This Week @Minnesota: Energy and U, World Languages Day and Chris Sacca

Welcome to This Week @Minnesota. It’s called Energy and You
and the idea is to bring kids from about third grade up to
twelfth grade, bring them here to the U and then get
them really excited about science and technology. We get a lot of notes back
from third graders saying that they had a great time, but that they also learned the
first law of thermodynamics, which teaching a third
grader the first law of thermodynamics
is pretty basic. [explosion] [cheering]
The U of M’s College of Liberal Arts played host to its eight annual World
Languages Day Tuesday, inviting thousands of Minnesota
high schoolers to campus for the opportunity
to take courses about or in twenty-two
different languages. They had options like
Deutschland-Idol, Latin music and food and origami, the
Japanese art of paper folding. Entrepreneur Chris Saka, an
accomplished venture investor and one of Twitter’s first
backers addressed grads from the U’s Carlson School
of Management on Monday. “So now that you’ve been reset,
you’re in the here and now, you’re on offense and you’re
proud of who you are it’s time to take it one step further. The most important piece
of advice I can give you to the path of happiness
is not just be yourself but be your weird self. It takes too much energy to be
anything but your weird self. We’ve spend too much time
in our lives trying to live up to the expectations
of others. We buy things that we don’t
really want with money that we don’t really have to impress people we
don’t really care about. Forget that, forget
what other people think. That’s This Week @Minnesota. Connect with us on Twitter
and let us know what you’d like to see next
week on This Week.

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2 thoughts on “This Week @Minnesota: Energy and U, World Languages Day and Chris Sacca

  1. Children from other first world countries learn the first law of thermodynamics at this age already. So the US catching up is considered impressive to that guy? Kinda sad in this Minnesnowtan's opinion. At least we're trying though, unlike most states.

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