Nobel Peace Laureates Tawakkol Karman and Muhammad Yunus will be keynote speakers at the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted by Augsburg College in partnership with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
A three-year grant from the National Institute of Justice will enable St.
MCAD is hosting a series of speakers on creative entrepreneurship and indie capitalism. Yancey Strickler, the co-founder of Kickstarter, will speak to students at the college on Oct. 25, and then again at 7 p.m. at the Walker Art Center. The Walker event is free and open to the public.
The Huffington Post listed Macalester College as one of the “Top 10 New Ivies” representing the next generation of excellence.
Hands-on medicine: Hennepin County Medical Center neurosurgeon and St. Olaf College alumnus Gaylan Rockswold has designed a new clinical and research program that gives St. Olaf students the opportunity to shadow physicians at the hospital, scrubbing in to observe everything from surgeries to births.
The University of St. Thomas’ new Anderson Student Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S.
Father Dennis Dease, president of the University of St. Thomas since 1991, will retire on June 30, 2013, upon the completion of his 22nd year in office. Dease is the second-longest-tenured president in St. Thomas’ 127-year history. He succeeded Monsignor Terrence Murphy, who held the office for 25 years.
National recording artist Mat Kearney wrote the “Bennie and Johnnie” song after performing at the 12 Pines concert for College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students earlier this spring.
St. Catherine University'sMaster of Physician Assistant Studies program was granted Provisional Accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Provisional Accreditation is the first step for new programs to full accreditation status.
Senior Police Officer Aaron Cawthorne, a 2007 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, was honored with the Medal of Valor for his role in the rescue of three young people from a burning SUV last summer. Cawthorne was one of six officers honored on Dec. 14, 2011, by the Des Moines, Iowa Police Department.
Chandra Mehrotra, dean of special projects at The College of St.
Bethel University Professor of Physics Emeritus Richard (Dick) Peterson has been named to the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame, which was created by the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota to honor individuals whose achievements in science and technology have made lasting contributions.
Thousands of artworks from students and recent alumni will be f