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MSU Student, Alumna Named Finalists for Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Honors College Building

One Michigan State University undergraduate student and one alumna are finalists for the Marshall Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. MSU’s two finalists for the Marshall Scholarship are Anna Esenther…

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Mellon Grant Supports Values-Based Metrics to Transform Higher Education

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Three people writing on a white board

Michigan State University has received a $695,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences, or HuMetricsHSS, initiative….

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MSU Takes a Neurodiverse Approach to Theater Education

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
A few of the Wharton Center from the seating. The seats are red and the stage is dark.

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre has produced a first-of-its-kind play that is written specifically for an audience that is neurodiverse, which are variations in the human brain…

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Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Associate Professor of English, Swarnavel Eswaran, has found national and international success for his work as both writer and director of the groundbreaking film, Kattumaram (Catamaran), which has…

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MSU/OSU Project Breaks New Ground in Religious Studies

Monday, June 3, 2019
MSU/OSU Project Breaks New Ground in Religious Studies

A one-of-a-kind resource, developed by researchers at Michigan State University and The Ohio State University, is breaking new ground in the area of religious studies by offering scholars…

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Honors College Students Earn National STEM Scholarship

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Honors College students earn national STEM scholarship

Two Michigan State University undergraduate students have been named recipients of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Mohit Bansil is an Honors College junior majoring in advanced mathematics…

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New Initiative Promotes Art Across Campus

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
New initiative promotes art across campus

MSU’s campus is rich in art — live performances, art installations, sculptures, exhibits and more spanning across disciplines, departments and programs — but this segmented approach makes coordination difficult,…

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MSU Students to Perform with Kyle Taylor Parker of ‘Kinky Boots’

Monday, April 22, 2019
MSU students to perform with Kyle Taylor Parker of ‘Kinky Boots’

The Friends of Theatre Gala will be coming to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts from 6 to 8:30 p.m., May 7. This annual event is open to…

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RCAH to Feature ‘Ripped and Torn: Punk at the Intersection’

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
RCAH, Art Exhibit, Ripped and Torn

“Ripped and Torn,” the new exhibit at the Residential College for the Arts and Humanities LookOut! Art Gallery at Michigan State University explores different images from punk culture…

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Using Participatory Approaches to Support Students and the Homeless

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Ben Lauren, Homelessness

Benjamin Lauren, Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), is working to help reduce the social stigma associated with homelessness and, drawing from his…

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