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Celebrating Engagement on the Northside

An exterior view at sunset of the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

On the heels of celebrating five years in its building on Minneapolis’ Northside, the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center receives a grant to move an important program forward.

String Quartet Helps Us ‘Hear’ Climate Change

A student plays his cello.

U of M geography student Daniel Crawford has created a new composition for string quartet that’s the basis of a popular video, “Planetary Bands, Warming World.” The music provides a visceral illustration of climate change in northern latitudes.

Water Research at the U of M

The Mississippi River near the U of M Twin Cities in Minneapolis.

U of M researchers are leading the way in meeting the critical challenges of preserving and protecting our water, both locally and globally.

Her Unexpected Meeting and a Nation’s Recovery

Harper McConnell, third from left, walks with Richard Kabala, Christine Musaidizi, and Ben Affleck. Musaidizi is the founder and director and Kabala a staff member of Children's Voice, a partner organization of Eastern Congo Initiative. (Photo by Barbara

Harper McConnell '06 was recovering from malaria in the Congo when she met actor/philanthropist Ben Affleck in 2007. Two years later she was helping build a war-torn nation's economy.

Bringing Global Adventure to the Classroom

Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Researcher Aaron Doering shares astonishing stories of climate change with millions—including students in classrooms across all 50 states and six continents.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Utility Bills

Working with low-income neighborhoods, U of M experts are designing affordable homes that produce as much energy as they use.

High Schoolers Experience Research

Group of students in science lab.

By bringing research-based courses into Minnesota’s schools, U of M faculty are empowering students and their teachers.

Stopping Pandemics

The U of M is bringing together experts across disciplines, politics, tribes, and borders to stop global outbreaks before they start.