Videos: What's up at the U of Minnesota

Just a recap of the episodes since I posted the pilot. (Summaries are from the YouTube introductions.)

The most recent episode, released Friday:

We break down the U’s impact on Minnesota’s economy, go behind the scenes at President Bruininks’ final “State of the U” address and check out the new Animal Trauma Center on campus.

Previous episodes:

We join students at the State Capitol for Support the U Day when President Robert Bruininks testified to the House Higher Education Committee about the State of the University. Plus, we join the Gopher wrestling team as they take on their border rivals — the Iowa Hawkeyes — and give you a look at a campus-wide snowball fight.

We take a class in the Academic Health Center’s Mini-Medical School, check out the U of M’s solar simulator (which can focus solar energy to reach temperatures of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit) and, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, profile an exhibit at the Immigrant History Research Center that looks at the love letters of immigrants.