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Feature

Coping with the Mental Health Crisis

The last 13 months have brought layer upon layer of challenges and stress to college students everywhere, no less at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. As some of the heaviness lifts, the U of M is looking forward with a systemwide initiative designed to stem the tide and vastly improve student mental health.

Sandra Ojiambo
Feature

A worldwide emergency

Alumna Sanda Ojiambo helps fight climate change as executive director of the Global Compact at the United Nations.

Agriculture and Environment

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Talking with U of M

Talking soil health with U of M

Anne Sawyer, an Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Minnesota, answers questions about soil health and how it translates to healthy plants this growing season. 
 

Architecture and Design

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Feature

Be the voice of the user

When Simon Ozbek started his academic career he never imagined it would take him all the way to NASA. Read his interview.

Arts and Humanities

Timothy Johnson
Expert Alert

Expanding the Supreme Court

Professor Timothy Johnson in the College of Liberal Arts and Law School is available to comment on expanding the U.S. Supreme Court and the impact on the judicial nomination process.

Mark Bell
Expert Alert

Iran nuclear deal talks

Professor Mark Bell in the College of Liberal Arts is available to comment on the upcoming Iran nuclear agreement talks.

Business and Management

Campus Affairs

COVID-19 Stories, Insights, Expertise

Education

Health

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Feature

Light after the long, dark winter

Despite the early warnings from Michael Osterholm to the contrary, very few of us could have imagined in March 2020 that our lives (and sometimes livelihoods) would veer off track so dramatically, and for so long. Osterholm, of course, is a professor in the U of M’s School of Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and one of the most interviewed experts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Law and Policy

Sandra Ojiambo
Feature

A worldwide emergency

Alumna Sanda Ojiambo helps fight climate change as executive director of the Global Compact at the United Nations.

Timothy Johnson
Expert Alert

Expanding the Supreme Court

Professor Timothy Johnson in the College of Liberal Arts and Law School is available to comment on expanding the U.S. Supreme Court and the impact on the judicial nomination process.

Science and Technology

Sports and Recreation

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Feature

Bacon, Steveson win NCAA titles

Sarah Bacon won her third and fourth national championships in diving, and Gable Steveson claimed his first national title as a heavyweight wrestler.

Story Archive

UMN in the News

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.