MFA Exhibition Features Work of Five Artists

The creative research of five Master of Fine Arts degree candidates will be on display March 17-April 1 at MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as part of the 2017 Department of Art, Art History, and Design MFA Thesis Exhibition.The MFA Exhibition will feature the work of Ladan Bahmani, Kristen Franyutti, Elyse Gambino, Jordan Smith, and Chelsea Young, which…

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Student Work Featured at Lansing Art Gallery

The Lansing Art Gallery recently opened the Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition (MCAE), a first-ever exhibition to engage the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The exhibit, which opened March 1, includes the work of nine students from MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. Each artist was chosen for their respective artwork and creative abilities, and their pieces will be on display through…

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MFA Candidate Explores Scientific Interests Through Art

As a graduate student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Michigan State University, Kristen Franyutti explores her scientific interests in the form of sculptures and paintings. Her most recent projects act as her creative thesis and question the ethical issues associated with scientific advances. These works will be on display at the 2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition March 17-April…

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Students Research How Reading Affects the Brain

Within the Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC), based in the Department of English at Michigan State University, students with diverse skills conduct interdisciplinary research, seeking answers to important literary questions.More than 30 graduate and undergraduate students with a variety of majors from across the University, including literature, education, neuroscience and computer science, currently work together in the lab, exploring…

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Graphic Design Students Bring Home 17 ADDY Awards

Nine Department of Art, Art History, and Design students came away with 17 Mid-Michigan American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), including one Judge’s Choice Award, four Gold ADDYs, six Silver ADDYs, and six Bronze ADDYs. All Graphic Design majors, the students were presented with their awards at the Mid-Michigan American Advertising Awards presentation and dinner March 2 at MSU’s Kellogg Hotel and…

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Critically Acclaimed Film Challenges Women Stereotypes

As part of her dissertation, Anne von Petersdorff, a fourth year doctoral student studying German Studies and Digital Humanities, spent two and a half months traveling with a friend from Egypt to Germany only allowing themselves to walk, sail, or take modes of transportation with wheels – no flights. From this experience, she produced a documentary that has already been…

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An Education in Arts and Cultural Management

Senior Hannah Avdoulos is gaining valuable experience as an Arts Administration and Gallery Intern for the Lansing Art Gallery (LAG) and is an integral part in the formation and execution of the gallery’s upcoming Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition (MCAE). “The work that I am doing is quite literally arts and cultural management,” said Avdoulos, who is an Arts and Cultural…

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Theatre Students Travel to Dubai for International Festival

Eight undergraduate Theatre students recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the first International Theatre Festival at the American University of Sharjah, located about 15 miles from Dubai in the city of Sharjah.   “It was the most incredible week of my life and one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, especially Dubai, which was…

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2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards

MSU faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated their efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive community will be honored at the 2017 All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program Feb. 13. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room A of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Mohammad Khalil The 2017 Excellence in Diversity…

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