CLA Celebrates Faculty Excellence

The College of Liberal Arts gathered as a community to honor the creative, scholarly, and instructional work of our outstanding and internationally renowned faculty at Faculty Excellence held on Tuesday, April 17 in the Best Buy Theater at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. This annual event is held to celebrate faculty retiring from the College of Liberal Arts.
Portrait of Bennet McNulty

Core Competencies in Action

“Our students want to know how their learning is going to be useful for them, and we need to help them with that.” Assistant professor of philosophy and Career Readiness faculty fellow Michael Bennett McNulty is changing the way he teaches. His goal? Making sure each of his students knows exactly how course material connects to a future career.
Sophia Greiner prints a pink octopus using a 3-D printer at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library on Sept. 27, 2017.

For Underprivileged Teens, Tech Center Offers Chance to Build Critical Skills

Best Buy's teen tech centers are springing up across the nation, allowing teenagers from all backgrounds free access to tools like Photoshop, 3-D printers, green screens, and recording studios. Kari Smalkoski, a research associate in gender, women and sexuality studies, offers her input on importance of technology accessibility for teenagers.