Within the past two years, Asian American studies faculty have won national awards for their research, as well as University of Minnesota teaching awards for their excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.
On February 19th, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which would ultimately lead to the forced removal and mass incarceration of nearly 12,000 Japanese Americans. In light of recent events, Prof. Yuichiro Onishi writes, it is important to remember events such this one and the valuable lessons they have taught us.
Psychology professor Richard Lee studies family dynamics in the United States, and in particular families who have internationally adopted Korean children. He has noticed one thing in particular—that parents “really had a hard time knowing how to talk about ethnic and racial differences in the family,” he says, “and how to help their kids deal with the racism in society that they’re going to encounter, and are encountering.”
Associate Professor Karen Ho talks with Kai Ryssdal, host of National Public Radio's program "Marketplace" about on the people and culture in Wall Street, on the effects of the 2008 financial crash, and the possibility of change on Wall Street.
The University of Minnesota is taking a novel approach to tackling the state’s persistent achievement gap: they’re asking the students for help. Gender, women & sexuality studies professor Jigna Desai comments.