CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Explores Identity and Healing Through Anishinaabe Beadwork

Affiliated with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Esme Bailey’s culture served as inspiration for her CREATE! Micro-Grant project. The Michigan State University senior, who is majoring in English with minors in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS), grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, near the Isabella County Indian Reservation. She applied for and received a 2022 CREATE! Micro-Grant for $500 to make a set of…

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Recent Graduates Working and Studying Abroad as Fulbright Grantees

This academic year, five recent Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters graduates are studying and working abroad as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. These five Fulbright recipients were selected for the 2022-23 grants among more than 9,300 applications, according to the Institute of International Education. A total of nine Michigan State University students and recent graduates…

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MSU’s Canadian Studies Center Receives Grant from Québec Government

The MSU Canadian Studies Center received a $40,000 grant from the Québec government and university-matched funds to strengthen interuniversity relationships. Faculty from Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, and Eli Broad College of Business will partner to explore and expand collaboration with faculty at the Université Laval in Québec City.  Through the Materials Sciences to…

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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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National Resource Center for Less Commonly Taught Languages to Open at MSU

Michigan State University’s Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), housed in the College of Arts & Letters, was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to create a national language resource center that will enhance and support the teaching of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) nationwide. The National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center (NLRC) will help establish MSU as…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Announces 2022 Winners

The 2022 winning proposals of Michigan State University’s CREATE! Micro-Grant Program recently were announced and represent a variety of disciplines and mediums. Each of the 12 proposals, submitted by MSU students from a range of undergraduate majors, will receive $500 to be used toward the creation of the proposed projects. The goal is to critically engage, through art, with the…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Accepting Proposals for 2022

The Dean’s Arts Advisory Council in the College of Arts & Letters invites proposals for its CREATE! Micro-Grant Program where students receive funding to create artworks that respond critically and imaginatively to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Open to all Michigan State University undergraduate students who will remain enrolled at MSU during the Fall 2022 semester, the proposal submission deadline is…

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MSU Receives Templeton Religion Trust Grant for Islamic Architecture, Science, and Interreligious Relations Project

Michigan State University has received a $228,000 grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to fund a multi-year, multi-national, multi-faceted research project on “Science, Art and Faith: Architectural Heritage and Islam.” Led by Martha Olcott, James Madison College Professor, and Mohammad H. Khalil, Director of the Muslim Studies Program and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, with support from Salah Hassan, Director of Global Studies in…

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LiLaC Faculty Promote Open Pedagogy Beyond MSU

The world of language teaching has faced enormous challenges in delivering quality education due to the abrupt transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the major challenges is the difficulty of using traditional textbooks in the new reality, and Arabic language programs are no exception. Two Assistant Professors of Arabic at Michigan State University, Sadam Issa and…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Winner Explores Personal Hardships and Experiences Through Mixed Media Piece

As a transgender individual growing up in a homophobic household, the hardships endured by Mike Gardner created lasting emotional scars, which now serve as inspiration for art and a piece created with support from a $500 CREATE! Micro-Grant.

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