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December 12, 2009

Axes of evolution

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December 9, 2009

Calendar Politics

Professor Keith Mayes publishes the first scholarly book connecting Kwanzaa and the Black Power movement.

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November 20, 2009

CLA Alumni Honored for Leadership and Service

In October three CLA alumni received the prestigious Alumni Service Award from the University of Minnesota for their long-time service and legacy of volunteerism. The awards were presented at a celebration hosted by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

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Site Visits Help CLA Students Understand the Work World

Since November 2008, CLA's Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) and the CLA Alumni Society have partnered on an initiative for CLA students to learn more about networking and work places through company site visits.

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July 9, 2009

Sounds of Silence

soundOfSilence.jpgDiane Willow opens up the auditory riches of the "seemingly silent."

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June 29, 2009

The Immortal Woman

Professor Ann Waltner uncovers the story of Ming-era Tanyangzi: visionary, mystic, immortal.

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June 9, 2009

CLA Recognizes Alumni of Notable Achievement for 2009

On March 25, 2009, the College honored 16 alumni who have made remarkable contributions or attained significant achievements in their fields.

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Job Searching: How alumni can help each other

CLA recently celebrated its spring commencement, and many of our graduates are facing an uncertain job market. Even some of us who wore our caps and gowns several (ahem!) years ago may find ourselves also facing this market.

We spoke with Sarah Jackson, Sydneyann Chase, Emily Scholtes, and Jaime Seeley, four CLA alumni with careers in recruiting, to ask their advice for job seekers.

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January 27, 2009

Place Setting

French Street ArtIn France, politeness is staging a comeback.
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January 22, 2009

Student Activism Without Borders

By Claire Leslie
Global studies students raise funds for an orphanage in Honduras.

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January 21, 2009

Inspiring Each Other

“Where could I be in 5 years?" Last fall the Communication Studies Association (CSA) student organization held an alumni panel event to help communication majors explore this question.

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December 9, 2008

Persuasive Economics

Economics professor Itai Sher links game theory and communication

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November 14, 2008

Trials and Tribulations

Graduate student Jonneke Koomen investigates the global politics of human rights.
By Susie Eaton Hopper

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August 20, 2008

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…

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August 19, 2008

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

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Fragment Found at Uruk Matches Cone Found in CNES Shoebox

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

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July 27, 2008

Beyond Blue Eyes

ZagarMonika_sm.jpgAsk the average American what Scandinavians look like, and you're bound to get an answer like this: "Tall, blond, blue eyes." But ask associate professor Monika Žagar that question, and she'll tell you a more complicated story. Continue Reading...

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Reflect, Detour, Find a Mentor

Portrait: Mary Finn ShapiroBy Mary Schafer

Alumna Mary Finn Shapiro’s Path Winds around her Humanities Background Continue reading…

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July 23, 2008

The Giving Trees

Physical geographers like Susy Ziegler are helping Minnesotans make wise decisions

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July 16, 2008

Getting to the Source of the Matter

Portrait: Nina Peterson-Perlman. For her French studies research thesis, undergraduate Nina Peterson-Perlman explored the nature of French journalism.
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June 27, 2008

State of the (Language) Arts

Portrait: Beth KautzWith the aid of technological advances and expanding resources, language study at the University is advancing by leaps and megabytes. Continue Reading…

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June 24, 2008

Greater than the Sum

By Douglas Clement

The Minneapolis Fed and the
University of Minnesota: A partnership

This is precisely how government, business, and education ought to work together.

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June 23, 2008

A Capital Investment

Portrait: Art RolnickBy Thomas Lee

What exactly is the public good? Art Rolnick has spent a career using economics to answer that question Continue reading…

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June 11, 2008

One Floor Up

Mary KennedyMary Kennedy is taking research on traumatic brain injury to the next level by studying how we think about how we think.
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A Head for Language

Yang ZhangAs one of the newest faculty members in SLHS, Yang Zhang is rethinking classic theories about how we learn languages.
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The Sound of Silence

Peggy NelsonFor Peggy Nelson, the sound of silence is the sound of children learning.
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