UMN Sparks in Rochester
November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join alumni and friends for a conversation with U of M faculty on topics relevant to Rochester. Snacks and refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m., Check in
6 p.m. Program
7:15 p.m. Social Hour
Professor Ruth Lindquist, Coordinator of Nursing Programs at UMR
How the Simple 7 Can Transform our Health
Learn how embracing the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7” transforms health behaviors to reduce risks for heart disease. Lindquist researches cardiovascular health behavior and disease prevention including exercise, mindfulness, weight loss and using supportive technology.
Dean Laura Bloomberg, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Leading Together: Finding Common Ground in Uncommon Times
Collaborating across teams, organizations and sectors to advance the common good in a diverse world is not easy with people who view the world differently. Bloomberg will draw on her leadership research and experience to highlight practices that achieve the best outcomes.
Jessica Hellman, Director, Institute on the Environment
Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate
Our climate is changing, but there is a strategy in the struggle to address these changes that is often overlooked or under-appreciated: adaptation. Hellman will talk about ways that we can help both human and natural systems adjust to changing conditions – for the benefit of people and nature alike.
Hosted by Regent Steve Sviggum.
Parking in the city ramps and at meters is free after 5 p.m.
The 1st Street Ramp and the Center Street Ramp are both connected to University Square via Skyway.