Professor Shares Experience Teaching in Israel While Street Violence Takes Place

Camelia Suleiman, Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, is currently staying in Nazareth, Israel, while co-teaching a course at Hebrew University of Jerusalem through Zoom. Many of her students, both Jewish and Palestinian, are participating despite the clashes that have taken place outside their homes in the Old City of Jerusalem. She…

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Citizen Scholars Graduates 16 More Students

This spring, 16 more MSU College of Arts & Letters students will graduate from the Citizen Scholars program while earning their undergraduate degrees.  “Graduation is a moment in time – a brief, fleeting pause – where the Citizen Scholars can both appreciate the past and look forward to their continuing growth as citizens in a global community of lifelong learners,”…

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MSU Filmetry Festival to be Livestreamed with Film Adaptations of Poems Informed by COVID-19

Reading a good novel often prompts readers to wonder what the story would be like as a feature film. This tendency isn’t just a marker of the importance of what is digital and visual; it’s a reminder of how culture and technology are intertwined. Filmmakers, poets, readers, and viewers will honor this union of culture and technology and celebrate the…

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Graduate Gains Experience Producing Capstone Film

Film Studies major Tessa MacDonald, who is preparing to graduate this spring, has gained real-world experience as the Producer of the 2020-2021 Fiction Filmmaking Capstone film, Varnish, which is about an elderly father seeking reconciliation with his son after abandoning him a lifetime ago to travel the world.  Work on the film began in September and it is set to be…

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CREATE! Micro-Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

The CREATE! Micro-Grant Program will once again award $6,000 in funding to 12 different student artwork proposals that offer critical and imaginative responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The winning proposals each will receive $500 to be used to create the proposed artworks. The proposal submission deadline is Tuesday, June 1, and is open to all Michigan State University undergraduate…

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Graduate’s Education Enhanced as a Citizen Scholar

Citizen Scholar Carla Simone is preparing to graduate this spring with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). One of the highlights of her MSU education was a study abroad trip to Valencia, Spain, where she lived with a host family and took four Spanish classes. That trip was made possible…

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Raising Proficiency in Critical-Need Languages

For decades, Spanish, French, and German have dominated the landscape of foreign language instruction in most schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. However, as the need grows for proficiency in critical-need languages, Michigan State University is inviting teachers of two non-Western European languages to explore best practices through a synchronous online summer workshop. The Department of Linguistics and…

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Graduate Looks Forward to Fashion Industry Career

Emma Stubbs, a senior Apparel and Textile Design major and Citizen Scholar, is preparing to graduate this spring and looks back on the many experiences she has had while a student at MSU that will help guide her as a professional designer. Some of these experiences include a study abroad to Italy, a study away to New York City, and…

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Global Digital Humanities Symposium to be Held Virtually April 12-15

This year’s Global Digital Humanities Symposium (GDHS) will be an all-virtual event taking place synchronously over four days, with four hours each day of programming. Scheduled for April 12-15 and hosted by the Digital Humanities at MSU (DH@MSU) program, this sixth annual event will feature approximately 80 presenters over Zoom and YouTube livestream. All GDHS events are available to the public for free with…

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