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Finding sweet success

Alumna Junita Flowers is building a cookie business that sparks dialogue and empowers women by normalizing the conversation around abusive relationships. Flowers founded Junita’s Jar, which recently launched in 320 Target stores nationwide.

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Research Brief

How divorce impacts work

Based on two new studies, researchers say divorce can have both negative and positive outcomes in the workplace. 


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Driving the future of business education

The skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world are changing. Through a significant undergraduate curriculum redesign, the U of M’s Carlson School of Management is reimagining how to educate tomorrow’s business leaders.

News Release

UMN Celebrates 200th Startup Company and Top Ranking for Technology Transfer

The University of Minnesota today announced that it has launched 200 startup companies since 2006, a significant milestone in its work to scale and commercialize ideas and inventions from labs and research facilities on its five campuses. The announcement coincided with a report released today by the group Heartland Forward that ranked the University of Minnesota Twin Cities first for technology transfer within the heartland, a 20-state region, and fifth among all U.S. public universities. 

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Research Brief

Highway death toll messages cause more crashes

Displaying the highway death toll on message boards is a common awareness campaign, but new research from the University of Toronto and University of Minnesota shows this tactic actually leads to more crashes.

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Expert Alert

How to Grocery Shop Amid Inflation

Joe Redden with the Carlson School of Management shares five ways to be a savvier shopper as stores respond to inflationary pressures.