During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again.
The University of Minnesota is known for producing innovative, essential work in agriculture — a bit odd for a school that has a gopher, a notorious farm pest, as a mascot. Today, alumni, professors and students are contributing immensely to this field and, in the process, helping keep the world fed even as new problems continually emerge.
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“If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!”
From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, we’ve all heard stories of people who didn’t let adversity stop them from making a mark on the world. But what qualities, exactly, made them succeed? Was it intellect? Education and mentorship? Hard work?
When they decided to form their own charitable organization, former University of Minnesota football player Eric Decker and his wife, Jessie James-Decker, wanted to make sure it reflected both of their personalities and priorities.
Approximately 70 percent of the homeless population of the United States smokes cigarettes. This begs the question: Why do so many of the country’s poorest citizens have such an expensive, unhealthy addiction?
Most people probably have memories from childhood of going to some kind of summer camp. And many of those memories probably involve bug bites, bad food, uncomfortable beds and various other examples of “roughing it.” But they also include friendships, laughter and fun.
A team of five women took an out-of-this-world approach to their senior capstone project, designing suits for NASA instead of the runway.
Beer and higher education have always gone hand-in-hand, but the University of Minnesota and Dr. Charlie Rohwer may have taken the relationship to a whole new level.
Today, there is more diversity in public school classrooms than ever before. This creates a rich, worldly experience for America’s youth, but it also poses a challenge to teachers who must meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds.
The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.
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It is the nature of volunteerism that you find yourself working with people for whom life is unfairly difficult. Such is the case for the student-athletes from the University of Minnesota who have formed a bond with HopeKids to give moments of pleasure to families of children with terminal illnesses.
Multitudes of people are familiar with the song “Magic Bus” made famous by The Who back in 1968. Flash forward to today because there’s a new M.A.G.I.C. Bus in town and it’s time for our generation to learn about University of Minnesota’s Maroon And Gold Impacting the Community! (M.A.G.I.C.) Bus. These Gopher student athletes are all about giving back to the community that supports them in a Big Ten way.
As part of their education at the University of Minnesota, thousands of students are taught that there are important societal issues in need of their time and effort.
Dr. Brooks Jackson has rejoined the University of Minnesota to serve as the Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Health Sciences, which has six schools in its academic health center. Jackson, who served his residency in clinical pathology at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, last served as the Director of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Cardboard. Plastic. Tape. Glue.
Dave Fabry, VP of Audiology and Professional Services at Starkey Hearing Technologies, works with Bill and Tani Austin with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. They are committed to delivering hearing to millions of people around the globe.
Herb Brooks hasn’t been with us for ten years.
After the Golden Gophers take on Wisconsin on the hardwood, tonight’s University of Minnesota LiveBIG premiere details using wind to improve fertilizer and remarkable research being done into making clothes smarter.
It would be easy to judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to 2014 US Olympic hockey player Amanda Kessel, the true story lies in all the pages in between.
Today, Tuesday, Dec. 3, is the second annual #GivingTuesday, a national day to kick off “giving season.” People all over the country will take a moment in the midst of their holiday spending to give time or money to those in need.
Big research can require looking at incredibly small things. Soon, the University of Minnesota will be able to examine the smallest materials in detail never seen before.
On Oct. 26, the University of Minnesota made history when it upset Nebraska. It was the first Gopher win over the Cornhuskers since 1960, and was arguably the biggest victory during Jerry Kill’s tenure as head coach.
BTN’s new series “BTN LiveBIG” continues Friday following the Denver at Minnesota men’s hockey game, with stories about a professor’s findings that have broad implications for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and a team of researchers who are tracking the carp populations in local lakes to help native ecosystems survive. The episode will air at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
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