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Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

wild rice man in front of boat

Sulfate from human activity can transform into toxic sulfide and increase harmful elements including mercury in fish.

Goldy wins national title … again!

A jubilant Goldy Gopher holding a championships trophy and surrounded by U of M cheer and dance team members

The U of M spirit squads once again turned in strong performances at the recent Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships.

UMN Research Brief: Older Minnesotans love winter. How can we help them stay safe?

Minneapolis in snow

UMN researcher Jessica Finlay examines how everyday winter weather shapes our well-being—a subject often overlooked

UMN Expert: Rural Broadband

Steve Kelley

President Trump recently signed an Executive Order to expand access to broadband internet in rural America.

A climatologist for the people

Mark Seeley

After 40 years of connecting with Minnesotans around their favorite topic, Mark Seeley is retiring in February.

Developing new dental devices for the elderly

An image of dentures, a wi-fi signal, and a smartphone.

The School of Dentistry is collaborating with a local aerospace research company to create new dental devices for the elderly.

Governor's support of U of M’s full request highlights impact of higher education

UMN students

President Kaler joined Commissioner Frans as he announced the Governor's support for U of M's entire capital request.

Until a dream becomes a reality

Zennah Kosgey

Through her study of agriculture, student Zennah Kosgey aims to see her home country of Kenya free of poverty. 

Hidden in plain sight

Kevin Ehrman-Solberg

A student’s understanding of his city changes after a research project uncovers a history of structural racism.

Vital years

Elderly female hands folded on lap.

An innovative approach to healthy aging focuses on an older person’s strengths in their environment.

“Just like you need water, you need education”

troy wildenberg, maryan garane, and sonia paredes

First-generation students talk about their experiences with higher education.

The power to make change

Malik Day

Malik Day believes higher education has given him the opportunity to realize his dreams.

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