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Buckman Fellowship Hosts Philanthropy Panel at the U

The Buckman Fellowship will host a panel on philanthropy's role in society November 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM in the McNamara Alumni Center. Foundation leaders from local and national foundations will discuss how they think about philanthropy and its evolving role in addressing key issues in our changing communities and our world. Carleen Rhodes, president and CEO of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and chair of the Buckman Fellowship Board, will facilitate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Visit the Buckman Fellowship website for more information and to register.Philanthropy Panel SpeakersThe Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Minnesota…

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Kim Johnson Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Retail merchandising professor Kim Johnson received the University of Minnesota Senate Committee on Educational Policy’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. The honor recognizes Johnson’s excellence in instruction; instructional program development; intellectual distinction; advising and mentoring; and involvement of students in research, scholarship, and professional development. “Advising and mentoring of students is the aspect of my job that brings me the most joy,” says Johnson. “To be a mentor is to provide the support and encouragement that students need to manage their own learning and to gain confidence in their abilities.”Along with serving as the Retail Merchandising Program Chair since 2002, she’s served on the Senate Judicial Committee and College of Design Curriculum Committee since 2010. Her…

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