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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.

White Earth Nation students learn about transportation, safety

A student maneuvers a pedal cart through orange cones.

More than 40 White Earth Nation students learned about transportation topics in a special daylong, interactive session.

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. 

Bell Museum + Planetarium names new executive director

Denise Young

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

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.

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.  

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.


Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch

baby seal

Citizen science project uses satellite images to get first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals 

Department of Philosophy receives largest donation in its history


Gift from PrairieCare president Stephen R. Setterberg will support teaching and research

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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