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Amelie Hyams

Strategic Communications

Analyzing and connecting with the interests and concerns of your audiences to create communications that engage, inspire and motivate.

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Office for Equity and Diversity
02/01/2016
Living Our Own Story: An Interview with Moin Syed

There is an old, familiar saying, "we are the hero of our own story" (Mary McCarthy). But what if our story was written with someone else in the lead role? Professor Moin Syed, from the Department of Psychology, knows that the script for our story has already been written for us. He is researching a concept called the Master Narrative, which is particularly powerful in American culture.

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Minnesota Population Center Summer Diversity Fellowship Program

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is about demographics and numbers and what that data means for people in Minnesota and around the world.They are also working to increase diversity and inclusion in these fields, as can be seen in the MPC Diversity Fellowship program, co-directed by Mia Riza and David Haynes.

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There, but Not There: Planning Communities for Undocumented Residents - An Interview with...

by Amelie HyamsMany of our communities have large populations of undocumented people. Assistant Professor Fernando Burga explores, how can we plan for them?Burga researches and teaches in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He carries out community-engaged work focused on how urban planners can include immigrant groups in their planning practices.

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The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Plan for Working Across Difference

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Plan for Working Across Difference. The Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP) is a network of individuals from across academic and non-academic units on the Twin Cities campus who are working together to share ideas, information, examples, and take action towards improving equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota. Recently the DCoP’s Communications Subcommittee has begun conducting Appreciative Inquiries, inviting our...

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Discovering & Reconnecting to an Ancient Culture: An Interview with Bianet Castellanos

Beginning in high school, Bianet Castellanos had an interest in the history and the culture of the indigenous people of Mexico. That particular history wasn't easy to explore. Growing up in San Joaquin Valley of California, all she learned about Latinos in history was the Mexican American War and the conquest of the Aztecs, Maya, and Incas.

Office for Equity and Diversity
06/14/2016
The Paths of Greater Resistance: An Interview with Zenzele Isoke

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is proud to present these profiles highlighting our faculty's outstanding research and community engagement around grand challenges. by Amelie Hyams Simply stated, associate professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Zenzele Isoke researches resistance. More specifically, Isoke is "looking at the multiple ways that black women create...

Office for Equity and Diversity
09/07/2016
Introducing the New IDEA Faculty Fellow: A (somewhat surprising) Interview with Sean Garrick

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is proud to present these profiles highlighting our faculty's outstanding research and community engagement around grand challenges. by Amelie Hyams There are three things you should know about Sean Garrick, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and incoming Faculty Fellow for the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA)....

Office for Equity and Diversity
10/05/2015
Revealing Unknown History: An Interview with Erika Lee

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is proud to present these profiles highlighting our faculty's outstanding research and community engagement around grand challenges. by Amelie Hyams When people learn that U of M professor Erika Lee (@prof_erikalee) teaches history, they often tell her they are "history buffs."

Office for Equity and Diversity
09/08/2015
A Place to Call Home: An Interview with Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Associate Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni knows what it's like to lose your sense of place. A refugee of war in Cyprus, she knows that losing your home is about much more than the loss of walls and a ceiling. This empathy is apparent in the work she does in Interior Design in the...

Office for Equity and Diversity
11/16/2015
The Strength of Family: An Interview With Priscilla Gibson

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is proud to present these profiles highlighting our faculty's outstanding research and community engagement around grand challenges. by Amelie Hyams Kinship care is about family helping family. When children are raised by family members, other than their parents, it's called kinship care.

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