If so many students on college campuses disregard drinking laws, why keep them? Graduate student Erez Garnai studies these laws and the social and legal protocols around them, adding, “My research also reveals...a wide and inseparable web of institutions working together to regulate social life.”
Professor Erika Lee (History) has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States and is dedicated to honoring excellence and leadership, working across disciplines and divides, and advancing the common good.
Postdoctoral fellow Meixi began her work this spring at the Department of American Indian Studies. As she learns more about Minnesota through the people and the landscape, she is excited for the opportunities to work within the community. Her work focuses on connecting with communities and designing educational systems that incorporate Indigenous knowledge in subjects like math and science.
“With our longer life spans, many people live as many years in retirement as they did working,” said Phyllis Moen, who holds an endowed chair in sociology at the University of Minnesota. “With this longevity bonus and years of active engagement, they’ve rewritten the script. Now there’s a sense of loss as they recognize their choices and opportunities are changing.”
What do you do when a loved one mysteriously disappears and your government won’t investigate? What do you do when this happens over 61,000 times? This happened in Mexico, and Barbara Frey of IGS has developed a collaborative research program to raise visibility of this issue.
Professor Benjamin Munson has transformed his NIH grant to dedicate an entire arm to study audiovisual speech perception over Zoom. He and postdoctoral research associate Dr. AlayoTripp answer some questions about how they are taking advantage of this time of social distancing to keep the study moving forward.
Professor Victoria Bomba Coifman studies short and long distance migrations of West African peoples from early times to the present, the factors that motivated or forced them to move, and the institutions they developed to facilitate migrations and relations with “strangers.”
First-generation graduate student Kristin Lunz Trujillo hopes her work can halt the spread of misinformation surrounding health policies. But first she wants to understand the underlying psychology that makes people accept misinformation in the first place.
To protect the smallest patients, Assistant Professor Katlyn McGrattan works to develop new technology and methods for clinicians to properly identify swallowing problems in babies that can lead to serious health and communication problems.
Professor Christine DeLisle’s research focuses on CHamoru women's historical work under US colonialism and their contemporary activism against US militarism. DeLisle looks comparatively at Indigenous feminisms and highlights Indigenous women’s stories and the importance of their roles in stewarding ancestral lands, waters, and communities.
Renana Schneller is an instructor of the only modern language taught in CNES: Hebrew. After overhearing a colleague talk about teaching an online course, she felt compelled to create her own. Now, the course is offered across all Big Ten Universities, and Schneller has hopes of expanding her online Hebrew curriculum.
“The amount of wonderful, independent, experimental animation made by women is immense!” Vanessa Cambier, PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, has dedicated her dissertation to spreading awareness about female animators and their experimental films.
Erika Lee is one of five UMN Twin Cities researchers who have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies, which honors those making preeminent contributions to their fields and the world. Members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.
The increased popularity of vaping among teens threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts. Assistant Professor Sherri Jean Katz is tackling this problem by researching how youth perceive the dangers of vaping.
Due to the prevalence and transmissibility of COVID-19, healthcare workers face significant risk. A study led by Professors Deniz S. Ones and Michael Cullen is exploring how wearable technology can be used for early detection of COVID-19, as well as for understanding the consequences of infection indicators for psychological resilience and job performance.