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June 28, 2012

2012 University Reseach and Graduate Student Research Request for Proposals

The deadline for the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute University Research and Graduate Student Research grant programs are nearing:

The focus of the University Research RFP is to fund new, interdisciplinary faculty research teams that include members from at least three distinct disciplines and that produce research that has a high potential for growth and for becoming self-supporting over time. The priority areas for focus are food protection (safety), prevention of obesity and diet-related disease, and food policy. Within these priority areas, of special importance is the integration of agriculture and health sciences.

We are also requesting Graduate Student Research applications to fund student research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health. Graduate student research requests should seek to establish cross-disciplinary learning and engagement.

Graduate student proposal applications are due July 9, 2012 and project funding will commence August 15. University proposal applications are due July 16, 2012 and project funding will commence on August 22.

For more details visit the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives' Request for Proposals website.

June 12, 2012

Nonprofit Leadership Conference 2012

The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center, along with InCommons and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, will sponsor the 2012 Nonprofit Leadership Conference on Tuesday, June 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Join this day-long conversation and learning opportunity to refresh your knowledge of foundational concepts of nonprofit leadership, to discuss current trends for creating community impact and to engage in discussions around the future that is emerging in our organizations and communities. Whether you've been involved in the nonprofit sector for 2 years or 20 years, this conference offers a space for you. Keynote Speaker, Tuesday Ryan-Hart will guide the conference attendees to think about ways to enhance awareness, understanding, alliances, and action across differences.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/events-training/leadership-conference.

June 5, 2012

Lunch and Conversations: What is the Morrill Land-Grant?

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What is the Morrill Land-Grant Act? Why is it important? How is the University of Minnesota recognizing its 150th Anniversary?

This discussion will be led by the following presenters:

Ann M Pflaum - University Historian
Erik Moore - Acting Head of UM Archives
Ann E. Freeman - Director of Internal Communications.

This event will take place in 300 Morrill Hall from 12 - 1 pm on Wednesday, June 13. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Kate Kent at kent0082@umn.edu.