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Four months after the 1984 presidential election, Geraldine Ferraro visited Minnesota where she was greeted by a large and receptive audience as the guest speaker for the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Interest was so great that after full capacity was reached in Northrop Auditorium, accommodations were made for a screening at Williams Arena on campus. The speech was also broadcast live on KUOM radio stations throughout the Twin Cities.
Machines and people have been working together for decades, perhaps more than you had thought, to keep University information technology systems running. The people operating punch card and tabulating machines, the majority of whom were women, most likely did not see their role as one of managing information technology.
The program series People Worth Hearing About originated with The Minnesota School of the Air director, Betty Girling. The series first aired in 1969. In this episode, a feature on Maria Sanford is highlighted along with the behind-the-scenes decisions on how to produce the script.
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Michael (Mickey) Hafertepe supports medical education as a radiology resident at the UMN Medical School. Working closely with students, Hafertepe has gained insights into the learning process and the challenge of translating health information into medical practice. Learn how Hafertepe is using 3D printing to help students understand spatial relationships of medical imaging when they are viewing three dimensional anatomy on a two dimensional screen.
About the First Fridays Series First Fridays is a series of intellectually stimulating talks made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and...
Meet the creators of MinuteEarth and Hot Mess — Professor Peter Reich and his son, Alex Reich — and learn how they are working to foster a love for science and better stewardship of our planet through short and engaging online science videos. This FREE event (reservations required) will be held October 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall.