A new open educational resource (OER) created at Michigan State University aims to increase understanding of how a values-based approach to scholarly communication can address the challenges of publishing publicly engaged scholarship, with particular emphasis on humanities and social sciences. This new OER, Publishing Values-based Scholarly Communication, is a collaboration between members of the HuMetricsHSS (Humane Metrics in Humanities and…
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Karen Moroski-Rigney recently was appointed Director of Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Accessibility in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University. The three-year appointment is effective February 1, 2023, through January 31, 2026.
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In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting at Michigan State University and due to this week’s inclement weather, the MSU Albertine Cinémathèque French Film Festival is being rescheduled for April. The new dates and times have yet to be determined. The College of Arts & Letters will announce the updated schedule once it is decided.
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Recognizing that art has the power to heal, Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is offering free tickets to all MSU students for its production of Charlotte’s Web as one way of showing its support for our Spartan students. MSU students can get a free ticket at the door for any Charlotte’s Web performance by showing their MSU ID. The…
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Please join me first in pausing here to bring attention to your breath, so we can gather energy, care, and strength to send to the victims, their families, and everyone who is suffering in the wake of the devastating tragedy that took place on our campus this week. Our hearts are broken. Our community is grieving.
Please join me first in pausing here to bring attention to your breath, so we can gather energy, care, and strength to send to the victims, their families, and everyone who is suffering in the wake of the devastating shooting that took place on our campus yesterday evening. Our hearts are broken.
For the first time ever, the Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University will be held as a combination of virtual and in-person events. The 2023 symposium will take place as a synchronous virtual event March 13-15 and as an in-person event on March 17 at the MSU Main Library. "We are thrilled to have the symposium continue the…
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As an Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) major, Hayden Starr is, of course, drawn to fashion. She also loves art, makeup, travel, photography, and Disney World, having visited the theme park about 15 times. Her dream is to one day design Disney clothing, either for the company itself or on her own. While the idea of becoming an entrepreneur appeals…
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Four faculty members from the College of Arts & Letters are being honored by the University as recipients of 2022-2023 Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards. These awards, presented by MSU's Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, recognize recipients' exceptional and innovative contributions that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Michigan State University through their teaching, research, programming, service,…
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Thirty years ago, Parker Palmer wrote a new preface for the paperback edition of his book, To Know as We are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. Reporting there on his experience traveling the country to explore the issues raised by the book, he writes: "Everywhere I go, I meet faculty who feel disconnected from their colleagues, from their students, from their own hearts." Thirty years later, that sense of disconnection has calcified into alienation.