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Research Brief: Mindfulness meditation impairs motivation in the workplace

People around a desk working.

Researchers found mindfulness meditation did not affect a person’s quality of work, but it did impact their motivation.

UMN Expert: Low labor force participation rate

Joe Ritter

With a low unemployment rate and larger number of people not working, it is raising concerns about a labor shortage.

David Meyer to receive University of Minnesota's 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year award

David Meyer

The Entrepreneur of the Year award will be awarded at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Carlson School's 3M Auditorium.

UMN Experts: Business & consumer impact five years since Bangladesh building collapse

Kingshuk Sinha and Susan Goldstein

April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building—which housed several clothing factories—collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

From battlefield to business

Katie Robertson.

The U of M’s Carlson School supports veterans with $10 million in scholarships.

Using business to fight for human rights

Nick Alm.

Nick Alm knows his life is going to be dedicated to LGBT issues.

‘These deaths can be prevented’

Professor Kingshuk Sinha.

A new study shows how NPOs can enable surgical care delivery in underserved communities worldwide.

A project with a purpose

Sofa with recycle mark.

Carlson MBA students develop marketing solutions for ReStore.

Changing course to make change

Carlson student Edward Presley

Non-traditional student Edward Presley is using his life experience to help others succeed.

Fresh perspectives

Katherine Venne

U interns are helping Minnesota businesses solve stubborn challenges.

An accountant who’s fighting global hunger

Caroline Jones

U of M graduate student Caroline Jones wants to use her accounting skills to help people in need.

U Professor Appointed to U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Photo of Aaron Sojourner

Assistant Professor Aaron Sojourner has been appointed to President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).