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Advancing Publicly-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning to Address Society's Grand Challenges

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Explore the critical role of public engagement in addressing society's most pressing issues at "Advancing Publicly-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning to Address Society's Grand Challenges," a University of Minnesota system-wide conference on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Coffman Memorial Union on the University's Minneapolis campus. The day kicks off with a plenary panel discussion with scholars and community members associated with the University's Grand Challenges Research Initiatives who will share their tho

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Campus Sexual Assault: Responses to Changes in Title IX Policy

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1-2:30 pm, Humphrey Forum

In September of 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults under Title IX law. Join the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy for a moderated discussion of how the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus and Minnesota state legislators are responding to these federal changes. 

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CLA’s MLK program gears up for rebirth

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

By Deane Morrison

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, an event that rocked the country and in 1969 spurred the U’s Afro-American Action Committee to occupy Morrill Hall and present then-president Malcolm Moos with seven demands. Among them was the establishment of the student services support program that later that year became the Martin Luther King Program academic advising office within CLA.

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