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.
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.
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 opera.umn.edu.
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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?
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.
When someone offers to teach for free at the University, it's an offer the school can't refuse, Garrison Keillor said.
Award-winning journalist and author Rubén Martínez to speak at U of M.
Selling the Ivory Tower (PDF)