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U showcases research, entertainment and outreach at the 2018 MN State Fair

Goldy Gopher at the Minnesota State Fair

The State Fair features a 12-day schedule of events and exhibits that highlight the U’s presence the state and world.

New material could improve efficiency of computer processing and memory

Researchers developed a new material that could potentially improve the efficiency of computer processing and memory.

Governor Mark Dayton proclaims August 24 as University of Minnesota Blood and Marrow Transplant Day

U of M sign

August 24 is the 50th anniversary of the world’s first successful bone marrow transplant from a matched, related donor.

Research Brief: Socioeconomic status affects childhood cancer survival rates

Childhood cancer

Findings from a U of M study provides insight for future intervention efforts aimed at closing the survival gap.

The Great (University of) Minnesota Get-Together

State Fair

Ten U of M events at the State Fair that will leave you informed, entertained, or carrying home freebies.

U of M Twin Cities ready to welcome new students to campus


The University of Minnesota Twin Cities will welcome new students to campus August 27-September 3.

Tiny homes could solve a big problem

Tiny home artist rendering

A U of M student’s housing plan meets a community need in Duluth.

Research Brief: UMN researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria

gold nanoparticles

Researchers develop method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria using a portable luminometer.

Research Brief: Rural residents lack workplace supports to juggle work and caregiving

Country road

A new U of M study shows caregiving can be particularly difficult for informal caregivers in rural areas.


Study of deaths from resident-to-resident incidents in dementia offers insights to inform policy and prevention

Eilon Caspi

First analysis of fatalities in U.S. and Canada renews call for government to track, study and address phenomenon.

Photo exhibition of never-before-seen works kicks off U of M’s College of Liberal Arts’ 150th anniversary celebration

Photo Gallery

Exhibit opens Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Nash Gallery.

To touch the sun

The Delta IV Heavy rocket for Solar Probe Plus is lifted into position at Cape Canaveral.

U physicists help NASA fly a spacecraft through the solar corona.