January 4, 2010

The loudness wars: why music sounds worse

Psychology professor Andrew Oxenham helps National Public Radio listeners understand the reasons that our music has been getting louder.

December 28, 2009

Human Rights Program survey finds meatpacking safety not improved

A law meant to improve safety for meatpacking workers has failed and conditions in many plants have actually gotten worse.

December 22, 2009

University of Minnesota journalism students explore changing American Dream in new magazine

A magazine production class in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication chose to focus their magazine on exploring and interpreting what the American Dream means to the millennial generation.

December 21, 2009

New chief rocks Minneapolis Fed

Narayana Kocherlakota leaves academia behind in order to put his theories to work as president of the Minneapolis Fed.

December 17, 2009

Iraj Bashiri: A Way Forward in Afghanistan

On January 7, Islamic intellectual history professor Iraj Bashiri will discuss what history reveals about a way forward in Afghanistan for CCE's Headliners speaker series.

Professor Gary Cohen receives Austrian medal of honor

The Republic of Austria has awarded Gary B. Cohen, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Austrian Studies its Medal of Honor for Science and Art, First Class.

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December 10, 2009

Class of the titans

A student's account of meeting economics Nobel laureates with differing views.

December 4, 2009

Personality predicts success in medical school, says new study by psychology professor

Personality characteristics play a major role in determining who succeeds in medical school, according to new research in a study co-authored by University of Minnesota psychology professor Deniz Ones

December 2, 2009

School of Music University Symphony Orchestra to premiere Swan Composer Prize winner Jonathan Kolm's "Prophecies" Dec. 9

The University of Minnesota School of Music recently announced that the winning work of the 2009 Craig and Janet Swan Composer Prize is "Prophecies" by Jonathan Kolm. This work will be premiered by the university's Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mark Russell Smith at Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 in Ted Mann Concert Hall.

December 1, 2009

Will newspapers survive?

U of M media expert Nora Paul to speak about future for news organizations as part of the College of Continuing Education's "Headliners" series on December 3.

November 20, 2009

Art Fair Showcases Work by CLA Students

The annual show is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts student board.

November 11, 2009

New Econ Class Examines Past and Present Financial Crises

Professor Tim Kehoe calls the class, which uses economic models to analyze financial meltdowns, "an experiment."

November 5, 2009

Conducting Stravinsky

School of Music conducting students Foster Beyers, Christina Chen-Beyers, and Jeffrey Specht are preparing to take on the challenge of conducting an opera by Igor Stravinsky.

October 30, 2009

French professors awarded Palmes Academiques

On October 16, 2009, Professors Daniel and Mária Brewer of the Department of French and Italian were awarded the Palmes Academiques by the French government and made chevaliers in the French government.

October 29, 2009

Why Teach for America?

Recent English alumni Stephen Courchane and Ryan Magee describe the highs and lows of joining Teach for America.

October 23, 2009

University of Minnesota exhibit celebrates 40th anniversary of pioneering programs

In 1969, the U of M established the first American Indian studies and second African American studies departments in the United States. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic event, the University Libraries are exhibiting archival materials that chronicle the establishment of these pioneering programs.

October 22, 2009

Relationship values transcend gender, sexual orientation in young people, U of M study finds

Ideas of romantic love, faithfulness and commitment still valued highly by 18-28 year-olds, say researchers.

October 21, 2009

University's Center on Writing hosts first National Day on Writing

Schools and colleges nation-wide celebrated the diversity of writing Tuesday, which was declared by the United States Senate.

University seeking student support for Folwell project

The University is requesting $23 million from the state for renovations to century-old classroom building.

October 14, 2009

School of Music Collage Concert set for Oct. 17

The University of Minnesota School of Music presents its Collage Concert, an annual ensemble concert with more than 400 students and faculty performing in a non-stop, surround-sound, musical extravaganza at Ted Mann Concert Hall.

October 1, 2009

Economics professor named president of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Narayana Kocherlakota of the University of Minnesota Department of Economics will assume his new post October 8.

September 28, 2009

Susan Noakes to hold new Arts, Design and Humanities Chair

The first chair will be held by professor Susan Noakes of the Department of French and Italian for her project, "Globalization of the Middle Ages." The program is part of the University's Imagine Fund.

September 16, 2009

School of Music to confer honorary degree on acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop

Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director, became first woman to head a major American symphony in 2007.

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.

September 4, 2009

Former CLA Dean Fred Lukermann passes away

Fred Lukermann, University of Minnesota geography professor and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts, passed away on September 1, 2009.

August 24, 2009

Journalism school courses prepare students for real-world challeges

In response to the ongoing media maelstrom, the SJMC offered some twists on its traditional curriculum during the 2008-09 academic year.

August 13, 2009

U of M sociology study finds that female supervisors more susceptible to workplace sexual harassment

Research is first to examine trend over time and clearly demonstrate use of harassment as a workplace equalizer.

August 5, 2009

Ellen Kennedy Wins Anne Frank Center 's Outstanding Citizen Award

Interim director of the U of M Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Kennedy won the award by raising awareness and enabling advocacy about recent genocides.

July 28, 2009

Summer Chorus Concert on August 1

The University of Minnesota School of Music and the Minnesota Oratorio Society present Haydn's The Creation on Friday, August 1, featuring the Summer Chorus conducted by Matthew Mehaffey.

July 22, 2009

U of M Marching Band is first to move into TCF Bank Stadium

On the morning of Saturday, July 25, the "Pride of Minnesota" will move into its own space in the new TCF Bank Stadium. The band is the first group to officially move into the stadium.

June 22, 2009

Michael Sommers Wins Bush Foundation Award

Michael Sommers, assistant professor of the Department of Theatre Arts and dance and Interdisciplinary Program in Collaborative Arts, has been awarded a 2009 Enduring Vision Award from the Bush Foundation.

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June 17, 2009

New Hmong studies fellows at the University of Minnesota announced

The Program in Asian American Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota announced today the selection of the University of Minnesota's first Hmong Studies Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Fellow for 2009-2010.

June 4, 2009

Eight CLA Students Win Critical Language Scholarships

Six undergraduates and two graduate students from the U of M-Twin Cities have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships for language study abroad during the summer of 2009.

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May 26, 2009

Latest role for famed playwright: Dr.

Playwright Tony Kushner is awarded an honorary doctorate.

May 20, 2009

Join the Summer Chorus

Sponsored by the U's School of Music and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota (OSM), the Summer Chorus will perform Haydn’s Creation (with full orchestra) at Ted Mann Concert Hall, with U faculty member and OSM artistic director, Matthew Mehaffey. You are invited to join.

May 19, 2009

Playwright Tony Kushner to Receive Honorary Doctorate

The University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts will award an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to playwright Tony Kushner on Thursday, May 21.

May 18, 2009

American Indian Studies Department Hosts First Indigenous Scholars Conference

The first American Indian studies department in the nation will mark another first when the department at the University of Minnesota hosts the first Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference on May 21 - 23.

2,000 High School Students to Talk it up at World Languages Day

The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, home to around 40 foreign language programs, will play host to nearly 2,000 students from 25 Minnesota high schools during its 6th annual World Languages Day on Tuesday, May 19.

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May 15, 2009

U of M Student Wins Prestigious Udall Native American Congressional Internship

Philip Brodeen, a student in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, has been awarded a 2009 Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship.

U of M Senior Anh Tran Receives USA Today Honor

Anh Tran, a senior psychology and neuroscience student has been selected to the 2009 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.

April 28, 2009

A Cause for Concern and Study: The Flu Today and in 1918

An Immigration History Research Center's database related to the 1918 flu pandemic may help researchers in modeling responses to the current swine flu outbreak.

April 23, 2009

CLA Faculty Member Named American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow

Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Political Science John Freeman will be inducted to the academy at the fall 2009 ceremony.

April 21, 2009

CLA Student Wins Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship

Linguist Dustin Chacón, who speaks six languages, becomes third U of M student to win award.

April 20, 2009

Living and Teaching History

American studies professor David Noble to retire after 56 years at U.

April 17, 2009

A Feast of Findings

Doctoral candidates show off their discoveries at a research fair.

April 16, 2009

Busting the myth of eternal progress

David Noble dissected the American dream.

April 13, 2009

Middle man

As scientists search for answers, philosopher Alan Love focuses on the questions.

April 10, 2009

U of M Opera Theatre presents Leoš Janácek’s Jenůfa April 23-26

An intensely moving and powerful social drama that depicts the tragedy and triumph of a young woman’s “sin” in an intolerant, unforgiving society. Music by Czech composer Leos Janacek and libretto by Gabriela Preissova. Performed in English. For more information, visit

April 2, 2009

Speaking of Language

At the U, nearly 40 language options provide a wealth of cultural opportunity.

March 27, 2009

Swedish Duo Gellend Performs March 30

The Duo Gelland, internationally renowned Swedish violin duo, will perform the music of James Dillon and Luigi Nono at a free concert at the Weisman Art Museum. More information is available on the School of Music website.

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March 23, 2009

High on Research

CLA undergraduate Ellie Lijewski will be part of a research team examining how adolescents process and interpret anti-drug ads.

March 19, 2009

Government bailout policy is "cross your fingers and hope"

U of M economics professor V.V. Chari weighs in on the government bailout policy.

March 17, 2009

U of M dance faculty take to the stage

This week, Wednesday through Sunday, for the first time, the department will host the North Central Regional American College Dance Festival (ACDFA) Conference.

March 16, 2009

Watch Them Soar

Nine students chosen to perform with prestigious dance company on Northrop stage March 19.

March 9, 2009

2008 Frank Premack Memorial Award Winners Announced

The Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award competition is one of Minnesota's most coveted and celebrated journalism honors.

March 3, 2009

Honey, I Shrunk the Cranium

Anthropologist Kieran McNulty studied how shrinking made Indonesian 'hobbit' fossils look deceptively like modern humans.

And So We Write It Down

New Regents Professor Madelon Sprengnether writes about the mind.

February 17, 2009

Electronica Catches Fire at the Spark Festival

The U of M's six-day celebration of technology and music kicks off this week.

February 10, 2009

CLA's Dean's Medalist, Scholars of the College To Be Honored

A ceremony to honor these faculty will be held February 11, 2009.

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February 9, 2009

Chicano Studies Opens Exhibit at Wilson Library

University Libraries has opened an exhibit to display Chicano Studies research materials at Wilson Library.

January 27, 2009

A Fresh Look at the Dark Ages

Why bother with what happened between A.D. 400 and 800? Because, anthropology professor Peter Wells says, to understand how our world works today, we need to understand how it got that way.

January 26, 2009

Full Steam Ahead

For nearly 40 years, Ray Wakefield has shared his passion for language, history, and culture with students.

The Morrill Hall Takeover: 40 Years Later

The Department of African American & African Studies remembers the events that launched their department.

January 22, 2009

Annual Concert Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of Minnesota will present the annual "From Every Voice" concert to honor life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. on February 22, 2009.

January 7, 2009

Meet the New Press

The daily newspaper may be in its death throes, but students are flocking to journalism school, cell phone and MacBook in hand, ready for the brave new e-world.

December 18, 2008

"Hobbit" fossils represent a new species, concludes U of M anthropologist

Anthropology professor Kieran McNulty has made an important contribution toward solving one of the greatest paleoanthropological mysteries in recent history.

December 16, 2008

Film based on music of U of M composer earns prestigious German award

An Annual German Record Critics' Award was recently awarded to a film based on an interpretation of the music of James Dillon, School of Music professor and composer.

December 15, 2008

Taking his place

Regents Professor Eric Sheppard is a giant in geography.

December 9, 2008

UN expert to hear testimony on Hmong grave desecrations

Family members of Hmong people whose graves were desecrated in Thailand in 2005 will call upon a United Nations official to recognize a violation of human rights in a hearing at the University of Minnesota on Dec. 10.

November 24, 2008

U of M student named Rhodes scholar

Senior Ashley Nord is summa cum laude candidate for a B.A. in global studies with a minor in Spanish studies, and a candidate for B.S. degrees in physics and astrophysics.

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 30, 2008

James Parente named CLA Dean

University of Minnesota Provost Thomas Sullivan named professor James A. Parente, Jr. as dean of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

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October 23, 2008

Where politics and psychology intersect

Looking at current and past events, political scientists at the University of Minnesota are unraveling the mysteries of political behavior.

Space age digs

Archaeologists use geographic information systems to pinpoint ancient sites.

Crossing oceans for music

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

October 10, 2008

Inside a character's head

The U's production of Woyzeck challenges us to piece together the play in our own way

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

From the recesses of their minds

Nash Gallery exhibit captures the experiences of genocide survivors

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

September 17, 2008

School of Music Names New Director

Dr. David Myers from the Georgia State University has been named director of the U's School of Music.

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September 12, 2008

From smoke and rubble

Music professor Doug Geers composed music for a 9/11-inspired opera about a family's experience on that tragic day.

September 9, 2008

U of M announces three finalists for CLA dean

Candidates will make public presentations during September.

Exhibit focuses on U.S. presidents

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication is co-sponosring an exhibit of compelling news photos from the AP archives.

August 14, 2008

Cheering the hero and booing the bad guys

Showboat offers The Count of Monte Cristo for 50th anniversary season.

July 10, 2008

Furnishing a solution

J-School alum Kevin Groenke's created the innovative CDesK to meet design students' needs.

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.

June 18, 2008

Former IHRC Director Rudi Vecoli Remembered

Rudolph J. Vecoli, former director of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), died June 17 after a long-term illness.

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June 3, 2008

The poetics of cinema

Filmmaker and faculty member Hisham Bizri turns everyday life into visual poetry with an emotional pulse.

May 28, 2008

The unhealthy state of medical journalism

Study takes American media to task for coverage of new treatments.

May 20, 2008

Bowling them over with economics

A U grad student turns the 'dismal science' into performance art

May 13, 2008

Report offers suggestions for reducing America's prison population

According to a recent Pew report, more than 1 in every 100 adults is now behind bars in the United States, the first time we've ever crossed that threshold.

May 1, 2008

On public opinion and health care

According to new University of Minnesota research, presidential candidates must understand public opinion on health care if they expect to woo voters.

April 30, 2008

Weisman uses iPods to help patrons interpret art

U students have crafted original music compositions in response to art works in the Weisman Art Museum's permanent collection.

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

One village at a time

U student Katie Nelson establishes a foundation to help Kenyan families.

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.

April 17, 2008

U of M College of Liberal Arts faculty member wins prestigious award from the American Academy in Rome

Hisham Bizri, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) faculty member at the University of Minnesota, has been selected as a recipient of the 112th annual American Academy in Rome Prize Competition.

April 16, 2008

Infants may be hard-wired to respond to spiders

A study by University psychology graduate student Jaime Derringer and a colleague suggests that the human brain has evolved to single out spiders for special attention.

U theatre and dance students perform new version of The Wizard of Oz

This week, April 16-19, University Theatre and Dance continues its production of "The Wiz," an eye-opening, head-scratching take on the 1975 Broadway musical "The Wiz," which was adapted from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

March 17, 2008

U explores international eugenics movements with Science Museum of Minnesota

Through May 4, the Science Museum of Minnesota, along with the U's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, is hosting "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," an exhibition that delves into the theory of eugenics, its spread across the globe, and its role in the Nazi effort to legitimize persecution and the killing of human beings in pursuit of a superior Germany.

March 5, 2008

Community loses renowned scholar and humanitarian Stephen Feinstein

It is with great sadness that we announce Steve Feinstein, the director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and adjunct professor of history, died Tuesday, March 4.

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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 12, 2008

New chances to hear Holocaust memorial oratorio

A U professor and graduate created the widely acclaimed work.

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 31, 2008

New advisory panel appointed to University of Minnesota professional strategic communication graduate program

The Professional Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program in the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication has appointed an inaugural eight-member advisory panel, comprised of some of the Twin Cities' top advertising and public relations professionals.

January 29, 2008

Blog offers a nonpartisan take on the political landscape

It's rare for a political blog to take a neutral position and comment on the changing electoral landscape in as balanced and objective a manner as possible. But that's precisely the mission and the day-to-day undertaking of "Smart Politics," a blog from the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the U's Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs.

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.

December 14, 2007

Behind the scenes and on stage

U faculty member and local artist Michael Sommers named 2007 USA Ford Fellow.

December 11, 2007

A day for music makers

University of Minnesota hosts annual conducting symposium.

December 10, 2007

Video of Nobel Ceremony for Professor Leonid Hurwicz

News Service Video - Leonid Hurwicz Nobel ceremony.

December 5, 2007

U of M study finds gap in health and mortality rates between socioeconomic classes unchanged over the past 100 years

Over the past century, the United States has witnessed historic advances in public health and medicine that have contributed to improved health and a significant increase in life expectancy for all socioeconomic groups. But despite 100 years of historic advances, University of Minnesota sociologists have found that the health gap between classes has not changed.

U professor Jack Zipes continues to reshape the way we think about folklore and fairy tales

"I think, therefore I provoke" might well be Jack Zipes's motto. An internationally renowned scholar and translator who has published prolifically, the University of Minnesota professor is also a cultural activist who motivates children to question the traditional stories they've been told and helps them create new ones.

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.

November 9, 2007

U conference will honor the creator of Pippi Longstocking

Troublemaker. Free spirit. Outlier. She's the most popular girl to come out of Sweden since Greta Garbo. We're talking, of course, about Pippi Longstocking.

November 8, 2007

The revolution will be digitized

From slides to pixels, the U's Visual Resources Center moves art history into the 21st century.

October 18, 2007

U of M student receives American Indian College Fund Mellon Fellowship

Matthew Martinez, a doctoral student in the University of Minnesota American studies department, is one of four students in the country selected by the American Indian College Fund to its prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship Program for 2007-08.

October 15, 2007

University professor wins Nobel Prize

Leonid Hurwicz's work puts the human factor into economic theory.

October 8, 2007

CLA Professor Allen Isaacman receives award for global engagement

The all-University Award for Global Engagement is given to faculty and staff members—active or retired—in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education and international programs in their field, discipline, or the University.

October 2, 2007

University graduate student turns things we take for granted into art; wins international sculpture award

When R. Justin Stewart looks at a map, he sees more than a way to get from Point A to Point B.

September 28, 2007

U of M Study Finds U.S. High School Dropout Rate Higher Than Thought and Hasn't Improved in Years

University of Minnesota sociologists have found that the U.S. high school dropout rate is considerably higher than most people think -- with one in four students not graduating -- and has not improved appreciably in recent decades.

September 27, 2007

Poli Sci Professor Robert Kvavik Knighted

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway has appointed Robert Berthel Kvavik Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for his promotion of research and university collaboration between the United States and Norway.

September 25, 2007

A Feast of Love on the big screen

U professor's book adapted to film; hits cinemas September 28.

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 31, 2007

Fallen bridge prompts contemplative class

In the wake of the I-35W tragedy, students look to the future.

August 20, 2007

U of M Professor Honored with American Psychological Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Irving I. Gottesman, Ph.D., Bernstein Professor in Adult Psychiatry in the University of Minnesota Medical School and senior fellow in the department of psychology, has been awarded the 2007 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology.

August 17, 2007

Zonday's Original Song "Chocolate Rain" Has Earned More Than 4,000,000 YouTube Views

An online downpour of catchy 'Chocolate Rain'.

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 10, 2007

The next generation of U students

CLA's new K-12 outreach office is encouraging Minnesota's youngest citizens to think big.

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.

For U professor, bridge collapse hits close to home

From Ross Macmillan's 11th floor window in the Social Sciences Building on the West Bank, the Mississippi River seems to meander calmly below, framed by the Washington Avenue Bridge and the Weisman Art Museum on the left and the I-94 and Franklin Avenue bridges on the right.

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 31, 2007

New program uses research projects to promote higher education

An innovative program made its debut at the University this summer, giving high school and college students an exceptional opportunity in the world of research.

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 23, 2007

U of M Alumnus Receives Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship

Twin Cities alumnus and Sudan native Mohamed Bakri has been awarded a 2007 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship.

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 18, 2007

Sherlock and Watson on the Showboat

Full of surprises and twists, as well as creepy music and the occasional gunshot, Sherlock's Last Case revolves around a death threat against everybody's favorite sleuth by the supposed son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

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 24, 2007

U journalism students take top advertising honors

Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota placed first in the annual National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

June 20, 2007

U of M launches VIRTEx, a new program to promote higher education for youth

The University of Minnesota is launching a new program designed to engage high school students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate education.

U of M Center for German and European Studies to hold major health-care forum

Experts from Germany and the United States will discuss innovation in health care.

June 19, 2007

U of M study finds that Americans couch feelings about race in the 'happy talk' of diversity-speak

According to a new study by researchers in the University of Minnesota's sociology department, Americans are generally positive -- even optimistic -- about the word 'diversity,' but when asked, even those working in the field of race relations have trouble describing diversity's value and stumble when giving real life examples.

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 12, 2007

U of M professor to bike 8,500 miles across North America to study attitudes and perceptions of modern immigration

Researcher to talk with people about their views on the emergence of Latinos as America's largest ethnic minority.

June 5, 2007

Growing up with disability

U student and professor focus on disability in a joint research project.

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.

June 4, 2007

U of M's Carl Malmquist takes top honors for his book "Homicide: A Psychiatric Perspective"

University of Minnesota sociology professor Carl Malmquist has received the prestigious Manfred Guttmacher Award for his new book "Homicide: A Psychiatric Perspective" (2006).

May 30, 2007

U student helps give new life to Ojibwe language

U student Amber Ruel's dedication to preserving the Ojibwe language has made her a state finalist for the national Frank Newman Leadership award.

May 24, 2007

U of M awarded grant to research social history along the Mississippi River

A research collaborative at the University of Minnesota is the recipient of a $45,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will support documenting social history along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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 20, 2007

‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ Speaks at CLA Commencement

John Bul Dau, one of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ featured in the film "God Grew Tired of Us" delivered the commencement address at the College of Liberal Arts commencement on May 13, 2007 in Northrop Auditorium.

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April 17, 2007

Mary Moga is one of four recipients of Tate Award for Undergraduate Advising

Mary Moga has been named one of four recipients of the 2007 John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

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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March 29, 2007

Swahili Language Teaching Is Back at the University of Minnesota

The event which is likely to attract large crowds of people from the Swahili culture and those intent on learning Swahili as an emerging African international language spoken by over 100 million people will be held at the Sabathani Community Center on 310 E, 38th Street, Minneapolis.

February 22, 2007

Steven Rosenstone named vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs for the University of Minnesota

Steven Rosenstone, the current dean of the university's College of Liberal Arts, has been named to the position of vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs for the University of Minnesota.

February 8, 2007

A Q&A with 'intellectual omnivore' Anatoly Liberman

Anatoly Liberman, professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, was born in Leningrad in 1937 in the Stalinist Soviet Union.

September 1, 2006

U and the new Guthrie

B.F.A. actor training students learn tricks of the trade at the riverfront Guthrie

May 5, 2006

Quality students, national awards

U students are winning major scholarships, bringing prestige to Minnesota.

May 1, 2006

History Day mentors help immigrant students succeed

U-sponsored program teaches young scholars valuable research skills.

April 21, 2006

Ivory Tower redux

The U's famed literary magazine makes a comeback

February 6, 2006

McGuire Family Foundation Grant Launches Partnership for Student Access and Success

The College of Liberal Arts is proud to be a partner in a pathbreaking initiative that will create higher education opportunities for economically disadvantaged young people in the state of Minnesota.

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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?

January 4, 2006

Star Tribune names affiliate dance faculty member Toni Pierce-Sands and husband Uri Sands its 2005 Artists of the Year

For daring to create a new dance company in uncertain economic times, and for creative daring as choreographers and performers, we give the nod to Uri Sands and Toni Pierce-Sands.

December 20, 2005

Artist and Holocaust Survivor Daisy Brand to Appear at Sabes JCC

Holocaust survivor and artist Daisy Brand will give a talk and slide show of her work on Thursday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park.

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Exhibit Reveals History of U of M West Bank Neighborhoods

The rich history of the communities surrounding the west bank of the Twin Cities campus is explored in "Community/University: Students Explore West Bank History," an exhibition sponsored by the Department of History and the University Libraries and featuring projects by undergraduate students enrolled in a public history course at the U.

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December 19, 2005

Historic Nicholson Hall to Reopen on January 27

The new-and-improved building, which was built in 1890, will be the new home to the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, the Center for Writing, and Honors, all units of the College of Liberal Arts.

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November 23, 2005

Garrison Keillor to teach U students to write comedy

When someone offers to teach for free at the University, it's an offer the school can't refuse, Garrison Keillor said.

November 10, 2005

U of M Presents historical perspective on French riots

U of M Presents historical perspective on French riots (PDF).

November 1, 2005

Iraqi war civilian death toll to be examined at University of Minnesota lecture

Iraqi war civilian death toll to be examined at University of Minnesota lecture (PDF).

October 27, 2005

U of M groups to present Día de los Muertos Procession

U of M groups to present Día de los Muertos Procession (PDF).

Sophie Scholl movie screening presented by U of M center

Sophie Scholl movie screening presented by U of M center (PDF).

October 10, 2005

“Screaming Queens” director to appear at area premiere

“Screaming Queens” director to appear at area premiere (PDF).

September 29, 2005

High-tech meets prehistoric in U lab

The anthropology department is using advanced imaging for research.

September 28, 2005

Award-winning journalist and author Rubén Martínez to speak at U of M

Award-winning journalist and author Rubén Martínez to speak at U of M.

September 26, 2005

U of M program features art and thoughts of Holocaust survivor

U of M program features art and thoughts of Holocaust survivor (PDF).

September 19, 2005

U of M Center’s program nominated for regional Emmy

U of M Center’s program nominated for regional Emmy (PDF).

September 9, 2005

StormAID: Minnesota's River of Relief

Minnesota radio stations broadcasted live from the University of Minnesota’s Washington Avenue Bridge on Friday, September 9, 2005, from 5 a.m. to noon. The radiothon raised $842,678 by late Friday afternoon for Hurricane Katrina victims.

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September 7, 2005

U department offers funds to aid displaced graduate student

Colleges across the country have stepped up to help student and faculty victims affected by Hurricane Katrina.

August 30, 2005

Historic Jones Hall to Reopen on September 6

New home to Language Center and Welcome Center maintains historic elements while going high tech.

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Selling the Ivory Tower

Selling the Ivory Tower (PDF)

August 17, 2005

Partnership program between U and Guthrie enters its sixth year

A University program that links theater students to the Guthrie Theater is entering its sixth year.

August 8, 2005

U wraps up campus renovations

The openings include computer labs, more classrooms and a language center.

May 3, 2005

Plan suggests merging depts, reviewing CLA

This article is the second in a three-part series outlining various structural changes to the University a task force recommended to University President Bob Bruininks in March.

April 28, 2005

U adds class to help speakers of Spanish

In fall, the Spanish department will offer a new class for students who are raised in a Spanish-speaking environment.

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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March 15, 2005

Leading architect of World Trade Center site’s rebuilding to speak at U of M

Leading architect of World Trade Center site’s rebuilding to speak at U of M (PDF).

March 4, 2005

Lecture Series to explore The French Middle-East: Fallout From The Arab-Israeli Conflict In France

Lecture Series to explore The French Middle-East: Fallout From The Arab-Israeli Conflict In France (PDF).

February 28, 2005

Concert at the University honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Someday, there will be no segregation, no discrimination and only complete integration, musical group the Sounds of Blackness sang Sunday, filling Ted Mann Concert Hall with the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 21, 2005

U's census data center expands on the West bank

The University's Minnesota Population Center had the grand opening of its new facility Friday in Willey Hall.

December 14, 2004

Regents approve additional money for Jones Hall

The Board of Regents approved a $700,000 increase in funding for the reconstruction of Jones Hall at a committee meeting Thursday.

November 30, 2004

Filmmaker to present U with French views of Middle East conflict

Students will have the opportunity to debate the French portrayal of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Science Classroom Building today.

November 22, 2004

U hosts faculty diversity conference

Administrators, professors and higher-education experts from across the country gathered at the University last week to discuss diversity among faculty.

October 19, 2004

U's Austrian center staff earn medals

The Austrian government recently awarded two University professors and a retired staff member with medals of honor for their contribution to the University's Center for Austrian Studies.