Beginning in high school, American studies professor Bianet Castellanos had an interest in the history and the culture of the indigenous people of Mexico. That particular history wasn’t easy to explore.
Human rights abuses worldwide damage and destroy the lives of millions. Barbara Frey prepares advocates to ensure that governments everywhere make good on their promises to uphold justice and human dignity for all.
Roy T. Cook doesn’t look like a stereotypical philosophy professor. He doesn’t smoke a pipe, have a beard or wear tweed jackets. Instead, he has a tattoo on his arm depicting the panels on the chest of the R2-D2 “Star Wars” droid.
Psychology Professor Bob Krueger and an international consortium of psychologists and psychiatrists have developed a new diagnostic system that views mental health on a spectrum--and could make the venerated DSM a tool of the past.
Associate professor and mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala has become widely known for her work creating new roles in opera. As she prepared for the international premiere of Dinner at Eight at the Minnesota Opera on March 11, we sat down with her to hear about how the joys of collaborating on new work inspires her teaching of voice students in the School of Music.
Every year, more than half a million inmates are released from prison. For many, the transition is not easy. Nearly two thirds of those who are released will be arrested again within three years. Sociologist Chris Uggen discusses the issues behind these numbers with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Assistant Professor Terrion Williamson talks about her research and her upbringing in Peoria, Illinois. "Once I hit college, I left town and never really came back," she says. But she took the south side of Peoria with her.
Graduate choral conducting student Amanda Weber gave a TEDx talk on how she brought music behind the walls of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. She is a student of Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey.
"We felt that it was very important," says Immigration History Research Center Director Erika Lee "...to help guide fellow educators, students, but really, the general public, into better understanding [immigration] history." Lee is interviewed by Continuum magazine.
One of the biggest controversies about the Grammy Awards is whether they measure an artist, song or album’s quality, market share or some combination of the two. Professor Alex Lubet examine this question and the criteria under which Grammy winners are chosen.
Professor Erika Lee woke up the day after the presidential election with a brainstorm. With so much heated debate about immigration, the University of Minnesota historian decided a little historical perspective was desperately needed.