Sherri Jean Katz, assistant professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, weighs in on youth’s use of e-cigarettes and health messaging surrounding them. "The challenge is to discourage recreational use without discouraging existing adult smokers who may want to fully transition from traditional cigarettes," she says.
Tim Kehoe, professor of economics, helps explain the effects of new protective tariffs on Chinese imports. Without a breakthrough in trade negotiations, Kehoe said, “We could easily see prices go up next month.”
Elaine Tyler May, Regents professor of American studies and history, talks about her book, "Fortress America," with MPR News. The book explores America's response to the 9/11 attacks in a broader historical context.
Samantha Thi Porter, digital preservation specialist in CLA, and Colin McFadden, technology architect in Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS), teamed up to create an interactive mystery game within the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Through virtual reality technology, museum guests of all ages can discover clues using a downloadable app.
Mette Towley (BA '13, dance and cultural studies and comparative literature) is a CLA alumna who has worked with Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and Pharrell Williams. She's now a global brand ambassador for Revlon.
Sean Connaughty, lecturer in the Department of Art, has been collecting trash from the shore of Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis since fall of 2015. In the last three years, he's collected three tons of trash. Connaughty and other artists are creating art work out of the trash, hoping to send a message about litter and pollution.