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March 2009 Archives
By Nora Paul and Karen Kloser
By Sara Cannon
Minnesota's premier public affairs award competition expanded to include electronic and new media journalism.
By Jen Keavy
New leadership takes helm at the Daily.
Scholarship winners were all smiles after being acknowledged on the Memorial Hall stage at McNamara Alumni Center.
By Jen Keavy
College of Liberal Arts honors former SJMC students with Alumni of Notable Achievement Award.
By Jen Keavy
Forum to address freedom of the press and the state of journalism.
Watch the Minnesota Journalism Center Web site,
http://www.mjc.umn.edu, for updates on the symposium.
Libraries are dusty old places with nothing but books.
By Jen Keavy
Pride and tradition have never occupied quiet houses in the story of American life. You can find them in our national monuments and war memorials. They're engraved on the sides of our most treasured sports trophies. They dance in wedding photographs on the walls of our grandparents' homes. Few things seem more urgent than our desire to commemorate, to crease every page and mark each chapter in our collective national youth. Enter the yearbook.
by Erik Ernest Martz
Combining a student-centered philosophy with the resources of a major research university, the SJMC is working hard to give students opportunities not found elsewhere.
by Jen Keavy
by Dave Mona
Of all the nicknames and sobriquets that might be attached to Mitchell Charnley (and he hated labels), Mr. Accuracy would have been as apt as any other. It was his professional obsession that a writer's first job is to get the facts right.
by Phil Tichenor
In this issue of the Murphy Reporter, we've invited emeritus professor Phil Tichenor to reflect on the distinguished career and lasting legacy of professor Mitchell V. Charnley -- one of the nation's true pioneers in journalism education.
Francis Loren “Gus” Cooper (B.A. ’41), a lifetime journalist and civic activist, died Dec. 15, 2007, in Dunedin, Fla. He was 88 years old. He attended the University of Minnesota from 1937 to 1941, and was a reporter/editor for The Minnesota Daily, later becoming managing editor during his senior year. After graduating, he was a reporter for the Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin. Cooper was a World War II and Koren conflict veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for nearly 40 years.
Our goal is to raise an additional $200,000 over the next 12 months.
You can play an important part in helping us reach this goal!
By Nora Paul
By Patrick File
Conference explores the economics of aging.
By Rachel Johnson
Minnesota Daily Alumni Association Update
By Eva Widder
Two underreported facts about the relationship between Morocco and the United States are the following, according to Mohamed Benaissa: "Morocco was the first country in 1777 to recognize the United States as an independent nation. The first treaty that the new American republic entered into was with Morocco, in 1787." This friendship treaty has never been broken.
By Nahid Khan
Alumnus Thomas DeFrank upsets the Conventional Wisdom on Gerald Ford
By Neal Karlen
The University of Minnesota is boldly moving forward with its goal to become one of the world's top three public research universities within the next decade--an institution with "a deep and abiding cultural commitment to excellence" in education and in the advancement of knowledge for the public good, as University president Robert Bruininks said in his 2007 State of the University address. Through its pioneering communications research, the SJMC is right in step with these strategic aspirations.
By Jen Keavy
"We've embraced the aspirations of the University of Minnesota to emerge over the coming decade as one of the top three public research universities in the world by providing world class support for faculty and graduate student research."
by Kate Tyler
Poet, scholar, pedagogical innovator, multitasker—Charlotte Melin has found her niche as head of GSD’s language programs.
Reading 20th-century German cultural history through cinema, Rick McCormick finds that all roads lead to the Weimar Republic.
Sara Vogt has used her B.A. degree in German as a passport to advance work in disability studies.
For newly hired theorist and critic Rembert Hueser, it’s all about the frame.
GSD’s College in the Schools program is a bridge linking Folwell Hall and high school German classes across Minnesota.
Looking for telling echoes in poems and memoirs, Leslie Morris explores the making of cultural memory, diasporic identity, and history itself.
Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres Faculty Profile
Jack Zipes Faculty Profiles
Monika Zagar Faculty Profile
Frank Hirschbach turns 80
For Sonja Fritzsche—Ph.D. Grad, German cultural critic, and aspiring academic—sci-fi has been just the ticket
It’s Hereditary: the Poetry of Søren Ulrik Thomsen
From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - two new online sites.
by Rachel Harmon
By Kirk Allison
By Pam Kancher, executive director, Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
By Fred Amram, survivor and professor emeritus, University of Minnesota
By Freya Slocumb
New documentary with Public Television
The search for a new director for CHGS is under way and we expect to have an announcement within the next few months. The position will be named the Stephen C. Feinstein Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, an endowed professorship that includes teaching, research, and directorship of CHGS.
By Juanita Rice, former magistrate, U of MN Distinguished Alumna
All events are free and open to the public.
By Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D.,