CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Explores Familial Obligation, Estrangement, and Generational Trauma

As a recipient of a 2023 CREATE Micro-Grant, Rachael Grain, a Studio Art major with a minor in Business, created a series of oil paintings that focus on the intimate relationship between parents and children and the impacts of generational trauma. Spanning three canvases, these paintings explore how we treat and mistreat each other over time and eventually pass those…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Examines Religion and Nationalism

As a recipient of a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant, Doug Mains, an English major with a focus in Creative Writing and a minor in Linguistics, spent this past semester creating a body of prose exploring the intersection between Christian Nationalism, gun violence, fundamentalism, and displays of traditional masculinity. Doug Mains, one of the recipients of a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant. This year,…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Projects Highlights the Overlaps Between Race and Feminine Beauty

Hadara Willis, a Studio Art major at Michigan State University, is one of 13 MSU students to receive a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant. She used this funding and her painting skills to produce a piece of art that highlights the Black female body and represents the overlaps between race and feminine beauty. Offered by MSU’s College of Arts & Letters and…

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Several College of Arts & Letters Projects Supported by HARP Grants

Twelve College of Arts & Letters faculty members currently are working on projects supported by 2023 Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Grants. The projects range from mixed media artwork and theatrical productions to the publication of books on a variety of topics including South African quilts and textiles, German migration history, and color cinema. Six of the faculty members…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Project Focuses on Mental Illness in Young Adults

Concerned about the social struggles young adults face today, Kayla Wikaryasz, a senior Interdisciplinary Humanities major with a minor in Creative Writing, is producing a short story that focuses on mental illness and the creative industry. Wikaryasz’s story was among the 13 proposed projects awarded a 2023 CREATE! Micro-Grant, with each winning proposal receiving $500.

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Grant Supports International Community Engaged Partnership

Jonathan Choti, Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC), received Michigan State University’s 2023-2024 Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CIEG) of $12,000 to further his community engagement work in Tanzania.Choti and his Tanzanian collaborator, Jonathan Kivuyo of the University of Dar es Salaam, will use the funding to fight food insecurity in Naitolia Village in Northern Tanzania.…

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Mozilla Grant Empowers African-Informed Approach to Global Technology Design

Michigan State University received a 2023 Responsible Computing Challenge Award for $150,000 from the Mozilla Foundation to center African perspectives in technology course/curriculum redesign.The 12-month project, “Reimagining Information Communication Technology and Development (ICTD): Developing and Implementing an African-Informed Approach to Global Technology Design,” is led by Susan Wyche, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, and Jonathan Choti, Associate Professor in…

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MSU Excavations at Isthmia to Use Radio Wave Tracking for Its Collection

The MSU Excavations at Isthmia, led by Jon Frey, Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, will soon become one of the first archeological sites in Greece to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to digitally track its collection. RFID is a wireless technology that uses data transmitted via radio waves to identify objects. It is used…

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NEH Grant Supports Rehousing Apparel and Textile Design Collection

Michigan State University has received a $10,000 Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to rehouse portions of the MSU Museum’s apparel collection acquired from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s Apparel and Textile Design Program.In 2017, the Michigan State University Museum acquired the teaching collection of the Apparel and Textile Design Program, which…

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Ph.D. Student Receives $25,000 to Conduct Research in France

It’s not often a student receives $25,000 to support their research, but that’s exactly what Hannah Olsen succeeded in doing as a recipient of the highest amount awarded by the Jeanne Marandon Fellowship. Offered by the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique (Professional Association of French Professors in the U.S.), the Jeanne Marandon Fellowship is for students of French…

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