Professor Candace Keller Receives NEH Grant

Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s. Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture, is collaborating with MSU’s MATRIX: The Center for Digital…

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Faculty Conversations: Laura Cloud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl95r44cIvY&feature=emb_title Laura Cloud, professor of studio art, was always called the artist of her family. Although she did not initially study visual arts in college, she said she found her way back by eventually taking more art classes. Cloud has been an MSU professor of studio art with a specialty in sculpture since 1993. Her artwork, called “Sky Impressions,” was…

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MSU to Host International Humanities Conference

Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters — together with MATRIX, The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU; LEADR, The Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research; and the MSU Libraries — will host the annual Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Conference May 27-31 at the Kellogg Center.HASTAC is an alliance…

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College of Arts & Letters Student Awarded the Beinecke Scholarship

Joshua Schnell has been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Schnell is an Honors College junior majoring in anthropology in the College of Social Science and religious studies in the College of Arts and Letters. If awarded the scholarship, he will receive $4,000 immediately…

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Accessible Art Exhibit at the Broad Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cwmv85UDIQ&feature=emb_title Touching artwork at museums is almost always forbidden. But the “Accessible Art” exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum asked museumgoers to do just that. “Exceptions,” a student-run art and literary journal for students with visual disabilities, hosted the “Accessible Art” exhibit to show that art in exhibitions can be inclusive to those with visual disabilities. The…

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Students Earn High Scholastic Honors at 2015 Board of Trustees’ Awards

At the April 17 Board of Trustees meeting, 36 students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University. They all received a 4.0 GPA. The students also will be recognized at their spring commencements May 8-10. Following is the list of awardees. Ryan Austin of…

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Fashion for the Fire Debuts at The Runway

Since apparel and textile design senior Katie Raynard was a little girl, fashion has always been a part of her life. Raynard, who started her life watching her mother sew her figure skating costumes, has now found herself behind her own sewing machine. The difference is she’s now doing it to foster her other passion: social justice. Recently, Raynard combined the…

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CAL Student Awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Two Michigan State University undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been awarded the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The scholars are Rebecca Carlson, an Honors College sophomore majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Chinese in the College of Arts and Letters, and Megan Kechner, an Honors College junior majoring in neuroscience in Lyman Briggs College…

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Spring Study Away in L.A. Packed with Opportunities

Ask the students and faculty who participated in the College of Arts & Letters alternate spring break class Creativity and Entertainment in L.A to sum up their reasons for going and the advantages of the program, and one word comes to everyone’s lips: Opportunity. “It’s an outstanding opportunity for the College to provide students—who all want to work in the…

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