News & Stories
The Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls network has created stronger, lasting institutional connections at the University of Minnesota and beyond. Here, several consortial partners, including the IAS, discuss the footprint of the project on their campuses.
Bianet Castellanos, director of the Institute for Advanced Study, shares updates on IAS programmatic activities, including continued investments in community engagement and advocating for racial and social justice.
The Institute for Advanced Study is thrilled to announce the return of IAS Thursdays! For the next two years, the series will explore the theme (In)Justice: featured guests will offer different lenses to approach today’s problems, explore their own visions for what justice might look like, and together we will gain a deeper understanding of how to build a better future and a more just world.
The Institute for Advanced Study seeks a Graduate Assistant to help champion and expand key interdisciplinary programs by supporting communications as well as establishing and maintaining meaningful connections between system campuses, community groups, and programming at the IAS. Review of applications will begin on Monday, August 21.
Just Announced: Join for the return of two series exploring racial and social justice and celebrating community
The Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and partners are thrilled to announce two related series that together explore themes of racial and social justice and celebrate community through conversation, music, and the arts.
University of Minnesota receives $225,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore justice in policing
The Institute for Advanced Study announces that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $225,000 to fund a Sawyer Seminar at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities titled Just Policing: The Definition and Possibility of Justice in Law Enforcement.
The Institute for Advanced Study, Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, and The Frances E. Thompson Digital Library for Family Research are pleased to announce Before the Mayflowers Landed, a three-day showcase of Hip Hop inspired films, media, and discussions exploring themes of arrival for present day issues impacting Black People in America, produced by independent journalist and multimedia producer Ralph L. Crowder III.
Just Published: TRUTH Report, "Oshkigin Noojimo'iwe, Naġi Waƞ P̣etu Uƞ Ihduwaṡ'ake He Oyate Kiƞ Zaniwic̣aye Kte"
The TRUTH Project—Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing—in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the 11 federally recognized Tribes in Minnesota, has released their final report, which focuses on the persistent, systemic mistreatment of Indigenous peoples by the University of Minnesota and offers concrete steps leadership can take towards healing.
Join us on Friday, April 14 for the Place and Relations Capstone: Indigenizing Education, a day of engaged conversation marking the culmination of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative’s four years of work.
We are delighted to announce the IAS Residential Faculty Fellows for 2023–2024. Faculty fellows spend a semester in residence at the IAS. Together with our Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows, they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community.