When the Ebola virus — which killed or infected nearly 40,000 people in Africa — entered the United States in 2014, a public panic ensued. The collective fear eventually subsided, thanks to medical and public-health officials effectively containing and stopping the virus’ spread through action, education and vigilance.
If you heard the terms “student-athletes” and “Pro Day” in the same sentence, you’d probably think of 40-yard-dash times, vertical-leap measurements and Wonderlic scores.
The universities of the Big Ten Conference are known for being trailblazers in higher education, but their achievements aren’t limited to the lecture hall. They also fund a vast array of research and are home to groundbreaking entrepreneurial centers.
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, last year this terrible disease caused more than 4,000 deaths in the U.S., and nearly 13,000 new cases emerged.
What kind of cookies will you leave for Santa Claus this Christmas? Chocolate chip? Sugar? How about a Kernza cookie?
Golf is a game of the elements. The rolling hills. The wind. Sand traps. Water hazards.
In 1970, Minneapolis was the “site” of a landmark occurrence that changed the attitudes on women in the workplace. The event in question wasn’t a grandiloquent speech from a women’s lib leader or a massive protest, but rather the debut of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Design was always a part of Brice Aarrestad’s life. Even as a kid, when he considered a career as a policeman or marine biologist, he would sketch out his dream houses for those professions. But today, this Minnesota alumnus is applying his design skills to a different kind of dream — raising the fortunes of the central African nation of Uganda with artisanal furniture.
It’s a nearly universal experience for new college students — the “sticker shock” from buying textbooks for their upcoming semester. (“I have to pay $75 for a used geology textbook? Are you kidding me!?!?”)
When broaching the sensitive subject of healthy eating and body weight with their children, parents often feel like they’re biting off more than they can chew.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
For a child with cancer, it’s a dream come true: stepping out on to a gridiron, catching a pass on a slant route and running it into the end zone for six.
For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over.
Spring Break has slowed down activities on many university campuses recently, but members of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC), an organization that unites the cancer centers and medical schools of all the universities in the conference, haven’t slowed down in their fight against this destructive disease.
“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.”
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work.
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.