News & Stories

Bianet Castellanos Appointed Director of Institute for Advanced Study

July 08, 2022
by altravis

We are delighted to announce that Bianet Castellanos has been appointed the next director of the Institute for Advanced Study, effective September 26, 2022. She will provide academic and administrative leadership for the IAS as a systemwide center advancing multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching collaborations, aligned with key commitments of the systemwide strategic plan MPact 2025.

Thank you, Dr. Jennifer Gunn

May 11, 2022
by altravis

Dr. Jennifer Gunn has served as the director of the Institute for Advanced Study since 2014. Later this year, she plans to return to her tenured faculty position as History of Medicine Endowed Professor in the Medical School’s Program in the History of Medicine. We are immensely grateful to all Jennifer has given to the IAS and its community over the last eight years, and hope you will join us in thanking her for her generosity and service.

Institute for Advanced Study: Leadership Transition and Search

May 03, 2022
by altravis

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 in the News: August 2021

August 31, 2021
by altravis

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

IAS in the News, May 2021

May 05, 2021
by altravis

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

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

May 03, 2021
by altravis

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.

IAS in the News, April 2021

April 19, 2021
by altravis

A collection of recent news featuring IAS programs and residential fellows.

IAS in the News, February 2021

February 10, 2021
by altravis

This month, IAS Fellows past and present used their expertise to inform stories about the significant drop in life expectancy for the Black population; how video and audio from the January 6 insurrection created new publics; the new facial recognition ban in Minneapolis; and more.

IAS in the News, November 2020

November 30, 2020
by altravis

Current and former IAS Residential Faculty Fellows Rachel Hardeman, Rebecca Shlafer, Catherine Squires, and Jimmy Patiño have been busy speaking with news outlets like the Washington Post, NPR, and the Star Tribune about their work, including how police violence is impacting Black mothers and their infants, developing an anti-racist curricula in medical education, how the current COVID-19 outbreak is impacting incarcerated persons at the Stillwater prison, and the addition of a required ethnic studies course in the Minneapolis Public Schools. And more!

IAS in the News, October 2020

October 23, 2020
by altravis

Current IAS Residential Faculty Fellow Rachel Hardeman has been awarded the Planned Parenthood Courage Award. IAS Director Jennifer Gunn is quoted in the Star Tribune. Former IAS Advisory Board Member and Faculty Fellow Greg Donofrio and his students are at work on a major project about the communities displaced by the construction of I-35W in Minneapolis.