February 01, 2013
The University of Minnesota is a world-class university located in a national park, along one of the great rivers of the world. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA), established by Congress in 1988, stretches for 72 miles on each side of the Mississippi through the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. A "partnership park," because the Park Service owns very little land, MNRRA works with public agencies and nonprofit partners throughout the corridor to protect significant resources and interpret the stories and places of this nationally-significant corridor.
UHP students have been researching and discovering the Mississippi River in exciting ways -- both as part of HSEM courses and internships. Here are two excellent pieces that were produced in conjunction with these learning opportunities:
Joseph Manulik, a current UHP student in the College of Science & Engineering, wrote about the 1962 Oil Spills while working a river-related internship with the Minnesota Historical Society. Published in December 2012 by MinnPost.
Derek Holmer, a current UHP student in the College of Design, wrote about the river and Saint Paul Union Depot while taking HSEM 3039: Sustainability & Planning on the Great River. Published in January 2013 on the River Life website.