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September 14, 2009

Up against the Wall Street

Anthropologist Karen Ho shares a view of the investment banking mentality.

September 9, 2009

Helga Leitner: Intercontinental mentor

In a global classroom, geography professor Helga Leitner is a constant meridian.

September 8, 2009

A wise advocate: a profile of English professor Josephine Lee

For someone with a physics degree from MIT, Josephine Lee sure has made an impact on Asian American studies and the performing arts graduate programs at the University.

March 3, 2009

And So We Write It Down

New Regents Professor Madelon Sprengnether writes about the mind.

November 24, 2008

History Professor Knighted by King of Spain

Professor Carla Rahn Phillips was knighted into Spain's Order of Isabella the Catholic in a special ceremony.

November 19, 2008

Election redux

U professor breaks down historic 2008 election

October 23, 2008

Crossing oceans for music

Virtuosos James Dillon and Noriko Kawai share knowledge and music with U community

October 2, 2008

Mining the census data

New Regents Professor Steven Ruggles is changing how research gets done and debunking social myths along the way

U prof takes scholarly approach to salsa dancing

How to Make it to the Dance Floor: A Salsa Guide for Women (Based on Actual Experiences)

A flying start for the arts

Why the new Imagine Fund is critical

June 25, 2008

Four new Regents Professors named by University of Minnesota

Physics professor Allen Goldman, history professor Steven Ruggles, geography professor Eric Sheppard and English professor Madelon Sprengnether.

April 24, 2008

Ceremony honors outstanding U of M women

The Office for University Women will celebrate the contributions and achievements of outstanding female employees and scholars at an award banquet.

April 22, 2008

U of M names recipients of 2008 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

The University of Minnesota's Office for Equity and Diversity has named Ananya Chatterjea, associate professor of theatre arts and dance, and Ross Neely, graduate student in social justice education, as the recipients of the 2008 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award.

April 21, 2008

Traits for greatness: Researchers uncover common presidential traits

Using data gathered from presidential biographers and historians, University psychologist Deniz Ones and her colleagues studied which personality traits have historically been associated with superior presidential performance.

February 19, 2008

Teaching Journalism Through a Role-Playing Game

Online games have been developed to train firefighters, soldiers, and others preparing for fast-paced jobs. So why not a game to train journalists?

February 8, 2008

Activist Daniel Ellsberg visits the U of M for a "Great Conversation" with political expert

Daniel Ellsberg risked imprisonment by leaking the top-secret Pentagon Papers and helping end the Vietnam War. This month, he discusses his insights about the roles of citizens in a democracy, particularly with regard to today's war in Iraq, with University of Minnesota professor Larry Jacobs in "American Democracy in Dissent."

January 15, 2008

Regents Professor Sara Evans has helped place more women in the history books

University Regents Professor and historian Sara Evans believes that those who want to make history must know their own story.

January 1, 2008

Homonyms, homographs, and the confusing world of words

Midmorning's word expert Anatoly Liberman returns to discuss words that look alike and sound alike, but may have different meanings. He'll also try to tackle the origins of Merriam-Webster's word of the year, w00t.

November 21, 2007

U professor challenges typical notions about Scandinavia

Ask 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 Zagar that question, and she'll tell you a more complicated story.

September 25, 2007

Going Beyond Their Comfort Zone: Arts Quarter Faculty Work Ouside Usual Media

"All our tenure-track art faculty are participating in this exhibit [that runs through Thursday, October 4, at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery on the West Bank Arts Quarter in Minneapolis]," says Nick Shank, gallery director.

September 18, 2007

University of Minnesota offers first Hmong history class

History is being made at the University of Minnesota this fall in professor Mai Na Lee's Hmong History Across the Globe class.

September 5, 2007

New faculty position reflects University of Minnesota's commitment to diversity

To ensure the discussion about diversity is not lost in the dizzying array of dialogues taking place at the University, five scholars will be welcomed to Twin Cities campus this fall.

September 4, 2007

A contemporary view of history

New regents professor Elaine Tyler May explores the links between politics and family life.

August 15, 2007

U professor explores the link between human rights and small firearms

As director of the Human Rights Program in CLA's Institute for Global Studies, Barbara Frey has covered a lot of ground.

August 7, 2007

New regents professor explores how music and art shape society and why they matter

Leppert is a professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the Twin Cities campus. He's also one of the most important intellectuals now working in the humanities at the overlapping boundaries of fields including musicology and art history.

August 2, 2007

Ph.D. candidate Rachel Raimist unsettles settled ideas about prisoners

Filmaker and Ph.D. student Rachel Raimist is currently editing a film she made of a weekly poetry workshop in a maximum security prison.

July 25, 2007

Professor inspired students through caring attitude and passion

Mirjana "Minja" Lausevic, an ethnomusicology professor at the University, died July 15 in Northampton, Mass., of an undisclosed illness.

July 24, 2007

U of M to host national conference for organization of Chicana/Latina and Native American women

Conference activities include academic panels and entertainment.

July 19, 2007

Jo-Ida Hansen applies vocational psychology to our free time

Vocational psychologist Jo-Ida Hansen has created a questionnaire to help recent retirees find meaningful leisure activities.

July 10, 2007

New regents professor Matthew McGue is interested in why and how we differ

McGue, one of five newly named regents professors--the University of Minnesota's highest faculty rank--is among the world's leading behavioral geneticists.

June 18, 2007

Bringing More Talent to Minnesota: U of M Hires 10 New Economists

The University of Minnesota department of economics has added 10 new faculty members to its ranks.

June 15, 2007

U professor says the line between advertising and reporting is becoming more difficult to decipher

Branding people, such as "Soccer Mom" and "NASCAR Dad," perpetuates outdated ideas about gender roles, says U researcher Mary Vavrus.

June 5, 2007

Study examines link between early sex and mental health

While most teens suffer no mental health side effects, some teens appear to be more at risk.

May 15, 2007

Three CLA professors are elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

English Regents Professor Patricia Hampl, along with political science Regents Professor John Sullivan and philosophy professor Geoffrey Hellman, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 12, 2007

Guggenheims Awarded to Three CLA Faculty

The 2007 fellowship winners include 189 artists, scholars and scientists selected from nearly 2,800 applicants for awards totaling $7.6 million. Decisions are based on recommendations from hundreds of expert advisors and are approved by the Guggenheim Foundation's board of trustees.

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April 21, 2006

Ivory Tower redux

The U's famed literary magazine makes a comeback

January 6, 2006

Women of color take center stage

When Ananya Chatterjea read Arundhati Roy's book The Algebra of Infinite Justice, a passionate and poetic collection of political essays written after 9/11, she found herself contemplating a recurring question: how can women of color communicate honestly about race, gender, politics and their dreams?

April 8, 2005

Ann Waltner Named Director of the Institute of Advanced Study

The college is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Waltner (professor, history) as the first director of the Institute of Advanced Study, created as part of the President's Interdisciplinary Initiative on the Arts and Humanities.

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