Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship
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Linguistics Senior Awarded Baggett Fellowship

A Michigan State University Honors College senior, majoring in linguistics and neuroscience, has been awarded a prestigious Baggett Fellowship. Mina Hirzel will be participating in a one-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hirzel has been an undergraduate researcher in MSU's Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages Language Acquisition Lab for the past two…

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Legislator Experience Sharpens Focus on Women/Gender Issues

Whitmer uses her real-world experiences to lead a discussion in the Women and the Law class. When former Michigan state legislator Gretchen Whitmer was contacted by Lisa Fine, co-director of the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context, about teaching course WS 404, Women and the Law in the United States, Whitmer readily agreed. Term-limited in December 2014, Whitmer served…

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Theatre Alumna Pays it Forward

MSU alumna says partnership between theatre students and Williamston Theatre helps foster successful careers  Spend even a few minutes with Emily Sutton-Smith, and it’s obvious that the Theatre alumna is thrilled that the Williamston Theatre, approaching its tenth anniversary season (2015-2016) producing professional live theatre, has found a capable partner in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre. Emily Sutton-Smith, Theatre…

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Thinkers

$36M RAISED 6,179 DONORS 181% TO GOAL Alumni: 47.4% Friends: 35.9% Corporations: 0.9% Foundations: 7.9% Other: 7.9% SPARTANS STEPPED UP Spartans in various regions stepped up by volunteering and supporting the campaign. Take a look at the below list to see where—and from whom—these gifts came from. MICHIGAN $921.9M • 186,221 donors OUTSIDE MICHIGAN $912.1M • 69,063 donors Atlanta $11.4M • 1,597 donors…

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2015 HASTAC Conference Showcases Newest Generation of Scholars

Beginning with a day-long “unconference” for undergraduate and graduate student scholars, and bolstered by three plenary keynote session presentations from early-career academics and professionals, the recent Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Conference at Michigan State University projected a decidedly youthful, scholarly, forward-thinking vibe. Cathy Davidson, cofounder of HASTAC and Distinguished Professor engages in discussion at the…

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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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