News & Stories

University of Minnesota Receives More than $315,000 for Humanities Without Walls Program

August 27, 2020
by altravis

The University will receive more than $315,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct a career-diversity workshop, plus faculty will be eligible to apply for $150,000 research grants. The IAS will begin offering seed grants and activities this fall.

Announcing The Mellon Just Futures Initiative Call for Proposals

August 23, 2020
by altravis

The IAS is coordinating proposals from the UMN for the new Mellon Just Futures Initiative, which will offer grants of up to $5 million for 2–3 years. Expressions of Interest are due August 28; proposals are due September 17.

Job Opening: Visiting Scholar of Indigenous Studies

August 21, 2020
by altravis

The Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for a two-year appointment for an early-career scholar as part of the Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative. The position is open until filled.

Announcing the Fall 2020 IAS Thursdays Schedule

August 18, 2020
by altravis

Join the IAS on Thursday afternoons for our eclectic, wide-ranging, discussion series designed for scholars from all walks of life. 

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Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Milica Milic-Kolarevic

August 12, 2020
by altravis

During the summer of 2020, as a fellow of Human in the Data MNDrive program, I am working on developing an article that critically engages with the changing legal terrain of healthcare in Serbia.

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Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Jennifer Nicklay

August 12, 2020
by volna007

As a community scientist standing with urban growers in Minneapolis/St. Paul, my research focuses on integrating grower knowledge and science to both support their growing practices AND advocate for policy/systems change. During my time as a Human in the Data fellow...

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Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Yuming Fang

August 12, 2020
by volna007

Yuming Fang is studying the role social media bots have in the amplification of anti vaccination conversations on social media platforms.

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Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Rebecca Walker

July 16, 2020
by volna007

Rebecca Walker is using cartography to highlight inequalities in environmental and health decision making and to empower suppressed community voices.

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Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Prerna and Hayden Teachout

July 16, 2020
by volna007

An artist duo—Prerna and Hayden—are committed to interdisciplinary practices spanning the humanities and social and physical sciences, they have collaborated and independently worked on projects examining the actualization of invisible or virtual boundaries within cultural production.

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Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Johnathan Hardy

June 05, 2020
by volna007

Johnathan Hardy is hoping to rewrite the methodological foundation for researchers with the help of birds from the Qing Dynasty.

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