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Celebrating 150 Years of CLA Excellence

This year is set to be one of the most momentous in the history of the College of Liberal Arts as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. That’s 150 years of Gopher pride and alumni traditions, 150 years of cutting-edge research and stellar instruction, 150 years of supporting the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission of service, and 150 years of forging productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

The (In)Egalitarian Self: On the Motivated Rejection of Alleged Implicit Racial Bias

Joe Vitriol awarded Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Award (2017-2018; competitive international award across the behavioral sciences) for his dissertation titled: “The (In)Egalitarian Self: On the Motivated Rejection of Alleged Implicit Racial Bias.”
Portrait: Ash Eberle

The Language of Revolution

The chance to study diverse subjects is just one of the many perks for a liberal arts education. Ash Eberle’s experience exemplifies the many paths to success that CLA provides. From Asian language and literature to political science to Spanish, this recent grad takes full advantage of the opportunities that come her way.
Image of a woman's legs running, used in a WW ad

The New Weight Watchers

Research from Traci Mann, professor of psychology, is included in this article about the rebranding of Weight Watchers. Now named WW, the company claims to want to shift its focus away from dieting and more toward wellness. Critics say it's diet culture in disguise.
Sherri Jean Katz smiling in front of some plants

E-cigarette Use Among Youth

Sherri Jean Katz, assistant professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, weighs in on youth’s use of e-cigarettes and health messaging surrounding them. "The challenge is to discourage recreational use without discouraging existing adult smokers who may want to fully transition from traditional cigarettes," she says.