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Examining the Power of Pop Culture to Shape Perception Issues and Trends

Monday, July 6, 2020

Kinitra Brooks grew up connecting ideas, asking questions and demanding the freedom to do so. Today, the associate professor in MSU’s Department of English continues to push boundaries…

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MSU Takes Academic Lead in Emerging Field of Intimacy Direction

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
students acting on stage

In 2018, the Huffington Post described intimacy directing as “an emerging field in which a small group of professionals are pushing to develop standards and procedures for scenes involving physical…

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Professor’s Book Alters Perception of Introversion in Theater

Monday, June 1, 2020
People in audience watching a play

The field of theatre has long been one that favors the extrovert with a perception that actors must be outgoing, gregarious, and boisterous to find success. A new…

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Understanding the Language of Change Through Linguistics

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Students looking at a white board with student putting flags on the board.

Suzanne Evans Wagner isn’t telling people how to talk. She’s here to say that people have options and reasons for talking the way they do. An associate professor of…

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MSU Librarian Receives Fullbright Scholar Award

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
MSU Main Library

MSU Middle East Studies librarian Deborah Margolis has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award. Margolis will conduct research in partnership with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization in Palestine, the…

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Graphic Design Graduate is Addy Award-Winner

Monday, April 27, 2020
Maddie Chaffer Art

MSU senior Maddison Chaffer will graduate this May with a BFA in Graphic Design and already has a lot of professional experience working as a freelancer on various graphic design…

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How Effective Are Language Learning Apps?

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Shawn Loewen – professor of Second Language Studies in Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters – became enamored with languages at age 13 when his parents…

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MSU Department of Theatre Students Get Creative During COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Just a little over month ago, Michigan State University made the decision to move all face-to-face classes to virtual instruction due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. Since…

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Applying Computer Analytics to Poetic Culture

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sean Pue focuses on strengthening connections between data science and the humanities. Lately, the College of Arts & Letters researcher has been using digital technologies to interpret and annotate…

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MSU Units Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020
face masks

Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To…

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