Payton Counts, an alumna of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, helped organize a suicide prevention program for Native youth in Minneapolis. “A lot of Native youth don’t want to contact the police because they’re scared of what will happen,” Counts shared. “They would rather deal with it themselves than reach out for help because the reality is we have been burned by the system so many times before.”
Katherine West Scheil, a professor of English, writes this article in TIME Magazine about Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. Scheil describes the mysteries Hathaway would be able to solve and the secrets she could reveal.
"Democrats have long been energized about the 2018 midterm elections because of President Trump, and so the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court added to that enthusiasm," says Kathryn Pearson, professor of political science. She talks more about the effects of Kavanaugh's nomination on the midterm elections with KARE 11.
Saymoukda Vongsay, Community Outreach Coordinator in Asian American Studies, talks about being an artist and a refugee. "My advice is [to] pursue your passions and what you are interested in because it shows if you are doing good work," she says.
Dean Sorenson, an associate professor and director of Jazz Studies in the School of Music in CLA, describes the "magical night" of the Honoring Prince event. "I wanted our students to interact with those pros, to give them a taste of what it’s like to make music at that level,” he said.
In the time since the FCC repealed the rules that protected net neutrality, California has passed some dramatic internet regulation laws in order to protect its residents. Christopher Terry, assistant professor of media ethics and law at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, weighs in.
The Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with expertise in urban geography or urban studies, to begin fall semester 2019.
This year is set to be one of the most momentous in the history of the College of Liberal Arts as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. That’s 150 years of Gopher pride and alumni traditions, 150 years of cutting-edge research and stellar instruction, 150 years of supporting the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission of service, and 150 years of forging productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.
The Elsevier Atlas Award recognizes research that could significantly impact people’s lives around the world. Read their article: “Knowing less but presuming more: Dunning-Kruger effects and the endorsement of anti-vaccine policy attitudes.”
Benjamin Toff was one of two winners for the 2018 Heinz Eulau Award for best article published in Perspectives on Politics for the previous calendar year. His article is titled “The Fact of Experience: Rethinking Political Knowledge and Civic Competence.”
Joe Vitriol awarded Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Award (2017-2018; competitive international award across the behavioral sciences) for his dissertation titled: “The (In)Egalitarian Self: On the Motivated Rejection of Alleged Implicit Racial Bias.”
The chance to study diverse subjects is just one of the many perks for a liberal arts education. Ash Eberle’s experience exemplifies the many paths to success that CLA provides. From Asian language and literature to political science to Spanish, this recent grad takes full advantage of the opportunities that come her way.