LearningLife Sampler

Date: September 20, 2016

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: In person (Continuing Education and Conference Center, Saint Paul campus) or online (via live stream)
Registration: Complete form at right or call 612-624-4000. Please indicate in person or online when regsitering

What if you could learn from—and question—some of the brightest minds the University of Minnesota has to offer? Taught by University faculty and scholars and professionals from the community, LearningLife's roster of short courses, seminars, and one-day immersions bring the world (and a world of ideas) to your doorstep.

Join us—either in person or online—for Bold Endeavors, LearningLife’s 2016 Sampler. It’s your opportunity to try three of our offerings for FREE!

Mind and Brain: Imagination, Deliberation, Planning, and Regret

In the last several decades, technological breakthroughs have enabled us to see the neural processes underlying imagination, dreams, and memory, as well as the processes of the mind, including deliberation, planning, and regret. Explore how these new views lead us into a new perspective on psychiatry and a better understanding of who we are, without losing what it means to be human.
Instructor: Dr. A. David Redish, one of four brain scientists who will teach the immersion, Meeting the Brain. Learn more...

Extreme-Weather Survivalists: The Wildlife of Antarctica 

Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest continent on the planet and home to some of the most interesting creatures known to science, yet it remains one of the least-explored places in the world. Surrounded by the Southern Ocean, our fifth-largest continent has no permanent human residents. So why should we care about Antarctic ecology? This course will illustrate how—no matter the distance—everyone on earth is inextricably connected to this land of ice and snow.
Instructor: Dr. Michelle LaRue. Learn more...

The Improvisational Mindset

Want to nourish and sustain your mental health? Strengthen your mind-body connection? This immersion explores the tenets of improvisation and how, when well practiced, they can make you more flexible, effective, and empathetic. Improv can also help you deal with ambiguity, discover or uncover personal strengths, and move beyond perceived limitations. Reawaken your sense of play and experience firsthand, the significant link between in-the-moment thinking and mental health.
Instructor: Dr. Jim Robinson. Learn more...

Registration Instructions

To register, please complete the form, indicate your attendance preference (in person or online), and "Submit." You will receive an email reminder one week prior to and the morning of the event.

Program subject to change.

LearningLife Sampler

Registration Instructions
To register, please complete the form, check the box next to the event, and select 'Submit.' You will receive a pre-event email reminder one week and the morning of the Sampler.