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Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Program Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant

Close up version of redlining map from HOLC North side

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant to the interdisciplinary Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH) graduate program.

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Imagine Grants Fund New Research Ranging from Counterpreservation to Food Design

From emotional cartography to counterpreservation to food design, our faculty are conducting design research to enhance their teaching and advance their fields. This spring, seventeen College of Design faculty representing eight of our academic departments received grants from the University‚Äôs Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research and scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design: Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Multicultural Perspectives […]

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Universal Smart Garments Coming to a Closet Near You?

Assistant Professor Lucy Dunne (Apparel) has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award, also known as the CAREER award. She will receive nearly $400,000 in NSF funding over the next four years to develop a cut-and-sewn, textile-integrated smart clothing platform. Dunne paired her early textiles and apparel career with an education in electronic technology. "I didn't face the same obstacles as people who are trained only in apparel and then turn to smart clothing later," she explains. Today, it's Dunne's goal that every student who graduates from the apparel design program leaves confident with the knowledge that they know how to build a least a very basic circuit. It goes hand in hand with her teaching…

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Center for Design in Health Shares Multimillion-Dollar Grant

The University of Minnesota's Center for Design in Health, Mayo Clinic, Phillips Research North America and the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group have been awarded more than $16 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to improve critical care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in intensive care units (ICU). Data show that 27 percent of such Medicare beneficiaries face preventable treatment errors due to information overload among ICU providers.The organizations will use cloud-based technology to help prevent medical errors by improving and standardizing clinical decision making, enhancing patient monitoring and better implementing quality metrics."The Center for Design in Health at the University of Minnesota looks forward to collaborating on the important problem of designing…

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Brad Hokanson Receives Grant to Study Creativity in Children

Associate Dean for Research and Outreach Brad Hokanson (Graphic Design) received funding from the Metropolitan Consortium and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs to study creativity as a major component of workforce readiness. Hokanson's research and teaching focuses on the development of creativity skills and their application in problem solving. "Creativity is three times more indicative of future achievement than is intelligence," said Hokanson. "Central to the research is the long term understanding of creativity in the metropolitan area." He cites studies that find creativity has declined among school children since 1991. The grant, "Creativity and achievement: Running backwards," will include testing the creativity of children in a metropolitan school district and correlating the findings with their Minnesota achievement…

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