OPE seeks MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship nominations
Sponsored by the Talloires Network, and the MacJannet Foundation, the MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship recognizes exceptional student community engagement and community service. The Office for Public Engagement (OPE) oversees an award committee to review applications from the U of M, Twin Cities and select up to two finalists to move onto the international competition. Nominations due to OPE by Jan. 8, 2014. Learn more.
President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award call for nominations underway
Nominations are being accepted for the University of Minnesota President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award. This annual, systemwide award recognizes one faculty member or one academic professional and administrative employee for exemplary community-engaged scholarship in his or her field of inquiry. Nominations materials are due March 28, 2014. Learn more.
U of M receives APLU recognition for innovation, economic prosperity
The University of Minnesota has been named one of 16 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities by the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation honors universities committed to working with public and private sector partners to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer and talent and workforce development and community development. Learn more.
Issue Area Network work session: 8 a.m., Friday, December 13, The Commons Hotel.
An OPE-sponsored campus-wide work session to build a more coordinated, systems-based approach to public and community engagement as part of the University’s Issue Area Networks initiative. The initiative is designed to strengthen the alignment of the University's community-engaged teaching, research and outreach activities in nine areas: art; economic development; diversity and inclusion; environment and sustainability; food; health; poverty; transportation; and youth and education. Open to all University staff and faculty. Learn more.