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Anastasia Faunce

Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins hit the nail on the head November 30 when he wrote: "We throw 'giant' around too much, but Minnesota really did lose a giant today when it was announced that Hy Berman has died at age 90. The history professor at the University of Minnesota was so much more."

George Frideric Handel

Originally performed at a fundraiser for Dublin hospitals, and intended to be performed around Easter, Handel's Messiah is an instructional oratorio sourced from diverse scriptural texts to describe the life of Jesus.

November 11, 2015

Piping Plover

Protecting the Piping Plover means protecting the entire Great Lakes-area dune ecosystem, which is threatened and destroyed by hikers, ATVs, and beach development projects.

Josh Dyba photo

Google "soft skills" and you'll discover hundreds of blogs and articles about how "relationship building" and "emotional integrity" are the keys to professional success. Yes, soft skills are important, more than hard skills in some instances, but one of the largest gaps that exists today lies between the expectations placed on new employees and the support employees get to meet those expectations.


Philosopher Charles Taliaferro—lecturer, world traveler, author/editor of more than twenty books on religion and spirituality—is an old-school Star Wars geek who will head a one-day immersion, The Force Awakens: Star Wars and Philosophy.

October 14, 2015

Dr. Lucy Dunne

Dr. Lucy Dunne is an internationally recognized researcher in smart clothing and wearable technology, and head of the Wearable Technology Lab in the University's College of Design.

Diagram of the brain

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), a disease that currently afflicts 5.3 million Americans of all ages. How much do you know about this insidious disease? Take our short quiz to test your knowledge.

For immediate release: St. Paul, Minn. –September 29, 2015 – The University of Minnesota has announced the launch of a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc.) degree in Health Services Management (HSM). Housed within the University’s College of Continuing Education (CCE), the degree program prepares graduates for career opportunities in planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services.

September 4, 2015

Matt Burgess

Author Matt Burgess will guide participants through a study of three works of fiction pertinent to the novel-writer's craft: The Sisters BrothersTo Kill a Mockingbird, and A Hologram for the King.

Do you ever wonder how Target develops its specialty-brand foods from Market Pantry, Archer Farms, and Simply Balanced? It often begins with the expertise of people like Stefanie Lefebvre (Multidisciplinary Studies (MdS), x’15).

Lefebvre, a product development scientist at Target who also writes preparation directions, recipes, and serving suggestions for both product packaging and, combined her interests in food science, sociology, and marketing to create a “big-picture degree, with just the right amount of detail.”