Professor David A. Chang (History) has been chosen by the Modern Language Association of America to receive the MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for his book, The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration.
CLA’s Department of Psychology is a hub of collaborative research 100 years in the making. Professors Andrew Oxenham and Eugene Borgida, along with department chair Monica Luciana, share some of the department’s history as they celebrate their anniversary and look to the future.
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.
Constant anxieties over nuclear threats can lead to long term health problems. Dr. Shmuel Lissek, associate professor in psychology and head of the U’s ANGST Lab, provides advice about protection and education when it comes to nuclear fears.
While in school at the University of Minnesota, Kirsten Alfaro worked as a mentor at the YMCA on campus. Now, the Y is recognizing her and 37 others who give back throughout the metro with what they call the “thrive” award.
As an international student and psychology major, Carrie Kuang (BA ’16) was prepared to study the culture around her. But what started as a natural consequence of moving from China to Minnesota, became a full-fledged honors project: What exactly is Minnesota Nice?
Psychology associate professor Mark Thomas comments on a recently completed study—published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—that may identify a relapse trigger in the human brain.
“I like working with people who have the most to gain and the most to lose,” Munson says. Munson is in the midst of finishing a large longitudinal study of the relationships between phonology and children who are still acquiring basic language skills. By using a number of behavioral measures, such as eye-tracking to measure speech perception and nonword repetition, he hopes to better understand how speech production and speech perception grow throughout the years and help with word learning.