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New Islamic Studies Minor Underway

A recently approved Islamic Studies minor is in development in the Religious Studies Program. While the Religious Studies Program does offer courses covering Islam, the new minor will allow students to tie their studies together. Jeanne Kilde, director of undergraduate studies for Religious Studies; Mohsen Goudarzi, an assistant professor of religious studies; and Aisha Ghani, an assistant professor of anthropology, are quoted.
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Pioneering Professor, Activist John Wright Retires

The Departments of African American & African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota have announced the retirement of Professor John S. Wright after 35 years of exemplary faculty service. His service to the U precedes and extends beyond his years as a professor. As an undergraduate and graduate student, Wright was instrumental in the 1969 Morrill Hall takeover by the Afro-American Action Committee.

Upcoming Events

March 4, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Calling to Question

To celebrate the College of Liberal Arts’ 150th anniversary, this exhibit highlights many of the college’s “firsts” and explores the history of various departments, faculty, staff, and...
April 7, 2019 to April 27, 2019

Far East Mystique

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association invites alumni and friends to explore intriguing destinations together through our Travel Program. Expand your horizons during one of our...