Associate professor Joshua Page seeks to understand the complex factors obstructing changes in the criminal justice system. “Understanding is the first step towards generating a will to change,” says Page.
From the beginning of his academic career, economics senior Kazimier Smith has been able to dig in to research. “I think a lot of times research ideas come from places you wouldn’t think they come from,” he says.
Difficulties in language development can cause children to fall behind academically and socially. Through her research with early language intervention and children with neurodevelopmental disorders, Dr. Liza Finestack is working to improve clinical practices and keep children from this population on track.
The US court system may not seem like a place that could shape how those practice their religion—but assistant professor Aisha Ghani’s research has found that the way Islam is brought into court can affect Muslim practices in America.
After the far-right government executed more than 3,000 young civilians, many Colombian mothers have become dedicated social activists. As part of the Grand Challenges and CLA’s First-Year Research & Creative Scholars Program, a trio of undergraduate students traveled to Soacha, Colombia to interview some of these women. Olivia Nortwen, Sydney Provinzino, and Kylie Sievers explore how mothers are transforming the Colombian social landscape. Their research received the award for “Best Scholarly Presentation” at the 2018 Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference.
A number of University of Minnesota faculty are among the most influential researchers across the globe, according to a newly released list. These researchers include two of CLA's faculty: Professor Robert Krueger from the Department of Psychology and Professor Hui Zou from the School of Statistics.
“Even though I’m not using my degree in the way I imagined I would, I wouldn’t have gotten my job had I not had it.” 2018 SLHS graduate Payton Counts is pursuing a career path different than many in her field. Through the help of her education in CLA and the faculty behind her, she is able to do meaningful work in suicide prevention for native youth in the Twin Cities.
Teaching the history of a nation from a single perspective neglects the experiences, hardships, and triumphs faced by groups that don’t fall within the majority. Associate Professor Jimmy Patiño worked with Minneapolis Public Schools to create a Chicano and Latino history course to address this issue and pass down knowledge to the next generation of scholars.
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.