French and Italian Students

A Revolutionary Debate

Who would you be in the French revolution? A feminist, a member of the bourgeoisie, or perhaps Lafayette himself? Through a three-and-a-half week long role-playing game, FREN 1501/1502: Gateways to French and Francophone Studies offers first- and second-year students the chance to find out where they would fit in the grand debate. The class also includes guest lectures and group discussions to further explore French language, culture, and history.
Arts Quarter Festival

Arts Quarter Festival on Oct. 11

The College of Liberal Arts will be holding its second Arts Quarter Festival on Wednesday, October 11 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the West Bank Arts Quarter. The festival brings together artists and performers of dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening that showcases student and faculty talent. The event is free and open to the public.
Young girl in a canoe harvesting wild rice

Exhibit Highlights Effects of 250-Year-Old Documents on Minnesotans

"Why Treaties Matter," a traveling exhibit, will be at Walter Library until October 13. David Wilkins, a professor of American Indian Studies in CLA, and Amelious Whyte, Jr., director of public engagement in CLA, help explain the importance of educating younger generations about the relationships between the Native nations and the U.S. government.
Photo of Adriana Zabala taken during an interview

The Inventing Mezzo

Associate professor and mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala has become widely known for her work creating new roles in opera. As she prepared for the international premiere of Dinner at Eight at the Minnesota Opera on March 11, we sat down with her to hear about how the joys of collaborating on new work inspires her teaching of voice students in the School of Music.
Jump start your weekend with stimulating conversation about big ideas with CLA faculty at A Brighter U

Join Us for A Brighter U 2017

Join fellow College of Liberal Arts alumni for a sampler program of some of the most intriguing and relevant ideas currently being explored in our college. A Brighter U will feature a lunch presentation from School of Music faculty; an afternoon of faculty-guided, interactive sessions; and a social reception hosted by the CLA Alumni Society. Experience, once again, the thrill of learning at CLA and the stimulation of engaging with faculty and each other.