Collaborating with Smithsonian Institution on Sounds of Religion Exhibition

The Sounds of Religion poster exhibition, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University, is now available to educators around the globe to download or print for free and is on full display in its worldwide premiere until June 30, 2023, at the MSU Museum. This new Smithsonian poster exhibition explores how rituals and…

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Paula Winke Named Inaugural Arts & Letters Professor

Paula Winke, Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC) at Michigan State University, recently was named the inaugural Arts & Letters Professor recognizing her outstanding intellectual leadership and excellence in teaching. “It is a true honor to be the inaugural Arts & Letters Professor in the College of Arts & Letters,” Winke said. “This award is meaningful…

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Inaugural Endowed Professor Teaches How to Connect Writing With Culture

As the inaugural Karen L. Gillmor Ph.D. Endowed Professor in Professional and Public Writing at Michigan State University, Kristin Arola, an innovative scholar and researcher, is not only teaching students persuasive and effective writing skills she also is showing them how to connect and make sense of their culture through their writing.  “To have been selected to serve in this…

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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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2022 AAHD Award and Scholarship Winners Announced

Michigan State University's Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) recently announced its student award and scholarship recipients for 2022. Comprised of a range of honors, the awards recognize a number of AAHD students for their outstanding course work and creative skills. Kresge Hall, home for the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University 2022 Department Awards…

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Citizen Scholars Graduates 13 More Students 

This spring and summer, 13 more MSU College of Arts & Letters students will graduate from the Citizen Scholars program while earning their undergraduate degrees.    These 13 Citizen Scholar graduates join 32 other graduates of the program, for a total of 45 Citizen Scholar alumni since the program’s launch in Fall 2016.   A collaboration between all departments within the College…

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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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Student Aspires to Preserve Literature and Activist Thought That Shaped Her Life

Growing up, Camille Jackson set a goal to pursue higher education. Now that she’s close to receiving her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, she’s expanded her goals to attend graduate school and to preserve the cultural works that shaped her trajectory as a first-generation college student. When she graduates from MSU this May, Jackson will conclude one leg of…

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