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Portrait of Jessica Gordon-Roth and Roy T. Cook

Cutting-Edge Scholarship: Feminist Philosophy and Formal Logic

With Jessica Gordon-Roth's specialization in feminist philosophy and Roy T. Cook's attention on mathematical logic, semantic paradoxes, and the aesthetics of Lego sculptures, they might seem like an unlikely pair of collaborators. But the two philosophy professors have found overlap in a topic that they argue is in desperate need of philosophical reflection: feminist philosophy and formal logic.
Portrait of Mons Chan

Trade: Who Wins and Who Loses?

When Mons Chan started out as an undergraduate economics major, he didn’t want to just learn, he wanted to learn how to get things done. Economics, he came to realize, would give him the tools to contribute to positive change in the world. Now, as he wraps up the final year of his PhD program, Mons’ research on trade patterns is producing detailed information that policymakers will be able to use to ensure more people are better off.
Sophia Greiner prints a pink octopus using a 3-D printer at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library on Sept. 27, 2017.

For Underprivileged Teens, Tech Center Offers Chance to Build Critical Skills

Best Buy's teen tech centers are springing up across the nation, allowing teenagers from all backgrounds free access to tools like Photoshop, 3-D printers, green screens, and recording studios. Kari Smalkoski, a research associate in gender, women and sexuality studies, offers her input on importance of technology accessibility for teenagers.