The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program launched their inaugural class on September 4. Blending on-campus and online learning, the cohort will be challenged with a 13-month comprehensive curriculum that helps each participant develop their leadership skills. The participants will work collaboratively across food system disciplines, sectors, and diverse cultures as well as broaden their food system competencies and viewpoints to more effectively address today’s—and tomorrow’s—business and food issues.
Four University of Minnesota alumni, faculty, and research partners have been named recipients of Point of Pride Research Day awards. All awards are based on set criteria, and honor faculty and alumni who show outstanding work in their field.
Holly Neaton, ’79 DVM, remembers traveling 40 miles from her hometown of Watertown, Minn., to campus for all four of her years at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Her commitment to the field of veterinary medicine and the CVM propelled her through her DVM. “I felt we had an excellent education,” she says. “It’s amazing what a veterinary degree will lead you to. I think it opens more doors than any other degree.”
Twenty new students began their studies in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Programs for academic year 2019–2020. Nine are enrolled in the comparative and molecular biosciences program and 11 are enrolled in the veterinary medicine program. Thirteen will pursue PhD’s and seven will pursue master’s degrees.