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Past Events

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2017 Events

Brown Bag on Immigration with Professor Linus Chan

August 17, 2017

Linus Chan

The HUP invited Professor Linus Chan to present his research "From Sanctuary Cities to ICE: The Myths and Realities of Immigration Enforcement” on August 17, 2017 as a part of the HUP Brown Bag lunch series.

Professor Chan’s research is an examination of how immigration enforcement works, both conceptually and on the ground. He presented on how various immigration laws—city, county, state, and federal—interact and intersect when being enforced.

The presentation was well received, with attendees reporting that it was a good use their time. Many attendees told HUP that they would have liked to hear more from Professor Chan, and plans are underway to arrange a future event.

For more information about Professor Chan, visit the Law School's website:

If you would like to follow up with Professor Chan, please feel free to contact him at OR reach out to HUP at

HUP Leadership Summit

July 13, 2017

HUP Leadership Summit Guests

The HUP hosted an event at Coffman Union on July 13 that was focused on bringing together key leaders from Hennepin County and the University of Minnesota to make connections around areas of mutual interest. 62 leaders participated, including county commissioners, county department heads, deans of colleges, and directors of research institutes. The event featured brief presentations about recent collaborations between Hennepin and the UMN, but focused on interactive table discussions supported by trained table hosts.

THANK YOU! To our Leadership Summit Table Hosts
HUP partnered with Cohort member Meg Knodl and a team of facilitators to make the 2017 HUP Leadership Summit a success. Thank you to Meg Knodl, Andrew Rose, Alisa Salewski, Amy Schrempp, Scott Timmerman, Jan Williams, Jo Marsciano and Rachel Walch for your contributions!

HUP Leadership Summit speaker


Grand Challenges Networking Event

March 3, 2017

The University recently announced a Grand Challenges competitive awards process for interdisciplinary teams from the University for research endeavors focusing on two of the identified Grand Challenges, Fostering Just and Equitable Communities, and Assuring Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems.

With the understanding that some award proposals will involve collaboration with community partners, HUP convened a networking event on Friday, March 3 to support potential connections between University researchers and Hennepin County staff around Grand Challenges proposals. The event included County staff experts who talked about the work they do in the context of the University’s identified Grand Challenges.

The event resulted in multiple Grand Challenge Award proposals as well as additional connections. Several Hennepin County staff were asked to be community partners on faculty research projects.

2016 Events

HUP Cohort Tour

October 4, 2016

In the Fall of 2016, the HUP arranged a campus tour to introduce Cohort members to a variety of University resources. As the group explored the campus, they learned about ways to engage University resources in their work. The tour included speakers from: Carlson’s Business Analytics Lab, the Resilient Communities Project, the Future Services Institute, Community-Engaged Learning, University Libraries, the Chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, the Office of Government and Community Relations, and the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Hennepin Health Presentation

September 27, 2016

HUP and the Dean of the School of Public Health, John Finnegan, sponsored a presentation of Hennepin County’s Survey of the Health of All the Population and the Environment (SHAPE) data. University students, faculty, and researchers attended the event to learn more about ways to use this newest data set in their research.

SHAPE Survey Presentation (pdf)

2015 Events

HUP Mixer

October 8, 2015 | Learn more >>

The HUP's 10th Anniversary Leadership Celebration

June 25, 2015 | Learn more >>

Hennepin Health Presentation

February 12, 2015 | Learn more >>

2014 Events

Hennepin County Cohort Campus Tour

September 26, 2014 | Learn more >>

Working with Students Workshop

July 10, 2014 | Learn more >>

Diversity & Inclusion Exchange

April 7, 2014 | Learn more >>

2013 Events

Family Shelter Dialogue

December 9, 2013 | Learn more >>

Ripple Effect Mapping

September 19, 2013 | Learn more >>

Maladaptation and Resilience in Maltreated Children

June 21, 2013 | Learn more >>

Understanding Infant Brain Development

May 10, 2013 | Learn more >>

2012 Events

Community Engagement Forum

March 9, 2012 | Learn more >>

Fall Tour

September 28, 2012 | Learn more >>

2011 Events

Hennepin-University Symposium

Feb 3, 2011 | Learn more >>

2010 Events

Hennepin-University Symposium

January 29, 2010 | Learn more >>

2009 Events

Planning Session

April 29, 2009 | Learn more >>

National Conversation on Climate Action

April 22, 2009 | Learn more >>

Accelerating Transitway Development in Metro

January 23, 2009 | Learn more >>

2008 Events

Hennepin-University Symposium

October 10, 2008 | Learn more >>

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