Category Archives: Research

The (Un) Named Woman

Statues of Un Named Women

There are 25 statues honoring historical figures in New York City’s Central Park. But not a single one of these statues depicts a woman. Landscape architecture graduate student Sydney Shea is investigating the gender gap found in public sculptures in her ongoing research project The (Un)Named Woman.

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Faculty Rethink the Rural Retail Experience

A store in Willmar, MN.

Over the past decade, the retail landscape has changed dramatically. Small town rural retailers are one of the most vulnerable groups in this new environment, which is why faculty from the College of Design’s Retail Merchandising Program are collaborating with University Extension to provide a series of workshops on retail business design for the small retailers in Willmar and Kandiyohi County.

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U Students Partner With University of Puerto Rico to Explore Energy Transitions

MOUNTAIN SUMMIT IN EL YUNQUE

Lead by Assistant Professor Jacob Mans (Architecture), Assistant Professor Gabe Chan (Humphrey School of Public Affairs), and Megan Voorhees (Institute on the Environment) a team of 11 University of Minnesota students spent part of their winter break studying energy transitions in Puerto Rico.

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