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MSU Art Students Create Mural for East Lansing

Monday, November 6, 2017
student mural in East Lansing

A Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History and Design class project is now on permanent display in downtown East Lansing. The Public Art: Understanding and Practice class, taught by…

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Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Friday, October 27, 2017

Walter Hawthorne, Professor of African History and Chairperson of the Department of History, presents his latest research to the MSU Board of Trustees on October 27, 2017. Hawthorne…

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MSU Student’s Dress Design Is Ticket to NY Fashion Week

Friday, September 8, 2017

A dress inspired by Michigan State University’s alma mater song is senior Emily Bankes’ ticket to New York Fashion Week. Bankes is one of two apparel and textile…

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MSU’s Hidalgo Publishes Unique Interconnected Video Essay ‘Book’

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Assistant Professor Alexandra Hidalgo has created the first collection of interconnected video essays around one topic. Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition is the first video…

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Mellon Grant to Support Values-Based Metrics for Humanities, Social Sciences

Thursday, July 20, 2017

To support the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative, Michigan State University has received a $309,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The collaborative HuMetricsHSS pilot…

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1986 Saginaw Bay Flood Website Looks at Past, Prepares for Future

Thursday, June 22, 2017
flooded home in Saginaw Bay area 1986

Extreme floods are a rare occurrence in Michigan, but when they hit, they can cause catastrophic impacts. Preparing for severe weather events is integral for the purposes of…

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Nature-Based Art of MSU’s Gao Gets National, International Exhibits

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
art installation by Xia Gao

The artwork of Xia Gao, associate professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design will be showcased both nationally and internationally in the coming months. Her recent projects…

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Researcher Awarded Grant to Investigate Dialects in Children

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Associate Professor Cristina Schmitt

Associate Professor Cristina Schmitt is leading the way in one area of linguistics research and recently was awarded a three-year $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

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MSU’s Quispe-Agnoli Gets Book Award for Work on Inca Royalty

Friday, May 26, 2017

Michigan State University’s Rocío Quispe-Agnoli was awarded the Flora Tristán Book Award for the best scholarly book about Peru published in 2016 for her work, Nobles de papel: Identidades oscilantes…

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MSU Arts Prof Awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Karin Zitzewitz

Karin Zitzewitz, associate professor of Art History and Visual Culture, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, a competitive and prestigious award that gives scholars…

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