LearningLife offers a wide-ranging, innovative portfolio of high-quality noncredit offerings for those who seek learning experiences that are academically rigorous, intellectually challenging, and both personally and professionally enriching.

Taught by University faculty, and scholars and professionals from the community, LearningLife’s roster of short courses, seminars, and one-day immersions are an invitation to take part in rich, meaningful experiences that highlight the knowledge resources of the University within a community of engaged and active learners.


Black Bear Hibernation: Healing the Human Heart 

With help from the Minnesota DNR, researchers from the University’s Visible Heart Laboratory and Medtronic, Inc., have implanted heart monitors into bears in order to understand how they survive hibernation. Led by Professor Paul Iaizzo, the team seeks to understand the physiological parameters of these bears in order to develop translational applications for human medicine. Join us February 16, to learn what advances are being made in healing the human heart.

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Experts agree that global food production will need to double by 2050 in order to feed the world’s population. So, Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?

Join us February 2 when Dr. Jason Hill will discuss global food security and sustainability, as well as how students are learning how to develop innovative solutions to this and other grand challenges. Learn More...