Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is one of the United States' top-ranked professional public policy and planning schools; the school is noted for equipping students to play key roles in public life at the local, state and global level and offers six distinctive master's degrees, a doctoral degree, six certificate programs. The Humphrey School ranks among the top 10 professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country; the school is named after Hubert H. Humphrey, former Vice President of the United States and Presidential candidate; the school is located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota, home to other top-ranking schools including the University of Minnesota Law School and Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, MN. The program concentration in nonprofit management ranks second in the United States; the Humphrey School is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy and Administration. The University of Minnesota's graduate program for public policy was founded on the East Bank campus in 1938 as the Public Administration Center.
In 1968, it achieved autonomy as a graduate school within the university and became the School of Public Affairs. The School was replaced in 1977 with the founding of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, named to honor former Vice President Hubert Humphrey for his contributions to improving the well-being of humanity, it was renamed the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2011 to better reflect its academic mission. Degrees offered at the Humphrey School include: Master of Public Policy Mid-career Master of Public Affairs Master of Urban and Regional Planning Master of Science in Science and Environmental Policy Master of Development Practice Master of Human Rights Ph. D in Public Policy Dual degrees are offered with the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota Law School, Social Work, University of Minnesota School Public Health and the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering Graduate certificates are offered in Early Childhood Policy, Election Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs Leadership, Human Services Leadership, Policy Issues on Work and PayThe Humphrey School of Public Affairs offers fellowships for Peace Corps volunteers and waives the application fee for the fellowships.
The Humphrey School offers numerous opportunities for professionals in a wide variety of careers to enhance their skills and to increase their involvement with public policy issues. Humphrey Policy Fellows Program Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Wilkins Community Fellows Program Public Safety Leadership Program Minnesota Senior Leadership Institute Program Humphrey School is ranked 8th in the United States among America's top public affairs schools by U. S. News & World Report in 2016. U. S. News & World Report ranks Minnesota Humphrey as: 2nd in Non Profit Management 11th in social policy 17th in public policy analysis 18th in public management administration 19th in city management and urban policy Center for Science and Environmental Policy Center for the Study of Politics and Governance Center on Women and Public Policy Freeman Center for International Economic Policy Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice State and Local Policy Program Center for Integrative Leadership Human Capital Research Collaborative The Humphrey School and the wider University of Minnesota offers many ways for students to get involved with a wide array of issues and activities.
Public Affairs Student Association Humphrey Students of Color Association Humphrey International Students Association Humphrey Association for Disability and Mental Illness Planning Student Organization Gender and Policy Events Committee Cedar–Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development Common Grounds Council of Graduate Schools Graduate and Professional Student Assembly J. Brian Atwood, former Administrator of United States Agency for International Development Robert H. Bruininks, Professor Emeritus and 15th President of the University of Minnesota Harlan Cleveland, former U. S. Ambassador to NATO James E. Jernberg, Professor Emeritus Geri M. Joseph, former U. S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Morris Kleiner, AFL-CIO Chair in Labor Policy Barbara Lukermann, pioneer in urban planning Eric Magnuson, former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States Nancy Eustis, Professor Emerita and Gerontology, retired 2010, affiliated with University of Minnesota Schools of Public Health and Sociology, Co-Editor historic Aging and Disabilities, 1992 Issue of Aging Series of Generations R.
T. Rybak, former Mayor of Minneapolis and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee Eric P. Schwartz, former dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former U. S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population and Migration John Brandl, former dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and DFL Minnesota state senator Official website
University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a journalism school at the University of Minnesota that offers programs in journalism and mass communication. It is located on the Minneapolis campus, it had 1,085 students, including 75 graduate students, enrolled as of spring semester 2008. The SJMC offers three undergraduate tracks: professional journalism, professional strategic communication and mass communication; the graduate program features M. A. degrees in mass communication, professional strategic communication and health journalism. A Ph. D. in mass communication is offered. The school has 31 faculty members, including professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers. There were 27 adjunct instructors who taught during the 2007-2008 school year, many of whom have journalistic experience in the Twin Cities market; the School is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Mass Communication. It is part of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts. Was one of the first 35 schools to be accredited by the American Council on Education for Journalism in 1948.
Albert R. Tims is the current director of the SJMC, he received his M. A. in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received a Ph. D. in mass communication at Madison as well. Tims became the permanent director a year later. Tims' academic focuses are theory and methodology, public opinion and political communication and media socialization. Murphy Hall was opened in 1940 and has been used to house the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication since that time; the building, which cost $250,000 to build, was funded through a fund bequeathed by William J. Murphy. Journalism and public relations courses are taught in the hall at the undergraduate and doctorate levels; the building features library. It is located at 206 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 on the Northrop Mall area of the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus. Classes were first held in Murphy Hall during the winter quarter of 1940; the original building had four floors, housed multiple laboratories and was the home of the Minnesota Daily, the Ski-U-Mah, the Gopher and the Literary Review.
The chairman of the department at the time was Ralph D. Casey, who served in that capacity for over 30 years; the journalism department itself was founded on campus in 1922 but was housed in various locations across campus, including Folwell and Pillsbury Halls and the old Music Building. Before becoming an official department, journalism classes were offered on the St. Paul campus through the agriculture school. Floor plans for the original Murphy Hall called for advertising, typography and reporting laboratories, as well as an auditorium, a seminar room and a museum. Plans to connect to nearby Vincent Hall were laid out. William Murphy, a former publisher of the Star Tribune newspaper, left an interest-collecting fund for the soon-to-be-established department in 1918, citing a desire toward “the establishing and maintaining of a course of instruction in journalism.” Twenty-two years the gift paid for 55 percent of construction costs. The remaining funds came from a student publications. Murphy Hall underwent its first substantial update at the end of the 20th century, when most of the building's interior was gutted and renovated.
The $9.25 million project started in 1999 and was completed in April 2001. A new auditorium, conference center and library were added, as were new classrooms and a broadcast studio. Mark Yudof, the University president at the time, said the renovation was, "...a jumping off point for new directions and innovations. It is all exciting. It's catapulted the journalism school back to greatness..." The original stairwells, which featured opaque glass block windows, were retained, as was the Heggen Room, which had served as the school's library. The exterior of the building was left intact. Students were able to take journalism classes during the two-year renovation but were moved to nearby classrooms. Murphy Hall today is 27,000 square feet in total; the redesigned basement now features the Eric Sevareid Library, named after the former CBS broadcast journalist and SJMC alum, a digital resource lab. The library features a selection of magazines and newspapers from across the country, trade-related journals and books, study areas and eight computers for student use.
The lab has 52 computers for student use, video equipment for checkout and a recording studio, as well as areas for lectures. On the first floor, there is a 148-seat auditorium and various offices, including the student services office; the second and third floors house classrooms, faculty offices and areas for research. The fourth floor is home to the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, named after SJMC alum Otto Silha; the center, around since 1984, is directed by Jane Kirtley. As planned for in 1939, Murphy Hall connects with Vincent Hall, the nearby math building, via multiple skyways and an underground tunnel. Between the two buildings and underneath part of the walkway is a courtyard, which features seating and a small fountain; as of 2007, the Minnesota Daily, one of the nation's largest student-run newspapers and the fourth-largest paper in Minnesota, no longer has an office in Murphy Hall, though many of its employees take journalism classes in the building. The SJMC has 8,300 living alumni.
Among the notable alumni, both alive and deceased, are: John Finnegan Sr - Former senior VP and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper. Drafted and lobbied for the Minnesota Data Practices Act
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports teams of the University of Minnesota. The university fields a total of 23 teams in both men's and women's sports and competes in the Big Ten Conference; the Gophers women's ice hockey team is seven-time national champion. In women's ice hockey, the Gophers belong to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In all other sports, they belong to the Big Ten Conference. Most of the facilities that the teams use for training and competitive play are located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus. There are women's basketball as well as ice hockey; the Gopher football team began playing at TCF Bank Stadium in September 2009. The women's soccer team plays on the St. Paul campus in Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium; the Cheerleaders and the Dance Team are part of the university's athletic department. The University of Minnesota spirit squad was the first as sideline cheerleading was invented at the U of M, it prides itself in being one of the largest spirit squads in the country.
The U of M spirit squad consists of three cheerleading teams, a dance team, Goldy Gopher, a unique ice hockey cheerleading team. The dance team just won its 19th national title. During the 2006–07 academic year, the Golden Gophers wrestling team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title; the Golden Gophers won conference championships in men's ice hockey, men's golf, women's rowing, men's swimming and diving, women's indoor track and field. National Championships:1956, 1960, 1964NCAA Tournament Appearances:1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2018Big Ten Regular Season Championships:1933, 1935, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2016, 2018Big Ten Conference Tournament Championships:1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2018 Big Ten Regular Season Championships:1906, 1907, 1911, 1917, 1919, 1937, 1972, 1982NCAA Tournament Appearances:1972, 1982, 1989, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019Sweet 16 Appearances:1982, 1989, 1990Elite Eight Appearances:1990NIT Appearances:1973, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2014NIT Championships:1993, 2014Note: A 1997 Big Ten regular season championship, NCAA Tournament appearances in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, as well as NIT appearances in 1996 and 1998 were vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
NCAA Tournament Appearances:1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2018Sweet 16 Appearances:2003, 2004, 2005Elite Eight Appearances:2004Final Four Appearances:2004 Big Ten Team Championships:1909, 1914, 1964, 1969 Big Ten Team Championships:2007, 2008 National Championships:1904, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960Big Ten Conference Championships:1900, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1915, 1927, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1960, 1967Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest Championships:1892, 1893Bowl Games:Citrus Bowl – 2015 Hall of Fame Classic –1977 Holiday Bowl – 2016 Independence Bowl – 1985 Insight Bowl – 2006, 2008, 2009 Liberty Bowl – 1986 MicronPC.com Bowl – 2000 Music City Bowl – 2002, 2004, 2005 Quick Lane Bowl – 2015, 2018 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas – 2012 Rose Bowl – 1961, 1962 Sun Bowl – 1999, 2003 Texas Bowl – 2013Bowl game victories: 1962 Rose Bowl, 1985 Independence Bowl, 2002 Music City Bowl, 2003 Sun Bowl, 2004 Music City Bowl, 2015 Quick Lane Bowl, 2016 Holiday Bowl, 2018 Quick Lane Bowl The Little Brown Jug – Accidentally left in Minnesota back in 1903 by Michigan coach Fielding H. Yost, it is painted with the victories of the two teams.
Floyd of Rosedale – Since 1935 the Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes have fought to win this bronze pig. The Gophers won the 2010 and 2011 match up for the pig, upsetting the favored Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. Paul Bunyan's Axe – Minnesota and the Wisconsin Badgers have passed this trophy back and forth since 1948, although it records the two teams' encounters since 1890. Governor's Victory Bell – The bell was created to commemorate the 1993 entrance of Penn State's Nittany Lions into the Big Ten. $5-Bits-O-Broken-Chair Trophy – The newest of the five trophies. From a 2014 exchange on Twitter, Goldy Gopher created a trophy with a parody account of the coach of Nebraska Bo Pelini. National Championships:1929, 1940, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003WCHA Regular Season Championships:1953, 1954, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013Big Ten Regular Season Championships:2013–14 2014–15Big Ten Tournament Championships:2015WCHA Tournament Championships:1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007NCAA Frozen Four Appearances:1953, 1954, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014 National Championships:2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016WCHA Regular Season Championships:2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014WCHA Tournament Championships:2002, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015NCAA Frozen Four Appearances:2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Big Ten Championships:2007NCAA Champions in V22007 Big Ten Championships:1995, 1997, 2008, 2016 Bi
The Polar Geospatial Center
The Polar Geospatial Center is a research center at the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering funded by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. Founded in 2007, the Polar Geospatial Center "provides geospatial support, GIS/remote sensing solutions to researchers and logistics groups in the polar science community." It is directed by Paul Morin. The Polar Geospatial Center was founded in 2007 and was called the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center. In its early days, the AGIC's goal was to provide basic mapping and GIS services for the United States Antarctic Program, was only a two-man project; as time went on, the program's credibility and size expanded. By 2010, the program had over a half dozen team members. In March 2011, the program was "classified as a National Science Foundation cooperative agreement" and adapted to take responsibility for Arctic as well as Antarctic operations, hence the name change to PGC; the PGC's current goal is to support federally funded researchers in the Antarctic.
The PGC utilizes geospatial and remote sensing technology to work with research teams and solve problems. Some specific examples of services are listed below; the PGC has a large collection of both satellite imagery as well as aerial photography at various resolutions. The PGC provides commercial satellite imagery for United States federally-funded polar researchers; the PGC provides high-resolution digital elevation models derived from stereoscopic optical imagery. The ArcticDEM project, an 8-meter posting pan-Arctic DEM, was announced by President Barack Obama on September 3, 2015; the PGC employs individuals skilled in cartography and GIS to create custom maps of areas for researchers preparing to head into the field. The PGC Map Catalog hosts thousands of Arctic maps in digital form; these maps are from many different periods in time. Many of these maps are publicly available, some are not and may be provided upon request
University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts
The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts is the largest college of the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts offers more than 65 majors and 70 minors to its more than 13,600 undergraduate students, as well as more than two dozen majors to its 1,500 graduate students; the various departments of the College of Liberal Arts are housed in several buildings located in both the East Bank and West Bank areas of the university's Minneapolis campus. College of Liberal Arts Website University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts cla.umn.edu
Wíčazo Ša Review
The Wíčazo Ša Review is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of Native American studies. The journal was established in 1985 by editors-in-chief Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Roger Buffalohead, William Willard. Wíčazo Ša Review is published by the University of Minnesota Press, which acquired it in 1999, it was published at Eastern Washington University, under the guidance of its Native American Studies center. Issues include essays, interviews, poems, short stories, course outlines, curriculum designs, scholarly research and literary criticism reflective of Native American studies and related fields; the current editor is James Riding In. Official website
Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represents the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The Golden Gophers have played in the Big Ten since the conference began sponsoring basketball in 1905 and play their home games in Williams Arena; the Gophers had great success in the early years of basketball, but have been overshadowed by other programs since the end of World War I. In total, the Gophers have won nine Big Ten championships, but only four since 1919. College basketball research organizations have retroactively awarded Minnesota national championships in 1902, 1903, 1919; the team has had several instances of NCAA sanctions on the program that have affected performance and recruiting. In the 1970s, the Gophers were in a violent brawl with the Ohio State Buckeyes and were barred from post-season appearances for two seasons after an incident involving the illegal resale of tickets. Still more severe was the mid-1990s academic scandal under then-coach Clem Haskins that resulted in the forfeit of a Final Four appearance.
The Gophers team formed without any organized coach. L. J. Cooke took over the team in 1897. Cooke was put on the University payroll on a part-time basis in early 1897 and full-time by the fall. Cooke remained the coach of the Gophers for 28 seasons, his.649 winning percentage is the second highest in school history. Dave MacMillan, who coached the team from 1927 to 1942 and 1945 to 1948, had the second longest tenure as coach at 18 seasons. John Wooden succeeded McMillan as Gophers head coach; the Gophers have had several NBA coaches grace the sidelines. John Kundla took over as Gophers head coach. George Hanson was assistant coach under both Kundla and Fitch and was head coach for the 1970-71 season. Bill Fitch and Bill Musselman both coached the team for a couple seasons before departing for the NBA and ABA where each had success and coached for many years; the program has had a fair degree of stability with their coaching staff. Tubby Smith became the 16th head coach in Gopher basketball history when hired in 2007.
Five coaches led the team for more than 10 seasons: Cooke, McMillan, O. B. Cowles, Jim Dutcher, Clem Haskins. On March 25, 2013, Tubby Smith was fired after failing to reach the Sweet Sixteen again; the Gophers hired Richard Pitino on April 3, 2013. The Golden Gophers have had many successful players come through the program throughout its history. In the early years of basketball, when the Gophers had success, they recruited some of the best players in the country. George Tuck was a dominant center, the first All-America for the Gophers in 1905. Frank Lawler was another early star: he led the Big Ten in scoring in 1911 and was named to the All-America team, helped the Gophers to a contested conference title. In 1950, Lawler was named the greatest player in Gopher basketball history, but the subsequent decades of Gopher basketball have forgotten his legacy. Hall of Fame coach John Kundla was a Gophers star and helped lead the team to its 1937 Big Ten Championship. With the decline of the stature of the Gophers program, fewer elite players have joined the team.
The diminished reputation has not, prevented some superior athletes from coming to the Minneapolis campus. Lou Hudson had his number retired. Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield played for the Gophers in the early 1970s, he played at the same time as star post player Jim Brewer. Mychal Thompson was the first overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. Among Thompson's teammates were former Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders, as well as basketball hall of fame forward Kevin McHale. Trent Tucker led the 1982 squad to the Big Ten Championship. Voshon Lenard was a key player for the Gophers in the early 1990s and went on to play more than a decade in the NBA. Willie Burton once scored 53 points in an NBA game with the Philadelphia 76ers. Other former Gophers with long NBA careers include Randy Breuer, Mark Olberding, Archie Clark, Jim Petersen, Ray Williams. Five players from the 1997 Final Four team played in the NBA: Bobby Jackson, Sam Jacobson, Quincy Lewis, John Thomas, Trevor Winter.
No former Gophers play in the NBA. Jamal Abu-Shamala, a Jordanian-American, plays internationally for the Jordan national basketball team; this roster is current for the 2018–19 men's basketball season. The precise founding of the Gophers men's basketball program at the University of Minnesota is somewhat nebulous. Unlike many other universities with foundations, the team did not form as a conscious act of the campus administration; the University's student newspaper at the time, the Ariel, reported on basketball throughout 1895 as the sport was introduced to the campus from a rival school, Minnesota A&M in St. Paul incorporated into the larger University of Minnesota Twin Cities. In 1896, a team from the school began to participate in a league with the Agriculture school, YMCA teams, other local associations; the establishment of the Armory on-campus gave the team a new place to play. In February 1897, L. J. Cooke, a director of the Minneapolis YMCA, was hired on a part-time basis to coach the basketball program, became the full-time coach and director of physical education by the fall of that year.
Cooke was one of the first full-time professional coaches in all of college basketball and would remain at the program for 28 seasons. Cooke began to