In This Section Events News News & Events Catch up on news and events connected with the Public Life Project. Events News Let's Talk: Connecting Across Polarization Third-year UHP and UMN Sociology student Mathew Krelitz is an undergraduate research fellow for the College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota Public Life Project. In… University of Minnesota program encourages hard discussions The Public Life Project, and the importance of opening up hard conversations between differing viewpoints, is featured on KARE 11. Civic Synergy Civic Synergy is an undergrad-led student organization that aims to foster productive cross-partisan conversations resulting in a policy-oriented solution that will be… Courageous Conversations Practitioner Certification Program The College of Liberal Arts is working to build and extend institutional capacity by sponsoring 10 people (faculty and staff) to become racial equity practitioners through the… CLA Public Life Project aims to spark discussion across divided lines CLA's Public Life Project will focus on creating civic engagement and developing open conversation among students on campus. Engaging Polarization One manner in which the PLP is trying to tackle issues of polarization is to reach students earlier in their college careers. PLP-affiliated freshman seminars operate to help… Dealing with Religion at a Public Institution How University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts faculty and students engage religion in class and on campus. In Pursuit of Knowledge and Information How University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts faculty and students search for knowledge and information. Public Life Starts Here How University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts faculty and students understand division and polarization.