Regents Professor Madelon Sprengnether is retiring from the Department of English and the Creative Writing program this May, after spending 46 years at the University of Minnesota. She leaves a legacy of strong leadership, activism, and citizenship, having spent over 20 years striving to establish a permanent home for the department.
Associate Professor Cosette Creamer is a scholar in international politics, trade, and law whose life has been filled with experiences that make her an incredible resource for any student interested in these topics.
Associate Professor Mai Na Lee is dedicated to preserving Hmong history. In doing so, she works diligently to ensure that its hidden stories are uncovered and shared. Drawing on her personal history as a Hmong refugee, she engages her students in this research and brings together professors from across the world to tell the untold stories of the Hmong diaspora.
From living in various countries as a child, to holding political positions in El Salvador, Cuellar has seen it all. After completing three master's programs in the both the United States and in El Salvador, she looks to create change both domestically and abroad.
Ore Koren, a political science PhD candidate, writes on how food insecurity impacts violence against civilians, why troops sometimes target agricultural areas to secure access to food, and why troops favor violence over co-option.
Stagnant or falling earnings have put a squeeze on working- and middle-class households. And today's workers shouldn’t expect to their wages catch up with their predecessors'. These are among the conclusions from a new working paper by economics professor Fatih Guvenen and his colleagues.
Though trained as a traditional literary critic, Daniel Philippon has used his passion for environmentalism to revolutionize the English curriculum. He is a recipient of the 2016-17 Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award
After Lorrie Burton of Woodbury, MN was diagnosed with ALS in November, she decided not to allow the disease to define her. Often, a devastating effects of the disease is the loss of the ability to speak. Burton is using new technology called voice banking. It will allow her to preserve her voice in a way never before possible.
Singdhansu Chatterjee, director of the Institute for Research on Statistics and its Applications (IRSA), has a bright future in mind for the institute and its involvement in the surrounding community. Grounded in three major applications of data science in nature, society, and theory, the institute plans on hosting various workshops and events to foster collaboration between different fields.
If coloring books are soothing, and if laughter makes a person feel happy, then imagine what a funny coloring book might do. Julie Schumacher, the St. Paul writer who won the Thurber Prize for American Humor two years ago for her wry novel about academia, has now created a wry coloring book about academia. Paired with Chicago illustrator Lauren Nassef, she has produced “Doodling for Academics: A Coloring and Activity Book.”
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.