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U’s College of Continuing Education formally announces name change


New name to more clearly reflect and resonate with the diverse audiences the College serves

Michael Berthelsen named vice president for University Services

Michael Berthelsen

Berthelsen has been appointed VP for University Services, pending approval by the Board of Regents in October.

U named 2017 Corporation of the Year by North Central MSDC

Accepting award from MSDC

U named 2017 Corporation of the Year by North Central Minority Supplier Development Council

UMN Expert: Current blur between politics and sports is unprecedented

Doug Hartmann

Douglas Hartmann comments on the unprecedented blur between sports and politics. 

UMN researchers find recipe for forest restoration

in a field

Regenerating critically endangered tropical dry forests isn’t easy, but identifying right ingredients is positive step.

New moon puts lion’s prey on edge


New study illuminates how the fullness of the moon impacts prey behavior when lions loom on the landscape.

U of M to confer honorary degree on Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland

President Niinisto

President Niinistö's Honorary Doctrate from UMN recognizes his public service and Minnesota’s relationship with Finland.

American oaks share a common northern ancestor

Jeannine Cavender-Bares

Researchers unlock a longstanding mystery about the geographic origins of the continent’s red and white oaks.

Turfgrass researchers receive $5.4 million to create more sustainable lawns


The multi-institution effort will work to increase low-input turfgrass use from grass seed fields to home lawns.

An ethic of serving others

Ryan Santoso punting in a game

Ryan Santoso has been nominated for an award recognizing athletic and academic achievement and community service.

Help for distressed farmers

A farmer at work on an implement in the field

University of Minnesota Extension is offering one-to-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress.

Planting grass seed? Most Twin Citians water lawns ‘way too much’


First of its kind U survey reveals more than 60 percent of people with irrigation systems regularly over-irrigate lawns.