Contact University News Service

The News Service is the entry point for journalists who need information about the University of Minnesota.

  • Location
  • University News Service
  • Office of University Relations
  • 3 Morrill Hall
  • 100 Church Street SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455
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  • Contact
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
  • unews@umn.edu
  • 612-624-5551
  • After hours line (for emergencies only): (612) 293-0831
  • Health Sciences News
  • Academic Health Center Office of Communications
  • 612-624-5680
  • ahcmedia@umn.edu
  • Gopher Athletic News
  • Athletic Communications
  • 612-625-4090
  • gophers@umn.edu

University System Campuses

  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Andrew Svec
  • Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
  • 218-281-8438
  • asvec@crk.umn.edu

University News Service Team Members

Evan Lapiska
Evan Lapiska
Public Relations Director
612-625-7134
Contact For
  • Board of Regents
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the General Counsel
Henneberry
Steve Henneberry
Assistant Public Relations Director
612-624-1690
Contact For
  • Board of Regents
  • Emergency management (PIO)
  • Public safety
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Education
  • Equity and diversity
Emmalynn Bauer
Emmalynn Bauer
Public Relations Consultant
612-626-1720
Contact For
  • Government relations
  • Student Affairs
  • Provost
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Liberal Arts
  • Human Resources
  • Global Programs
  • Study abroad
  • Northrop
Lacey Nygard
Lacey Nygard
Public Relations Consultant
612-625-0552
Contact For
  • Research (non-health related)
  • Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Transportation Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Natural resources
  • Environment
  • Business school
  • Management
  • Public policy
  • Public affairs
  • Admissions
Patrick Stumpf
Patrick Stumpf
Public Relations Consultant
612-624-2801
Contact For
  • Law
  • Design
  • Urban development
  • Grad school
  • Architecture
  • Libraries
  • U of M Foundation
  • Alumni Association

Experts

Education
Photo of Professor Priscilla Gibson
Professor
School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Development
612-624-3678
Contact Email:
  • Culturally sensitive services to African American families ​
  • Intergenerational caregiving with ​African American grandmothers ​
  • Experiences of African American parents and children who have been​ suspended ​
  • S​ocial justice ​issues in social work practice​
Health Sciences
Photo of Professor Joseph Gaugler
Professor
Center on Aging
School of Nursing
612-626-2485
Contact Email:
  • Care for Alzheimer's disease
  • Effective interventions for dementia/memory loss
  • Improving outcomes by focusing on family caregivers of persons with memory loss
  • Long-term care for memory loss
Health Sciences
Photo of Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
AHC
612-626-3812
Contact Email:
  • Women's health
  • Reproductive health
  • Health policy
  • Maternal health
  • How policy impacts vulnerable populations
  • Birth outcomes
Environment
Photo of Program Director & Lead Scientist Bonnie Keeler
Program Director & Lead Scientist
Natural Capital Project/IonE
Institute on the Environment
651-353-9294
Contact Email:
  • The economic value of clean water
  • Water resources in Minnesota
  • Water and equity
  • Natural capital and the value of ecosystems
  • Nitrogen pollution
  • The value of nature in urban areas
  • Green infrastructure and sustainable cities

General Media Guidelines

The University of Minnesota welcomes media to our campus. We encourage members of the media who plan to be on campus to notify the News Service so it can help facilitate the visit. Call (612) 624-5551.

As a public institution, the University is an open and public place that provides the news media reasonable access to campus. However, the University may regulate media access so as not to disrupt teaching or research, to protect the health and safety of students and staff, to protect the privacy of students and others who live on campus, and to comply with state and federal laws on student and personnel data.

The following guidelines pertain to media access to University of Minnesota owned or controlled property. These guidelines pertain to any individual or group conducting interviews, making audio or video recordings, or taking photographs for dissemination to the public via commercial or non-commercial news and information outlets, including the Internet.

See "filming on campus" for policies regarding commercial, non-news productions.

Book a Live Shot

U of M experts have immediate access to global networks using our ReadyCam® studio, located on the Twin Cities campus. The studio enables experts to appear on live TV at a moments' notice without traveling to a network studio.

Equipped with broadcast lighting, fiber optic and satellite capabilities and a robotic camera, the studio is remotely controlled by VideoLink professionals who coordinate all aspects of the live shot.

Contact University News Service, at 612-624-5551 or unews@umn.edu, to book an interview.

Public Records Request

The University News Service, in conjunction with the Office of Records and Information Management, handles requests by reporters and those affiliated with news organizations for information and/or documents under the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Requests should be submitted via the University's Data Request Center. Requests should be as specific as possible and also specify the news organization with which you are affiliated.

For more information on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, visit the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Visit the University Policy Library for the administrative policy on Public Access to University Information.