In 2012, the U of M doubled-down on incentives offered through its wellness program, launching a "Wellness Points Bank" in the hopes of continued savings and further improvement in the health of its employees.
Sixteen years ago, Jason Hill stood before some 30 students in one of his first classes as a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota. This June, more than 10,000 students will log on to take his course, Sustainability of Food Systems: A Global Life Cycle Perspective.
Since its inception in 1909, University of Minnesota Extension has worked with farmers to find solutions to their biggest challenges. And, since we all eat—our biggest challenges. Today, Extension's research and education helps feed a growing population while protecting the environment.
The Doctoral Research Showcase on April 9 gives more than 60 of the University’s best and brightest graduate students the chance to share their research in science, medicine, engineering, the social sciences, and the humanities. Learn more about Angela Hewitt and other doctoral fellows.
Take one of the planet's oldest tree species, grow and harvest it sustainably, remove a waste product from its use in paper production, and what do you get? An environmentally sustainable source of natural chemicals for nutritional supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals—and the basis for a startup company.