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Tiffany LaShae works out in the field.
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Sowing seeds of change

Grad student and farmer Tiffany LaShae is healing the soil … and the historical trauma of a racist food system.

Brooklynn Isley
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Science meets caring

Junior Brooklynn Isley was drawn to a career in nursing because it combines two things she loves: science and caring for people. It appears she chose the right path.

A graphic showing a person sweeping out an image of a brain.
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Cleanup duty

New therapies designed to clear senescent cells from the body could keep our aging population healthier longer—and improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients, too.

Elm cuttings in a greenhouse
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Survivor elms

U of M researchers are wrangling the charismatic trees’ innate ability to fend off Dutch elm disease.

Claire Busse in her band uniform
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Turning lessons into leadership

Claire Busse developed a trauma-informed leadership training for peer leaders in the University of Minnesota’s marching band.

Betty Sandison reacts as her name is read during commencement.
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Nothing is stopping her now

From a one-room schoolhouse to a large public research university, Betty Sandison’s educational journey is one for the ages.

Matty Bygd, blonde, in lab coat, stands before a row of shelves well stocked with chemical reagents.
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A bacterial bullseye

A graduate student finds a bacterium that could detoxify long-lived chemical pollutants known as PFAS. 

Man sitting down thinking hard
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Beyond recovery

Robert "Cole" Pueringer, a graduate of the U of M Medical School, shares the story of his slide into alcohol addiction and depression and his subsequent path forward to the field of addiction medicine.

Silhouette of girl's head over sunset
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Pioneers in wellbeing

For more than a quarter century, the U of M’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has advanced whole-person health and wellbeing.

hands of people petting a dog
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Visions of self-care

What helps keep University of Minnesota students balanced and happy? The answers vary widely, but the images show some favorite activities.

A wolf on trail approaching a camera
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A window into the wild north

Through a combination of advancing technology, social media, and charismatic subjects, research on wolves in northern Minnesota has caught the attention of millions.