Art history and American studies alumna Sarah Schultz (MA '91) will become the executive director of the American Craft Council. She previously served as director of education and curator of public practice at the Walker and launched its popular Artist-Designed Mini Golf.
Jessica Finlay, an interdisciplinary doctoral fellow in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society, conducted a study interviewing older Minnesotans about the effects of white space on their physical and psychological health.
At the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences' Voice Banking initiative, speech pathologists are recording the voices of those with ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases, and turning those recordings into customized text-to-speech programs.
Despite the cold weather, Minnesota gave its visitors a warm welcome for the Super Bowl. Lena Norrman, a senior lecturer in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, explains why she believes 'Minnesota nice' originated from Scandinavian immigrants.
". . . probation provides few supportive services to help young adults succeed and exit supervision successfully." Michelle S. Phelps, assistant professor of sociology, calls for reform in criminal justice supervision policies, explaining how young black men are placed under probation at a disproportionately high rate.