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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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MFA Candidate Explores Scientific Interests Through Art

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Kristen Franyutti artwork

As a graduate student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Michigan State University, Kristen Franyutti explores her scientific interests in the form of sculptures and paintings….

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MSU Researcher Uses ‘Digital Archaeology’ to Explore Greece

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Through the careful study of excavation records dating back some 40 years, Michigan State University’s Jon Frey, assistant professor of Classics and Art History, has discovered an ancient…

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Two MSU Faculty Members Awarded National Fellowships

Monday, March 6, 2017
Yomaira Figueroa and Tamara Butler, both assistant professors in the Department of English and African American and African Studies

Two faculty members from Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters have been awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship…

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New Architecture Book from MSU’s Bandes Explores Mid-Michigan

Monday, December 19, 2016
book cover for Mid-Michigan Architecture

Susan J. Bandes, professor of art history at Michigan State University and director of museum studies, has just published “Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie” through MSU…

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