This week's notes feature faculty Leah Domine, Catherine Hansen, Tom Hickson, Jennifer McGuire, Peter Parilla, Kevin Theissen, Kris Wammer, Fritz Wenzel, Scott Wright, and Kyle Zimmer; students William Arnold, Emily Chatmas, Jane De Lambert, Fartun Dirie, Anna Kennedy-Harper, Nick Hermann, Andrew Korte, Annie L'Heureux, Chia Lee, Rachel Lundeen, Kristopher McNeill, Joseph Muller, Benjamin Ruhme, Ryan Streitzm, Jacob Sundberg and Brady Ziegler; and alumna Dr. Laura Nelson.
Junior Fartun Dirie's research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these "mental maps," she seeks to understand local Somalis' view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities' landscape.
The annual Minnesota Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.
Over the summer, Fekadu conducted a research project that studied the painting of street murals over gang-tagged Minneapolis businesses with artist Jimmy Longoria, the only Chicano/Latino/Hispanic to be awarded a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship.
This week's notes feature faculty George Baboila, Dr. Mike Klein, Dr. Patricia Stankovitch, Dr. Martin Warren, Virgil Wiebe, Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Jennifer Wright; staff Mark Jensen; and doctoral students Peter Keenan and Kristen Stevens.
Among this years speakers and performers are Max Weinberg, legendary drummer of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and St. Thomas faculty members Dr. Carol Bruess, Dr. Gerald Ruch, Dr. Richard Sathe and Dr. Victoria Young.