News and Perspectives
With deep differences and tensions accompanying the 2016 US Presidential campaigns, we anticipate that the next months will continue to bring conversations, both rich and contentious, to the campus. To support the learning and our learners, the Center for Educational Innovation offers all instructors one-to-one consulting conversations on the personal as well as pedagogical dimensions of being an instructor right now. We also launched a new resource page with teaching and learning tools you can use now, and in your planning for next semester’s courses.
Friday, Nov 18, 12:45-1:15 pm., Andersen Library
Calling all UMN Feminists! Meet us for a Feminist Friday Pop-Up with resources, community, and a big group photo at 1 pm!
We’ll provide some ideas for…
- ways to get involved at the Women’s Center
- Frequently Asked Questions about Feminism that can be helpful to engage folks in conversation
- self-care resources for anyone who needs a reminder that it’s okay to take care of ourselves
- community building ideas for getting involved in the Twin Cities
Reaffirming Our Values, Rebuilding the Social Compact: A Campus Forum
Discussion and open Q&A, hosted by Provost Karen Hanson
Panelists include: John Coleman (Dean of College of Liberal Arts), Fionnuala Ni Aoláin (Professor and Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society, Law School), Abdi I Samatar (Professor and Chair, Geography, Environment & Society). Moderator: Laura Bloomberg (Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
Thursday, November 17 | 12-1 pm
Multi-Activity Court, 4th floor of UMN Recreation and Wellness Center
123 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Link to connect to live-streaming of the event.
For homeless youth, higher education is a way out and a way up. At the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), we’re studying the challenges that homeless students face as they make the transition to college – and how our universities and institutions can better serve their needs.
by Katie Eichele, director of the Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education
“Love liberates.” — Maya Angelou
I tell myself this when I’m faced with times where hearts are hurting, anger brews, and there’s an ache to be heard and understood. This month, The Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota celebrates its 30 year anniversary. As I reflect on our mission to advocate for victims of sexual and relationship violence and on our center’s 30 years of work in this area, I remind our community of the many aspects of rape culture and of the work still to be done in our nation.