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Building a Better U

A group of people walks toward the Minnesota State Capitol.

The University is advancing this year’s capital request to the Minnesota Legislature for six projects that will renovate facilities and provide students access to 21st-century learning tools. 

University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Rochester Campuses Meet All 21 Accreditation Requirements

The University of Minnesota recently received news from the Higher Learning Commission that the commission has formally accepted the conclusions of the accreditation team that visited the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses last October.

In the Pursuit of Science

Sammy Shaker in a lab

Sammy Shaker is 20 years old, graduating, and heading overseas after receiving one of the most prestigious scholarships in the United States.

U of M Twin Cities Recognized as Top-Producer of Fulbright Student Awards

In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities ranks sixth in the nation among public universities in the number of 2015-2016 Fulbright Program student awards.

‘Tiny Curators’ Pay It Forward to the Bell

Maria and Miller Williams

Siblings Maria and Miller Williams recently staged a “Tiny Natural History Museum” and donated half of their profits to the Bell Museum of Natural History. The Bell responded with gifts for the kids and a special behind-the-scenes tour. 

University of Minnesota senior wins prestigious science scholarship to Cambridge University

Motivated by the State of the Union

Cayla Ebert

Cayla Ebert spent winter break in Washington D.C., doing volunteer legal work for asylum seekers. She also found herself at President Obama's final State of the Union address.

U of M Twin Cities Awarded $374,000 to Support Student Internships

The U of M has been awarded a three-year, $374,000 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. An anticipated 170 new paid internships will be created during the 2015-2018 academic years.

U of M Bell Museum hosts NASA astronaut and Minnesota native Josh Cassada

The Bell Museum will host Dr. Josh Cassada, NASA Astronaut and Lt. Commander for the U.S. Navy, on January 14 to present “The Road from Minnesota to the Space Station and Beyond.” Cassada is a White Bear Lake native, and will be visiting White Bear Lake Area High School with the Bell Museum’s ExploraDome team to discuss his experience working for NASA, space and science.

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics fun to the public Jan. 14

The Physics Force will present its largest public show of the year, the “Physics Circus,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop.

U of M Joins Coalition to Improve Admission Process

A young female student smiles

A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities is coming together to improve the college admission application process for all students.

Aids for De-Stressing Students

Gold Gopher puts a hand out to pet the head of Woodstock the therapy chicken.

The U offers students a broad range of services to cope with finals stress, from therapy animals to in-person counseling.

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