2014-15 Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Cohort

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Faculty recently selected for the 2014-15 Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Cohort Program are Joseph Alia (Morris), Shahram (Shane) Missaghi (Extension), Chang’aa Mweti (Duluth), and Karin Hamilton, Andres Perez, Jennifer Powers, Jill Trites, and Deena Wassenberg (Twin Cities).

The ITL program engages faculty in professional development aimed at internationalizing the curriculum. These faculty join the 44 others who have participated in the program since 2010. The program is sponsored in partnership with the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the Center for Educational Innovation, and International Student & Scholar Services.

Susan Weller Elected future ESA president

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Susan Weller, an entomology professor and director of the Bell Museum, has been elected future president of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). She will serve as Vice President-Elect in 2015, then as Vice President in 2016, and finally as ESA President in 2017. For the first time in its history, ESA will have two female presidents back-to-back, as Weller succeeds 2016 President May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Weller is the first female director of the Bell Museum, and has more than 21 years of curatorial experience.

U in the News

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Star Tribune reports that more than 35,000 people have signed up for Prof. Brad Hokanson’s online course, "Creative Problem Solving"; U of M College of Liberal Arts anthropology professor Gilliane Monnier comments in National Geographic on newly-discovered engravings from the Neanderthal era; the Wall Street Journal speaks with U of M economics professor Faith Guvenen on the Twin Cities diverse job market; professor and Bell Museum of Natural History curator Robert Zink comments in the Pioneer Press on the extinction of passenger pigeons one century ago; sociology professor Erin Kelly comments in The New York Times on her research about flexible work arrangements and stress; and U of M School of Public Health assistant professor Katy Kozhimmannil and Department of Pediatric assistant professor Rebecca Shlafer comment in the Star Tribune on the recent Minnesota ban on the use of restraints while inmates are giving birth.