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Researchers transform conservation tool with gold nanotechnology, lasers


Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

Increased alumni engagement efforts paying off for U of M

Glass apple with university seal

Regents also review key goals and state of Gopher Athletics. 

Energy Storage Paired with Solar More Cost Effective in MN Today


Energy Storage Paired with Solar Found to Be More Cost Effective in Minnesota Today than Natural Gas Peaking Plants 

Citizen Science Brings Monarch Butterfly Parasitoids to Light

Citizen Science butterflies

Thanks to citizen volunteers, scientists know more about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars.

U of M purchases additional community solar subscriptions


The University is continuing to invest in renewable, locally produced energy sources.

U athletes awarded Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards

Goldy Gopher next to the Goldy statue outside of Coffman Union.

U of M student-athletes were awarded 83 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards for the 2016-17 season.

U of M continues progress toward key goals

U of M sign

Regents receive update on the University Progress Card, a tool tracking progress on high-level institutional goals. 

‘Lang-MN' is UMN's latest wheat variety

Lang wheat variety

Lang-MN is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Receives Highest National Recognition

Arboretum national recognition

Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Sandra Ulsaker Wiese elected Chair of the U of M Alumni Association

Macnamara Alumni Center

Wiese has served on the board of directors for 11 years and is the 81st chair in the organization’s 113-year history.

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.

Sustainable rubber and plastics become a reality

Looking down two neat rows of tires.

U researchers discover a way to turn sugar into the main building block of rubber for car tires.