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.


Join Dr. L. David Mech for Conservation and Controversy: The Wolf in Minnesota and examine the complicated history of wolves and humans, including controversy and conservation efforts in Minnesota. 

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Join us May 4 when Patricia Hampl will give us a rare preview of her forthcoming book, The Art of the Wasted Day, in which she investigates not only leisure, daydreaming, and a slower pace, but also the essay form, and its ever-musing master, Montaigne.