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Department Articles

First Person
"The Road through Adolescence"
An essay by Rich Broderick


First Person
 “Saturdays with Pena”
Essay by Martin Russo


Alumni Association Angle
News from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association


Alumni Profile
Tiya Miles, natural scholar and genius; a social journalist to “like”; and other notable alumni


Gopher Sports
Basketball's Nicole Mastey, hockey's border-to-border domination, portrayals of female athletes, and more Gopher sports news


First Person: Right Angles Are Boring
How the Weisman inspired me to think, an essay by Christy DeSmith


Discoveries
The light within the blob, dial up the dialysis, and progress in ovarian cancer treatment


About Campus
The Kaler era begins, a schoolteacher's legacy, and don't let the bedbugs bite


Alumni Profile: Juan Ramirez
Juan Ramirez mentors eighth-grade students on business and biculturalism.


Alumni Association Angle
Health club for the mind, Outstanding Undergrads, network over breakfast, and more.


First Person: Human Tackling Dummy
"Human Tackling Dummy," by David Butwin


About Campus: Fall 2011
A $51 million boon to collaborative research, seasonal abundance on Church Street, and pedal power


Discoveries
Neighborliness saves lives, a down-to-earth discovery, and wealth by chance


2011 Gopher Football Preview
Everything you need to know about the dawn of a new era of Gopher football: Jerry and the Playmakers, Teamwork Well-Done, Kick-off Confidential
by Cynthia Scott


Fiction 2011
The winning story in Minnesota magazine's 12th annual fiction contest
"Leaving" by Kathleen Glasgow


First Person
“In the Shadow of Humphrey,”
Essay by Adam Wahlberg


Alumni Association Angle


Discoveries
Smoking causes immediate damage, prolonged parental support pays off, and bacteria holds promise as renewable petroleum.
Discoveries is edited by Cynthia Scott


Letters: Summer 2011
The gender barrier broken, food animal economics, medical legends, and more.


Gopher Sports: Triple Crowns
Tough love at Gopher football spring training, being mindful about women and concussions, and more!
Gopher Sports is edited by Cynthia Scott


About Campus
The U’s $8.6 billion impact, a change of tempo at Northrop, and in defense of academic freedom.


Alumni Profile: All Lit Up
Meghan Suszynski, Jamie Millard, and Regan Smith launch Paper Darts, a feisty literary magazine.
By Alyssa Ford


First Person: A Clean Break
Life was supposed to unfold and be fulfilling according to a neat and trusted plan.
But sometimes plans get a little messy.
Essay by Mary Winstead


Editor's Note: A Tweetable Moment
I joined the social network Twitter in January but have yet to “tweet”—to dispatch some important or clever thought to my 10 followers.
By Shelly Fling


President and CEO: Opportunity amid Change
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
By Phil Esten, Ph.D. '03


Letters: Spring 2011
Readers write: Farm facts and Win Wallin.


Discoveries: Spring 2011
Nature's carbon stores filling, more on Vitamin D, Stability vital in tropics, once again: tanning is dangerous, and three more.


Gopher Sports: Throwing Herself into the Job
Long-time Gopher throws coach Lynne Anderson, new football coach Jerry Kill, baseball is Metro-doomed, and more Gopher sports news.
By Cynthia Scott


About Campus
OMGoldy!, Wherefore Liberal Arts?, What Moos Stashed in His Boathouse, A Labor of Love, and more


Strauss Goes Hollywood
Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (The Bat) may be a breezy delight for audiences, but it’s a strenuous workout for budding opera performers.
By Laura Silver


Alumni Profile
Don't Sweat the Big Stuff
By Cynthia Scott


Alumni Association Angle
The Galapagos Islands: What a Trip!, Imagine Defeating Alzheimer’s, Roots Soar at the Arboretum, Steep Funding Challenges Continue, An Awesome Opportunity, Talking about Human Rights,Summer School for Adults


About Campus
Queen bee, green campus, no more hangovers, and more.


Alumni Profile
From Potlucks to Press Passes
By Cynthia Scott


Alumni Association Angle - Winter 2011
Maintaining Hope, McNamara Addition Opens, Drawn to the Bell Museum, Ambassadors the Time is Now, Homecoming Painted the Town Gold, Awards Recognize Exceptional Alumni Service.


First Person - Winter 2011
Marxmen Remembering the Marx Brotherhood
Essay by Erik Lundegaard


President and CEO
How Did I Get Here?
—Phil Esten (Ph.D. ’03)


Editor’s Note
Commenters Anonymous
By Shelly Fling


National President
Are You Ready for the Challenges Ahead?
by Ertugrul Tuzcu (M.S. ’78)


About Campus - Fall 2010
Latest campus happenings and news


First Person: Campus Fugit
Campus Fugit: On not embracing a virtual U
Essay by Jeff Johnson


  
Bookmarks 
Most recently submitted books with a U connection. See all our Bookmarks here

The Wild Cat Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Cats
By Mel Sunquist (B.S. '65, M.S. '70, Ph.D. '79)
The University of Chicago Press, 2014


From the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, to the prophet Muhammad’s favorite cat, Muezza, and our contemporary obsession with online cat videos, felines have long held a place of honor in their human counterparts’ homes and cultures.


Remembering the Modoc War
By Boyd Cothran, MA '08, PhD '12
UNC Press, 2014

The hanging of four Modoc headmen in 1873 ended the Modoc War of 1872-73, but began a new struggle over the memory of the war.


The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution
By John Bessler, '88
Carolina Academy Press, 2014
The Birth of American Law tells the forgotten, untold story of the origins of U.S. law.


Bad Lies: A Novel
By Thomas B. Jones, '64
North Star Press, 2014

An African American golfer and a washed-up St. Paul Saints’ pitcher struggle to find a common ground of trust as they mount a challenge to segregation in professional golf.


Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood
By Chantal Norrgard, '08
University of North Carolina Press, 2014

Norrgard explores the critical link between Ojibwes' efforts to maintain their tribal sovereignty and their labor traditions and practices from the 1870s to the 1930s.


  
Upcoming Alumni Events
See all our upcoming events here.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Authors Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann to speak at U Bookstore
Authors Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann will discuss their books Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and The Old Neighborhood  at the University of Minnesota Bookstore.
Learn more about this event.
Alumni Association member benefit information.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Goldy's Homecoming Kickoff
Get together to celebrate the beginning of Homecoming week! The Front Plaza of Coffman Union will be the host of Taste of Coffman where you will receive free snacks and treats, caricature artists, henna tattoos and more! Free.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Design Intersections: Featuring Maurice Blanks of Blu Dot
Design Intersections showcases designers and business leaders from various fields exploring the consequences and potential for design-induced change. Our Homecoming edition showcases Maurice Blanks, co-founder of the Minneapolis-based contemporary furniture design company, Blu Dot.
Mcnamara Alumni Center; $30 Early-bird (by Sept. 30), $40 Regular (by Oct. 13, noon), $15 Students, $45 Walk In
Visit http://design.umn.edu/calendar/ for more as it becomes available.

Creative Writing Program Reading by Novelist Stacey D'Erasmo
he Creative Writing Program presents Stacey D'Erasmo reading from her fourth novel Wonderland (2014), the tale of a fortysomething woman rock star on the comeback trail. D'Erasmo also published a 2013 work of nonfiction, The Art of Intimacy, part of Graywolf Press’s “Art of” series on the craft of writing. More: https://events.umn.edu/035281

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Carlson Alumni Fall Social in San Francisco
The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota invites all alumni to its Second Annual San Francisco Bay Area Fall Alumni Social for alumni and friends.

  
Archived Department Articles

Gopher Sports - Mike Torchia
Taking Compassion in Stride
- Cynthia Scott


Bridging Islam and the West
The University of Minnesota’s Religious Studies Program and Institute for Global Studies, in collaboration with community and student groups, will sponsor Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences, an international conference that will be held on campus February 24 through 26.
—Laura Silver


Discoveries - Winter 2011
Punching HIV, F for Alcohol, Hearing Test Flaws, and more.


Gopher Sports - Terra Rasmussen
Maroon and Gold Genes
By Alyssa Ford


The Accidental Memoirist
Alumna Michele Norris set out to record other families’ racial experiences but found her most poignant stories disconcertingly close to home.
By William Swanson


After Revolution, Fashion Evolution
Chinese fashions at the Goldstein Gallery
by Alyssa Ford


Alumni Profile: Her Art Is in the Right Place
Mary Pappajohn takes art to the people.
by Erin Peterson


Alumni Angle - Fall 2010
News and notes about your Alumni Association


Editor's Note - Links in the Food Chain
Links in the Food Chain
Poetry -- and wakefulness -- in the meat aisle.


Letters - Fall 2010
Readers write about autism, desegregation


Discoveries - Fall 2010
The latest research breakthroughs.


Gopher Football 2010 Preview
Our 2010 Gopher Football preview
By Rick Moore and Cynthia Scott


Discoveries - Summer 2010
6/1/2010
Clarity on obesity and stroke, how love makes a difference, and electrifying insights into cells


First Person
6/1/2010
“Good-bye, Brother,” an essay by Rich Broderick


Gopher Sports
6/1/2010
Golden graduates Christine Tan and Barrett Moen


Arts & Events
6/1/2010
Peter Rothstein directs Triumph of Love on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat.


Off the Shelf
6/1/2010
Daughters of the Witching Hill, by Mary Sharratt


Alumni Profile
5/25/2010
Eric Hanson helps bring back Vermont’s loons.


How to Win Friends -Fiction 2010
5/25/2010
The winning entry in Minnesota magazine’s 11th annual fiction contest.
By Emily Beck Cogburn


Letters - Summer 2010
5/25/2010
Readers comment on recent articles.


National President's Column
5/25/2010
By Archie Givens (B.A. ’66, M.H.A. ’68)


Alumni Association Angle - Summer 2010
5/25/2010


About Campus - Summer 2010
5/21/2010
Up close with Katie Couric, farm campus for a day, and wrestling with a new challenge


First Person
3/5/2010
When We Were Beautiful

What photos of our younger selves eternally portray.
An essay by Mike Finley



Arts & Events
3/5/2010
"Women and Water" at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery





Letters - Spring 2010
3/5/2010
From our readers


Editor's Note
3/5/2010
Welcome to the Neighborhood


Off the Shelf
3/5/2010
A People’s History of the Hmong

By Paul Hillmer
Reviewed by David Mahoney



Alumni Association Angle
3/5/2010
New CEO, alumni award winners, alumni advocacy, benefits updates, and much more.



Alumni Profile: Olympic Spirit
3/5/2010
Janet Carpenter's Olympic Spirit





National President's Column
3/5/2010
The State Needs a Strong U
by Archie Givens (B.A. '66, M.H.A. '68)





An Idea Grows in Brooklyn
3/5/2010
Alumnus Jeff Hnilicka has planted sustainable food practices in the world of art.
By Danny LaChance


Aaron Fortunato: All-Around Guy
3/5/2010
Gopher Gymnastics "workhorse" Aaron Fortunato.




Kelci Bryant: Aiming for New Heights
3/5/2010
Gopher and Olympic Diver Kelci Bryant.




About Campus - Spring 2010
3/5/2010
News, Views and more from around the Twin Cities campus.


Discoveries
3/5/2010
CO2 reconsidered, new meaning of streaming, casual sex, puberty and butterflies and more.


National President
12/14/2009
What Really Matters
By Archie Givens






Editor's Note
12/14/2009
The Interview
By Shelly Fling


About Campus - Winter 2010
12/14/2009
News and views of campus
Edited by Cynthia Scott


Alumni Association Angle
12/14/2009
News, events, and benefits of the Alumni Association






Chief Executive Officer
12/11/2009
One Last Salute to the U
By Margaret Sughrue Carlson


Letters
12/11/2009
From our readers


Chief Executive Officer - Fall 2009
8/14/2009
Bruininks Was Right All Along
By Margaret Sughrue Carlson


Alumni Association Angle
8/14/2009
The 2009 annual celebration in photos, honoring exceptional students, CEO to retire, and a great new member benefit


National President
8/14/2009
It's Time to Come Home
By Archie Givens


Editor's Note - Fall 2009
8/14/2009
Happy to Be Home
By Shelly Fling


Letters - Fall 2009
Our readers write.


About Campus - Fall 2009
8/13/2009
Students get their solar house in order, knitting for the common good, Itasca turns 100, and saluting Latin.


  
Campus Events Highlights

Steelroots Exhibition
An exhibition of 16 large root-shaped metal sculptures by acclaimed Pennsylvania artist Steve Tobin.
Till Jan. 13, 2012

University of Minnesota Farmers Market
Will run 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Wednesday
Till October 5

China Insights: Unsettling Consequences
Brings together the work of seven photographers
Till August 25

2011 Program in Religious Studies Summer Workshop: Anticipating Apocalypse
August 18

Open house at UMore Park
Education made fun!
August 18

"Prescription Overload: Managing Meds"
New approaches on how to deal w/ multiple medications
August 21

Vines & Victuals
MN wine and food pairings
August 25

Etiquette Dinner
Keep an eye out for when registration opens at the end of August
Sept. 22

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