Kathleen Rider teaches a biannual global seminar focused on urban renewal in Rome. Rider created the program to help students see beyond the country’s rich history and better experience it as a diverse, 21st-century place.
Recent graduate JT Kruger, a double major in French studies and global studies, talks about the importance of volunteering, and about how his majors prepared him to recognize his connections with the global community.
University of Minnesota researchers along with a a pair of coaches who have a passion for involving girls and women to become involved in sports have helped understand and encourage a recent rise in participation within the Twin Cities Muslim community.
A graduate of CLA's creative writing program returned to campus with an unforgettable gift for an aspiring actress who earned her diploma. At commencement alumna Maria Bamford gave two students checks for $5,000 each toward their student loans. The $10,000 amount was the total Bamford told the audience she had negotiated with the University for her speaker's fee.
Associate Professor Mai Na Lee is dedicated to preserving Hmong history. In doing so, she works diligently to ensure that its hidden stories are uncovered and shared. Drawing on her personal history as a Hmong refugee, she engages her students in this research and brings together professors from across the world to tell the untold stories of the Hmong diaspora.
Ore Koren, a political science PhD candidate, writes on how food insecurity impacts violence against civilians, why troops sometimes target agricultural areas to secure access to food, and why troops favor violence over co-option.