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River Life: Place, Water, Community

January 24, 2017IASForum0

Download a PDF of this blog post here (4 MB) Over the past few months, River Life has found its focus shifting a bit. Since 2005, we have worked to raise the visibility of the Mississippi River, particularly on the campus of the University of Minnesota, which is bisected by the river in Minneapolis. We […]

Is Water a Human Right? From Flint to Minnesota

April 13, 2016IASEvents1

Is Water a Human Right? The Global Struggle for Environmental Justice from Flint to Minnesota Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 12:15-1:45pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. A brown bag lunch discussion with Charles Simmons, Emeritus Professor of Media and Human Rights, Marygrove College, Detroit […]

Matteo Convertino on Complex Biological & Socio-technical Systems. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Matteo Convertino is Assistant Professor in the UMN School of Public Health’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the HumNat Lab for Analysis, Modeling and Management of Complex Biological and Socio-technical Systems. He was also a 2014 Resident Fellow of the Institute on the Environment and […]

Deborah Swackhamer, Water Scientist and Prof. of Public Policy. July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015IASBat of Minerva0

Download: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer studies the processes affecting the behavior of, and exposures to, toxic chemicals in the environment and works on policies to address these potential risks. She is a Professor of Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and served […]

Robert Wallace, Evolutionary Biologist, on Agroeconomics of Disease. July 1, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Robert Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer, presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. His blog, Farming Pathogens, follows agriculture, infections, evolution, ecological resilience, dialectical biology, and the practice of science. His current work explores the evolution and economics […]

Mageen Caines, November 2012

Mageen Caines is a student, veteran, mother, activist, and thinker, currently enrolled in the school of public health at the University of Minnesota.  In this interview, she talks about the force that shaped her–teachers, librarians, parents, friends.  She discusses her experiences in the military and her work with veterans. Mageen was in the Army Reserve from […]

Embodying Abundance and Scarcity in Minnesota, c. 1830 – 1930

This project draws on historical sources and socio-biological methods to ask how economic, environmental, and social conditions shaped people’s life chances by shaping their bodies. We will use height, weight, and social and medical information from approximately 8,000 Minnesotans born after 1830 to pinpoint periods of nutritional abundance and scarcity, and compare changes in Minnesota […]

Michael Osterholm, March 29, 2011

Michael Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), director of the NIH-supported Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance within CIDRAP, a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, University of Minnesota. He has been a […]

Hanna Kite, March 26, 2011

Hanna Kite is a graduate student in Community Health Education at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. Previously she was a reporter in Japan and Hong Kong covering health, lifestyle, and news stories for a number of newspapers and magazines. Here she talks to Peter Shea about the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Spring 2011

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Abundance and Scarcity: Sustainability Studies Internship Course SUST 4096, 2-4 credits 10:40-11:30, Wednesdays 370 VoTech Building, Institute on the Environment, St. Paul Campus Instructor: David Wanberg is a Landscape Architect, Architect and Alliance for Sustainability Board Member. Open to all majors. Intern for a government, […]

Training the Body to Participate in the Public Sphere: A talk with Rebecca de Souza, Mark Zmudy, and Adam Pine, April 8, 2010

Training is examined in three specific arenas where the collaborators have ongoing research programs: the Minneapolis salsa dance community, the HIV/AIDS community in India, and the adventure education arena in Colorado. Rebecca de Souza is a professor of Communication, Mark Zmudy is a professor of Health, and Adam Pine is a professor of Geography, all […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Summer and Fall 2009

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Body & Knowing. Animals in Healthcare and Creative Arts in Health and Healing will be offered during the summer. Fall semester courses include: On Human Nature; Body Mind Centering; Dance and Citizenship; Dance and Popular Culture; and What Music Is. Summer 2009 Animals in Healthcare CSPH 5000, Section 001, 3 credtis Monday through Friday, […]

Jennifer Gunn, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2008

Jennifer Gunn (History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Medical School): “Plains Practice: Rural Health and Medicine in the Upper Midwest, 1900-1950” Gunn completed a chapter and the introduction in a forthcoming (2010) collaborative volume on global influenza with Tamara Giles-Vernick and former IAS fellow Susan Craddock, Influenza and Public Health: Histories and Dialogues for the Future. She also […]

“Communication and Obesity: Where to Expect Effects” – a presentation by Robert Hornick, 12/6/07

There are many claims made for the potential positive or negative effects of communication on obesity; the claims address controlled intervention programs, advocacy programs seeking earned media exposure, and ordinary media use and exposure. They concern energy in “dietary behavior” and “energy out” physical activity. The talk provides an overview of the range of claims […]

Cherrie Moraga: A Chicana Codex of Changing Consciousness, 10/18/07

October 18, 2007IASEvents0

This evening the University of Minnesota is pleased to present a reading and discussion of selected works tracing Cherrie Moraga’s own development as a writer, thinker and activist over a full generation of political engagement. These works follow Moraga’s emerging consciousness as a Chicana lesbian from the late 1970s and the early days of women […]

Determining the Relative Value of Remaining Time to Women with Ovarian Cancer, 2007-2008

Peter Argenta (OB/GYN, College of Medicine), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: Caroline Carlin (Applied Economics, College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resource Sciences), John A Nyman (Health Policy and Management, Department of Public Health) and Adrienne Richardson (Women’s Health, University Hospital).

“The Politics of Infectious Diseases: Global Surveillance and Early Warning Systems”: Keynote Lecture by Stephen Morse, 2/16/06

February 16, 2006IASEvents0

Keynote lecture by Dr. Stephen Morse, School of Public Health and Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University.

Understanding Genocide: The Extremes of Population Politics – A Panel Discussion

“Understanding Genocides” panel discussion with Liz Lerman and University of Minnesota colleagues Taner Akcam, Bruno Chaouat, Stephen Feinstein, Miriam King, and Michael Oakes and moderated by Eric Weitz. Part of the University Symposium, “The Politics of Populations.” Cosponsored by The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Department of French and Italian, The Department of History, […]