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Gophers are Golden Again

Captains Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein hoist the national championship trophy.

The Gophers upset top-ranked Boston College to win back-to-back national championships and their fourth title in five years.

Change Meets Innovation


U of M experts meet with the Red Wing community to discuss how innovation will meet rapid changes affecting our health and living environments.

Standard & Poor’s: U of M financial outlook revised to stable


Standard & Poor’s: U of M financial outlook revised to stable 

Expert perspective: Using aspirin regularly may lower cancer risk

Long-term aspirin use may reduce risk for overall cancer, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology.

Plants’ ability to adapt could change conventional wisdom on climate change, U of M study finds

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.

Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture announces 2016 laureates

An internationally renowned bee expert, the former leader of one of Minnesota’s most diversified dairy companies and an innovative leader in pork production are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Gophers in the Frozen Four… Again

Three Gopher players, including Lee Stecklein and Amanda Kessel, celebrate during their win over Princeton.

It’s become a familiar tournament for the Minnesota women’s hockey team and their fans—the Frozen Four. 

Research snapshot: UMN researchers develop unique method to analyze oxidative DNA damage in age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the developed world.

Innovation and Accessibility

An exterior view of the new Clinics and Surgery Center

The new, state-of-the-art University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center opened its doors in February.

Kaler: Governor’s supplemental budget proposal reinforces U’s importance

State capitol

President Kaler: Governor’s supplemental budget proposal reinforces U’s importance to Minnesota

From Sugar Beets to Spandex

Dried, broken cornstalks stand in a harvested field.

U researchers have engineered microbes to turn agricultural waste like cornstalks and sugar beet pulp into products like chicken feed and even spandex.

$100 million in HEAPR funding tops University of Minnesota 2016 capital request priorities

As part of the University of Minnesota’s 2016 capital request of the Legislature, U of M officials today emphasized the urgency for $100 million in critical Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) projects to maximize and extend the life of facilities that serve students, faculty and staff system-wide.