Kat Rohn
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Creating meaningful engagement

Civic engagement student Kat Rohn thinks often about how change happens and what leads to the most meaningful changes in our communities.

Agriculture and Environment

Koushik Sampath. Photo by Michelle Bennett, Wolfskull Creative
Feature

Ready, set, go!

From a revolutionary new paper-drying technique to a new take on cancer therapy, the “3-minute thesis” competition offers a glimpse into outstanding graduate student research.

Myah Walker in a bright red dress holding a chicken with a decorative rug background. Photo by Shelly Mosman
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The chicken and the egg

Myah Walker spent years working in commercial egg production and now serves with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

Architecture and Design

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Talking autism-friendly colors with U of M

Selecting paint colors for your living room, office or classroom can be a big decision — one that impacts not only the feel of the room but the emotions of those within it. Research suggests color may play an even more important role for children with autism.

Arts and Humanities

Business and Management

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Carrie Oelberger
Expert Alert

How vacation impacts health

According to research from Pew, about 61% of workers say it’s extremely important to them personally to have a job that offers paid time off for vacations or other routine appointments. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Carrie Oelberger speaks to why we all need to take time to unplug to prevent burnout. 

Campus Affairs

Education

Kat Rohn
Feature

Creating meaningful engagement

Civic engagement student Kat Rohn thinks often about how change happens and what leads to the most meaningful changes in our communities.

Health

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Research Brief

Why mental health care providers decide to practice in rural communities

Americans living in rural communities experience higher rates of depression and suicide than people who live in urban areas. These long-standing mental health inequities are attributed to a wide range of factors including affordability, accessibility and lingering stigmas around receiving care. 

The hands of someone wearing a white lab coat are holding two different blister packages of medications. Underneath, there is an open drawer with other medical supplies.
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Talking mental health meds with U of M

Dr. Mark Schneiderhan with the UMD College of Pharmacy talks misconceptions about mental health medication and strategies to ensure every patient receives optimized, individualized care.

Law and Policy

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Expert Alert

Legalizing marijuana in Minnesota

Peter Morrell, a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, is available to provide expert commentary as Minnesotans prepare for this transition.

Science and Technology

Varuschka, a 10-year-old Przewalski’s mare at the Minnesota Zoo
News Release

U of M maps genome of the last living wild horse species

University of Minnesota researchers have successfully mapped the complete genome of the endangered Przewalski’s horse. Once extinct in the wild, the species now has a population of around 2,000 animals thanks to conservation efforts.

Paige Novak, brown hair and black blouse, stand before large, gray commercial vats.
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Energy drink

U of M researchers explore the energy potential of wastewater from breweries.

Sports and Recreation

Anna Goorevich stands in front of a soccer field.
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Empowering sport for all

After injuries ended her playing career, PhD student uses research to help make sport a better place for all athletes.

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Talking distance running with U of M

As runners begin preparations for races across the state in the coming months, Christopher Lundstrom, a lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, shares his expertise on how to train for upcoming races. 

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Resources for Journalists

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