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…

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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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Ph.D. Student Receives National Award for Efforts to Improve LGBTQIA+ Health Outcomes

An advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Wilfredo Flores, Ph.D. Candidate in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University set to graduate this spring, is being recognized, both locally and on a national level, for his dedication to delivering health and medical knowledge to LGBTQIA+ people. “People who are not straight or cisgender often have to be really attendant…

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College of Arts & Letters Students Earn First-Place Awards at UURAF

Three College of Arts & Letters students earned first-place awards for their presentations at Michigan State University’s 24th Annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The students are now among the other first-place winners who will be considered for the grand prize, which will be announced in June.   This year's UURAF was held at the Breslin Student Events Center.…

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Graduate Student Wins Award for Best Abstract at Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium

Andrea Hernando, a second-year graduate student in Spanish as a Second or Bilingual Language at Michigan State University, recently won the 2022 Best Abstract in Linguistics Award at the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY) at Georgetown University.  Hernando’s abstract, “Evidence of belonging: An evaluation of imagined communities in Teletandem,” explores the relevance of online platforms like Teletandem in facilitating…

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MSU Receives Templeton Religion Trust Grant for Islamic Architecture, Science, and Interreligious Relations Project

Michigan State University has received a $228,000 grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to fund a multi-year, multi-national, multi-faceted research project on “Science, Art and Faith: Architectural Heritage and Islam.” Led by Martha Olcott, James Madison College Professor, and Mohammad H. Khalil, Director of the Muslim Studies Program and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, with support from Salah Hassan, Director of Global Studies in…

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Undergrads to Present Research Online and In-Person at 24th Annual UURAF

Michigan State University’s 24th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) will take place Friday, April 8, at the Breslin Student Events Center as well as online. The forum will include poster, oral, performance, and film/exhibit presentations.   UURAF provides MSU students, from every major, with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity while gaining experience presenting their…

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LiLaC Faculty Promote Open Pedagogy Beyond MSU

The world of language teaching has faced enormous challenges in delivering quality education due to the abrupt transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the major challenges is the difficulty of using traditional textbooks in the new reality, and Arabic language programs are no exception. Two Assistant Professors of Arabic at Michigan State University, Sadam Issa and…

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WRAC Professor Wins CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award

Steven Fraiberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, received a 2022 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Technical and Scientific Communication Award for the Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication.  Fraiberg’s article, “Unsettling Start-Up Ecosystems: Geographies, Mobilities, and Transnational Literacies in the Palestinian Start-Up…

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