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August 28

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On the Stage

When Presentation
10:00 am Physics Force Show
SHOWS AT: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Jack and Hank are wild and crazy physicists who are original members of The Physics Force. They use highly visual and entertaining demonstrations to teach elements of physics. The Physics Force goes above and beyond (literally) to educate and entertain. Their blend of slapstick, prop comedy and science is fun and educational for audiences of all ages.
12:00 pm Medical Devices Center
SHOWS AT: Noon and 1 p.m.
Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellow John Ballard will lead an interactive presentation on how medical devices help the human body. Audience members will have an opportunity to match specific medical devices with their proper location in the human body and suggest the proper function of that device using a life-sized "Operation" game replica.
2:00 pm U of M Trivia
Test your U of M knowledge for the chance to win backpacks, water bottles, sunglasses and more!
3:00 pm Hip Hope

U of M Building Exhibitors

When Presentation
9am - 3pm Masonic Cancer Center
The Masonic Cancer Center will have cancer information booklets, a cancer quiz and a human tissue display showing how cancer affects the human body. We will also be sharing information from the Program in Health Disparities Research.
9am - 9pm Medical Devices Center
Come see the future of medical device research at the University of Minnesota. This display will include body part models, rapid prototyped parts and devices, a visible heart demonstration with a video showcasing the Atlas of Human Heart Anatomy, a laparoscopic trainer with various instruments, demo and interaction with 3D anatomical models. Talk with experts and find out more about the state-of-the-art research that includes designing, prototyping and testing new medical devices. Experimental Surgical Services, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, The Visible Heart Lab, Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies, and the Medical Devices Center will be on-site throughout the day.
9am - 3pm English@Minnesota
The Department of English has been presenting free public literary author readings for more than 50 years. Come pick up a flier with our fall 2014 line-up, which includes James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. And put in your name for a drawing to get a free copy of McBride's novel! The Department of English instructs about 6,000 students a year in reading comprehension, critical thinking, and effective writing--skills that make English the central humanities discipline in the College of Liberal Arts. Our graduates go on to practice law, teach, build businesses, make movies, create advertising, edit and write, etc. In 2013-14 alone, alums and students from our MFA program in Creative Writing are publishing 26 books and 14 chapbooks.
9am - 9pm Institute on Community Integration

9am - 9pm Minnesota Lions Eye Bank

9am - 9pm University of Minnesota Athletics
Fan engagement, ticket sales and appearances by players and coaches.
noon - 1pm Telemedicine w/ Dr. H. Spencer Holmes
What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patient care. These communications include: two-way video, email, store-n-forward technologies, smartphones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technologies.

Why is it important?

Telemedicine improves clinical management of chronic diseases, expand access to healthcare services and clinicians, and reduce healthcare-related costs. To get a “taste” of telemedicine come visit us at the fair.  For the scheduled telemedicine sessions click here  http://www.gptrac.org/news-events/announcements/

2 - 3pm Telemedicine w/ Dr. Daniel Miller
What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patient care. These communications include: two-way video, email, store-n-forward technologies, smartphones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technologies.

Why is it important?

Telemedicine improves clinical management of chronic diseases, expand access to healthcare services and clinicians, and reduce healthcare-related costs. To get a “taste” of telemedicine come visit us at the fair.  For the scheduled telemedicine sessions click here  http://www.gptrac.org/news-events/announcements/

3 - 9pm Department of Surgery - Colon Cancer Prevention and Awareness
The University of Minnesota Department of Surgery has over a 50 year tradition of training surgeons in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. Hereditary, environmental and chance events can play a role in the development of colon cancer. However, in some families, hereditary risk factors strongly increase the cancer risk. The goal of the booth is to provide education to fairgoers around risk factors and actions to take to reduce their risk of developing colon cancer.
3 - 9pm University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
The University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus was established 41 years ago with a mission of training family medicine physicians for rural Minnesota. In addition to rural family medicine, educating Native American Students in the field of health care and Indian health is a priority. The Duluth campus has over 1700 alumni with 49% of graduates practicing family medicine and 48% practicing in small towns and rural areas, as well as ranking second in the country in graduating Native American physicians. Visit our exhibit to learn about the mission and successes of the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus.