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Claire Busse in her band uniform
Feature

Turning lessons into leadership

Claire Busse developed a trauma-informed leadership training for peer leaders in the University of Minnesota’s marching band.

Betty Sandison reacts as her name is read during commencement.
Feature

Nothing is stopping her now

From a one-room schoolhouse to a large public research university, Betty Sandison’s educational journey is one for the ages.

Man stands in graduation cap
News Release

University of Minnesota commencement ceremonies begin systemwide this week

In the coming weeks, the University of Minnesota System will host numerous commencement ceremonies to recognize thousands of students across its five campuses for their academic achievements and congratulate them as they take the next step forward in toward productive lives and careers. 
 

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Talking financial scam protection with U of M

Assistant Research Professor Marty DeLiema studies the risk factors associated with financial fraud, provides expert tips for how to avoid financial fraud, and identifies what to do when you fall victim to scammers.

Shamaria Jordan in sweater reading "Black Girl Advocate"
Feature

Black Girl Advocate

A young alum’s travels abroad inspired her to launch a clothing store and become an advocate for Black youth.

Students with laptops in a classroom setting
Feature

Biostatistics goes to high school

Through a School of Public Health partnership with St. Paul Public Schools, ninth grade students are exposed to data science via an interactive (and dare-we-say-fun) curriculum.

 

Marti DeLiema
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Talking aging family planning with U of M

Marti DeLiema Ph.D., an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, shares tips on how older adults can have meaningful conversations with adult family members. 

Šišókaduta Joe Bendisckson
Feature

Šišókaduta: A keeper of the language

Curious about his Native language as a teenager, Šišókaduta Joe Bendickson learned Dakota at the U of M and now teaches the language to the next generation. He feels he’s in a race against time.

Saida Abdi
Expert Alert

Supporting Afghan Refugees

Saida Abdi, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development, provides expert comment on supporting Afghan refugees as they relocate to the United States.
 

Jodi Dworkin on the left and a girl looking at a screen on the right.
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Talking limiting screen time with U of M

University of Minnesota Professor Jodi Dworkin speaks to how screen time usage has changed, provides advice for parents, and the importance of screen-free time for families.