College-wide events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 3 p.m. through Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4 p.m.

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Tour

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), located on the Mississippi River at the heart of Minneapolis, is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and educational facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the UMN. We offer a FREE monthly public tour through our historic facility to showcase our experimental facilities and research projects (donations accepted online at, Email with questions.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:30 p.m. through Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

The Bell Museum

CSE Alumni Bell Museum Planetarium Show and Guided Tour

College of Science and Engineering alumni are invited to attend a planetarium show and exclusive guided tour of the new Bell Museum, which recently opened in July 2018. The Bell Museum is Minnesota’s official natural history museum. Its new facility features a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, famous wildlife dioramas, outdoor learning experiences and more. Be among the first to see this wonderful new addition to the Twin Cities campus.

12:30 p.m. –Check in
12:40 p.m. Guided museum tour 
2:00-2:50 p.m. – Planetarium show: “No Limits”

All ages welcome, however, the planetarium show is recommended for ages 8 & up. After the planetarium show, you're welcome to stay and explore the museum more on your own. If you have trouble registering using the online form, please contact Andrea Hanson at or 612-624-6694 to register by phone.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30 a.m. through Sunday, March 24, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Bell Museum

Year of Apollo: Older Than the Stars

As part of the Year of Apollo programming highlights, the March STEAM Dream Story Time takes place in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium at the Bell Museum, featuring the story Older Than the Stars by Karen Fox and Nancy Davis. Calling all future scientists, artists, and mathematicians to STEAM Dream Story Time, a new partnership between the Bell Museum and the St. Paul Public Library. Preschool-aged children and their families are invited to explore our world through engaging stories, followed by hands-on STEAM activities. 

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Monday, March 25, 2019, 7 p.m.

John T. Tate Hall, Room 105

Geological Society of Minnesota Lecture Series

Lands of Fire and Ice: Summary of the 2017 ILSG Trip to Iceland, and Insights into Minnesota's Own Rift

Presenter: Amy Radakovich, M.Sc., Minnesota Geological Survey

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 1 p.m. through Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 4 p.m.

Mayo Buildings & Additions, Room 1250

Medical Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshop 3: Pathway to Commercialization

Value Proposition Design workshops are open to University of Minnesota faculty, Mayo staff and student researchers who want to learn about the processes and resources available in developing value propositions to bring an innovation to market. Researchers who have been invited to apply for MN-REACH grants are especially encouraged to participate. 

Workshop 3: Pathway to Commercialization

  • FDA approval
  • Reimbursement considerations
  • Competitive landscape

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Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1 p.m. through Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4 p.m.

Twin Cities Campus, Location TBD

Science & Engineering Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops Session 3: Pathway to Commercialization

Value Proposition Design workshops are open to University of Minnesota faculty, staff and student researchers who want to learn about the processes and resources available in developing value propositions to bring an innovation to market. Join this series of four bi-weekly, half-day, hands-on workshops applying the Value Proposition Canvas and Customer Discovery methods to specific projects. External industry executives, as well as experts from the Office for Technology Commercialization, the UMN Libraries, and the Carlson School of Management will be available to help. You'll learn and apply the Lean LaunchPad customer development concepts promulgated by the NSF I-Corps program. Participation in this program can lead to qualification for the national I-Corps Teams program, which includes a $50,000 grant. Session 3: Pathway to Commercialization.

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Friday, March 29, 2019, 9 a.m. through Friday, March 29, 2019, Noon

Learning and Environmental Sciences, Institute on the Environment, Room R-380

Ag, Biotechnology & Environment Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshop 3

Workshop 3 of four half-day workshops applying the Value Proposition Canvas and Customer Discovery to participants' projects in order to accelerate the commercialization process. With support from the National Science Foundation, MIN-Corps is a joint initiative of the College of Science and Engineering, the Office for Technology Commercialization, and the Carlson School of Management's Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019, 4 p.m. through Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 2 p.m.

Graduate Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 

Keeping Our Faculty VIII: Recruiting, Retaining, Advancing American Indian Faculty and Faculty of Color

We invite you to join us as we gather to engage cross-disciplinary theories, rigorous scholarship, and innovative practices to advance conceptual, empirical, and practical work to recruit, develop and retain faculty of color. This symposium will bring together scholars, practitioners, and leaders committed to understanding and promoting faculty diversity in academia. Our 2019 theme: Power, Policy, and Academic Freedom. College and university leaders (to include deans, department heads, and diversity officers), scholars, including graduate students considering a career in higher education, and policy makers from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 5:15 p.m. through Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center

Mentor Appreciation Dinner

Don't forget to register for the Mentor Appreciation Dinner! Join mentors and students from across the University of Minnesota for our annual mentor appreciation dinner featuring remarks from UMN alumna Erin Werde, who will present "Instincts: All Gain, No Pain." This will be a great opportunity to say thank you to your mentor. The dinner is free for all mentors and students, and is a great way to celebrate the end of the year and reflect on all that you have accomplished together. This event is free for mentors and students, but registration is required. Register for the Mentor Appreciation Dinner by March 25. For questions, please contact Andrea Hanson at or call 612-624-6694.

5:15 p.m.—Check-in and networking
6 p.m.—Dinner
6:30 p.m.—Program 
7:15 p.m.—Event concludes



Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m. through Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5 p.m.

Minnesota State Capitol

Support the U Day 2019

Join us for this free advocacy event! University of Minnesota students are Minnesota’s future skilled workforce—doctors and teachers, scientists and leaders. Through discovery and innovation, U of M research drives Minnesota’s economy while providing unique learning opportunities for our students. U of M outreach applies discovery and innovation, by faculty in every discipline, to improve lives across Minnesota and beyond. All that’s missing in this picture is you! Pledge to participate now to support the University of Minnesota by joining us for a rally at the Capitol. Then meet with senators and representatives to support critical U of M projects. All students, staff, faculty, and alumni can pledge to fight for U of M students. The Provost has provided a letter to urge your instructors to excuse you from class that day. For more information go to Support the U Day 2019. Whether you can attend, or simply want to support the University of Minnesota on social media, register now!  


Support the U Day Schedule:

12 noon - Arrive at Capitol
12:30 p.m. - Rally on the Capitol steps
1:30-4 p.m. - Meetings with Legislators
4-5 p.m. - Ice Cream Social
5 p.m. - End