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May 2011

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Designing neighborhoods to promote family activities

The placement of playgrounds is anything but child's play. Many parents in the United States spend more time in traffic than playing...

Multimedia brings case studies to life

Two years ago, Associate Professor Jodi Sandfort had an "aha" moment. She saw the ease with which students used technology in their...

Training for free trade

One might wonder why a small land-locked developing country where 75 percent of the population is employed in subsistence farming and 60...

A comprehensive approach to reducing greenhouse gases

Individual states within the United States can have an impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, but only if they...

Professor Assaad shares his expertise

In the wake of escalating violence he Humpghrey School's Professor Ragui Assaad has offered his expertise and advice to many local media...

Public favors road safety initiatives

A new national survey conducted by the Humphrey School's Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) found that Americans overwhelmingly support policies...

New leadership for the Center on Women and Public Policy

In November, Debra Fitzpatrick assumed the directorship of the Center on Women and Public Policy, succeeding Professor Sally J. Kenney, who is...

Study delves into native artists' careers, challenges, and impact

A new study from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Native Artists: Livelihoods, Resources, Space, Gifts, documents the economic and cultural contributions...

Nanotech: A history lesson

We're living in a chemical soup, exposed to multiple hazards that we cannot see, hear or feel. Ecosystems are also suffering from...

U of M launches master program in international development

The University of Minnesota has launched a new Master of Development Practice (MDP) degree to train professionals in international development. The interdisciplinary,...

Recognizing local government that works

The Humphrey School's Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) announced today the winners of the fifth annual Local Government Innovation Awards (LGIA),...

Immigrants represent economic force in Minnesota

Immigrants will play a key role in Minnesota's economic future, according to a report released by the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School...

Humphrey School, MPR launch PoliGraph

Every election season, politicians have a lot to say about their records, each other, and policy issues impacting the state. But are...

Humphrey students join the fight to end homelessness

As more and more people lose their jobs in today's economic climate, families are forced to make tough decisions. The recession has...

A "great conversation" with Dean Atwood and Hernando de Soto

On the evening of May 18, 2010, Humphrey School Dean J. Brian Atwood engaged is a discussion about the global financial crisis...

Glass half full or half empty?

New report benchmarks the status of women and girls in Minnesota Despite decades of progress, there still is great disparity between Minnesota...

Myers serves as expert witness

United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations (49 C.F.R. Part 26) require that recipients of federal transit funds establish overall goals for...

Employment prospects for graduates

A Q & A with Lynne Schuman, director of career services Given the state of the global economy, many current and prospective...

Diaz Fellowship supports students studying philanthropy and nonprofit organizations

Bill Diaz was an expert on Hispanic cultures. He was a pioneer in philanthropy, developing the first community foundation in Puerto Rico...

Designing the future

Kaying Vang earned a B.S. in apparel design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2007, winning a number of fashion awards during...

Unintended consequences of school choice

School choice was created as an alternative to forced desegregation. It has proven popular with parents, allowed urban districts to retain white...

Connecting with China

A recent cover of The Economist featured the image of an imposing bronze Chinese dragon, smoke wafting from its nostrils, dwarfing a...

Clicks and trips: Internet shopping

Technology is changing how we work, shop, interact with friends and colleagues, and communicate, but not always in the ways we anticipate....

Dean Atwood named president of Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)

J. Brian Atwood, dean of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has been elected president of the Association of...

Bright ideas

The University of Minnesota's West Bank is home to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Carlson School of Management, and the...

The 'accidental analyst"

Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr., the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, is an expert on race and ethnicity....

Making everyone count

Televisions across the country were flooded this year with ads asking "If we don't know how many people there are, how do...

While U.S. energy and climate policy flounders, China forges ahead

By Elizabeth Wilson I stood in awe as a thin strand of metal was sheared from the outside of the 40-foot-high AP-1000...

Bryson receives prestigious Dwight Waldo Award

John M. Bryson, McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, was awarded the 2011...

Happy 100th Birthday Hubert Humphrey!

May 26, 3 p.m. | Hennepin County Government Center The Humphrey School will host a centennial birthday celebration in honor of Hubert...

Islam and the West

May 23, 4 - 5:15 p.m.. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a conversation...

Majority Rule in Presidential Elections

May 16, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Forum The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a panel discussion about...

Commencement Featuring Vice President Walter Mondale

In honor of the celebration of the centennial of Hubert Humphrey's birth, Humphrey's friend and longtime compatriot Vice President Walter Mondale will...

Sabo Lecture with James Oberstar

May 6, 10 a.m. | Cowles Auditorium James L. Oberstar will present "a Perspective on a Career in Public Life" at 10...

Organizing for Success: Lessons for the New Dayton Administration

February 8, 8:30--9:30 a.m. | Humphrey Forum The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a discussion...

Global Policy Update: Egypt and Tunisia

February 4, 10 a.m. | Freeman Commons Professor Ragui Assaad of the Humphrey School will host a discussion about the current situation...

Can the Urban Poor in China Escape Spatial Mismatch?

February 1, 12:45--2 p.m. | Stassen Room (Room 170)...

A New Day, A New Way: Public-Private Partnerships

January 26, 11:30--12:30 p.m. | Humphrey Center Associate Professor Jodi Sandfort and a panel of public affairs leaders will discuss current tensions...

Employer Reaction to Union Organizing

January 19, 11:30--12:30 p.m. | Humphrey Center Professor Morris Kleiner will offer a discussion of "Employer Reaction to Union Organizing" at 11:30...

Congressman James L. Oberstar - Honoring a Career of Public Service

January 18, 2:30--5:30 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium James L. Oberstar represented the 8th Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of...

National Conference on Equity in and Public Procurement and Contracting

Minneapolis, MN (05/04/11) - The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice will host a national conference on equity and...

Peace and Human Rights: The Somali Diaspora Project

May 5, 2 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for Integrative Leadership will host Kjell Magne Bondevik, executive director of the Oslo...

Impermanence and the Tibetan Community in Exile

May 4, 3 p.m. | Humphrey Forum The International Fellowship Programs, Humphrey Students of Color Association (HSOCA), and the Master of Public...

Dialogue for Peace: Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik

May 4, 7:30 p.m. | McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, founder of the Oslo Center for Peace...