Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University a $325,000 grant to support the first phase of the “Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico,” a digital open-access repository of Puerto Rican artifacts of disasters pertaining to Hurricane María (2017), the Guayanilla earthquakes (2020), and COVID-19 (2020). The project involves collaboration between MSU, the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras,…

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Micro-Grants Awarded to 12 Art Projects Addressing COVID-19

The CREATE! Micro-Grant Program has selected 12 student projects to each receive $500 to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the winning projects also will reflect on the fight for social justice in the Black Lives Matter movement, producing art that responds to struggles brought on by the pandemic and acts of police…

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NEH Grant Supports Humanities Commons, a One-of-a-Kind Resource

Humanities Commons (HC), led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities for MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, has received a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to further develop and support its scholarly infrastructure, which has become an essential tool for the humanities field. Founded by the Modern Language Association (MLA), thanks to support from the NEH…

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MSU Awarded Grant to Study Renewable Energy Adoption in Michigan

Michigan State University was awarded close to $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a five-year study of renewable energy options using a cross-disciplinary research approach in eight Michigan communities, including two Native American communities. The project, “Socio-Technological System Transitions: Michigan Community and Anishinaabe Renewable Energy Sovereignty,” will use community-engaged research to collect and analyze local renewable energy risks, barriers,…

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Mellon Grant Supports Values-Based Metrics Initiative to Transform Higher Education

Michigan State University has received a $695,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative, an international partnership that supports the development and implementation of new methods for assessing the nature and quality of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences over the next 18 months.  The HuMetricsHSS initiative aims…

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Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages the Focus of $2.5 Million Grant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhCE_hsR0Js&feature=emb_title Currently, MSU offers instruction in 29 less commonly taught languages, such as Vietnamese, Turkish, and Indonesian. Often the challenge in teaching these languages is having only one or two students at any given university taking a course, and in order to have a full class and higher levels of competency, a critical mass of students is needed across multiple semesters.…

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Students Receive MSUFCU Awards to Help Fund Internships

Through the generosity of the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) and individual donors, the MSU Career Services Network was able to grant stipend awards up to $1,000 for undergraduate students participating this summer in unpaid internships located in the United States. The MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award program was established to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to…

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Building Healthcare Collectives Project to Host Symposium

As part of a $140,000 grant from Humanities Without Walls (HWW), the Building Healthcare Collectives (BHC) project is holding an interdisciplinary health services research symposium in East Lansing, Michigan, April 11-13 at the Henry Center for Executive Development on the campus of Michigan State University and Sparrow Hospital. The goal of the BHC project is to center humanities expertise in healthcare by…

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