University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Newsletter or Bulletin
In this issue
4 Learning to Work Together Through GOALe Before they even set foot in a classroom, students spend time getting to know themselves and each other.
5 The New Classroom
Innovative teaching techniques tap creativity and make learning fun.
9 Experiential Learning Outside the Classroom
Learning by experience is a vital part of veterinary education. A service-based approach and state-agency partnership are explored.
11 VMC Director Offers Career Development Services
“I’m not interested in helping students just find a job; I want them to find the right job,” says Dr. David Lee, director of the Veterinary Medical Center.
12 The Raptor Center Annual Report
Major initiatives included research on lead poisoning in bald eagles, public education, and successfully raising funds to replace decades-old equipment.
16 What Makes a Horse a Horse?
Drs. Jim Mickelson and Stephanie Valberg are among the authors of the first published report of the horse genome sequence.
17 University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech awarded USDA Grant to Complete Sequencing of Turkey Genome
The project will lead to improvements in health, disease resistance, meat yield, and quality of turkeys, helping Minnesota’s turkey industry to continue to be successful.
In every issue
14 Graduate Program News
18 Points of Pride
20 Faculty and Staff News
21 Student News
23 Mark Your Calendar
On the cover
Fourth-year student Sean Teichner examines a patient under the supervision of Kelly Hall, assistant clinical professor. Hall teaches “How to Think Like a Doctor,” one of five Professional Development Series courses offered by the College (see page 8). Photo by Sue Kirchoff
Ames, Trevor: Dean; Staton, Sharon: Director of Advancement; Graves, Brian: Communications Director; Kirchoff, Sue: Editor, Writer & Designer; Howard, Fran: Writer; Minicucci, Larissa: Writer; Hum, Michelle: Communications Intern; Shawstad, Nyssa: Communications Intern.
Profiles (Winter/Spring, 2010) v.9 (1).
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
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