Two graduate students from the Heritage Studies and Public History program, Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini Butcher, expose the history of racism in housing in Minneapolis through an interactive exhibit on display now at the Hennepin History Museum.
Samantha Thi Porter, digital preservation specialist in CLA, and Colin McFadden, technology architect in Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS), teamed up to create an interactive mystery game within the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Through virtual reality technology, museum guests of all ages can discover clues using a downloadable app.
Two graduate students from the Heritage Studies and Public History program, Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini Butcher, have curated an art exhibit that reveals the history of racial segregation in Minneapolis.
Civilizations before the advent of specialized academic knowledge and modern public museums often presented their accumulated learning through copious collections that amassed singular meaningful specimens in a display that mirrored in microcosm the complex reality of the universe.
Hundreds of CLA students and faculty are working on human rights problems. We work with any and all information, including news accounts, reports, interviews, photographs and even satellite imagery to understand situations.
Tree-ring research is a simple but remarkably powerful tool for environmental science. In the global change era, tree rings provide unique perspective on ways that natural systems vary and the influence of human activities. Dendrochronology is also a superb mechanism for introducing students and the broader public to environmental thinking and geographic inquiry.
Sensory loss, or loss of vision, hearing, and balance increases with age and can be related to a decline in quality of life. By 2050, the Census Bureau predicts that the number of persons 65 years and older will approach 20 percent of the U.S. population. Sensory loss of all types is prevalent among aging people, accounting for a sharp decline in social engagement, and a significant reduction in socioeconomic potential.
The University of Minnesota Department of Economics has historically been one of the top in the world, producing nine Nobel Prize-winning faculty and alumni along the way. Launched in 2010, the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute was founded as a renewed commitment to supporting synergy in economic research, policy influence, and the communication channels required to solve real-world challenges.
What happens when everyday people take mass-produced prints and make them unique? A new artmaking technique is created, and the era of printcraft is born. PhD student Christina Michelon is working on her dissertation, which explores printcrafting and acts of everyday creativity in the 19th century.
At the 2018 Esri User Conference, GIS experts Len Kne, Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Coleman Shepard, Somayeh Dodge, and Tom Fisher demonstrated to industry peers how innovative approaches in spatial research can provide new perspectives on the world around us and prepare us for the way society is evolving.
"What happened during Japanese American incarceration is not coincidental at all--it's just how US settler colonialism has always and continues to function," says Hana Maruyama, whose grandmother and nearly 14,000 others of Japanese ancestry were displaced to Heart Mountain, the same place where the Apsáalooke American Indian Nation had been wrongfully relocated from years before. Maruyama is pursuing a PhD in American studies to further her research on the connections between Japanese American incarceration in the context of US settler colonialism.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has given faculty member Erika Lee the distinction of Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies. The designation, granted this month, is the highest level of recognition given to faculty by the University.
Some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases go unnoticed by pharmaceutical companies. One such neglected disease is tuberculosis, which claimed 1.7 million lives in 2016. Why is this widespread disease getting ignored, and how can collaborations help solve this problem? Professor Susan Craddock’s research looks into a new way of addressing neglected diseases.
Two individuals met as instructor and student but became research partners after a course in the technical writing and communication (TWC) program. Alexander Champoux and Eric Wisz had the opportunity to collaborate on research about rhetorical theory and creative writing for the Creative Writing Studies Organization (CWSO) issue.
Curious about climate change, campers, and community? Or about how art and science overlap? UMN art professor Christine Baeumler has combined it all to create Backyard Phenology, a collaboration focusing on connections.
Lennixx-Rodney Lee, who double majored in American Indian studies and studies in cinema and media culture, has been recognized for outstanding work in an honors thesis titled "Native American Women in Contemporary Film and Television: An Analysis of Death and Two Gendered Lenses."