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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.

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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.”

Michael Goldman

What does it mean when an international organization promises to end poverty by 2030? What does "free trade" really mean for the average U.S. citizen and why should we care?

Ophelia, by Sir John Everett Millais

The topic of suicide is highly sensitive, laden with emotion and social stigma. The troubling nature of this subject makes many averse to talking about it, much less coming to terms with the knowledge that a loved one may be considering such an action. But when people are in such torment that they consider taking their own life, the last thing they need is to feel isolated from those around them.

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“After dropping out of college six years prior to enrolling in the Multidisciplinary Studies (MdS) program, I didn't feel like there was much I could do that would utilize the credits and skills I learned previously without having to start from scratch," says 2014 CCE alum Christopher Bielke.