Headshots from each of the four black history month stories
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Where It Starts

Lives and identities are shaped by decades and centuries. They can be forever altered in minutes or seconds. For the individuals and communities who continue to make Black history at the University of Minnesota and beyond, change starts wherever the powers of creativity, vision, and joy meet.

Agriculture and Environment

Architecture and Design

Expert Alert

Finding the perfect winter coat

With weather cooling down significantly and annual sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching fast, many Minnesotans are in the market for a new, high quality winter coat. 

Arts and Humanities

Josh Bleichman and his mother, Lisa.
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A perfect match

Josh Bleichman was in class when he received life-changing news.

Expert Alert

Best books to give for the holidays in 2022

If you plan to follow the “four-gift rule” this holiday season — something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read — experts from the University of Minnesota Libraries can help you find a perfect present for that last category. 

Business and Management

Junita Flowers smiling inside of a commercial kitchen
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Finding sweet success

Alumna Junita Flowers is building a cookie business that sparks dialogue and empowers women by normalizing the conversation around abusive relationships. Flowers founded Junita’s Jar, which recently launched in 320 Target stores nationwide.

Campus Affairs

Education

Chino Nwakama sitting with children in a classroom
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Sharing his love of science

Chino Nwakama (’23, Neuroscience, College of Biological Sciences) is creating opportunities for historically marginalized and low-income students to connect with science.

Safia Dockter and Solomiia Kuchma pose in a classroom.
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Article sparks Ukrainian connection

A student’s reflections on the Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to a heartwarming connection with a Ukrainian schoolgirl in Minneapolis.

 

Health

Portrait of Irina Stepanov
Expert Alert

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

About 50% of the most common cancer cases are preventable according to the American Association for Cancer Research. To mark Cancer Prevention Month in February, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) is focusing on behaviors and other steps that could help reduce risk factors associated with cancer. 

Law and Policy

News Release

ChatGPT goes to law school

When ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot, was tasked with responding to University of Minnesota Law School questions from exams in several legal subject areas and graded blindly with a group of real student tests, it consistently achieved low but passing grades. 

Science and Technology

Sports and Recreation

Story Archive

Resources for Journalists

The University Public Relations team for the Twin Cities campus is often the first call for journalists who seek help connecting to faculty experts or who wish to receive information about the University of Minnesota. From news releases to expert alerts to interviews on timely topics, University Public Relations provides the resources journalists need for their reporting in all areas of public interest.