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December 2012 Archives

President Eric Kaler.jpgFor the past 100 years, the College of Continuing Education has been opening doors to extraordinary learning opportunities at the University of Minnesota. Last summer LearningLife examined A Century of Ideas, an exploration of the innovations that transformed lives during our first ten decades. Now, as we embark on our centennial year, LearningLife, and the College, turns its attention to the future with the new What's Next? series.

What's Next? is a four-part series of Saturday morning seminars in which leading University experts tackle some of the biggest issues facing us in the future. And while most events will be held Saturday mornings in February, the series will kick off at a special edition of Headliners on January 10 (7 p.m.), featuring University president Eric Kaler.

Says LearningLife director Margy Ligon, "We began the celebration of CCE's centennial in 2012 with A Century of Ideas, a look back at transformative ideas and innovations from the last 100 years. As we embark on the next 100 years, we felt it was time to focus on the future. With President Kaler preparing his first biennial budget request since taking office, we thought it was the perfect time to ask him to present his vision for What's Next for the University of Minnesota under his leadership. We're excited that during the very same week the 88th session of the Minnesota Legislature convenes on Capitol Hill, he will address the more than 400 people we're expecting for the first Headliners event of the New Year."