- Kolshorn Lecture - hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
October 6, 5 p.m. 33 McNeal Hall
The 16th Annual Kolshorn Lecture, "The Science of Catch-and-Release Fishing" will be given by Steven Cooke of Carleton University (Ottawa). Cooke is a distinguished fish ecologist best known for his work on responses of fish to human and natural impacts. A reception with refreshments follows the program.
Everyone is welcome - please RSVP.
- Kuehnast Lecture on Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
October 7, 3 p.m., St. Paul Campus Student Center theater.
The 22nd Annual Kuehnast Lecture will feature author, musician, and award-winning journalist Andrew Revkin of The New York Times and Pace University. Revkin is known widely as the founder of the Dot Earth blog. His lecture, "The New Communication Climate," will explore issues and opportunities arising as both the environment and the news media experience an era of unprecedented and unpredictable change. Refreshments will follow the program. Everyone is welcome, and RSVPs appreciated.
- Borlaug Memorial/ Hayes-Phillips Combined Lecture
October 13, 2 p.m., St. Paul Student Center theater
Professor M.S. Swaminathan, winner of the first World Food Prize and a leader of the Green Revolution, will be awarded an honorary University of Minnesota degree this month and will deliver a lecture titled "Crop Breeding for Achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge." The ceremony and lecture begin at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul Student Center Theater. His talk is this year's Hayes-Phillips Award Lecture and Borlaug Memorial Lecture. A reception will follow in the Larson Art Gallery. RSVPs appreciated.
- Mark your calendars for the 2014 Clovia Marketplace! Sales will take place on Friday, October 24 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul campus. Shop for items such as specialty foods, woven rugs, holiday items, nature crafts, home decor, accessories, antiques and collectibles. See Beta of Clovia Marketplace on Facebook for more information.
- The University of Minnesota was among the "10 Top Colleges to Watch" according to Forbes. The article identifies the number of high quality graduates who become leaders, high student retention rates, low debt burdern and high graduate salaries as the factors that have made the U a "rising star" over the last 5 years. Read the article.
- The West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden began work on a new Peace and Meditation Garden that incorporate four different "rooms" into a cohesive design to inspire contemplation. The project began when four different families inquired about donating to create gardens in memory of lost family members. The Peace and Meditation Garden will consist of the Jacoby Garden, in honor of Jason Jacoby, the Day Garden, in honor of David Day, the Loher Garden, in honor of Jerry and Lois Loher, and the Foley Garden, in honor of Dick and JoAnne Foley. Read more about the donors and the special plans for each garden "room."