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.
Here's a refreshing idea for the rest of January and the year: quit your diet. “Losing weight is a particularly unfortunate New Year’s resolution because you’re almost guaranteed to need to do it again the next year and the next year and the next year,” said Traci Mann, a psychology professor at the University of Minnesota.
During the 2016 Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders noted that America would be better off if it looked more like Denmark. In actuality, the United States and Denmark are already alike in one key respect. Surveys show that Americans and Danes have similar favorable views about Trumpism. Political science graduate student Matt Motta discusses the findings of a recent survey of Americans and Danes.
Asian languages & literatures graduate student Sreyashi Ray ventured all the way from India to pursue a PhD in Asian literatures, cultures, and media. She was drawn to the University of Minnesota by the significant research work being done by the faculty and recommendations from professors at her alma mater.
Visiting DAAD Professor Rudy Singer examines what makes something funny and questions cultural expectations of humor. He is currently teaching a course on the topic and enjoys training a new generation of scholars to take humor seriously.