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Goldy Gopher at the Minnesota State Fair

Ten U of M Reasons to Visit the Fair

From offbeat science performances to games for the sake of research, the U has something to offer visitors of all ages at the Minnesota State Fair. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/ten-u-m-reasons-visit-fair
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Graphical representation of sustainable home competition winner

A Win for Sustainable Homes

Comfortable. Attractive. Efficient. Affordable. U of M students may have just designed the home of the future. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/win-sustainable-homes
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
A girl models her new active wear.

A New Model for Active Wear

Making sure that our youth get enough exercise is an ongoing challenge. A new design solution is working out well for girls in the Twin Cities Somali community.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/new-model-active-wear
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Two children gardening.

Teaching in the Garden

Every year, University-trained Master Gardeners volunteer more than 130,000 hours of service to make Minnesota’s communities more sustainable and enjoyable.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/teaching-garden
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
An exterior view at sunset of the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

Celebrating Engagement on the Northside

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/celebrating-engagement-northside
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/string-quartet-helps-us-hear-climate-change
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/water-research-u-m
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/her-unexpected-meeting-and-nations-recovery
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/bringing-global-adventure-classroom
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/reducing-greenhouse-gases-and-utility-bills
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/high-schoolers-experience-research
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020

Stopping Pandemics

The U of M is bringing together experts across disciplines, politics, tribes, and borders to stop global outbreaks before they start.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/stopping-pandemics
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020

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