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Gary Thomas smiles slightly at the camera

In Memoriam: Gary Thomas

A public memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept 28 (1:00-3:30 p.m., with program at 2:00) in Room 135 of Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 on the main campus of the University of Minnesota. Memorial donations to the Animal Humane Society MN in Gary’s name.
Portrait of Elizabeth Schleisman.

Double Major, Double Internship

Senior Elizabeth Schleisman is the recipient of 4 scholarships this semester. The College of Liberal Arts, The Tower, and the University of Minnesota Press all helped towards making her dreams come true. “It’s going just fantastic so far, I’ve definitely learned more than I could have just by sitting in a classroom, so I’m really grateful for that opportunity,” says Schleisman about her internship experience.
Portrait of Mike Gallope.

Music and the Ineffable: A Conversation with McKnight Presidential Fellow Michael...

The relationship between music and philosophy has been a topic of discussion since the emergence of ancient philosophy. Recently named a McKnight Presidential Fellow, Michael Gallope explores how the ineffability of music inspires philosophers to address strange and perplexing questions relevant to modern social life.
image of Laurie Ouellette

Alternate Reality

Laurie Ouellette has spent her career viewing popular culture through an academic lens. “Things that appear trivial at first glance, like a reality TV show, might actually be circulating certain norms or prejudices or values,” she says. “If we can think critically about the cultural and media environment that we’re immersed in, that’s an important step toward being engaged citizens.”
Photo of Dinghui Liu, Sabrina Keefe, Mohamud Abdi, and Haley Bennett

On Purpose: Portrait of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (CSCL) is a multidisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts. Our undergraduate and graduate courses examine how cultural and artistic practices around the globe reflect and transform ways of knowing, of feeling, and of acting politically. They also underpin conceptions of both individual and collective social identity.