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Three SJMC faculty named "Best Brains" by Mpls. St. Paul magazine

Three SJMC faculty--Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law Jane Kirtley, senior fellow Howard Liszt and adjunct instructor John Rash--were named "Best Brains of the Twin Cities" in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's November 2008 issue. The magazine defines intelligence as a broad-based comprehension of today's complexities and the ability to put it to concrete use. In the article's introduction, writer Brian Lambert explained the selection process. "We at Mpls.St.Paul admire the kind of brain power that demonstrates good judgment, a wide range of interests, attention to innovation, and a knack for efficient problem-solving. Intelligence, in other words, that is of tangible value to everyone." Kirtley, Liszt and Rash shared the recognition with several other University of Minnesota leaders, including president Robert Bruininks, professor and scientist Doris Taylor, and University of Minnesota Foundation president and CEO Steve Goldstein, as well as SJMC alumna Lynn Casey, chair and CEO of Padilla Speer Beardsley.