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Critical Conversation: Art for Healing
Watch artists, therapists and other local experts in an a UROC/KFAI-sponsored discussion on the healing power of art held April 10, 2014. Learn more.



UROC director of community outreach Makeda Zulu-Gillespie Makeda Zulu-Gillespiehas been awarded the 2014 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award for staff. The award honors faculty, staff, students and community partners who have made extraordinary and significant contributions to society through research, academic studies or public service.



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The Diastema Project:
There is Much to Be Said About a Gap-Toothed Grin


Depending on where you call home, a space between your front teeth may be the sign of a lustful nature, good fortune or the highest form of beauty. Blessed with "the gift of the space," photographer Stephanie Morris decided to explore the topic after a routine visit to the dentist where she learned diastemas provoke strong opinions and that people of African descent are most likely to have diastemas.

May 12 to September 8, 2014
Reception: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12.