Christopher P. Long Recommended as Dean of the College of Arts & Letters

Christopher P. Long has been recommended to serve as the new dean of Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, his appointment would be effective July 1. Long is associate dean for graduate and undergraduate education and professor of philosophy and classics in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State…

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Dr. Bering-Porter Awarded Lilly Fellowship to Explore Visualization of Films, TV Shows

David Bering-Porter, assistant professor of film studies in the MSU Department of English, has been awarded a 2015-16 Lilly Fellowship. The Lilly Teaching Fellows program is intended to advance the University’s continuing efforts to support excellence in teaching and learning. It provides a cohort of six to seven pre-tenure faculty with an opportunity to engage in a yearlong exploration of…

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$100,000 Gift Fosters Creativity and Learning for Students

Peter Stougaard, former Hollywood studio executive May 12, 2015 - As part of the MSU Empower Extraordinary campaign, the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University has received an in-kind gift valued at more than $100,000 from CAL alumnus Peter Stougaard (’81), a former studio executive for DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox. The gift is in the form of 4,000…

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Creative Summer Camps Open for Registration

The Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters (CAL) offers a wide range of half-day and full-day summer camps for kids from June through August that appeal to diverse interests. Camps are interactive and entertaining for all.  The MSU College of Arts & Letters Summer Camps Program is one of the longest running on campus. We strive to provide…

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Arabic Major Brady Ryan Awarded the Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests. MSU has produced 34 Boren award winners since 1991. This year, there were 170 awards nationwide from a pool of 750 applicants. MSU’s recipients are Austin Martin, a junior majoring in human biology in the College of…

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MSU Friends of the Theatre Celebrate New Courtyard Stage at Gala

The Friends of Theatre at Michigan State University will celebrate the opening of the new Summer Circle Courtyard with a gala event at 6 p.m. on June 9 at Fairchild Theatre and the new courtyard. The evening’s events will include food and wine, a live auction and raffle and a private performance of the first play in the Summer Circle…

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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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