MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — On Sept. 24-26, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will host international educators to discuss research in three significant areas: food, nutrition, and health; sustainability and the environment; and education and learning innovations.

The sixth annual International Symposium on Lasallian Research will draw approximately 130 attendees from eight countries to Saint Mary’s Minneapolis Campus for the three-day symposium.

The symposium features three keynote presentations:

  • Dr. Carlos Costa, dean of the School of Engineering, De La Salle University, Bogota, Colombia speaking on “Lasallian Higher Education and the New Global Agenda: Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals”
  • Dr. Christine Nowakowski, principal scientist, General Mills; and Dr. Olaf Gruess, disruptive technology manager and global connector, General Mills, speaking on “General Mills Global Connections: External Networking at General Mills”
  • Tracy Adams, CEO, yourtown, Australia, speaking on “Learn, Do, Measure-Repeat, an examination of child welfare in Australia”

Participants will also attend numerous breakout sessions, informal networking opportunities, and roundtable discussions.

Saint Mary’s Institute for Lasallian Studies hosts the event, co-sponsored by the Christian Brothers Conference of the Lasallian Region of North America. To register, and for more information about the symposium, go to: smumn.edu/islr.

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