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May 27, 2010

Mayes' teaching award

Assistant Professor Keith Mayes has received a 2010 College of Liberal Arts Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award. The Motley Award honors faculty who inspire and care, who make themselves approachable, who show an interest in individual students' well-being and in programs for the benefit of students generally, who give of themselves generously in advising, counseling, and directing projects, and who create an active classroom atmosphere. Such faculty provide a model to undergraduate students through their own research and teaching, and leave an impression by their efforts which alumni recall with appreciation and esteem. Dr. Mayes was also recently awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor (effective August 2010).

May 16, 2010

African immigration to Minnesota

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has published a story about African immigration to Minnesota: 2009 marked the first time Africa was the source of a majority of Minnesota's legal immigrants, with Somalia sending the largest number.

May 5, 2010

Outreach Coordinator in the news

AA&AS Outreach Coordinator Scott Redd has introduced many exciting outreach and engagement activities since joining the department in 2008. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has published an article about a recent campus visit for Minneapolis' Bryn Mawr Community School fifth-graders, in which Scott played a large role.