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The tick warrior

A female deer tick, black except for red on rear abdomen, on a white person's hand.

Researcher Benjamin Clarke wants to steer us clear of deer ticks—and Lyme disease.

‘Not a party issue’

Madeleine Buchholz

U of M student Madeleine Buchholz works across party lines to tackle poverty.

‘Terrifying, difficult, and thrilling’

Manju Connolly.

Manju Connolly reflects on her first year of teaching math.

Ali captures NCAA title in steeplechase

Obsa Ali with a look of disbelief after winning the NCAA steeplechase title

Obsa Ali became the University of Minnesota men's track & field program's 14th national champion. 

A chemist for Cambridge

Merrick Pierson Smela, blond with a grin, poses next to the 3-d periodic table display in Kolthoff Hall.

Recent grad and Churchill Scholar Merrick Pierson Smela heads to England to study reproductive biology.

Surgery changes a med student’s path

Kent Peterson and his fiancee and parents

Kent Peterson changed career paths after his rare engagement in his dad’s transplant.

A better future for Ethiopia

Eleni Beshah, with magnificent hair drawn back, looks out and down a set of stairs.

Ethiopia stands to benefit from UMD chemical engineering student Eleni Beshah’s knowledge and skills.

She designed toys for special tots

Micki Grover holding one of her toys.

Recent UMD grad Micki Grover used her engineering skills to design toys for children with special needs.

Gophers surge forward to Super Regional

Gopher players celebrate with a trophy after beating UCLA in the Minneapolis Regional championship game.

The Golden Gopher baseball team won its first NCAA regional tournament since 1977 and will advance to next weekend's Super Regional. 

U of M solar car team challenges Iowa State to a duel

solar car

Friendly border battle will prepare both teams for this summer’s American Solar Challenge cross-country race

‘I think I can’

Students in lab.

Active learning is key to closing the achievement gap in biology-related careers.

Title No. 2 in a terrific season

Head coach John Anderson gets a Gatorade shower after the Gophers beat Purdue 6-4 in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament.

The Gopher baseball team beat Purdue May 27 to claim its 10th Big Ten Tournament championship, and now will host an NCAA regional.

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