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John Weirick

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Meme stocks, Robinhood, and what to know about the stock market today

Meme stocks, Robinhood, and what to know about the stock market today

On the Spot Q&A with Associate Professor Marc McIntosh

In early 2021, stocks of the companies AMC, BlackBerry, and GameStop made headlines—but not just for performing well. In a matter of days, some of these stock values increased… more >

Visit Augsburg’s urban arboretum: a green oasis in the city

Visit Augsburg’s urban arboretum: a green oasis in the city

See the Augsburg University campus transition from summer to fall

With the widespread availability of vaccines and effective public health measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many students, faculty members, and staff are returning to on-campus activities… more >

Augsburg’s in-house epidemiologist guides Auggies through the COVID-19 pandemic

Augsburg’s in-house epidemiologist guides Auggies through the COVID-19 pandemic

On the Spot Q&A with Associate Professor Alicia Quella

Remember those days of uncertainty in March 2020, when we had more questions than answers, and before most of us used terms like “coronavirus” and “social distancing”? The United States… more >

Playwrights’ Center partners with Augsburg to offer courses with leading playwrights

Playwrights’ Center partners with Augsburg to offer courses with leading playwrights

The Playwrights’ Center and Augsburg University announced a new partnership to offer accredited courses taught by the nation’s leading playwrights. Through online courses, students connect with peers and faculty… more >

Professor Emeritus Mark Engebretson receives 30th NSF grant, continues space weather study

Professor Emeritus Mark Engebretson receives 30th NSF grant, continues space weather study

Mark Engebretson, Augsburg University professor emeritus of physics, received a five-year grant totaling $805,744 from the National Science Foundation (Award Number 2013648). This grant supports the continued operation… more >

Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Star Tribune, and Minnesota Urban Debate League cosponsor justice reform essay contest

Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Star Tribune, and Minnesota Urban Debate League cosponsor justice reform essay contest

In Fall 2020, Augsburg University’s Minnesota Urban Debate League joined the Star Tribune news company and the Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves professional basketball teams in cosponsoring a youth… more >

Augsburg awarded $10,000 Minneapolis Foundation grant

Augsburg awarded $10,000 Minneapolis Foundation grant

In September 2020, the Minneapolis Foundation announced that it would award more than $500,000 in grants to 40 organizations in the Twin Cities. Following the increased public dialogue about… more >

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