Stuart Deets, a PhD student in the Department of Art History, authors this story about the importance of representation in art. "We know that representation matters, that coming to a place of cultural authority and seeing someone that looks like me — or something that speaks to who I am — is key to inclusion and community."
Colin McFadden, technology architect in Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS), and Samantha Thi Porter, digital preservation specialist, created a puzzle-app that uses augmented reality to transform the Minneapolis Institute of Art into a big escape room.
A new philosophy class starting this spring will examine conceptual issues in medicine, delving deeper into how medical professionals know what they know. Alan Love, professor of philosophy who will be teaching the class, says the class will cover "a dimension of medicine … that is very relevant for all members of society."
College of Liberal Arts student Ellie Sjordal is the editor and social media presence coordinator for Voc/zes, a Spanish language podcast which is bringing innovative cultural content to area high schools.
The Department of American Studies will offer a new program next year that will allow doctoral students to pursue indigenous studies. Karen Ho, associate professor of anthropology, says the American Indian Studies Department hopes to create its own graduate program in the future. “We want to solidify long-standing work that the University has done in this field," Ho says.