University of Minnesota Morris clean energy investments recognized by U.S. Department of Energy
Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy released its second video in the "Clean Energy in Our Community" video series featuring investments by the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMN-Morris) in clean energy that are benefitting local residents and workers.
UMN Press Release: http://www1.umn.edu/news/news-releases/2012/UR_CONTENT_405732.html
DOE Press Release: http://energy.gov/articles/university-minnesota-morris-clean-energy-investments-recognized-us-department-energy
Watch Video: http://energy.gov/articles/morris-minnesota-creating-sustainable-college-campus-and-local-jobs
Do you 'like' me?
The teen years are typically a time when students try on different personas – Will he be a rebel or an athlete, Mr. Popularity or a whiz kid? Facebook allows teens to try on and curate different images and to see how their peers react to them. But the stakes for making a misstep are so much higher. ...Shayla Thiel-Stern, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and the author of “Identity,” about adolescent girls and instant messaging.
Commentary and Opinion
Should medical students practice patient-centered care?
Kathleen Brooks, director of the U of M Medical School Rural Physician Associate Program, was a guest on MPR's "Daily Circuit." She was joined by David Hirsh, director and co-founder of the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship at Cambridge Health Alliance and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
Updates and Events
Back on track: How building healthy habits, attitudes now gets your kids ready for school in September
We asked three health, behavior and parenting sources to share their expert advice for getting your student back on track for learning. ...Jodi Dworkin, PhD, says family needs, not just individual wants, absolutely matter. “How young people spend their time should not be an individual choice, but a family choice because it will impact everyone,” according to Dworkin, an associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Social Science.
University of Minnesota pulls Mafia assassin game from summer rec camps
The duo of assassins picks out their next victim while the sheriff scrambles to solve the murders. It's the scenario of a role-playing game called Mafia, a staple of summer camps put on by the University of Minnesota -- until the parents of one 10-year-old camper balked the week after the Colorado movie theater shootings in July. ..."When we became aware of the reality of how the game was played, we concluded right away it was an inappropriate activity," said Tony Brown, associate director for programs and research at the university's recreational sports department.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gay marriage landmark? Minnesota pastor who conducted 1971 ceremony thinks so
In the fall of 1971, two young men were planning their wedding in Minneapolis. At the last minute, the minister backed out. "So they asked me if I'd do it," said Roger Lynn, who at the time was a 33-year-old Methodist pastor who knew the couple from his work. "I said, 'Sure, why not?' You know, I didn't even think about it, had no idea of the impact." ...But "the legacy of their case hangs over the marriage amendment controversy," said Dale Carpenter, constitutional law professor at the University of Minnesota law school.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Winery in Spring Valley takes top honors at U of M contest
Over the last two decades the popularity of Minnesota wine has exploded. Some of that wine was put to the taste test on Thursday. The University of Minnesota held the International Cold Climate Wine Competition.
Department of Education funds SRI International's evaluation of early childhood intervention program in the Midwest
At the start of the 2012-2013 school year, SRI International will begin an evaluation of the Midwest Expansion of the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program, an intervention that provides comprehensive educational and family-support services to at-risk pre-kindergarten through third-grade children in low-income neighborhoods in Illinois and Minnesota. ...It's also the focus of the University of Minnesota-led Chicago Longitudinal Study, a federally funded investigation of early and extensive childhood intervention.
The Raptor Center camps
Amber Burnette from the U of M Raptor Center shares raptor knowledge and talks about the Center's summer kids camps "Grossology" and "Wizarding World of Wild Life" on KSTP's "Twin Cities Live."
News Releases and Multimedia
U of M to showcase research, education and outreach at the 'Great Minnesota Get Together'
Like the rest of the state, University of Minnesota researchers, scholars and advocates are gearing up for the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, promising to be among the largest attractions at this year’s “Great Minnesota Get Together.”
Key to graduate school
Across the nation, a startling number of students who begin Ph.D. programs don't finish. According to recent studies, close to half of doctoral students fail to complete their degrees. Students cite advising as key to success or failure. The University of Minnesota has begun to focus on developing and rewarding outstanding graduate student advising.