February 1, 2018

Interdisciplinary Work

Another post from Reba Juetten. The editor would like to thank her for her generous contributions to this blog.

            Boreas, in Greek mythology, is the personification of the north wind, a winged, bearded, and strong god.  In the mythology of the city of St. Paul, his place in the pantheon is upgraded to King of the Winds, instigator of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, and direct rival of Vlucanus Rex—god of fire.  At the University of Minnesota, Boreas is a leadership program for graduate students housed at the Institute on the Environment.  This Boreas Leadership Program is named for King Boreas of St. Paul.