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Board ratifies membership and charge of Presidential Search Advisory Committee

University seal

The committee is charged with recommending 3–4 lead candidates for University president for the Board’s consideration.

To Puerto Rico with love—and medical expertise

A large team of Medical School researchers poses.

In its fourth visit to the island, a Medical School team focuses on mental health.

University of Minnesota to develop machine learning techniques for monitoring global change

Big data to monitor global change

The U of M has received a three-year, $1.43 million grant from the NSF to advance machine learning techniques.

A vision for veterinary education

Michael Congiusta and a dog

A U veterinary student is helping fellow students through his practical invention.

Research Brief: City planning can help keep bikers safe

Car driving past a bike.

Cities can increase bicyclists' safety through road design and traffic planning. 

From tragedy to bravery

Desariah Santillanez in firefighting gear.

After watching her childhood home go up in flames, Desariah Santillanez pursued a career in natural resources, fighting fires along the way.

Michael Goh named U of M vice president for equity and diversity

Michael Goh

Michael Goh, Ph.D. has been appointed vice president for equity and diversity, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

University of Minnesota postdoctoral associate named Hanna H. Gray Fellow

Jose L. Alejo at a University of Minnesota laboratory.

Jose L. Alejo seeks to create a platform for engineering new biomaterials and antibiotics.

Research Brief: Herbivorous animals crucial to healthy ecosystems


U of M study examined the sequential loss of herbivores, which reflects real-world declines in biodiversity.

UMN Expert: News in the age of social media

Benjamin Toff (left) and Panayiota Kendeou (right)

Experts Benjamin Toff and Panayiota Kendeou weigh in on news in the age of social media.


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