Mitch Albom to Speak and Sign Latest Book at MSU

Bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist, Mitch Albom, will speak and sign his latest book at MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. with all proceeds supporting student scholarships for MSU’s College of Arts & Letters and the Department of Theatre. Albom’s newest book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, which will be released…

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Public Philosophy Journal Publishes First Issue

The Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ), led by Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, and Dean Rehberger, Director of Matrix, has just released its first issue, which includes articles on “Practicing Public Scholarship” by Dean Long and on “Mentoring Lessons from Plants” by Beronda Montgomery, MSU Foundation Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in…

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Mellon Grant Supports Publication Code of Ethics in Philosophy

A Michigan State University Philosophy professor is working with a research team to develop a code of ethics for publishing in the field of philosophy. This project, entitled “Conduct Unbecoming: Toward a Code of Publication Ethics in Philosophy,” has received a $75,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Kyle Powys Whyte, Timnick Chair in the Humanities and Associate Professor of…

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Chicago Folklore Prize Awarded to Book Co-Authored by AAHD Professor

Four colleagues at the MSU Museum, including a Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design, recently received the prestigious Chicago Folklore Prize from the University of Chicago for their 2016 book, Quilts and Human Rights.Each year, the Chicago Folklore Prize is presented to authors of a book-length work that explores the intersection between folklore and scholarship. This year, the…

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Hispanic Studies Professor Receives 2017 Flora Tristán Book Award

Professor of Hispanic Studies Rocío Quispe-Agnoli was awarded the 2017 Flora Tristán Book Award for the best scholarly book about Peru published in 2016 for Nobles de papel: Identidades oscilantes y genealogías borrosas en los descendientes de la realeza inca (Nobles on paper: Oscillating Identities and Fading Genealogies in the Descendants of Inca Royalty), which waspublishedbyIberoamericana Vervuert in Madrid, Spain, last December and distributed…

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From Ph.D. to Successful Comic Book Writer

A life-long lover of films and graphic novels, College of Arts & Letters alumnus Greg Wright is using his Ph.D. in Contemporary American Literature and Film from Michigan State University as a successful comic book writer. The author of the graphic novels Wild Bullets and Monstrous first considered writing screenplays after earning his Ph.D. in 2007, but soon discovered he enjoyed writing graphic novels…

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Addressing Issues of Teaching in the Wake of Racial Violence

Three College of Arts & Letters faculty members recently worked together on editing a special issue of English Education journal that focuses on teaching in the wake of racial violence. Published earlier this month and titled From Racial Violence to Racial Justice: Praxis and Implications for English (Teacher) Education, the faculty members who guest-edited the special issue include: April Baker-Bell, Assistant Professor of…

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Faculty Appointed Co-Editors of Die Unterrichtspraxis/ Teaching German

Angelika Kraemer, Executive Associate Director of CeLTA Angelika Kraemer and Theresa Schenker have been appointed by the Executive Council to serve as co-editors of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, starting with Volume 50, Issue 1 (Spring 2017). Die Unterrichtspraxis, published twice a year, promotes and supports excellence and innovation in the teaching of German language, literature, and culture in North America at all levels. Theresa…

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Two CAL Faculty Appointed Co-Editors for TESOL Quarterly

Professor Charlene Polio Two Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages faculty members have been appointed Co-editors for TESOL Quarterly (TQ), the academic journal for the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Association. Starting in 2017, Professor Charlene Polio and Assistant Professor Peter De Costa will become Associate Co-editors of TQ, and in 2018 they will…

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