College of Design Welcomes New Interim DHA Department Head

The College of Design is pleased to introduce our new Interim DHA Department Head, Professor Hye-Young Kim. With a wealth of experience from her previous position as the Program Director for Retail Merchandising, Kim plans to leverage her new role to advance equity in education and promote interdisciplinary collaboration and research.

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Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Program Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the University of Minnesota for the interdisciplinary Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH) graduate program. Awarded over the course of two years, the grant will provide support for students and their collaborative work with community partners.

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Interpreting 35W in South Minneapolis Through Art and Media

The 35W Interstate Highway is a staple for Minneapolis commuters, but what many people may not know is that the highway and its construction is responsible for the segmentation of communities and displacement of hundreds of families—the impacts of which are still felt today.

For his capstone project, Tyler McDaniel (Heritage Studies and Public History) created workshops for children to artistically interpret the history of South Minneapolis and 35W.

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