Many Ojibwe people believe in the healing power of music and dance. American studies and American Indian studies professor Brenda Child reveals how an influenza epidemic in the 1920s gave rise to the jingle dress dance and traditions.
Geography assistant professor Eric Shook takes an untraditional approach to geography and explores the world through geospatial computing. His work is leading to better ways of using cropland here in Minnesota and a deeper understanding of how we interact with each other.
Associate Professor Matt Carlson (Journalism) has written "Measurable Journalism: Digital Platforms, News Metrics and the Quantified Audience," which explores ways in which the increasingly ‘measurable’ news audience has had an impact on journalistic practices. This book was originally published as a special issue of "Digital Journalism."
When legislators need to draft policy, it helps to have the facts. Associate Professor Matthew Weber aims to help policy makers make solid decisions on an emotional issue: supporting mental health screenings for adolescents.
Tade Okediji, department chair of the Department of African American and African Studies discusses the department's newly established John S. Wright Luminaries Lecture Series. The series comes as the University community is exploring how to reckon with the institution's past after the Board of Regents declined to rename several campus buildings last spring.
Each year, University of Minnesota alumni and networks are recognized for their contributions at our Alumni Awards Affair during Homecoming week. Congratulations to four CLA alumni who have earned Alumni Service Awards for 2019.
A unique collaboration between two public-serving institutions is celebrating 50 years of shedding light on complex economic challenges. The University of Minnesota’s Department of Economics and the Minneapolis Fed have worked together on economics research since the late 1960s, providing relevant and nonpartisan economic insights to inform policy decisions that protect the financial system and promote economic growth.
Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss is an author, peace activist, lecturer and Anne Frank's stepsister. Schloss will speak at the University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium on Oct. 27. Alejandro Baer, an associate professor and director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies explains the significance of Anne Frank’s diary in this article.
This fall, five programs will participate in a pilot residency program of CLA's Liberal Arts Engagement Hub. It's envisioned as a dynamic space and as a vehicle to deepen the college's culture of engagement with the community.
Sean Connaughty, a lecturer of drawing and painting in the Department of Art, is known by many as Lake Hiawatha’s personal caretaker. Find out how this caretaker uses the power of art to call attention to the lake's trash problem.