IAS in the News: August 2021


A collection of recent news featuring IAS community members and programs.

  • Elizabeth Wrigley-Field—recent IAS Fellow—co-authored an op-ed calling on the University of Minnesota to take an antiracist approach to implementing vaccine policy and COVID safety plan—that is, with equity at the forefront. Read more.

    Elizabeth Wrigley-Field will present The Deaths America Treats as Normal on November 18, 2021 as part of our IAS Thursdays & Human in the Data event series.
  • Catherine Squires, IAS advisory board member, has been named interim dean of the Humphrey School. Read the full article.
  • The Star Tribune recently published an in-depth look at how zoning codes, racial covenants, and other forms of housing discrimination have kept Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding suburbs segregated. Denise Pike, who works with Minnesota Transform as project manager and is a public historian researching racial housing discrimination, is quoted. Read the article.
  • MPR recently spoke with incoming residential fellow Scott St. George and NDSU extension forester Joe Zeleznik, who are working to better understand the climate history of the Red River Valley by studying oak trees that have been buried in mud. Learn more.
  • ArTeS—an initiative originally (and recently!) funded as an IAS Research and Creative Collaborative—will launch a new research space to center the arts in interdisciplinary collaborations. The space will be located in the Regis Center for Art in Spring 2022, and will include involvement from a number of faculty members and IAS friends, including Diane Willow (art), Lana Yarosh (computer science and engineering), Virajita Singh (design), Jennifer Newsom (architecture), Vicente Diaz (American Indian studies), Daniel Keefe (computer science and engineering), Sumanth Gopinath (music theory) and LATIS staff Colin McFadden. The initiative is named after the three areas it brings together: art, technology, and science. Read the full story.