Toolbox Dialogue Initiative Center to Create New Curriculum for NSF Program

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI) Center, a research and outreach program based within the Department of Philosophy in Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters, received a $750,000 contract from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a repeatable and scalable team science curriculum for NSF’s Convergence Accelerator Program. The Convergence Accelerator Program funds multidisciplinary teams to solve national-scale…

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Humanities Commons Network to Expand to New STEM-Focused Commons

Humanities Commons, an online open-source platform hosted and sustained by Michigan State University and used by thousands of humanities scholars and practitioners around the world, was awarded a three-year, $1,249,282 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Commons that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).Led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English…

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Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Research Buddhist Migrants

Jon Keune, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University, received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for the 2022-23 academic year that will support his research on the effects of migration on the religious identities of Buddhists.  As a Fulbright Scholar, Keune will travel to the University of Tokyo, University of Oxford, National Taiwan University, and a Buddhist school…

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Ph.D. Linguistics Student Awarded Fellowship by International Organization

Brittany Finch, a doctoral student in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University, recently was named the 2022 recipient of the Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship by the International Literacy Association. She received this honor for her research proposal on “The Effect of Literacy on Predictive Processing in the Brain: An Eye Tracking and EEG Study.” “I have been working…

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MSU: A Leader in Comics and Pop Culture Scholarship, Now Host to Comics Studies Society

This week, Michigan State University will host the fifth annual conference for the Comic Studies Society, one of the premier academic communities dedicated to comic studies. What makes MSU the perfect place for this conference, besides the fact that it is home to the largest publicly accessible comic book collection in the world, is the research being done here that…

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Graduate Named to Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Jazmen Moore identifies as a Black girl from the Midwest, a grandchild of the Great Migration, an educator raised on Anishinaabe homelands in Lansing, Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan State University with dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Moore currently researches Black girl refusals, consent-based learning, and chosen learning spaces at the University of Washington…

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Jonathan Choti Receives Carnegie Fellowship for Educational Project in Kenya

Jonathan Choti, an African-born scholar and Assistant Professor of African Languages and Cultures at Michigan State University, will engage with counterparts in Kenya this summer as part of the 2022 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. Choti, who is a faculty member in MSU’s Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, received the prestigious fellowship to co-develop and strengthen curriculum, grow research, and mentor…

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Comic Studies Society Conference Coming to MSU this July

The Comic Studies Society (CSS), one of the premier academic communities dedicated to comic studies, will hold its fifth annual conference at Michigan State University from July 28-30 this year. Supported by MSU’s Department of English, the MSU College of Arts & Letters Office of the Dean, and MSU Libraries, the conference is part of a multi-year agreement that will bring the CSS to…

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New Artist-in-Residence Program Aims to Create Intersection Between Art and Research

This spring, Michigan State University launches the Farmscapes to Forests: Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Artist-in-Residence Program, which will welcome artists from across all mediums to spend a week at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, Michigan, followed by a culminating visit in the fall or winter to share their work. Supported by the National Science Foundation, Gretel Van…

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Philosophy Student Gives New Perspective on the Nature of Marx and Nietzsche

As a Philosophy major, Izzy Taylor studied how the philosophies of Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche share traits in some areas and how they differ in others. For Taylor, this research began as a final paper for her 19th Century Philosophy class, titled "Where Marx Underlies Nietzsche, Where Nietzsche Turns on Marx,” and grew into a personal interest in the intersection…

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