Howard Oransky, director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Accolades Spring 2019

Congratulations to Howard Oransky, director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Oransky's international exhibition "Coveted Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta" was featured twice in Artforum International Magazine's 2018 Year in Review, a coveted list in the field of visual arts.
A view from behind of two cars driving down a road, one blue and one black.

Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars Do

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that, for the first time, guns are killing more Americans than motor vehicles. "...cars are getting safer and safer. Guns, meanwhile, get more and more dangerous," says David Perry, senior academic advisor to the Department of History. "Cars provide an excellent model for the public-health benefits of regulation."
David Chang

Accolades Fall 2018

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.
"voc/zes" maroon and gold graphic, with the UMN "M" on the bottom

Giving Voice

College of Liberal Arts student Ellie Sjordal is the editor and social media presence coordinator for Voc/zes, a Spanish language podcast which is bringing innovative cultural content to area high schools.
Senior University student John Hartman poses for a portrait outside of Lind Hall on Thursday, Nov. 15.

More Senior Citizen Gophers Take Advantage of University Courses

Did you know that Minnesota residents over the age of 62 can audit University classes for free? Elaine Auyoung, professor of English, enjoys the different perspectives in her courses. “Because literary texts often invite readers to draw on their own life experiences and emotional intelligence, older students always enrich our class discussions with a broader range of perspectives,” Auyoung says.