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Defying All Odds

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Morrine Omolo hopes her winning the prestigious Faculty for the Future Fellowship will inspire young girls to venture into STEM fields.

Flames, explosions and dancing bring 6,000 kids to campus for Energy and U shows May 18-22

The Face(s) of Our Future

A group of students take a selfie during the multicultural student leadership retreat.

Some of our state’s brightest high school students got an up-close and in-depth look at the University of Minnesota at the U’s first-ever overnight multicultural student leadership retreat.

Ready to Create the Future

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Three Class of 2015 graduates talk about their U experience and how they plan to work across disciplines to tackle global challenges.

University of Minnesota commencement ceremonies begin May 1

A Water Bottle That Measures Up

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Four recent U of M graduates are developing a “smart” water bottle that tracks your water intake and syncs to a phone app that reminds you to drink up.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor among top U.S. researchers to receive inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects three U of M faculty to 2015 class

Three University of Minnesota professors have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. Dante Cicchetti, Allen Isaacman and Donald Truhlar.

How Great Teachers Inspire

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The University honors 16 outstanding teachers and mentors, from the undergraduate to the graduate/professional level.

U establishes region’s first dedicated research hub and portal on achievement gaps

A Course of Action for Grand Challenges

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The University is committed to solving grand challenges—the most complex and pressing problems of our state and world. And these challenges are in turn yielding exciting new opportunities for students in the form of a new Grand Challenges curriculum.

Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture held on April 7


Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture held on April 7