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How Great Teachers Inspire

The University honors 16 outstanding teachers and mentors, from the undergraduate to the graduate/professional level.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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A Course of Action for Grand Challenges

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.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Why They’re Learning Abroad

To expand his view. To open her mind. To see in new ways.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Max Shinn explains a concept in front of a blackboard.

Shinn Named Churchill Scholar

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.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bobby Bell sits in front of a microphone.

Fulfilling a Promise

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.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Portrait of Tom Staggs speaking at commencement.

U of M Alum Named COO at Disney

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.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Photograph of Haile-Selassi standing in a hallway with other students.

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

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