HuMetricsHSS Initiative Receives $650,000 Mellon Grant

Michigan State University has received a $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue the work being done by the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative, an international partnership committed to establishing more humane indicators of excellence in academia with a particular focus on the humanities and social sciences.   The goal of the HuMetricsHSS initiative is to empower people at all levels…

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2021 Homecoming Event: Join us for Sweet & Greet

The College of Arts & Letters invites you to join us for our 2021 Homecoming event, Sweet & Greet 2021, on Friday, October 1, between 2-4 p.m. Visit our tent located at the Summer Circle Courtyard between Kresge Art Center and the MSU Auditorium. Enjoy Michigan-made treats and drinks and win items from the College with our raffle prize wheel while reconnecting…

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MSU to Collaborate with Comic Studies Society on Conferences and Scholarship 

Michigan State University and the Comics Studies Society (CSS) are pleased to announce the formation of an ongoing, multiyear collaboration that will begin with the 2022 CSS conference taking place on MSU’s campus. Future CSS conferences will return to MSU in 2025, 2028, and beyond.   Supported by MSU’s Department of English, the MSU College of Arts & Letters Office of the Dean, and MSU Libraries,…

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Alumnus Wins Hearst National Championship First-Place Award

Joe Freihofer, an MSU alumnus with dual degrees in Journalism and Spanish, recently received first place in the National Television Broadcast News Category of the Hearst National Championship for his video, Sandy Sings On, which tells the story of a Nashville business owner whose store was destroyed during the 2nd Avenue Christmas day bombing in 2020. 

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CREATE! Micro-Grant 2021 Winners Announced

2021 CREATE! Micro-Grant winners Twelve student projects were selected to each receive $500 CREATE! Micro-Grants to respond critically and imaginatively to events occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the funding, micro-grant winners will craft a variety of works using creative mediums such as film, dance, poetry, song, and oil painting to tackle issues involving race, isolation, body image, language, and more.   “It gives me great…

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Faculty Voice: Forging a New Legacy

Julian Chambliss is a Professor in the Department of English, core faculty for the Consortium for Critical Diversity in Digital Age Research, and Val Berryman Curator of History for the MSU Museum. He wrote this "Faculty Voice" article about Marvel Studios' newly released movie, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" for MSU Today.

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MSU COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

As we approach the school year, MSU is planning to welcome more Spartans back to campus. Safety is our highest priority and we are working hard to support an engaged and connected experience for all. The Together We Will website provides the latest information on planning and preparation. Success will take all of us working together. For Faculty and Staff For further…

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Conversations with CAL Offers a Preview to Arts Launch

The College of Arts & Letters is excited to share what we hope will become a new and long-standing tradition here at Michigan State University. This fall, we are presenting a week-long celebration of the vibrant arts scene here on campus. This week-long celebration, named Arts Launch, will be held September 12-18 .

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Top Things New Spartans Should Know

Welcome Class of 2025! We are answering the top questions that the Class of 2025 wants to know about being a Spartan and life at MSU. Here are the answers offered by current students and faculty to get you started on your incredible Spartan journey.

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