During the first conversation in the Katie Sample Series, community gathered to hear from three iconic elders and educators focusing on Black history and identity, teacher preparation, what's needed to create and sustain equity in education.
This documentary explores the origins of the Jingle Dress Dance Tradition with Ojibwe historian Brenda J. Child, who also describes what the tradition means to dancers and Ojibwe people today, and how it has evolved to include modern protest movements such as Standing Rock and calls for racial justice.
During the second virtual townhall Dean of the College John Coleman and a panel of experts discussed how the College of Liberal Arts is moving forward in the fall, covering topics including fall teaching, learning, research; instruction and learning spaces; community health and safety; CLA’s diversity and equity planning; and answers to questions from the audience.
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has selected the winners of its 2020 Civitas Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that are strong partners with CLA as well as individuals and organizations that make a strong, positive difference in their community.
On college campuses, Assistant Professor Kate Lockwood Harris is raising the conversation about sexual assault and helping institutions understand it’s not as simple as understanding what “yes” and “no” mean.
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.