School of Kinesiology helps Chinese athletes

Stephanie Carlson, Ph.D. and Philip Zelazo, Ph.D. are improving lives through their research of how developmental social cognitive neuroscience can improve early childhood education.

Improving Lives-Phase II

Thanks to generous alumni and friends, Phase I of the College of Education and Human Development’s Improving Lives Campaign surpassed its goal in support of faculty, students, research, and outreach. Now, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota’s Driven campaign, we are launching Phase II to build on the transformative work of the college and the ongoing needs of our community, nation, and world.

We believe that education plus human development
equals virtually limitless possibility.

Our progress

$85.7 million of $100 million goal
Your gifts are supporting:

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Together, driven by a belief in a better tomorrow

Dean Quam
We are driven by our belief in the value of every child and adult, each with unique talents and challenges. We share our knowledge for public use to impact and improve lives.

Jean Quam, Dean
College of Education and Human Development