring campus to life. Welcome home!

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To the Class of 2026 – What Will Your Story Be?

Christopher P. Long, Dean of the MSU College of Arts & Letters and the Honors College To the Class of 2026,  Welcome to Michigan State University!   As you embark on this new journey, we encourage you to pause, here at the beginning, to consider how you will bring your whole selves to the story you will create at MSU. We…

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Humanities Commons Network to Expand to New STEM-Focused Commons

Humanities Commons, an online open-source platform hosted and sustained by Michigan State University and used by thousands of humanities scholars and practitioners around the world, was awarded a three-year, $1,249,282 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Commons that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).Led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English…

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Growing an Innovative Curriculum: New and Updated AAAS Courses for Fall

Michigan State University’s Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) continues its upward trajectory with the addition of five new or revised courses for the Fall 2022 semester. The courses offer contemporary perspectives and innovative curriculum within the evolving discipline of Black Studies. Each course highlights the department’s focus on Black Feminisms, Black Gender Studies, and Black Sexualities Studies…

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Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Research Buddhist Migrants

Jon Keune, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University, received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for the 2022-23 academic year that will support his research on the effects of migration on the religious identities of Buddhists.  As a Fulbright Scholar, Keune will travel to the University of Tokyo, University of Oxford, National Taiwan University, and a Buddhist school…

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