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University of Minnesota commencement ceremonies begin May 1

U of M to unveil Robert H. Bruininks Hall May 1

A special ceremony to dedicate Robert H. Bruininks Hall will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015. The building is named for Bruininks, who has given more than 45 years of service to the University of Minnesota, including nine as president (2002-2011).

U of M named national leader for focus on operational excellence in information technology

A Water Bottle That Measures Up

Image of a water bottle next to a smart phone picturing a water droplet.

Four recent U of M graduates are developing a “smart” water bottle that tracks your water intake and syncs to a phone app that reminds you to drink up.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor among top U.S. researchers to receive inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects three U of M faculty to 2015 class

Three University of Minnesota professors have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. Dante Cicchetti, Allen Isaacman and Donald Truhlar.

Seven University of Minnesota Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards

University of Minnesota boosts complex research with ultra-fast supercomputer

Named “Mesabi,” the supercomputer will increase the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute’s infrastructure for running complex research operations, while also extending the total number of research projects the institute can support at once. The system is projected to be one of the five fastest supercomputers used for academic purposes in the country, running about 3,864 times faster than a typical personal computer.

U of M Board of Regents to host public forum on human subjects research program

Diversity is key to stability, grassland study finds

Seeing His Wife for the First Time

James Kelm standing with nurses and doctors using his bionic eye for the fist time.

Legally blind for more than 20 years, James Kelm had never seen his wife, Kimberley. That changed when U doctors gave the Duluth pastor a bionic eye.