Office of the President

Eric W. Kaler

West Bank Campus Crawl

President Kaler’s tour of the West Bank (Wednesday, September 21) will cover everything from the Humphrey Center’s Cedar-Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement (CHANCE) to the School of Music. Stops will include:

  1. The Law School. Kaler will be greeted by TORT (Theater of the Relatively Talentless) performers. He will meet with Melissa Muro and Feras Leiman, two clinic students who worked on the Nuremberg Scholars brief with Professor Jennie Green. The brief was cited by Judge Rogers in the D.C. Circuit decision in Doe v. Exxon. They will also meet with another student who worked on a successful asylum case with Professor Steve Meili.

    Law School: Website
  2. The Darul-Quba Mosque, where Kaler will learn about the CHANCE capstone course, through which graduate students work with local organizations on community-based research projects. Last year, four Humphrey students worked with the Somali Justice Advocacy Center to create an interactive online database about the Somali population in Minnesota, which includes year-to-year (2001 to 2009) information on age, family income, employment status, poverty level, and student enrollment.

    Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Website
  3. The Carlson School of Management. Kaler will learn about the Carlson Funds Enterprise, one of the first student-managed portfolios in the country. Carlson students and professional advisors are responsible for a small capitalization growth fund and a fixed income fund with combined assets of more than $35 million. That figure puts it in the top three student-managed investment funds in the world, based on assets under management.

    Carlson School of Management: Website
  4. The School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts. Kaler will “drop in” on four student musicians (violin, voice, jazz percussion, clarinet) in their practice rooms. Kaler will also visit with members of the World Music Ensemble and a group drawn from the Symphony Orchestra. At the orchestra stop, Kaler will enjoy a mini-lesson on conducting from professor Mark Russell Smith, after which he will have a chance to try his hand with the baton.
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  5. Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. Kaler will have the opportunity to meet international students and returned study abroad students and to learn about the University’s international history and current international programs.

    Global Programs and Strategy Alliance: Website

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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.