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January 31, 2011

IAS talk by Ragui Assaad on current events in Egypt

On Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m., the IAS presented "Youth Movements and Revolution in Egypt" - A talk by Ragui Assaad, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Watch Video of Talk and Q / A session

January 25, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education Features MPC Data with Interactive Census Map


The Chronicle of Higher Education's article, Census Data Show Rise in College Degrees, but Also in Racial Gaps in Education, features this interactive map making use of historical U.S. Census data provided by the Minnesota Population Center's National Historical Geographic Information System.

Chronicle Census Map

January 19, 2011

Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project at U Bookstore - Monday, Jan 24, 4pm


Members of the Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project will discuss their work in Queer Twin Cities on Monday, January 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union.

The Twin Cities GLBT Oral History project--a collective organization of students, scholars, and activists devoted to documenting and interpreting the lives of GLBT people, presents a collection of essays on Minnesota's vibrant queer communities, past and present.

Queer Twin Cities is a rich blend of oral history, archival research, and ethnography that uses sexuality to chart connections between people's lives in Minnesota. This collection delivers a critical analysis of local history and community, and fills a glaring omission in the culture and history of Minnesota. Contributors include Kevin P. Murphy, an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, and Jennifer L. Pierce, a professor of American studies and the former director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota.

More information:
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January 12, 2011

Minnesota 2.0: Facebook gives researchers insight into young immigrants

Minnesota2.0.jpg"Minnesota 2.0," a new digital archive created by the U of M's Immigration History Research Center, used Facebook to examine how first and second generation immigrants deal with the challenges they face in everyday life. Center director Donna Gabaccia says the conversational nature of social media makes "Minnesota 2.0" a unique historical snapshot of young immigrant life in the 21st century.

Visit the Minnesota 2.0 website
Read more from MPR about the Minnesota 2.0 project
Learn more about the Immigration History Research Center