College of Continuing Education News
“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.”
"I believe we live in a time of unprecedented potential for living well and cultivating good long-term health," Dr. Alter asserts. But our present world is evolving rapidly and new information transmits at a frenetic pace. "Therefore, to attain the benefits of what is now possible, we have to be very focused, very disciplined, and very passionate about making the kinds of choices that open the doors to good physical, mental, and lifestyle health and wellness."
With more than 35 years of experience as a consultant in the field and over a decade teaching project management at the University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education (CCE), Dick sees project management as the key to achieving business—and personal—success.
The University of Minnesota's Construction Management program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This condensed timeline showcases some of the program's milestones.
Fifteen years ago a group of software developers met to discuss “lightweight,” less process-driven alternatives to the standard project management methodology embraced by business. Out of that meeting came the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, which serves as the basis for Agile practice today. Emphasizing phased development and cross-functional team organization, Agile is traditional project management’s swifter cousin for the less-predictable, less-structured design environment.
A proud graduate of our Integrated Behavioral Health program returns as a faculty member.
The Construction Management Advisory Board lost a valued board member, Peter Goodwin, who passed at the age of 69.
“I'm excited to support this talented group of professional students as they curate their ACL experience,” says Kris Woll, our newest MPS in Arts and Cultural Leadership adviser.
Das Rheingold, first of four parts to Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, is a wild and fantastic tale. Through it, Dr. Daniel Freeman will illustrate "how Wagner actually wanted to change the world through the medium of opera—in particular, to improve the moral environment of modern society in his day through a demonstration of the ghastly consequences of human corruption."