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UMN Expert: Self-sufficiency for people with disabilities and their families

Kelly Nye-Lengerman

Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., to testify before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, July 18.

Research Brief: Human rights in a changing sociopolitical climate

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Researchers from UMN conducted a comprehensive needs and readiness assessment of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.

St. Paul’s leader

Melvin Carter, with the Wabasha Bridge and downtown St. Paul in the background

U of M grad Melvin Carter talks about his path to being mayor and the importance of higher education.

Larry Jacobs presented McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Affairs

Larry Jacobs

The award will support launch of new series, Mondale Dialogues: America at a Crossroads.

Embodying engagement and leadership

Alan Roy

Graduate student Alan Roy is well prepared to help address disparities in Minnesota.

Humphrey School recognizes 25 innovative and collaborative local government projects

Broadband tower

Humphrey School of Public Affairs hosts the 11th annual Local Government Innovation Awards (LGIA).

Humphrey School announces annual Local Government Innovation Awards

State capitol

Awards recognize cities, counties, townships, schools and new native nations collaboration

A bold vision

Jake Maxon

Jake Maxon’s vision for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention could become a model for counties across the nation.

U study: Link between community’s rate of military sacrifice, Trump support

Military sacrifice

Findings suggest large urban-rural casualty gap contributed to Donald Trump’s Presidential victory in November 2016.

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.

Humphrey School Launches CIVIOS, an online collection for sharing research


Collection features short, engaging and easy to understand materials including podcasts and videos.

Study: family meals aren’t only way to ensure kids eat fruits & veggies

You have to work late, one of your children has soccer practice and the other child has a music lesson.