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University of Minnesota part of new nationwide initiative to attract and retain first-year students to STEM majors

Why They’re Learning Abroad


To expand his view. To open her mind. To see in new ways.

Shinn Named Churchill Scholar

Max Shinn explains a concept in front of a blackboard.

Max Shinn, a senior studying neuroscience and mathematics, has been named a 2015 Churchill Scholar. Next year Shinn will study at Churchill College in Cambridge, and he hopes his research will eventually provide a new diagnostic tool to enable early identification and preventative care for mental illness.

Fulfilling a Promise

Bobby Bell sits in front of a microphone.

Bobby Bell helped the Gophers win a national title in 1960 and the Rose Bowl in ’62, and went on to a Hall-of-Fame NFL career. But he says receiving his degree from the U this spring will rank right up there on his list of accomplishments.

U of M Alum Named COO at Disney

Portrait of Tom Staggs speaking at commencement.

University of Minnesota alumnus Tom Staggs has been named Disney’s chief operating officer—its No. 2 executive. Staggs, a 1982 Carlson School graduate who delivered the school’s commencement address last spring, has been the chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and prior to that was Disney’s chief financial officer.

She Chose a School Close to Home. It Opened Doors Around the World.

Photograph of Haile-Selassi standing in a hallway with other students.

As she looks forward to graduation, Baza Haile-Selassie is excited to start her career after being recruited by a locally headquartered international corporation.

She Would Lead

Joelle Stangler and Senator Al Fraken stand in front of an American and Minnesota flag.

Joelle Stangler ’16 returned from this year’s State of the Union Address confirmed in her goal of serving Minnesota and clear about how to achieve it.

U of M launches tutoring partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics lessons to the public Jan. 15

Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

Group of female athletes.

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department.