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Mentor program marks 30 years of making matches

A student and mentor with the Humphrey School mentor program

The mentor program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs has grown into one of the most distinctive in the country, giving thousands of students valuable insights through relationships with dedicated mentors.

New alum Barber a role model for the ages

Marion Barber Jr.

Former Gopher football star Marion Barber Jr. came back to the U in 2015. In May, at the age of 57, he received his bachelor’s degree in youth studies.

U of M researchers assist in identifying autism biomarkers in infancy

Cells

Using MRI's in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers could predict which infants would later develop ASD.

U of M Libraries receives $1.5 million gift from the Wallin Foundation

Rendering

Funding will be used to create the Maxine Houghton Wallin Special Collections Research Center.

 

Charter schools increasing segregation, underperforming public schools

Students raising their hands

Findings by Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity is the first installment of six-part initiative on charter education.

Masters program in agriculture education moves to CFANS

Students graduating

Agricultural Education M.Ed. will be renamed “Agricultural Education M.S.,” pending approval from the Board of Regents. 

Upholding an academic legacy

J.B. Mayo Jr.

J. B. Mayo, Jr. is making sure LGBTQ histories are present in the curriculum.

Land O’Lakes, Inc., honored for portion of $25 million gift to CFANS

Dean Brian Buhr

Land O’Lakes, Inc. provided naming for a Collaboration Center and an Active Learning Classroom on the St. Paul Campus.

U of M announces non-renewal of contract with Teach for America

Books on a table

CEHD will not be renewing the contract with Teach for America (TFA) to offer an alternative pathway to teaching program.

Study away—but not too far away

Study away map of state campuses

This spring, University of Minnesota students can discover the strengths of another campus—without leaving the U.

Thinking through the dirt

A student works on a dig at Fort Snelling.

U of M anthropology professor Katherine Hayes and her students are unearthing a fuller story of Fort Snelling.

To break down stereotypes about librarians

André  Nault

André Nault is not only a U librarian, he’s also an adjunct professor and an advocate for reducing students’ debt.

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