Building a better world

Building a better world

The University of Minnesota is adapting to the needs of a rapidly changing world by creating new ways of thinking, of doing, and of being—in fields ranging from agriculture to the liberal arts, business to health care, law, and more.

Agriculture and Environment

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Talking apples with U of M

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

Architecture and Design

Arts and Humanities

Business and Management

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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.

Campus Affairs


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Talking back-to-school reading habits with the U of M

Fall schedules are filling up fast for families as students head back to school. They will begin new activities like joining sports teams, auditioning for plays, participating in study groups and doing homework. 


News Release

Major study explores how education shapes risk of dementia

The University of Minnesota is playing a key role in an upcoming study of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) that will re-contact more than 14,000 Americans from the high school class of 1972 to study how education affects ADRD risk and racial/ethnic differences in that risk. The $50.3 million grant brings together experts from eight universities, including sociologist John Robert Warren from the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation.

Research Brief

Study suggests walnuts are bridge to better health as we age

University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers who reviewed data from the CARDIA study, including 20 years of diet history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements, have found participants who ate walnuts early on in life showed a greater likelihood for being more physically active, having a higher quality diet and experiencing a better heart disease risk profile as they aged into middle adulthood.

Law and Policy

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Creating a more just society

The U of M Law School’s new Racial Justice Law Clinic will tackle discriminatory practices and fight for individuals and communities facing race-based oppression through the law, creating a new generation of lawyers who are prepared to advocate for justice and change.

Science and Technology

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News Release

Engineers develop process that enables soft robots to grow like plants

An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota  scientists and engineers has developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth. The new approach will allow researchers to build better soft robots that can navigate hard-to-reach places, complicated terrain and potentially areas within the human body.

Sports and Recreation

Story Archive

UMN in the News

How to beat seasonal affective disorder


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Minnesota Daily

A major league scientific prize

Star Tribune

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.