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Dazzle in December

Panoramic view of a previous show, with a crowd and blue streams of light.

The student-designed winter light show returns for a seventh season.

Fizz-fueled rocket soars to big win

U students (l to r) Brody Hultman, Machlen Polfliet, Kevin Schrader, Jeffrey Guevara, and Andrew Van Gerpen hold a certificate and oversized check. Next to Van Gerpen is astronaut Mae Jemison.

Students’ Alka-Seltzer-fueled rocket garners a Big Ten title and a Guinness world record.

An 'unreal dream' becomes reality

Jason Jones.

Persistence and a McNair Scholarship helped Jason Jones overcome life’s obstacles to achieve his childhood dream.

U of M receives national recognition for excellence in student voter engagement

Silver seal

The U of M received a Silver Seal for achieving a student voting rate of 65.3% during the 2016 election.

University of Minnesota students win Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

The team of winning students.

A team of student rocketeers from the U of M won the Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge.

“I have been blessed with this privilege, and with it comes the power to make change"

Serena Armstrong, Malik Day, Sabrina Roowala, and Hemant Persaud

First-generation college students talk about why they chose to pursue higher education.

Discovery off the beaten path

amber Jaeger on a dig in Kenya

The thrill of discovery drives Amber Jaeger to uncover what makes us human.

From evil clowns to ultimate questions

A question mark inside a light bulb

Here are 10 of the most intriguing freshman seminar courses for 2017-18.

U launches young rocket scientists' careers

Lindsay Glesener, Jenna Burgett, Abi Valero and Tim Kukowski work on wiring.

Students learn the ropes of space science by building satellites from the ground up.

Nutritious U

Rebecca Leighton

What started as a class project turned into a passion--and a job.

A new look at freshwater sponges in Minnesota

Steven Gonzalez holds a freshwater sponge in the lab.

Faculty and students at the U of M Crookston are studying freshwater sponges and how they correlate to the health of Minnesota’s waters. 

Rachel Wians: A hate-love relationship with dentistry

Rachel Wians in a dental lab

Rachel Wians is close to earning her undergraduate degree in physiology, and already has her next step planned—dental school.

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