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University of Minnesota, Teach for America seek partnership approval, plan would create Minnesota's first alternative teacher licensing program

Minnesota’s first alternative teacher licensing program could begin as soon as June, pending Minnesota Board of Teaching approval of the University of Minnesota’s proposed partnership with Teach for America.


COMMUNITY VOICES | University of Minnesota faculty statement on the visit of Dr. Condoleezza Rice

[Editor's note: This is the text of a petition/statement by University of Minnesota faculty members objecting to this week's visit by Dr. Condoleezza Rice.] On April 17, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Minnesota to give the Distinguished Carlson Lecture, an annual activity of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, endowed by a private gift from the Carlson Foundation. This year, the lecture has an additional significance, as it is part of the series of events entitled, "Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice," sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the American Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the flagship speaker for the main event of the series, Dr. Rice is explicitly being honored as a civil rights leader and being brought in to speak about civil rights given her purported leadership and expertise on American civil rights.


Minnesota's continuous living groundcover

Of Minnesota’s 55.6 million acres, 27 million acres are taken up by farmland. Currently, crop production is dominated by summer annuals like corn and soybeans, which need to be replanted each year and grow only in the summer. The consequence of this type of cropping is that for most of the year, no active roots exist in the soil to filter water, reduce runoff, or prevent erosion. Covering the ground with crops for a larger portion of the year by adding winter annuals and perennials to the landscape provides multiple benefits, including diversifying agricultural operations, protecting soils and waterways, and increasing wildlife habitat.


Local high schools to host University of Minnesota medical residencies

Family medical residents from the University of Minnesota will work in Minneapolis schools as part of a new five-year partnership set to launch next academic year.


COMMUNITY VOICES | Condoleezza Rice and the Humphrey School: It's not about free speech

Dear Humphrey School Faculty, Fellows Staff and PASA members,

April 17 will be a sad day for the University of Minnesota and in particular for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. That is when Dr. Condoleezza Rice, at the Humphrey School's invitation, will deliver a Distinguished Carlson Lecture as part of the month-long series of events commemorating the reopening of Northrop Auditorium.


The Bell Museum unveils plans for new facility

This is a rendering of the Bell Museum’s proposed facility on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

Museum of Natural History officials earlier this month unveiled plans to build a new $57.5 million state-of-the-art facility in Falcon Heights to replace its “outdated and inflexible facility” on the East Bank.


Jenny Bowen Book Signing and Discussion

03/26/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Author and Half the Sky Foundation director, Jenny Bowen will discuss her  book Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains on Wednesday, March 26 &n

Keynote Speaker: Juana Bordas

04/03/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The University of Minnesota's Women’s Center is excited to have Juana Bordas, author of Salsa, Soul, and Spirit. Juana is founder of Mi Casa Women’s Center, president

Women of Color Student Conference at the University of Minnesota

03/29/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

he University of Minnesota's Women’s Center is hosting the second bi-annual Women of Color Student Conference, entitled Loving Each Other Harder: Women

University of Minnesota wants a say in Minneapolis development, some in City Hall are skeptical of the U's interest in development

University of Minnesota administrators say it’s time to strengthen the institution’s role in nearby development.

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