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The University of Minnesota Rochester strives to sustain an open exchange of ideas in an environment that embodies the values of academic freedom, responsibility, integrity, and cooperation. In support of this, UMR has launched a weekly series for the Rochester community and visitors titled "UMR CONNECTS."
Events will take place every Tuesday at 7:00 PM and, following a specific theme each month, this weekly showcase will connect you to speakers, authors, panels, etc. on a variety of engaging topics.
Upcoming themes include:
UMR CONNECTS is committed to supporting the University's overall mission of public engagement and outreach by fostering connections between the University, its students, and those who live in or visit our community. No pre-registration is required, and we hope you will join us!
Questions? Please contact Nick Anderson at 507-258-8053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for these FREE events every Tuesday at 7pm - 4th floor at University Square - UMR Rochester (downtown Rochester). Get directions here.
Christina is a board-certified music therapist in private practice (Healing Rhythms Music Therapy, LLC) in Rochester, MN. She has experience working as a music therapist with children and adults with special needs, adult and pediatric hospice, bereavement, wellness, pediatrics and adult medical settings. She is passionate about starting and implementing music therapy programs at new facilities and educating medical professionals about the benefits of music therapy for patients. She also enjoys consulting on projects in the community for music medicine and music therapy. Healing Rhythms Music Therapy, LLC currently contracts with Mayo Clinic, Ronald McDonald House, Madonna Senior Living Community, and a variety of private clients in the Rochester area.
** This event will be co-sponsored by RAAFUM (Rochester Area Alumni and Friends of the University of Minnesota)
Dr. Tolar is the Director of the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Tolar received his medical education from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and his PhD in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota, where he also completed his medical residency and fellowship. A physician/researcher, Dr. Tolar is internationally regarded as an authority on stem cell
transplantation in dyskeratosis congenita, Fanconi anemia, Hurler syndrome, and the skin disorder, epidermolysis bullosa. Dr. Tolar’s research focuses on bringing stem cell and gene therapies from the laboratory through clinical trials and translating them into medical practice for patients with devastating genetic disorders.
Persecutory ideation is one of the more prominent symptoms of schizophrenia, but is not restricted to this mental illness. I will examine persecution and distrust as a symptom and as a feeling, and distinguish the traits of persecution from cynicism. I will then examine what is known about the brains of those who feel persecuted. Finally, I will examine the state of our knowledge and ignorance about paranoia to consider where these findings have practical applications for predicting and addressing psychotic violence.
Dr. Laskowski will review his experience as a physician in the Olympic Polyclinic for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and will discuss strategies we all can incorporate into our own fitness programs to help us be at our best.
Brandon Sampson is founder and owner of Limb Lab, a prosthetics company with locations in both Mankato and Rochester. He is an ABC Board Certified Prosthetist and has been working as a Prosthetist since 2003. Brandon graduated from Luther College with a major in Biology and Music and completed the Technician and Prosthetic Practitioner Certificate program at Century College. He is Certified in iLimb, Michelangelo, C-Leg, Harmony and Genium technology.
Derek Johnson is a client of Brandon’s. He is an athlete that has a prosthetic leg. For more on Derek Johnson click the link below.
Watch for further updates and specific details of upcoming sessions! Please check out our Event Calendar for a full list of events happening at UMR.