Office of the President

Eric W. Kaler

East Bank Campus Crawl

President Kaler’s tour of the East Bank (Wednesday, September 21) will cover everything from the robots to twin and family research to “Chomper,” the furry toy chest. Stops to include:

  1. Historic Burton Hall, the anchor building of the original campus of the University. Kaler will interact with students and faculty involved in the College of Education and Human Development’s nationally known First Year Experience Program.
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  2. The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. Psychology is the largest major at the University, serving nearly 1,300 undergraduates. It is also an internationally renowned and highly ranked department. Researchers at the Minnesota Center for Twin & Family Research lead the way in twin studies and behavioral genetics.
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  3. Walter Library, where Kaler will learn about two examples of cutting-edge technology (visualization lab and robots) used for research across disciplines within the University’s College of Science and Engineering. This part of the tour also highlights the college’s partnerships with industry and how federal research dollars can lead to new discoveries and spin off local start-up companies.
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  4. The College of Design, where Kaler will be treated to a variety of examples of teaching, research, and outreach, including:
    • Virtual Reality Installation – Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture Lee Anderson
    • Digital Fabrication Lab – WL Hall Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab Manager Kevin Groenke
    • Goldstein Museum of Design: “Design for Everyone” collection – Director Lin Nelson-Mayson
    • Wearable Technology Display –Assistant Professor of Apparel Design and Wearable Technology Lucy Dunne
    • “Chomper” – Assistant Professor of Product Design Barry Kudrowitz
    • Haiti and Habitat for Humanity – Solar House – Jim Lutz, adjunct associate professor, and lecturer and Center for Sustainable Building Research fellow Dan Handeen
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Eric Kaler is the 16th president of the University of Minnesota. Curious about the first 15? Visit the Presidential History pages.