In memoriam: Neil Bracht, former director of the School of Social Work

Neil Francis Bracht, professor emeritus and former director of the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, died January 2, 2015, at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 79 years old and had battled renal cancer for five years. Bracht earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago and […]

LaVoi to receive Special Merit Award from Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, has been chosen by the Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership to receive their 2015 Special Merit Award given annually to individuals who exemplify extraordinary levels of commitment to breaking barriers for girls and women in sport. The award will be […]

Forbes highlights NSF I-Corps -L Initiative

Forbes magazine recently posted an article by contributing writer Neil Kane about the NSF I-Corps -L project. STEM Education Center co-director and I-Corps -L principal investigator Dr. Karl Smith is quoted in this piece. The project is designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset among educators and encourage implementation of innovations. We are proud to share this […]