Feb. 10 - Pregnancy and Parenting Support for Women in Prison

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The next UMR Connects will feature Rebecca Shlafer, U of M assistant professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Shlafer will discuss the mental and physical health needs of incarcerated pregnant women and share information about an innovative program at the women's state prison and her ongoing research through this community-university-corrections partnership. 7 p.m., 417 University Square.

UMR prof teaches technology workshops in Chile

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Xavier Prat-Resina traveled to Chile earlier this month to present two workshops at two of Andres Bello University's campuses on how technology can help active learning. The first workshop, about how technology and the Internet have changed how class time should be spent, was oriented to college and high school level educators. 

Jan. 27 - Responding to the Ebola Crisis

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

An extremely timely topic following the national worry concerning Ebola, the next UMR Connects lecture brings to Rochester one of the nation's leading experts on the public health risk of infectious disease. U of M professor Michael Osterholm will discuss how epidemics spread so quickly, as well as touch on the likelihood that an epidemic could actually “end” the world. 

UMR Students Undertake Medical Service Learning In Nicaragua

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Students at UMR have joined a global-health effort that serves patients in Nicaragua and other countries. The UMR Chapter of Global Brigades is a local branch of an international, student-led nonprofit effort.

UMR's Master Plan Comes Into Focus

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This was the year when the future campus of the University of Minnesota Rochester snapped more clearly into focus, driven by a newly approved master plan.

Jan. 19 - MLK Pledge Drive

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The University's of Minnesota's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Pledge Drive kicks off Jan. 19. Inspired by the national MLK Day of Service, the pledge drive honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of service and the University's mission of public engagement for the common good. The voluntary pledge drive also aims to promote opportunities throughout the calendar year for Twin Cities and Rochester campus faculty, staff, students, and retirees to work with neighbors to serve our communities and address important causes. 

Jan. 6 - The Future of Health Insurance Reform

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A UMR Connects presentation will feature a pre-recorded video of a recent UMTC panel regarding the progress and future impact of health insurance reform, and will be followed by a moderated discussion among the audience.

Dec. 16 - UMR CONNECTS: The Sea Wing Disaster - Tragedy on Lake Pepin

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The July 13, 1890 capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing and death of 98 of its passengers horrified Minnesota and the nation. Author Frederick Johnson's book The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin captures the terror and desperation of the vessel's 215 crew and passengers as the tragedy unfolded and the four days of anguish that followed. Johnson's presentation makes use of documents, letters, maps, interviews, newspapers, and magazines to inform listeners of exactly how and why the accident occurred. He also shares the remarkably complete and graphic photographic record developed at the scene. 7 p.m., 417 University Square.

Dec. 9 - Hurricane Katrina: Exacerbating a Natural Disaster through Unnatural Means

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. The effects of this natural disaster were exacerbated by unnatural means. Shanna Altrichter's presentation will analyze how power and privilege shaped the effects of the hurricane and consider how to apply lessons learned to hurricane preparedness.

Dec. 2 - CLI Faculty Presentation: Starr Sage

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Students arrive on campus with very different perceptions of the value of diversity and cultural competence and what makes for an "appreciation of diversity." Starr Sage's presentation, "Measuring and Promoting Cultural Competence to Achieve Student Development Outcomes," will include an overview and a discussion of study results from two projects: 1) a collaborative research project that examines student perceptions of diversity at UMR; and 2) longitudinal research that utilizes an intercultural competence inventory to assess student progress toward appreciation of difference over time. University Square, 2:15-3:15 p.m.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Resilience through Arts and Narrative after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami" will feature Yuko Taniguchi, author and UMR writing instructor. In 2012 Taniguchi traveled to Tohoku to document the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Through a series of interviews she discovered a common thread: the role of art. Taniguchi will discuss how resilience and healing are connected to arts, narrative, and community engagement. The presentation will introduce the stories of Tohoku residents. 417 University Square, 7-8:30 p.m.

Future Employer Series: Ofstead & Associates

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UMR alum Evan Doyle and Gavin Mark will be on campus to share information about their employer, Ofstead & Associates. Nov. 12, 2:15-3: 45 p.m., 322 University Square.

Tastes of the World

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

UMR's Intercultural Club and Muslim Student Association will provide various food and beverage samples from around the world on Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Third Floor Lounge, University Square. Free.

UMR Halloween Costume Contest

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Get creative and get dressed up for the annual UMR Halloween Costume Contest. Oct. 31.

Faculty Presentation: Kelsey Metzger

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Flipped, Backwards, and Upside Down: Student-Centered Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Assessment" will be presented by Kelsey Metzger, who will discuss the many pedagogical innovations used at UMR for the life sciences courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program. Nov. 4, 2:15-3:15 p.m., 414 University Square.

Chancellor's Social

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Chancellor's Social with light appetizers will be held at Wicked Moose Bar and Grill for UMR alumni. Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Regents approve UMR Expansion Plan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved plans to expand the University of Minnesota-Rochester. The passage of the plan allows officials to begin official design stages of the new campus.

Transform 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

UMR students reflect on attending the Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation's "Transform 2014," a multidisciplinary conference for thought-provoking, inspiring ideas.

UMR Connects

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The History of Bioethics will be the Oct. 7 topic in the weekly UMR Connects lecture series, held each Tuesday at 7 p.m., 417 University Square.

UMR Connects

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Toleration and Intolerance of Other Religions in the Christian Bible" will be the next topic in the weekly UMR Connects lecture series, held each Tuesday at 7 p.m., 417 University Square.