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Bell Museum’s Mammoth Grand Opening Weekend July 13-15, 2018

Mammoth closeup

The renovated Bell Museum features a 21st century facility, world-famous exhibits, and all-new displays and programs.

Parks proud

Jennifer Ringold standing in front of a Minneapolis lake and the city's skyline

Helping build on Minneapolis parks’ reputation for excellence is all in a day’s work for Jennifer Ringold.

Renewable coal on the horizon

Briquettes of “renewable coal” resemble charcoal.

UMD researchers are developing a renewable substitute for coal.

Innovations grant funds win-win approaches to food, water

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It will fund research on innovations for sustainable food, energy, and water supplies in intensively cultivated regions.

Range contraction puts species at risk of overharvesting


Geographic areas occupied by some species shrink as they decline in abundance, and leave them vulnerable to extinction. 

U Libraries to make key Minnesota literary archives accessible to world


Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, Bill Holm, Milkweed Editions materials included in grant project

European earthworms cause big problems in North American forests

earthworm invasion

New study involving U researchers found earthworms responsible for declining diversity in North American forests.

New Arboretum director brings a familiar face, new ideas

Photo of Peter Moe

Current Interim Director Peter Moe has been named Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Two University of Minnesota students named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

Two undergraduates in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship awards up to $7500 per year for two years of undergraduate study. Both Scholars are juniors enrolled in the College of Science and Engineering and the University Honors Program.

U of M Twin Cities campus enrollment, tuition strategies approved by Board of Regents

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At its meeting today, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved a resolution affirming the underlying values and principles of undergraduate enrollment for all five U of M campuses.

Support the U Day rally held March 29

On Tuesday, March 29, more than 150 University of Minnesota students from all five campuses will rally on Support the U Day to advocate for the University’s 2016 legislative requests.

University of Minnesota announces search committee and search firm for Gopher athletics director search