Dense green forest with winding path
Tile view of Open Rivers: view of boat in river at dusk

Spring 2024 Letter from the Director, In Solidarity


Bianet Castellanos, director of the Institute for Advanced Study, closes the Spring 2024 semester and looks ahead to the 2024-25 academic year. Highlights include the (In)Justice Series on Just Policing, and longtime Managing Director Susannah Smith stepping in as acting director while Castellanos takes a one-year sabbatical to pursue her research on settler colonialism and Mexican migration.

University of Minnesota Receives $75,000 Seed Grant to Partner with Tribal Colleges to Transform STEM Education for Indigenous Students


An ambitious new planning project aims to radically remake the role of predominantly white institutions in STEM graduate education by centering Tribal Colleges and Universities in tribal land- and self-determination-based science training.

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