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Pres. Kaler presents to House higher education committee, highlighting affordability

House hearing

President Kaler presented the University’s supplemental budget request to the Minn. House higher education committee.


Research Brief: Older adults often prescribed meds linked to higher side effect risks

Pills and a pill bottle

The research team investigated whether prescribing patterns of high-risk anticholinergic drugs have changed over time.

Farm Incomes Take Another Dip in 2017

MN map of farm income

Bumper crops, spotty upticks in earnings were not enough to save MN farming from the fifth year of thin profits.

Regents hear annual report of student representatives

University seal

Priorities include improving diversity and inclusion efforts and reevaluating student information privacy.

Big Ten recognizes 95 Gophers with academic honors

The front of Northrop against a blue-sky backdrop

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes were recognized March 21 with Academic All-Big Ten honors.

UMN Expert: Minnesota politics and 2018 midterm elections

Larry Jacobs leaning on a half wall.

Prof. Larry Jacobs is avaliable to comment on the 2018 midterm elections.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Cloquet


The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Research Brief: Study finds teens in homeless families more likely to attempt suicide

Boy sitting on the ground with his head in his arms.

A new UMN study shows teens in homeless families face more challenges to mental health than housed youth. 

UMN Experts: Envisioning a future with autonomous vehicles

Frank Douma, Tom Fisher, Michael Levin

As a future with self-driving transport gets closer to reality, several UMN experts are available for comment.

University of Minnesota Board of Regents to meet in Rochester


The Board will hold its March meeting in Rochester to emphasize items of particular importance to UMR and SE Minnesota. 

Opioids not superior pain relievers

A shot of pills of many colors.

A U-led study lends no support to preference for opioid pain relievers.

Governor Dayton’s full support for UMN budget request reinforces U's importance


Governor Mark Dayton has expressed his full support for the U of M’s fiscal year 2019 supplemental budget request.