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U of M alumni supporting mission in new ways

Goldy Gopher

More than 466,000 UMTC alumni continue to make an impact at their alma mater and across the world.

Bell Museum + Planetarium names new executive director

Denise Young

Denise Young will assume her new role at the Bell on September 12.

Tuition freeze, increased mental health funding highlight UMN FY17 budget

University seal

About 20,000 resident undergraduates in the U of M system will see no tuition increase in the coming year. 

Widening the focus on water

A man and child peer off of a dock and into a body of water.

U of M Extension provides research and education on managing Minnesota’s water resources to partners across the state.  

Transit and training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs

Light Rail

The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region.

Blankenship joins Mead on U.S. Olympic team

Ben Blankenship running in a race

Two Gopher track and field alums are heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a part of Team USA.

School of Music names director of marching and athletic bands

Marching band

Elizabeth (Betsy) McCann is the first female director of a marching band in the Big Ten.


Cedar Creek Launches Citizen Science Project

citizen science

Research station offers unique opportunity for public to participate in wildlife tracking survey at research site

U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

newly discovered Cluster RGZ-CL

Crowdsourcing participants and U astronomers discover a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away

Greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on Philippine island

Mossy Luzon forest

Fifteen-year study reveals 93% of Luzon Island’s land mammals are found nowhere else


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