Finding Solace in Creating With Support From a CREATE! Micro-Grant

Art Piece titled, “Synonyms for, Symptoms of, Suffocation, Solitude," by Iliana Cosme-Brooks. Iliana Cosme-Brooks, a senior double majoring in Arts and Humanities and Public and Professional Writing, has found solace in creating during the COVID-19 pandemic and has picked up embroidery, sewing, crochet, and knitting.    She was selected to receive a $500 CREATE! Micro-Grant to respond critically and creatively to…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winner Writes a Collection of Poetry

Julia Rudlaff, a junior double majoring in English and Civil Engineering, received a CREATE! Micro-Grant to create a chapbook-length collection of poetry that addresses the pandemic’s effect on body image and gender identity. The CREATE! Micro-Grant program selected 12 student projects, including Rudlaff’s, to each receive $500 to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the pandemic. For her…

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MI Diaries Receives NSF Grant to Support Its Expansion

The MI Diaries project, run by MSU’s Sociolinguistics Lab and led by College of Arts & Letters’ Assistant Professor of Linguistics Betsy Sneller and Associate Professor of Linguistics Suzanne Wagner, was awarded a $265,830 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the expansion of the project over the next three years. Since MI Diaries first began in April…

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Humanities Commons Receives $971,000 Mellon Grant to Support Its Expansion

Humanities Commons, which is hosted and sustained by Michigan State University and led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities for MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, was awarded a $971,000, 5-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multi-year restructuring of its business model. An online open-source platform, Humanities Commons facilitates communication and collaboration among scholars…

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Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence Program Enters Its Fifth Year

MSU’s College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence program is bringing two dynamic artists to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year to enrich the life of the greater Lansing community by cultivating diversity and facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design.  This year’s Critical Race Studies Artists-in-Residence are:  Dan Paz, visual artist  Elka Stevens, textile and mixed media artist  2021-2022 Critical Race Studies Artists-in-Residence Dan…

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HuMetricsHSS Initiative Receives $650,000 Mellon Grant

Michigan State University has received a $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue the work being done by the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative, an international partnership committed to establishing more humane indicators of excellence in academia with a particular focus on the humanities and social sciences.   The goal of the HuMetricsHSS initiative is to empower people at all levels…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant 2021 Winners Announced

2021 CREATE! Micro-Grant winners Twelve student projects were selected to each receive $500 CREATE! Micro-Grants to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the funding, micro-grant winners will craft a variety of works using creative mediums such as film, dance, poetry, song, and oil painting to tackle issues involving race, isolation, body image, language, and more.   “It gives me great…

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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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First Appointee of Carol Ann Bennett-Vallès Professorship in Art History Named

Art Historian and Digital Humanities Researcher Silvia Tita has been selected as the first appointee of the Carol Ann Bennett-Vallès Professorship in Art History at Michigan State University.  “In this new role, I aim to not only touch on broad aspects of art history but also teach students about the relevance of early modern art and thinking to contemporary issues,”…

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