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U of M to host Minnesota Sparks in Fergus Falls

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MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Honoring the victims and survivors of 9/11

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The University of Minnesota will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with two events.

Daniel McDonald elected Chair of the U of M Alumni Association

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Daniel McDonald, a partner at the law firm Merchant & Gould, is chair of U Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

Shaping Tomorrow: Kat Albrecht

Kat Albrecht

2016 graduates talk about how they plan to use their knowledge to better our future

Driven to Fight for Educational Equality

Aneesh Sohoni

U of M alumnus Aneesh Sohoni, recently named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Education” for 2016, talks about education reform and what drives him in his career.

A Champion for Education and Housing

Archie Givens at U Archives

He’s dedicated to building affordable housing and closing the achievement gap. Now former Gopher football player Archie Givens is being honored as this year’s homecoming grand marshal.

A Curiosity-Driven Life

Jessica Tarnowski

Jessica Tarnowski ’15 was always curious about the genetic basis of hereditary diseases. Now she helps those at risk for sickle-cell anemia and other conditions to access health care services.

A Champion’s New Strategy

Harsh Mankad.

Harsh Mankad came to the U of M from Mumbai to study economics and play tennis, and he became an NCAA singles champion. Now retired from tennis, the MBA student is leveraging the skills he developed on the court to excel in business.

U of M Alum Named COO at Disney

Portrait of Tom Staggs speaking at commencement.

University of Minnesota alumnus Tom Staggs has been named Disney’s chief operating officer—its No. 2 executive. Staggs, a 1982 Carlson School graduate who delivered the school’s commencement address last spring, has been the chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and prior to that was Disney’s chief financial officer.

Two U of M Alumni Named among Forbes 30 Under 30

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Creating, defining, and designing the future—that’s how Forbes describes those named to the magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates 600 young people across 20 fields who are changing the face of tomorrow.

Top Five Medical Research Highlights for 2014

Female researcher using a pipet.

Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.

Breast Cancer Patient Helps Make Medical History in Minnesota

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When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.

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