Agriculture and Environment

Research Brief

When and where to protect forests

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado Boulder developed a mathematical model to determine what forests should be prioritized for conservation investments to protect species and reduce extinction risks.
 

Architecture and Design

Arts and Humanities

News Release

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the 2022 Kerlan Award winner

Andrea Davis Pinkney has been named the 2022 Kerlan Award winner. The Kerlan Award is given each year in recognition of an author or illustrator’s exceptional attainments in the creation of children’s literature and their generous contributions and support of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature. 
 

Business and Management

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. 
 

Campus Affairs

COVID-19 Stories, Insights, Expertise

Education

Health

Portrait of Professor Sarah Gollust
News Release

Rapid Response Media Messaging Research Will Promote Health and Racial Equity

Citing the urgent need for more effective and equitable health communication, researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Public Health (SPH) and Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) are collaborating with two other universities on a unique rapid response research endeavor funded with a newly announced $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Law and Policy

Portrait of Professor Terry sitting outside with trees and grass in the background.
Expert Alert

New FTC guidelines for social media influencers

Christopher Terry with the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is available to comment on the potential impact of a new ruling by the Federal Trade Commission on advertising disclosures by social media influencers.

Science and Technology

Person being treated by sound and electrical stimulation therapy
News Release

Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to treat chronic pain

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory or “tactile” cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders. The researchers tested the non-invasive technique on animals and are planning clinical trials on humans in the near future.

Sports and Recreation

Story Archive

Resources for Journalists

The University Public Relations team for the Twin Cities campus is often the first call for journalists who seek help connecting to faculty experts or who wish to receive information about the University of Minnesota. From news releases to expert alerts to interviews on timely topics, University Public Relations provides the resources journalists need for their reporting in all areas of public interest.