April 2008 Archives


With a commitment to modern Greek studies, Nicholas Kolas honors his heritage—and an old friend.

The Internet: Face-off with Academia

CLA faculty members talk about issues regarding student online research, the Wiki-ization of knowledge, and the role of academia as a gatekeeper for knowledge.

The Borders of Freedom

In a world of disappearing and permeable borders, are we really more free? Is the "globalized" world flat or just a slippery slope? A sociologist, a human geographer, a historian, and a political scientist weigh in.

Rain Man

To find material for his dissertation on art and politics, graduate student Adam Bahner can simply look in the mirror.

It's Beautiful

CLA grad Jeff Bauer is helping to change lives through art.

Ring Shouter

Yuichiro Onishi is changing the way we think about race.

CLA faculty make their marks on CLA, Minnesota, and the world.

Building Makes Him Happy

Graduate student Justin Stewart turns everyday things into award-winning sculpture.
By Pauline Oo

Musical Sights

A picture may be worth a thousand words. But for students in CLA music classes, they are also worth a thousand notes.

Teens, Sex and Mental Health

Sociologist Ann Meier looks at the affects of sex on teens' mental health. Adapted from a story by Rick Moore, University Relations

Test Results

Graduate school entrance exam results don't create inequalities; they reflect them.

Fortifying the Gates

Finding the Perfect Frame

Drinking from the Fire Hose

Portrait: Gary Schwitzer. These days, medical information and health news coverage is everywhere—online, on television, on magazine covers. But are we parched in the deluge? Learn more

A Not-Always-So-Happy Medium

Shop Before You Drop

Pooling their expertise, two researchers cast some light on impulse buying.

Bridging Race

When it comes to representations of multiracial people, Catherine Squires says, the media often don't have it covered.

Tightrope Walker

The United States has its first viable black presidential candidate. Enid Logan explores how Barack Obama is a sign of our racial times.

Uncommon Bonds

Interim Dean James Parente on the connections of the liberal arts to each other and the world.



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