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March 8, 2017 News on the genetics of addiction can crowd out information about its social and environmental context. Molly Dingel seeks to present addiction in its full, complicated web of causation.
March 4, 2017 Professor Robert Dunbar put on his "thinking cap" on Thursday. The University of Minnesota Rochester neuroscience professor donned a knitted cap resembling a brain Thursday afternoon, thanks to UMR health sciences senior Paige Mogilefsky. Mogilefsky coupled her love for science with a recently discovered love for knitting to create the unique hat. She gifted the creation to Dunbar, someone who's taught her a lot about the brain as her development psychology, abnormal psychology, anatomy and physiology and neuroscience professor at UMR.
March 3, 2017 The University of Minnesota has announced Dr. Robb Dunbar is being honored as a 2016-17 recipient of the prestigious Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award. The Morse Award is bestowed annually since 1965 upon exceptional teachers who are nominated by their colleges as a way to recognize excellence in undergraduate education. Recipients of the award become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and receive the title “Distinguished University Teaching Professor.” Dr. Dunbar is the first University of Minnesota Rochester faculty member to receive the award.
February 10, 2017 The Academic Innovation and Optimization working group, part of the Growth Planning endeavor in progress at UMR, is completing its executive summary in February, following a retreat and extensive faculty input in January. “Sustaining a culture of innovation” is a theme emerging from this planning process.
February 9, 2017 (Destination Medical Center) -- “We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist – to solve problems that aren’t yet known – using technologies that have not yet been invented.” If you’ve heard University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle speak, chances are you’ve heard this statement. UMR has a big job. They are tasked with educating the next generation of medical professionals and equipping them with the transferable skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s high-tech, high-touch world of health care.
February 6, 2017 In collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the Diversity Council, the Rochester Art Center, and the STEM academy, UMR hosted a February 2017 Spoken Word showcase at Steam as part of the arts celebration during Black History Month. Three UMR HealthCORE students participated as poets to a packed, standing-room only crowd.
January 28, 2017 Congratulations to Virginia Wright-Peterson, PhD and UMR Student Based Faculty. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced finalists for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards on Saturday, January 28. Virginia M. Wright-Peterson's new book, Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation (Minnesota Historical Society Press) was selected as a finalist for the category, Minnesota Nonfiction. The winners will be announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on April 8.
January 27, 2017 UMR innovation was represented in January at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in San Francisco with a featured presentation by Vice Chancellor Carrell entitled, "Transforming Communication: Pivotal Action for Keeping Our Promise and Fueling Our Progress." The meeting focused on building public trust in higher education.
January 17, 2017 Congratulations to Robert Dunbar, PhD and UMR Associate Professor. Robb has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Education and Training, and has accepted. The Journal of Medical Education and Training is a newly launched, peer-reviewed periodical that covers all levels of health professions education from undergraduate education to continuing professional development. More information on Robb Dunbar, Ph.D. is available here.
January 16, 2017 A focused program review is in progress at UMR, with faculty from the Center for Learning Innovation meeting virtually with other learning innovation “near-peers” from Prescott College, Naropa, Evergreen, and Georgetown during the Spring 2017 semester.

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