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Harper McConnell, third from left, walks with Richard Kabala, Christine Musaidizi, and Ben Affleck. Musaidizi is the founder and director and Kabala a staff member of Children's Voice, a partner organization of Eastern Congo Initiative. (Photo by Barbara

Her Unexpected Meeting and a Nation’s Recovery

Harper McConnell '06 was recovering from malaria in the Congo when she met actor/philanthropist Ben Affleck in 2007. Two years later she was helping build a war-torn nation's economy.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Bringing Global Adventure to the Classroom

Researcher Aaron Doering shares astonishing stories of climate change with millions—including students in classrooms across all 50 states and six continents.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Utility Bills

Working with low-income neighborhoods, U of M experts are designing affordable homes that produce as much energy as they use.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Group of students in science lab.

High Schoolers Experience Research

By bringing research-based courses into Minnesota’s schools, U of M faculty are empowering students and their teachers.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Stopping Pandemics

The U of M is bringing together experts across disciplines, politics, tribes, and borders to stop global outbreaks before they start.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities