New grants through President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative will allow College of Liberal Arts researchers to dive deeper into the brain, developing new imaging technology with the potential to map and study neural activity to much greater detail.
Societies worldwide struggle to move from histories of violence and oppression to embrace justice and democracy. Bridget Marchesi helps human rights advocates and leaders understand what steps toward justice work, so history doesn’t repeat itself.
The College of Liberal Arts will be holding its first Arts Quarter Festival on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the West Bank Arts Quarter at 21st Avenue and 4th Street in Minneapolis. The festival will bring together artists and performers of dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening that showcases student and faculty talent. The event is free and open to the public.
Pa Eh Soe was a little girl when her family left a refugee camp in Thailand for the United States, and she had to leave her best friend behind. But Soe, now a high school student in St. Paul, never forgot her friend, and a brief story about the bond they shared is now part of the archives at the University of Minnesota.
Human rights abuses worldwide damage and destroy the lives of millions. Barbara Frey prepares advocates to ensure that governments everywhere make good on their promises to uphold justice and human dignity for all.
What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? For Minneapolis-based rapper, social entrepreneur and record label president Dessa, entrepreneurship means the ability to spread her passion—her music and writing—with as many people as she can.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Thursday that theatre arts and dance alumna Anne Basting has been awarded their prestigious 'Genius' Grant for her extraordinary work as a theatre artist and educator.
Nearly half a century after the University of Minnesota Marching Band begrudgingly welcomed its first female percussionist, a woman is running the show. Betsy McCann is the first female marching and athletic bands director in the University band’s 125-year history — and the first woman to lead a marching band in the Big Ten Conference.
When the world is filled with violence — both physical and psychological — how do you take care of yourself? That question is at the heart of a dance performance. "Horidraa: Golden Healing," a new piece by Ananya Dance Theatre, celebrates the healing power of indigenous wisdom and the love of community.