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Governor Dayton’s full support for UMN budget request reinforces U's importance


Governor Mark Dayton has expressed his full support for the U of M’s fiscal year 2019 supplemental budget request.

Opioids not superior pain relievers

A shot of pills of many colors.

A U-led study lends no support to preference for opioid pain relievers.

University of Minnesota Board of Regents to meet in Rochester


The Board will hold its March meeting in Rochester to emphasize items of particular importance to UMR and SE Minnesota. 

Weighing in on the opioid crisis

Roon Makhtal.

Roon Makhtal is researching ways to meet the opioid epidemic in Minnesota.

U of M licenses technology to monitor crop nitrogen status to ag-tech firm Sentera


The tech, licensed to local company Sentera, will help growers minimize fertilizer use while preserving yield, profits

Shoring up Seemore the sea turtle’s shell

Davis Fay and Alex Barrette (2nd and third from left), with SEA LIFE staff, do a fitting of a prototype exoshell on Seemore the green sea turtle.

U students design a prosthesis for an injured green sea turtle

Minnesota Partnership awards five new research grants for collaborative projects

A doctor writing on a clipboard

The state-funded grants for UMN/Mayo research team science proposals total just under $5 million.

Research Brief: Study finds teens in homeless families more likely to attempt suicide

Boy sitting on the ground with his head in his arms.

A new UMN study shows teens in homeless families face more challenges to mental health than housed youth. 

U of M President Kaler highlights overall impact of the University to MN Legislature

Higher Education

President Kaler presented the University’s capital request to the MN Senate and House higher education committees.

UMN Experts: Envisioning a future with autonomous vehicles

Frank Douma, Tom Fisher, Michael Levin

As a future with self-driving transport gets closer to reality, several UMN experts are available for comment.

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