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Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes


The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in data

U appoints Samuel Mukasa as dean of College of Science and Engineering

Samuel Mukasa

Mukasa will lead University’s second-largest college

U responds to Orlando tragedy

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Our thoughts go out to the families and communities most impacted, and support Orlando in this time of mourning.

Online eye exams? See through the hype

It is recommended that the average adult should get a regular eye exam every 2 to 3 years.

Tuition freeze, increased mental health funding highlight UMN FY17 budget

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About 20,000 resident undergraduates in the U of M system will see no tuition increase in the coming year. 

U of M to award honorary degree to Prince


Board of Regents approved nomination today

Precision medicine: Tailoring treatment to your DNA

Imagine if an individual’s DNA could be matched to the most effective medication to treat his or her case specifically.

Research snapshot: Cigarette smoking prevalence remains high among American Indians in Hennepin County and Ramsey County

recent analysis from the Tribal Tobacco Use Project Survey of 964 urban American Indian residents in Hennepin...

UMN study to establish legal framework for genomic medicine

The NIH has awarded UMN researchers with grant to lay policy groundwork for clinical application of genomic medicine.

Wendy Gordon named 2016 Pew Scholar

Wendy Gordon

University of Minnesota researcher chosen for the highly selective Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences

Research Snapshot: Helping curb the childhood obesity epidemic in rural Minnesota

Home isn’t just where the heart is; home is also where your meals are.

From photography, healing

A young girl hugs her brother on a hospital bed

A U Masonic Children's Hospital photo exhibit takes a look into the lives of 6 patients with severe or chronic illness.