The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments this week about a controversial name change involving a Minneapolis lake. The change was made to better reflect American Indian history, and professor David Chang, who studies indigenous people, says more of these actions can be expected.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is, right now, preparing to submit a pledge to the JUBILEE, a yearlong, nationwide theatre festival featuring work generated by those who have traditionally been excluded.
Political Science Professor Kathryn Pearson noted that many women initially got fired up about politics after the 2017 Women's March. In this article, Pearson discusses why more young women from diverse backgrounds are running for elections and winning.
Professor of Communication Studies, Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, and Fellow at the Institute on the Environment Mark Pedelty and his collaborators created Ecosong.Net to inform the public about chloride pollution — and other environmental stressors — in an entertaining way.
Valerie Tiberius has published extensively on well-being and how we value it. She believes everyone has a personal recipe for well-being and recognizing that can help you live a fulfilling life. She discusses her ideas, their influence on her teaching, and how they have been useful to psychologists and psychiatrists.
Joshua Page, associate professor of sociology and law, explains how crime rates are better analyzed over longer periods, with yearly changes often linked to demographic and social trends that when misinterpreted can lead to poor policy choices in this article.
From mismatched military-inspired garb to the more traditional maroon and gold attire of today, the University of Minnesota has donned an eclectic mix of uniforms over its 128-year history. The University of Minnesota Foundation's Fall 2019 issue of Legacy featured a gallery of historical marching band uniforms.
Associate Professor Kim Todd has studied "stunt reporters"—female newspaper writers in the 1880s and 1890s who went undercover to expose societal ills. This Q&A covers Todd's interest in these stunt reporters, how they changed journalism, and Todd's upcoming book which focuses on these reporters.
A recent study published in the journal Criminology raises questions about the policies of colleges. The study is by Robert Stewart, a sociology doctoral candidate and Christopher Uggen, the Martindale Chair in Sociology and Law.
Timothy Johnson, Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and law, co-authors this article for the Washington Post about a new rule that requires Supreme Court Justices to “generally” hold their fire during the first 120 seconds of oral argument.
Many critics worry that the United States’ credibility as an ally is on the line now that President Trump has given a green light to Turkey to move against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). But political science professor Ronald Krebs' research exploring the impact of military interventions on alliance credibility suggests these fears are potentially overblown.
“Minnesota is sort of now in the domain of being a battleground state,” said Paul Goren, Professor and Chair of the political science department. Goren elaborates what this means for our state in this article.