Established in 1987, the Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts was designed to encourage innovative, distinctive research or creative work that “questions established patterns of thought.” As the newest Winton Chair, Professor of Philosophy Alan Love fulfills that objective and more.
“True leaders operate in a service capacity. … It’s your responsibility to bring out the best in them or to transition them to an environment that is better for their needs” — Lisa Opoku (BA ‘93, sociology)
University of Minnesota Political Science Professor Tanisha Fazal has been named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program’s goal is to support scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting society. Fazal is one of 26 fellows selected this year out of 311 people nominated.
A December 2020 Honors graduate, Lilli Ambort began studying Chinese in high school and completed a minor in the language at the University of Minnesota and her BA In Global Studies. As a Yenching Scholar, she will join a cohort of 90 students from 37 countries and 27 Chinese students to complete a Master’s Degree in China Studies with a concentration in Law and Society.
“We often think of nuclear weapons as being a relic of the Cold War. I think...that that isn't the case,” says Assistant Professor Mark Bell. He explains his research on nuclear weapons—and how countries behave when they have access to them.
The College of Liberal Arts will benefit from Professor Lindquist’s innovative thinking and expertise in this critical role around diversity, equity, and inclusion during these times of change and opportunity.
University of Minnesota Twin Cities junior Gurtaran Johal has been named a 2021 Truman Scholar. The Truman Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards for undergraduates, recognizes outstanding leaders who plan to devote their careers to public service.
As a researcher, Craddock examines social, political, and environmental factors—including inadequate infrastructure and degraded living conditions—to help determine how and why certain populations of Americans experience particular diseases at a greater rate.
A new Living Learning Community (LLC) called the Dakota Language House will launch next fall to advance and support students’ learning of the Dakota language. The Dakota Language Program’s Living Learning Community will be housed in the Radius Apartments in Dinkytown.
The creation of the divide between the fine arts and sciences is a recent one. Throughout history, art, in many ways, has informed science and vice versa. Professor of History J.B. Shank helps dismantle this misconception with his course The Age of Curiosity.
Assistant Professor of Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication Benjamin Toff leads a project for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, examining trust in news from the perspectives of journalists across the Global North and South.
Associate Professor Kate Driscoll Derickson of Geography, Environment & Society is co-leading a team a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area Urban Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, a program the University has received $7.1 million to launch.
Department of American Studies PhD alumna Patricia Marroquin Norby was appointed to be the first full-time Native American curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and is featured in an article from CNN.