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Sustainability all-stars

A wide-angle lens shot showing most of Target Field, looking out toward center field.

A Green Team from the U is once again being called up by Major League Baseball to help with the 2016 All-Star Game.

6 tips for dogs and fireworks this Fourth of July

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is a time for fun, celebration and laughter. 

UMTC student housing investments focus of Board of Regents meeting

University seal

U leaders are preparing to ensure UMTC housing supports enrollment goals. 

U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

newly discovered Cluster RGZ-CL

Crowdsourcing participants and U astronomers discover a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away

Research snapshot: “Molecular band-aid” shows promise to prevent heart attack damage

It’s estimated that someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 43 seconds.

Xcel-ent for butterflies

Purple, yellow, and green vegetation by a lake.

Thanks to a keen-eyed U student, butterflies will soon find plenty of food next to Xcel Energy substations.

Transit and training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs

Light Rail

The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region.

Humphrey School recognizes 10 MN agencies for creativity and innovation


Awards recognize agencies that deliver better government services through creativity, collaboration and efficiency

Global is local: Viewing health issues at a community level

People often look at global health from a narrow perspective.

VIDEO: Eye exam could detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers with the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota have developed technology...

Research finds technique for early detection of Alzheimer's in animals


Technology to detect retinal changes linked to Alzheimer’s proven effective in animals and could lead to human trials.

Georgios Giannakis awarded prestigious McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair


Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor awarded prestigious McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair by President Kaler