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A student plays his cello.

String Quartet Helps Us ‘Hear’ Climate Change

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

Water Research at the U of M

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

Her Unexpected Meeting and a Nation’s Recovery

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.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Bringing Global Adventure to the Classroom

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

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.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Group of students in science lab.

High Schoolers Experience Research

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

Stopping Pandemics

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