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Economic impact of the University of Minnesota exceeds $8.6 billion annually

UMN Economic Impact

U of M contributes $8.6 billion a year in economic activity—supporting 77,000 jobs, generating $470 million in taxes.

U of M crowdsourcing project transcribes Supreme Court justices’ handwritten notes

handwritten note

Transcriptions provide unprecedented access to the justices' conversations.

Art on ice

College of Design student-created Welcome Shanty on Lake Harriet

Winter can’t chill the creativity of these U of M students.

Game to benefit hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

A large crowd at the Maturi Pavilion

The men’s basketball team will host an exhibition game Nov. 5 in Maturi Pavilion, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

U of M to hold MN Sparks event on Rochester campus

A doctor writing on a clipboard

The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

U of M alumni to give back on fourth-annual Day of Service

'M' flags flying in the wind.

Spanning 30 cities worldwide, U alumni, family and friends will serve communities on Oct. 14

Board of Regents looks to the future of UMN outreach, education, research

A glass apple with the regents seal on it

Board to discuss UMN outreach mission, is expected to take action on six year capital plan, 2018 legislative request.

Tapping the next generation of hunger researchers

Students partake in the Minnesota Youth Institute program.

Each year, the Minnesota Youth Institute gives high school students the chance help solve worldwide food-security issues

Help for distressed farmers

A farmer at work on an implement in the field

University of Minnesota Extension is offering one-to-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress.

Planting grass seed? Most Twin Citians water lawns ‘way too much’


First of its kind U survey reveals more than 60 percent of people with irrigation systems regularly over-irrigate lawns.

U of M to host MN Sparks event on Crookston campus

Yellow flower.

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

UMN celebrates 158 years at the Great Minnesota Get Together

A marching band wearing gold T-shirts walks while playing at the Minnesota State Fair with the Skyride operating overhead.

Exhibits and events focus on addressing issues impacting all Minnesotans.