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De Costa Presented with Emerging Scholar Award

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Peter DeCosta

Peter De Costa, assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, has earned the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award of the Language and Social…

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Documenting America’s Religious Soundscape

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Amy DeRogatis, professor in the MSU Department of Religious Studies, and Isaac Weiner, associate professor of comparative studies at Ohio State. Photo by Mike Jenkins.

The Henry Luce Foundation has given $200,000 to support a joint, multidisciplinary project of Michigan State University and The Ohio State University that explores the sounds of religion…

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MSU to Lead Multi-University Language Learning Effort

Friday, July 29, 2016
Susan Gass

Michigan State University will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less…

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Butler Gets National Council of Teachers Award

Friday, June 17, 2016
Tamara Butler

Tamara Butler, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and African American and African Studies Program, was awarded the 2016 Promising Researcher Award from the National Council of…

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Some Foreign Language Teachers May Lack Confidence

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Peter De Costa, assistant professor of linguistics, german ,slavic,asian, african languages, and Lorena Valmori, phd student in second language studies, pose in Wells Hall on Wednesday March 16, 2016.

Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine…

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New Mellon Fellow Will Use Science Data to Explore Poetic Sound

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Sean Pue

Hoping to bridge data science and the humanities, Michigan State University researcher Sean Pue will use a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the role…

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Singh Selected for Highly Competitive NEH Award

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Singh and Wells Hall

Professor of English Jyotsna Singh has been selected to receive the highly competitive Summer Stipend award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Singh will use the award to…

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MSU Learning Game Teaches Mandarin from Bird Sounds

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Catherine Ryu

Scholars of the Mandarin Chinese language can learn a lot from birds. That’s the premise of a new language learning game designed by a Michigan State University researcher…

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MSU Spinoff Offers New SAT Prep Tools

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The SAT, which high school juniors in Michigan are now required to take, is causing angst among teachers and students, but a new writing curriculum designed by a…

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MSU’s Phillips Studies Literary Reading as ‘Brain’ Exercise

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Michigan State University’s Natalie Phillips, assistant professor of English, is a leading figure in the emerging field of literary neuroscience. Phillips specializes in 18th-century literature, the history of…

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