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How Great Teachers Inspire

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The University honors 16 outstanding teachers and mentors, from the undergraduate to the graduate/professional level.

New evidence supports success of fecal transplants in treatment of Clostridium difficile infection

Research published in the open access journal Microbiome offers new evidence for the success of fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) in treating severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a growing problem worldwide that leads to thousands of fatalities every year.

Implementation team formed to advance University of Minnesota human subjects research protection program

The University of Minnesota has established the team charged with overseeing plans to advance the University’s human subjects protection program. The team will focus on how to implement a set of independent review panel recommendations for strengthening the University’s human subjects research practices, especially those involving people with limited decision making capacity.

U establishes region’s first dedicated research hub and portal on achievement gaps

Her Unexpected Meeting and a Nation’s Recovery

Harper McConnell, third from left, walks with Richard Kabala, Christine Musaidizi, and Ben Affleck. Musaidizi is the founder and director and Kabala a staff member of Children's Voice, a partner organization of Eastern Congo Initiative. (Photo by Barbara

Harper McConnell '06 was recovering from malaria in the Congo when she met actor/philanthropist Ben Affleck in 2007. Two years later she was helping build a war-torn nation's economy.

Excelling in the Classroom

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Eighty-two Golden Gopher student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the winter sports season. All are letter winners in at least their second academic year and carry a career GPA of 3.0 or better.

A Course of Action for Grand Challenges

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The University is committed to solving grand challenges—the most complex and pressing problems of our state and world. And these challenges are in turn yielding exciting new opportunities for students in the form of a new Grand Challenges curriculum.

Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture held on April 7


Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture held on April 7

University of Minnesota Twin Cities among top 65 employers in the nation

Four University of Minnesota students named 2015 Goldwater Scholars

Four undergraduates in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have been named 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural science, and engineering. The scholarship awards up to $7500 per year for two years of undergraduate study. All four Scholars are juniors enrolled in the University Honors Program.

Kaler: Embrace challenges, drive culture change to make a difference at U of M

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler called on the U community to join him in embracing a short and focused list of meaningful initiatives in the coming year in his fourth State of the University address.