Minnesota Sparks event planned tonight
The University of Minnesota will host Minnesota Sparks Tuesday at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, just north of Brainerd. The event features three university researchers, who are tackling the area's most critical issues, into conversation with the ...
The University of Minnesota will host Minnesota Sparks Tuesday at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, just north of Brainerd.
The event features three university researchers, who are tackling the area's most critical issues, into conversation with the community.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with presentations and question and answer discussions from 6-7:15 p.m., with an open social hour at 7:15 p.m. to close the event. Minnesota Sparks is free and is open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but walk-in attendance is welcome.
Minnesota Sparks in Brainerd is part of a larger series of Minnesota Sparks events throughout Minnesota. The Brainerd event is hosted by University of Minnesota Regent David McMillan and Dutch (Merrill) Cragun.
Minnesota Sparks three University of Minnesota researchers:
• Minnesota's Economic Outlook: Laura Kalambokidis will reveal the trends that impact Minnesota and Brainerd's local economy. Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist, oversees the production of our state's twice-annual economic and revenue forecast. She is a University of Minnesota Extension economist and professor in the Department of Applied Economics.
• Seeing Sustainability in the Golf Industry: Brian Horgan will discuss how the golf industry's goals of conservation, economy and player engagement are a window into sustainability. Horgan will show audiences how the University of Minnesota is driving innovation in the sport. Horgan is a professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
• Dentistry as a Picture of Health: Nelson Rhodus will share how diseases such as cancer, diabetes and leukemia often first manifest in the mouth. Audiences will discover what their oral health can reveal about their overall health. Rhodus is a Morse Distinguished Professor and Director of the Division of Oral Medicine in the University of Minnesota's School of Dentistry.