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UMN named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research


U of M awarded a grant totaling $9.07 million over the next five years to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients.

Give with Goldy

Goldy wearing a cape playing with a boy

You can give Goldy Gopher a birthday gift by helping bring birthday celebrations to kids at Masonic Children’s Hospital.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks in Fergus Falls


MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

From You Betcha to Kon'nichiwa

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In exploring a new culture, honors student Carrie Kuang found a career.

Popular geosciences mobile app adds 53 new field trip guides with 400 stops


Free app upgrade unlocks huge amounts of data previously only available in print or PDF

Gophers host HopeDay Festival

A young boy poses with Goldy Gopher at the HopeDay Festival.

The University of Minnesota held the 10th annual HopeDay Festival for kids recently at TCF Bank Stadium. 

Upcoming Events on the Twin Cities Campus

People walking

Select events from Sept. 22 through Oct. 5.

UMN study measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car


Twin Cities metro area ranks #12 in access to jobs by car, #23 in loss of access to jobs by car due to congestion

U of M researchers identify an unexpected cause of mutation in cancer

Reuben Harris

Reuben Harris and team pinpoint enzyme that causes mutation in tumor cells

U of M, community partners lead new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program

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Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, led by U of M, will consist of 15 teams of researchers solving health challenges.


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