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April 26, 2017

Patricia Hampl

Patricia Hampl previews her upcoming book, The Art of the Wasted Dayin which she investigates not only leisure, daydreaming, and a slower pace, but also the essay form and its ever-musing master, Montaigne. 

A honeybee collects pollen in a close-up picture of a flower.

Gary Johnson, professor of Urban and Community Forestry, sees many positive contributions being implemented to preserve Minnesota's chief pollinators: bees.

March 15, 2017

Sigmund Freud

Everyone knows that the future of education is online. Refusing to accept this notion, one professor makes a valiant (and uproarious) effort to stem the rising tide by teaching an entire semester of Psych 101 in just 90 minutes.

Costa Rica Group 2017

Students in the Construction Management program made the trip to Costa Rica to put classroom knowledge to work and earn course credits. Their end goal during the three-week stay: to draft proposals for two projects and present them to stakeholders for potential execution. One of the projects was a nursing home expansion, the other a community center addition.

On March 11 LearningLife, in partnership with the U’s Department of Neuroscience and the Brain Conditions arm of MnDRIVE, will present a one-day immersion that celebrates the human brain. 

February 22, 2017

MELP Student Orientation Leaders

Adapting to a new culture is always a challenge, but for 58 international students arriving at the U of M last January to join the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP), the transition was made quite a bit easier. That was thanks to eight current MELP students who volunteered their time over winter break to be Student Orientation Leaders for the newcomers. 

February 16, 2017

Mark Lanterman

"I frequently tell people that when you gain convenience as a result of new technology or a new device, your ability to maintain your privacy diminishes," says cyber-security specialist Mark Lanterman.

Lynn Kiehne

In order to better serve its students in terms of finding a beneficial internship, the HSM program has added a new cofaculty member, Dr. Lynn Kiehne, who will be assisting HSM Faculty Director Sue McClernon, in the placement of HSM students in internships that fit student ambition. Dr. Kiehne has more than 38 years of experience in the health care industry, and is passionate about health care administration and academic health care.


If any city in the world is defined by its geographical surroundings, one could easily argue that the northern Italian city of Venice is, and that geography is water: a lagoon (the Venetian), two rivers (the Po and the Piave), and a sea (the Mediterranean). 

Laura Kalambokidis

“We do an economic and budget forecast twice a year, in November and February,” says Laura Kalambokidis, professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. “The forecast will tell you what we think is going on in the state economy and labor markets, with personal and business incomes, and how these influence the budget that the state government has to work with.”