Research Brief: Social media’s impact in an English language classroom

This research brief detailing the results, impact, and implications of a published study was designed to translate academic research for the media, and, ultimately, the public. The study focused on how social media could be a way to increase literacy for English language learners who…

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Press Release: U of M receives $1.5M grant to support Asian American and Pacific Islander students

A researcher in my unit received a $1.5 million grant to create continued support services for Asian American and Pacific Islander students to advance academic success and graduation rates. AAPI students make up over 10 percent of the students at the University of Minnesota Twin…

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Talking Dyslexia with U of M

This article sought to explain dyslexia to the general public and got picked up in multiple local publications across greater Minnesota. The five-question interview format with Dr. Lori Helman, Director of the Minnesota Center for Reading Research, achieved its goal of clearly explaining what the…

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Spyhouse Coffee

I had fun writing about one of my favorite coffee shop, Spyhouse Coffee, and its beautiful location in Minneapolis’s hip North Loop. The owner’s dedication to the science and art of coffee makes the shop a standout in the Twin Cities’ coffee scene. Read the…

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CEHD America Reads Pivots to Remote Tutoring

Writing CEHD America Reads is an organization that serves hundreds of students around the Minneapolis metro in dozens of community sites. During the pandemic, they made a quick pivot to serving old and new students remotely, continuing their missions to improve literacy and advance educational…

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Tech Benefits, American Healthcare Leader

The healthcare IT field has grown exponentially in the last few years. I talked with Mony Weschler of Montefiore Health Systems about his successful partnership with health-tech start up, SenseHealth, to open up a new line of patient communication through mobile technology. Read the full article…

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Modern Solutions to Age-Old Business Problems

Writing Protegra really and truly puts their employees, not just their clients, at the heart of their business practice which makes their technology applications and staff creativity sing. And there are two brothers running the business, which says something about really getting along well. Read…

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Like a Well-Oiled Machine: American Builders Quarterly

Writing Asbury Automotive is a powerhouse in the auto dealership industry, with 85 dealerships in place and several construction and renovation projects going on simultaneously. The construction is handled with just three full-time staff, relying on partnerships and vendors to flesh out the team. They have it down…

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Adam Levy Talks About Finding Hope after His Son’s Suicide through Music, Activism

Writing Popular indie musician, Adam Levy, opens up about his son’s suicide and it’s aftermath for this article on TCJewfolk.com. His activism for mental health and candid discussion of his own bipolar disorder throws the struggles of those suffering from mental illness into relief. (Full article…

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Business and Food Industry: The Innovation Engineer, Profile of Robert Vipperman of Alex Lee

Writing I profiled Robert Vipperman, Head of Innovation at Alex Lee for Profile magazine. His focus is on the intersection of technology and business and he is leveraging tech to decrease costs in the warehouse and provide new food delivery services that promise a quiet revolution…

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