August 2008 Archives

CLA Broadens Religious Studies Program

Portrait: Cal Roetzel. The College of Liberal Arts is expanding its religious studies program beginning fall 2008. Cal Roetzel, co-chair of the Religious Studies Working Group and professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, discusses the revised program. Continue reading…

Lost and Found: Shoebox Yields Cuneiform Cone

Portrait: Eva von Dassow. In a two-part story, cuneiform expert Eva von Dassow recounts how a forgotten artifact led to the rediscovery of a forgotten Mesopotamian king. Part 1 | Part 2

By Eva von Dassow (edited from CNES, fall 2007)

Alumni Notes

In Memoriam

Development Update

By Mary Hicks

Murphy Hall: The place where careers - and lives - take off

Student Update

Faculty Update

INMS Update

By Karen Kloser and Nora Paul

The Institute for New Media Studies celebrates Knight Foundation grant and soon-to-be released Eyetracking Project research.

Silha Center Update

By Christopher Gorman

Silha Forum examines media coverage of tragedies

Minnesota Journalism Center Update

By Rachel Johnson

The MJC's annual Premack Awards and Lecture celebrated Minnesota public affairs journalism and launched a new program format focusing on current issues in public affairs reporting.

There are many reasons for the Minnesota Daily staff to be proud as they review their improvements and celebrate their accomplishments.

By Natalie Johnson

Any discussion about diversity would be incomplete without adding student voices tot the mix. Students throughout the SJMC are not only learning about the importance of diversity, but are engaged and working hard to make sure the dialogue remains interesting and meaningful.

Diverse Gifts

By Chris Ison

The Cowles family's commitment to racial and gender equality, combined with the power of the press, helped shape the course of history. This legacy, begun decades ago, lives on as a new generation continues to promote diversity and equality, and support journalism and journalism education.

By Rhoda Fukushima

Diversity is as close as a city bus or a college campus. Diversity is in the places we go and in the places we don't. Diversity is in how long we stay and how long we don't. Diversity invites us to come when we can and stay as long as possible.

By Natalie Johnson

The conversation about diversity takes on new intensity with the addition of the John and Elizabet h Bate s Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality to the SJMC faculty. This position will directly enhance the strategic plan of the SJMC and the University overall to build the nation’s pre-eminent program in communication education, research and practice.

Letter from the Director

By Albert R. Tims

A core value of American journalism is to give voice to those sectors of society for whom the forces of inequality have muted or denied their voices. The vitality of the public sphere depends on these voices.

Celebrating the Future

The SJMC celebrates student and alumni achievement

Community Ties

By Amanda Rider

Award Winners Celebrated and American Politics Discussed at Premack Lecture

One Daily at a Time

The Daily, and editor-in-chief Jake Weyer, wrap up an award-winning year

Taking the Ad World by Storm

By Amanda Rider

Three promising SJMC alums have found promising career paths in the advertising world.

To Your Health

by Ami Berger

Four SJMC faculty explore the connections between health and communication--and how those connections affect the public's health and well-being.

The Undergraduate Experience

By Ami Berger

The SJMC is making its undergraduate curriculum one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking in the country. The result? Alumni who know how to make a difference in the real world.

In Memoriam

The SJMC says a sad farewell to Bob Jones, former director and Professor Emeritus...and other passages.

Alumni Notes

Development Update

By Mary Hicks

Student Updates

The first Star Tribune Scholars graduate...and more student news from the halls of Murphy Hall.

Documenting Progress at the Daily

Every fall, the Minnesota Daily reinvents itself as a new group of leaders take over the paper's Office of the Publisher. This year, that group includes President Justin Scott, Business Manager Melissa Lappin, and Editor-in-Chief Britt Johnsen.

MJC Update

The Minnesota Journalism Center hosted events this past semester with a local, national, and international flair.

In their own words: Senior year in the SJMC

When temperatures are freezing and snow covers the University's campus, it's hard to believe that spring--and graduation--is only a few short months away. As they get ready for their last semester in the SJMC, five seniors talk about their course work (challenging but satisfying), their interests (all over the place), their free time (what there is of it), and their futures (very bright).

All in the Family

The SJMC has been the collegiate home of five generations of students, and some of those students have watched their own children come through the corridors of Murphy Hall. Call it a "family thing."

Playing to Learn

Professor Kathleen Hansen and Institute for New Media Studies director Nora Paul are exploring the use of computer games as effective tools in the classroom.

In Memoriam

Alumni Notes

Development Update

By Mary Hicks

Student Update

The Star Tribune Scholars Program sees a big increase in funds...and more student news from Murphy Hall.

Faculty Update

Recent awards, publications, presentations, and other accolades from the faculty in the SJMC.

Faculty Update

Recent awards, publications, presentations, and other accolades from the faculty in the SJMC.

Silha Center Update

Floyd Abrams Delivers 20th Annual Silha Lecture

Faculty Updates

Recent awards, publications, presentations by SJMC faculty...and a few new faces coming to Murphy Hall.

Silha Center Update

By Andrew Deutsch

This spring, the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law highlighted two topics very much in the news. The Silha Forum held in March focused on the rights of privacy in the digital age, and the April forum looked at the ethical and legal issues reporters face when dealing with confidential sources.

Institute for New Media Studies Update

By Ching Lo

The Institute for New Media Studies focuses on the future of gaming, blogs, and thinking digitally

Letter From the Director

By Albert R. Tims

The University of Minnesota is poised to embark on a bold new strategic plan for the coming decade. President Robert Bruininks' ultimate goal is to propel the University into the ranks of the top three research universities in the world.

INMS Update

The Institute for New Media Studies is spearheading projects on local, national and international levels.

Letter from the Director

By Albert R. Tims

Using virtually any metric you like, the University of Minnesota has entered an era of tranformational change.

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