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Tracing the History of a Civil War Ancestor

Craig, William J (Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), 2022-01-12)
For Christmas 1952, my grandmother wrote a brief paragraph about her father, George E. Swift. She said he joined the Minnesota 3rd Regiment as a drummer boy at age 13 and ultimately became part of Sherman’s March to the ...

What is a Master Gardener?

Ellis, Lynda (Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), 2021-11-03)
For those of us who embrace digging holes, weeding, and watering, the Master Gardener program offered through the University of Minnesota Extension Service provides amateur horticulturists a way to learn, teach, and engage ...

The Long-Term Impact of a Summer Institute Course on Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction

Cohen, Andrew D (Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), 2021-06-01)
This article reports on a study undertaken to explore the possible effects of a summer institute course aimed at encouraging participants to consider not just strategies for the teaching of languages, but also strategies ...

A Tribute to the Incomparable John S. Najarian, MD (1927-2020)

Knatterud, Mary E (Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), 2021-05-08)
In this article, author Mary E. Knatterud, PhD, pays tribute to her incomparable longtime boss, transplant surgeon-scientist John S. Najarian, MD, who died at the age of 92 on August 31, 2020. The two worked together for ...

Impact of UMRA’s Professional Development Grants for Retirees Program

Craig, William J (Journal of Opinions, Ideas & Essays (JOIE), 2021-04-04)
Professional Development Grants for Retirees (PDGR) grants have been awarded by the University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA) since 2009. PDGR has helped retirees continue their intellectual work and yielded ...

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