Monday Minute, January 30, 2012: Vision, Visibility and Vitality

Dear Colleagues, With RFPs for investments in our vision, visibility and vitality due today, January 31, I thought I'd take the opportunity to once again stress how valuable your ideas in these areas are as we look to the future. As we prepare students for the social, environmental and economic ramifications of each problem they address and every decision they make in their work, we must do the same in ours.Along similar lines, a number of faculty and I met with the folks from the Office of Technology Commercialization last fall to discuss the commercialization of University developed Intellectual Property. This has financial benefits for the College and creators, as well as the public through job creation and the…

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Jenny Parker Helps Design The 1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center

During her first semester at the College of Design, Jenny Parker (graphic design, museum studies) took a special topics course called Exhibit Design with Lonnie Broden. The class worked with the Minnesota History Center on The 1968 Exhibit (open now through February 20th), which looks at how the experiences of 1968 fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who experienced it. When the semester ended, Parker approached the History Center about a summer internship. They brought her onto their team and she began working on a set of banners for the Homeplace Minnesota lobby. She worked as one of two graphic designers for the 1968 exhibit until it opened last October and continues to…

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Jennifer Gilhoi Joins RSP Architects' Communications Team

Jennifer Gilhoi, one of two new Associates at RSP architects, previously worked for the American Institute of Architects Minnesota. At AIA, Golhoi served as a member and liaison for numerous AIA Minnesota initiatives communicating the value of architecture to the public. She also acted as a liaison to the University of Minnesota College of Design.At RSP Gilhoi will provide direction and support in managing RSP's corporate brand. Working alongside RSP's numerous marketing segments involved with communication, marketing, and business development initiatives. Gilhoi will also work to enhance RSP's involvement and contributions in the community in efforts such as working with the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and continuing RSP's work with the University of Minnesota College of Design. RSP Architects has…

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