In this classical history podcast, assistant professor of speech-language-hearing sciences and director of the Listen Lab Matthew Winn helped create hearing loss simulations that attempt to recreate what Beethoven would have experienced.
Kathleen Ganley started teaching service-learning classes with the Latino community in 1996. This January, she took a class to the US/Mexico border. Her students returned with an acute understanding of the reality that migrants face when attempting to immigrate to the US.
“Studying French and its culture makes me feel more like a citizen of the world,” says Anika Hauk, a student who studied abroad in Montpellier, France last semester. Explore what Hauk and other undergraduate students learned about themselves while learning abroad.
Senior Tab Zhang will be the first U of M student to earn a Career Readiness Certificate. Students who participate build skills, visualize their possibilities, and after graduation, can take their next steps in stride.
“Minnesota” comes from the Dakota word “Mni Sota Makoce,” which translates to “the land of cloudy waters.” Canoe Rising encourages students and community members alike to pay homage to the land that sustains them by participating in canoe outings, lectures, and more.
“I knew that my intention was to ultimately get a PhD in psychology and to be a licensed practitioner. I knew what I wanted to do, and I was ready to do what I had to do to get there.” Alum Carissa Coudray (BA ‘18) is pursuing a higher degree in her field. With the help of research opportunities in the psychology department and connections with faculty, she is able to turn her goals into a reality.
With busy schedules and professional demands, it can become easy to get caught in the trap of your own work and inadvertently ignore the needs of other communities. Dr. Kerry Witherell is working to break her students out of their regular routine by serving people who need audiological services in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood.
Language and our ability to communicate unites us. For some, however, disorders such as stuttering make connection more difficult. Through her research in the Speech Fluency Lab, Dr. Jayanthi Sasiekaran examines speech and language processes that contribute to speech fluency to understand why some people stutter.
Reproduction and rhetoric: new faculty member Emily Winderman’s background with the words that shape how we think about reproductive health care shines light on an important issue in communication studies.
A liberal arts perspective on business: senior Jorge Espinoza gained critical thinking skills through his communication courses in CLA and took advantage of the guided internship course ID 3201 to put his critical career search strategies into practice.
Transfer student and senior Christian Trunley combined his love of food and people in a hands-on internship with Open Arms of Minnesota, helping prepare nutritious meals for people with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.
The Mary Griggs Burke Endowed Chair in Asian Studies was created to provide remarkable scholars the resources to pursue advanced research in Japan studies. Professor Paul Rouzer has exciting ideas as the first Endowed Chair.
The Chinese Flagship program gave recent graduate Martin Miller an unexpected start into his career. During his time abroad, he interned at the film production company, Pearl Studio, which guided him toward writing his own pitches for his new TV show.
Philosophers John Locke and Anne Finch Conway don’t exactly agree on the answers to some essential philosophical questions: What is a person? How do persons remain the same over time? PhD candidate Heather Johnson investigates these questions and more by studying the similarities and differences in these thinkers’ ideas.
Undergraduate Atosha Rypa uses spoken word to bring awareness to social issues, tell her story, and inspire others. Her words aim to educate people about the American Black experience and the power that language has to perpetuate discrimination. Rypa’s words heal her own past and provide motivation for future change.
People sometimes think that philosophy is opposed to science. But scrutinizing scientific methodology and investigating what it takes for an idea to become scientific fact are important topics for the contemporary philosopher. And this philosophical interrogation can have an unexpected outcome—helping to advance science.
The 116th Congress is the most racially diverse in history. However, Latinx make up 18% of the US population and only 12.7% of Congress. Avi Muñoz’s PhD thesis examines the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and how it is gaining power in Washington.