University of Minnesota Extension's SNAP-Ed is building knowledge for healthy communities.
As part of the University of Minnesota’s formal review process for academic research centers, UROC underwent its first external program review in November, 2016. The process involved a self-study written by UROC Executive Director Heidi Barajas, as well as interviews, a site visit and a written report with recommendations for growth and improvement by an external program review committee.
The UROC Gallery will feature "Red Rice, Schools & Hope: One Story of Community Sustainability Through Pictures," an exhibit that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Twin Cities-based non-profit, the Sierra Leone Fund for New Democracy.
UROC Research Fellow Christina Melander works with community stakeholders on social justice concerns.
University of Minnesota faculty and advocacy leaders from the Twin Cities’s communities of color will lead a public discussion at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 about the physical and mental toll on women, girls, and families of color surrounding executive decisions and recent actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
UROC Executive Advisory Committee member Megan Gunnar has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country's most prestigeous honorary societies. A University of Minnesota Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and director of the Institute of Child Development in the College of Education and Human Development, Gunnar is a leading researcher in child development and developmental psychobiology.