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Generous Thinking: Universities, the Commons, and the Public Good

Friday, September 11, 2020

Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick presents to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on September 11, 2020. Bio: Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English….

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Young Joon Kwak Chosen As Critical Race Studies Artist-In-Residence

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Picture of Arts and Letter’s Artist-in-Residence Young Joon Kwok

This year’s College of Arts and Letter’s Artist-in-Residence of Critical Race Studies is Young Joon Kwak, a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily through sculpture, performance, video and collaboration. The Critical…

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Responding To COVID-19 With Innovation And Compassion

Friday, August 7, 2020
homemade-masks in colorful fabrics

For the past several months, MSU’s Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) faculty, alumni, and students have used their skills and contributed their time in the fight against COVID-19…

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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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