LAE Podcast Hosts Associate Professor of Linguistics Paula Winke

Episode two of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, spoke with Associate Professor of Linguistics Paula Winke in her Wells Hall office about foreign and second language testing, which is Winke's primary area of research. Winke, who is a faculty member in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, investigates the content and construct validity…

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LAE Podcast Season 4: Theatre Professor Deric McNish

The new episode of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, spoke with Deric McNish, Assistant Professor of acting, voice, and speech and Director for the BFA in Acting program here at MSU. The two discuss the origins of the Department of Theatre’s podcast, Syllable of Recorded Time, which was created by McNish with a goal to put Shakespeare in context…

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Podcast: Design and the Parameters of Possibility

The latest episode of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast, titled Design and the Parameters of Possibility, is out. Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, spoke with Zachary Kaiser, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture, about how design has the potential to shape the world that we live, work, teach, and even eat in. Kaiser’s research interests include exploring how faculty…

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Podcast: Why Language Changes Over Time

Episode seven of season three of the Liberal Arts Endeavor podcast is out! In this episode, Dean Christopher P. Long discusses why language changes over time with Suzanne Wagner, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Linguistics program in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. She is also Core Faculty member at the Center for Gender in…

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Podcast: A Philosopher’s Perspective on Institutional Change

The new episode of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, spoke with Kyle Whyte, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Community Sustainability and the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. The two discuss climate and environmental justice, indigenous environmental studies, and how we can work together to nurture conversations that will shape a safe space for…

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Podcast: Diaspora & Decolonial Love

The newest episode of the Liberal Arts Endeavor Podcast, titled Diaspora and Decolonial Love, is out! Our host, Dean Christopher P. Long, spoke with Yomaira Figueroa, Assistant Professor of English and Global Diaspora Studies, about her research regarding 20th century U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Diasporic literature and culture and her current book project, Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.  Figueroa also discusses the Womxn of Color…

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Podcast: Generous Thinking in Higher Education

The third episode of season three of The Liberal Arts Endeavor, a podcast by Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters, is out. In this episode, host Dean Christopher P. Long discusses generous thinking in higher education with Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English. The idea of generous thinking emphasizes listening over speaking, community over individualism, and collaboration…

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Podcast: Storytelling in Our Communities

On the latest episode of The Liberal Arts Endeavor, a podcast by Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters, host Dean Christopher P. Long discusses the importance of being an engaged scholar within communities with Tamara Butler, Assistant Professor of English and African American and African Studies, and student China Gross, Social Relations and Policy '20.  Butler focuses on 20th- and…

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Podcast: The Art of Storytelling Through Film

On the latest episode of The Liberal Arts Endeavor, a podcast by Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters, host Dean Christopher P. Long discusses the art of storytelling through filmmaking with Alexandra Hidalgo, Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and award-winning filmmaker. Hidalgo describes the filmmaking process from beginning to end with a focus on her most recent…

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Podcast: Season 2 Finale

On the latest episode of The Liberal Arts Endeavor, a podcast by the Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters, hosts Dean Christopher P. Long and Communications and Social Media intern Hannah Bullion reflect on the past year on the podcast with future hosts, Communications and Social Media interns Emma Moller and Caroline Johnson.  From left to right: Dean…

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