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University of Minnesota Minne-College Coming to Arizona for the Day

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University of Minnesota Minne-College Coming to Arizona for the Day

The University of Minnesota colleges are taking their outstanding research and knowledge outside the state lines with “University of Minnesota Day in Arizona” on February 16, 2013. A fascinating array of topics will be presented in each session given by University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of Minnesota Duluth researchers and professors from how money affects the way we think to the effects of climate change on Lake Superior.

President Eric W. Kaler, a 1982 alumnus of the U of MN, PhD, will be in attendance at the “University of Minnesota Day in Arizona” to update U of M alumni and friends on the happenings taking place with the University of Minnesota colleges.

The Minne-College offers a complimentary luncheon to begin the day of learning for those attending. Two different sessions are offered throughout the day where attendees can choose which presentation they would most enjoy.

Our own Dr. Steve Colman, Director of the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is presenting during the second session on “Inland Seas like Lake Superior, Climate Change, and Floods“.

Other presenters and their topics are:
– College of Science and Engineering / Dr. Bin He / “Imaging and Interfacing the Human Brain

– School of Medicine / Christopher L. Moertel, M.D. / “A New Way of Thinking

– College of Food, Agriculture, Natural Resource Sciences / Peter Sorenson / “Could the Answer to Minnesota’s Aquatic Invasive Problem be Found in Carp?

– Carlson School of Management / Kathleen D. Vohs, Land O Lakes Professor of Excellence in Marketing / “The Psychology of Money

– College of Liberal Arts / Erika Lee / “Great Debates Over Immigration in the U.S.”

– School of Public Health / Michael Osterholm / “Microbes in the Modern World: Infectious Diseases and You

– School of Dentistry / Dr. Bryan Michalowicz / “Exploring Links between Oral and General Health

– University of Minnesota Duluth / Dr. Steve Colman / “Inland Seas like Superior, Climate Change, and Floods

The Minne-College will end with a dinner reception, and a chance to meet with James P. Riehl, Dean of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

To register for this event, please visit the University of Minnesota Alumni Association website. Near the top of the page, click on the ‘Register’ button and submit the online form, or print out the PDF version and mail in your registration.

For further information on the presentation topics, check out the UMD Alumni Association blog for an in-depth topic explanation and background information on the presentators.


  • ember5995

    Would have been interested in attending but I received this notice on January 17, the day after the event. Is there any way to avoid this in the future? Thanks/

    • umdalumni

      Hi Ember5995,

      The ‘University of Minnesota Day in Arizona’ event doesn’t take place until February 16, 2013, so you do still have time to register for this great event! Visit the Minnesota Alumni Association website (, click on February 16 on their events’ calendar and find the ‘U of M Day in Arizona’ event, and click on the Register button near the top of the screen. We hope you’ll join us for this event, and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact the UMD Alumni office at

  • e824drh

    I’m not an Alumni Association member, although am a graduate of U of MN-Duluth. Do I need to join this Association to register and attend both sessions?