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The Madness of March

Gopher women's hockey players celebrate.

As tournament time hit its peak, Gopher teams were competing all over the country. And right at home, the women's hockey team celebrated another national championship at Ridder Arena, defeating Harvard 4-1. It was Minnesota's sixth national title and third in the last four years.

Can You Spot a Heroic Robot?

A human hand connects with a robotic one.

A tornado has ripped your roof off, you're buried in rubble, and a robot shows up. How do you know it's there to help? Zane Thimmesch-Gill aims to find out.

Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture announces 2015 laureates

A pioneer in sunflower production and processing, a veterinarian whose innovations helped bridge the gap between animal and human health, and a family farmer who led international work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture. The 2015 Siehl Prize laureates will be honored at a ceremony in McNamara Alumni Center on the university campus on Thursday, May 21.

U of M Gains Cloud-based access to global high-resolution satellite imagery

The University of Minnesota announced today that it has been selected as one of only two universities in the country to gain open access to DigitalGlobe Basemap, an online map and database of current, high-resolution satellite imagery of the globe. Access to DigitalGlobe Basemap creates vast new possibilities for academic research and education at the University of Minnesota.

Statement from U of M president on Governor’s revised budget proposal

U of M Resilient Communities Project partners with Carver County to advance community sustainability

The University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is pleased to announce that Carver County has been selected as its partner community for the 2015–2016 academic year. The partnership will bring the expertise of the University and hundreds of graduate and professional students to sustainability-related projects identified by Carver County and its partners, which include the Carver County Community Development Agency, SouthWest Transit, Independent School District 112, and the Cities of Victoria, Chaska, and Watertown.

Why They’re Learning Abroad


To expand his view. To open her mind. To see in new ways.

Creative Hot Spot

Molly Reichert (left) and Andrea Johnson.

Winter cold can’t stifle creativity in Minnesota. Two U of M instructors and their students are sweating out community building ideas with a new mobile sauna.

Cancer in the Crosshairs

Cynthia Cattell stands looking into the sunlight.

A new drug developed at the U of M targets cancer cells while leaving healthy ones undisturbed. Physics professor Cynthia Cattell knows how well it works: It saved her life.