Kline, Kaler meet to discuss U costs
U.S. Rep. John Kline met with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Monday to discuss measures the school is taking to minimize costs for students.
Evaluating the U's social media prowess
University Relations staff members Lindsey Heffern, social media manager, and Ann Aronson, marketing director, discuss the U's social media strategy and connection to overall branding efforts. A recent analysis by a social media firm ranks the U in the Top Ten of public universities with the most Internet clout, and another report ranks the U as the 20th-most buzzed about university on the Internet.
U will not accept MOOC credit, yet
Although several massive open online courses were formally declared creditworthy for the first time earlier this month, higher education institutions still won’t accept transfer credits for them. Senior vice president for academic affairs and provost Karen Hanson, and University faculty members, comment.
U of M chemist seeks greater understanding of blood
Christy Haynes studies blood. And she's good at it. Last fall, Popular Science names Haynes one of the country's most brilliant scientists.
To Listen: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/18/daily-circuit-field-notes
Immigration policy and new estimates of U.S. unauthorized population
A recently released report on the U.S. unauthorized population comes at a politically charged moment, as Congress begins in earnest to consider immigration reform and a possible path to citizenship for the nation's unauthorized residents. The report, co-authored by Robert Warren, former demographer of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and John Robert Warren, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, puts the size of the unauthorized population at 11.7 million as of January 2010. The report's findings are highly relevant to the U.S. immigration debate.
Finding a recipe for a University of Minnesota research park
When it comes to developing a private research park near a university, the secret sauce includes a wide range of tenants: from small businesses to large corporations, from startups to established companies, from homegrown enterprises to multinationals based on the other side of the world. But the most crucial ingredient is cooperation from the university nearby. Finding the right balance between business and collegiate interests will be the goal for developers seeking to revive plans for an up-to-1.6-million-square-foot private research park near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Finance & Commerce
Research district has green design in mind
One of the largest building projects on campus is not just going to help the University of Minnesota research cancer — it’ll help the school do so sustainably. Located north of TCF Bank Stadium, the University’s Biomedical Discovery District will house about 700,000 square feet of energy-efficient research space by its projected April completion.
People and Lifestyle
Task force to address men's mental health
University of Minnesota student groups recently voiced concerns about men seeking mental health guidance. Boynton Health Services chief medical officer Gary Christenson and Michael O’Sullivan, a University assistant professor of psychiatry, comment on steps the U is taking to address this issue.
New trend in teen saving: Allowance switches to plastic
Many parents want to paint a bigger picture of what it takes to save and spend money, as opposed to giving children piggy banks to save money. That's why some websites are helping allowances move from cash to plastic. Economist Alfred Marcus with the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management joined KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about the new trend in saving.
To Watch: http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1011841/16/New-trend-in-teen-saving-Allowance-switches-to-plastic
Commentary and Opinion
Investing in innovation: The economic case for early childhood education
Dr. Art Rolnick, director of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis and senior fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, discusses the economic arguments behind investing in early childhood, a policy that has been gathering momentum due to its inclusion in President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, with GPPR.
Georgetown Public Policy Review
Updates and Events
Students in Flux: Review of the U of M senior fashion show
An evening of fashion, fiction and fantasy, Saturday marked the 45th annual University of Minnesota apparel design’s senior class fashion show: Flux. Seventeen design students have been developing, constructing and executing their designs since spring 2012, having completed their collections before finals this past fall semester.
Minnesota Dairy Health Conference set for May 2013
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine invites you the conference May 21-23 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, Minn. The conference program is packed with exciting, informative presentations from top practice and applied research speakers on health topics including mortality, genomics, and mastitis.