Agriculture and Environment

Architecture and Design

a drawing of Brad and Lucy as super heroes
Feature

Can clothing change the world?

A uniquely balanced lab at the University of Minnesota offers a glimpse of the rapidly growing field of wearable technology.

Arts and Humanities

An overhead view of two diverse neighborhoods of housing.
Feature

Unraveling the paradox

U of M professor Samuel Myers talks about tangible ways to reduce racial inequities in Minnesota.

Business and Management

Governess Simpson
Feature

Finding the code to success

Supported by a scholarship, Governess Simpson’s experience at the U of M has been one of community, opportunity, and finding her confidence.

Campus Affairs

COVID-19 Stories, Insights, Expertise

A young woman with an M stocking cap holds up her saliva sample.
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U of M offers mass testing for COVID-19

The University of Minnesota is offering a free two-day saliva-testing event for the U of M Twin Cities community November 16 and 17 at the Field House in Minneapolis.

Education

Pani Kendeou and Emily Vraga.
Expert Alert

The science of debunking misinformation

University of Minnesota Professor Panayiota Kendeou and Associate Professor Emily Vraga are available to comment about the danger of misinformation, how it spreads, and what can be done to debunk it. 

Health

A man and a woman, both wearing masks, in a health care setting.
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More than a mask

Abdennour Abbas and his team at a textile startup company are creating face masks engineered to kill viruses like COVID-19 as soon as they make contact with the material.

Law and Policy

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Expert Alert

Minnesota elections, campaigns and political history

With the 2020 election less than two weeks away, Humphrey School of Public Affairs research fellow Eric Ostermeier is available to speak about the election, campaigns, and political history from a Minnesota and national perspective.

Krista Soria
Expert Alert

Identifying obstacles for higher-ed students during the pandemic

U of M staff member Krista Soria talks about the importance of understanding the pandemic’s impact upon students and of sharing the data with university leaders, staff and faculty so that they can make decisions to better address the significant challenges students are facing.

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.