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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Faculty and Students Showcase Research on Reducing Online Trolling

Have you ever participated in a vibrant online discussion, only to see it hijacked by a user or users bent on going off issue, venting, and/or name-calling? Well, if an MSU College of Arts & Letters research team—including professors, post-doc, graduate and undergraduate students—has its way, that may happen a lot less in the future thanks to a new software…

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Avante Garde Designs Wow the Crowd at Sold-Out 2015 Fashion Show

“The lights turn off; the first model walks out; it’s there,” apparel and textile design senior Niki Sullivan said. The 2015 Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show featured 65 designs of apparel and textile design students. A juried panel of faculty and students selected the designs from about 165 entries. Sullivan said once her designs come to life on stage,…

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Creativity Exploratory Helps ATD Senior with Fashion Show Startup

Katie Raynard, a College of Arts & Letters Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) BFA student, is recipient of the Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award for “Students Making a Difference through Artistic Expressions.” Raynard is being honored for demonstrating and utilizing her creative talents to artistically express civil and human rights at Michigan State University. Also receiving awards within…

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Faculty Honored for Research in Literary Neuroscience

Natalie Phillips, assistant professor of English at Michigan State University, has been awarded a Digital Innovation Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies. One of only seven scholars to receive such an award, the council recognized Phillips’ research on literary cognition. In a recent study, subjects read the works of Jane Austen while researchers measured their brain flow in an MRI. Preliminary…

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Engaging Lansing Public Schools’ Students BEYOND Insights into Creativity, Global Culture, and Arts & Humanities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp8F4IoRcxI&feature=emb_title The word “excitement” only begins to capture the atmosphere on the first day of this fall’s BEYOND Insights program at Michigan State University. Forty 6th graders from Lansing’s Pattengill Middle School and Post Oak Magnet School flooded a lower-floor classroom in the MSU Union, early one Friday morning, to discover a world filled with technological tools, creative resources and eager…

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MSU Recognizes College of Arts & Letters Groups and Individuals for Excellence in Diversity

Groups and individuals who have exemplified diversity and inclusion in extraordinary ways will be honored with Excellence in Diversity Awards at the 2015 All-University Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony and Reception Feb. 16. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Big Ten Room A of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Following is a list of EIDA recipients.…

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The College of Arts & Letters Funds Community Projects in Flint

The College of Arts & Letters has funded four collaborative community projects that were proposed by CAL faculty and in which they will collaborate with Flint citizens who served on the Arts and Culture Task Force (one of eight task forces that co-authored the City of Flint’s 20-year strategic plan, Imagine Flint) and/or Flint institutions. The College sought to support faculty efforts…

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