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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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Studio Art Major Wins ‘Most Inspiring’ at Social Justice Art Festival

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Beaumont building and Sky

Frankie Potochick, a senior Studio Art major, received the “Most Inspiring” award at the Second Annual Social Justice Art Festival for her painting, Innocence Lost, which focuses on the…

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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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MSU Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
MSU top producer of Fulbright scholars

Michigan State University is a top producer of Fulbright scholars from colleges and universities in the United States for 2018-19. With seven scholars receiving Fulbright awards for this…

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Enhancing Patient Care Through Technology

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dawn Opel, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and User Experience in MSU’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, is working to find new ways for clinical and community…

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‘Illuminating Survivor Voices’ Through the Arts

Monday, November 26, 2018
Broad Art Lab

A new exhibit at the Broad Art Lab will showcase a poem addressing the role of silence in cases of sexual abuse and how the isolation and silencing…

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Malea Powell Named Editor of College Composition and Communication

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Malea Powell

Malea Powell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, has been selected as the next editor of College Composition and Communication (CCC), one…

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Elizabeth LaPensée Wins Guggenheim Fellowship Award

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Assistant Professor Elizabeth LaPensée is among the 25 winners in the Fine Art group to receive a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. The winners are chosen through a highly competitive process…

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Social Media Can Amplify Cyberbullying by ‘Digital Mobs’

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Liza Potts

Tweeting praise or criticism gives you more power – and can pose a greater potential threat – than you may know, according to Michigan State University research. That’s…

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Writing & Feedback in Health Service Networks

Friday, March 30, 2018

William Hart-Davidson, associate professor, presented at the Humanities and the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Forum on March 30, 2018. Interdisciplinary and interprofessional work between the artists, social scientists, and…

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