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Joelle Stangler and Senator Al Fraken stand in front of an American and Minnesota flag.

She Would Lead

Joelle Stangler ’16 returned from this year’s State of the Union Address confirmed in her goal of serving Minnesota and clear about how to achieve it.
Light bulb with the words "top 25" over it.

A Rising Tide of Research

The University of Minnesota just got a report card on its research enterprise—the engine that drives much of the state economy. A new ranking places the U of M in the top 25 public universities, and one of only nine that fulfilled all its research-related criteria.
Asha Sharma headshot in front of a multi color geographic background.

Two U of M Alumni Named among Forbes 30 Under 30

Creating, defining, and designing the future—that’s how Forbes describes those named to the magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates 600 young people across 20 fields who are changing the face of tomorrow.
Woman holding large bundle of wheat about head.

Growing Hope

From a single ancient grain, we're harvesting new ways to feed the world
Section of Self Portrait (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh.

Organizing Chaos

Psychology graduate student Rachael Grazioplene is pursuing the question of how creative people and those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can share several key genes, yet be so different. The differences may hold clues to how many creative people keep mentally healthy.
Bacteria in a petri dish.

Treating Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.