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CFANS Research Symposium

Thursday, March 14, 1–5 p.m.

We invite alumni, friends, industry leaders, researchers and the University of Minnesota community to attend the second annual CFANS Research Symposium, featuring poster and oral presentations by CFANS students and postdocs.

Sensory Friendly Saturdays at the Bell Museum

Next date: Saturday, March 16, 8–10 a.m.

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities. Experience the Bell Museum with lowered lighting, quieter sounds, and fewer visitors.

Moments of Memory: Gallery Talk and Reception

Saturday, March 16, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Explore the Bell Museum exhibition Moments of Memory: Minnesota Landscapes Painted from Life with Frederick Somers, an internationally acclaimed pastel and oil painter and exhibiting member of Minnesota Plein Air Collective.

Spotlight Science: Plant Genetics

Saturday, March 16 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Plants are already a major part of our food system, but how do we adapt them to our changing needs? Join University of Minnesota plant genetics researchers to explore the science behind the crops we eat. Investigate bright red plants used in genetics studies, learn about the quest to grow table grapes in Minnesota, and take home a plant breeding project of your own!

Spring Yoga Retreat at the Arboretum

Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of spring with a joyful yoga retreat at the Arboretum. Yoga in the Gardens’ partner studios will lead participants through eight mini classes. All experience levels are welcome.

Seminar: Understanding Plant Germplasm Collections: Data, Sharing and Breeding for Climate Change

Monday, March 18, 3:30 p.m.

Part of the Applied Plant Sciences spring seminar series. 


Wednesday and Thursday, March 20–21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

GradFest—held at the U of M Bookstore inside Coffman Memorial Union—is the only time graduates can get discounts on their regalia and other graduation items like diploma frames, photo packages, announcements, gifts, and more.

Workshop: The Art of Negotiation

Friday, March 22 | Session 1: 9 a.m.–noon | Session 2: 1–4 p.m.

Negotiations occur every day in the scientific laboratory and workplace and often involve issues that are key to research success and career advancement. This workshop module teaches the fundamentals of negotiation relevant to a variety of one-on-one conversations and group settings. Invite your colleagues; all faculty, staff, post docs, and graduate students are welcome!

Maple Fest at the Arboretum

Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Did you know the Arboretum taps more than 350 trees every winter? Learn more about our trees and the maple tapping process at Maple Fest.

Full Worm Moon Hike

Monday, March 25, 7:30–10:30 p.m.