Department of Congratulations

Institute for Advanced Study: Leadership Transition and Search

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invites applications from or nominations of University of Minnesota tenured faculty members for the position of Director, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). This half-time academic leadership position leads a systemwide center whose mission is to collaborate broadly to advance scholarship and teaching, foster critical engagement with issues and ideas, and build generative relationships with larger communities locally and globally.
 

IAS Director Jennifer Gunn receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service

Congratulations to Jennifer Gunn, Director of the IAS, on receiving the President’s Award for Outstanding Service!

The President’s Award for Outstanding Service is presented each year in the spring and recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units by any active or retired faculty or staff member.

Thank You, Karen: Karen Kinoshita Retires after 14 Years at the IAS

Karen Kinoshita is retiring from the University on October 6, 2020. For the many faculty, students, staff, and visitors who have passed through the IAS, Karen has been the first person they encountered at the Institute. The IAS’s reputation for being a welcoming and supportive place is in no small way thanks to Karen, who joined the staff in December 2005, three months after the IAS first opened its doors.