Dr. Kyle Whyte Receives 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award

Pictured left to right: DWEJ Chair Ric Geyer, Buyan Bryant Award Winner Dr. Kyle Whyte, and DWEJ President & CEO Guy O. William. Kyle Powys Whyte, the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at MSU's College of Arts & Letters, was awarded the 2015 Bunyan Bryant award for academic excellence. Dr. Whyte received the award in Detroit, MI as…

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Emmy Award Winner Visiting Artist Jenn Wen Ma to speak at MSU

Jennifer Wen Ma’s interdisciplinary practice bridges varied media such as installation, video, drawing, performance, public art, and fashion design; often combining unlikely elements in a single piece, creating sensitive, poetic, and poignant works. In 2008, Ma was one of seven on the core creative team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, and chief designer for visual…

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Five Nominated For Rhodes, Other Prominent Graduate School Scholarship

Five Michigan State University students have been nominated for major graduate school scholarship awards – the Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. MSU’s nominees for the Rhodes Scholarship include: English major Lauren Straley • Sarah Kovan, an Honors College senior majoring in comparative cultures and politics in the James Madison College and human biology in the College of Natural…

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MEET THE 2015-2016 CAL INTERNS

At the College of Arts & Letters (CAL), we believe in the power of real-world experience and hands-on learning. Internships and experiential learning are important parts of undergraduate education, and elevate those that gain these experiences to the top of the job market.  We employ students from throughout the college in positions like Technology and Development, Graphic Design, Event Planning, Marketing, and…

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German Program Celebrates 25 Years of German Unity

During the Fall semester 2015 the German Program in the Department of Linguistics and Languages will offer a semester-long series of events on the legacy of unification. These events, which are generously underwritten by a grant from the German Embassy, will explore various aspects of the unification process itself as well as the issues that have confronted the newly configured…

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Killer Robots and the Humanities: Building an Interdisciplinary UX Program

The Experience Architecture (XA) program at Michigan State University is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary major in the Humanities focused on user experience. Through the exploration and building of products, services, and policies of digital and physical objects, students are trained as user experience architects, usability specialists, user researchers, information architects, interaction designers, content strategists, project managers, and developers of digital products,…

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(SCENE) Metrospace Reopens to the Community Featuring Local and National Artists

Current exhibition: Place in Proximity East Lansing’s (SCENE) Metrospace reopened at an evening reception, Friday, September 18, at 110 Charles Street under operation of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. The City had closed the space in April. In June, East Lansing city leaders announced an agreement for MSU to take over programming and…

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Improving Collaboration Between Native Americans and Climate Scientists

Written by: Kristen Parker and Kyle WhyteHoping to improve Native American tribes’ access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better relations between tribes and scientific organizations when dealing with climate change. Tribes are among the groups most affected by climate change, and they’re also some of the…

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Improving Collaboration Between Native Americans and Climate Scientists

Written by: Kristen Parker and Kyle WhyteHoping to improve Native American tribes’ access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better relations between tribes and scientific organizations when dealing with climate change. Tribes are among the groups most affected by climate change, and they’re also some of the…

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Hannah Distinguished Professor

Graham Beal Graham Beal, former director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor for this academic year, the most prestigious faculty appointment at the university. With an appointment in the Department of Art, Art History and Design in the College of Arts and Letters, Beal will also serve as senior adviser to the provost. Beal…

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