Jaeden King
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Language keeper

Jaeden King wants to preserve the Ojibwe language by bringing it to schools in her community.

Joe Krohn sitting outside in front of a U of M campus building
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An imperfect journey

From hotel general manager to licensed alcohol and drug counselor, this nontraditional student is seeking more of himself for the benefit of others.

Agriculture and Environment

Expert Alert

Winter weather’s impact on Minnesota tourism and the economy

Minnesota’s $22.8 billion tourism industry is a year-round venture drawing outdoors enthusiasts to every part of the state. But what happens when the snow and ice that make winter activities possible don’t materialize due to warmer weather? 
 

Architecture and Design

A portrait of Gabriel Ruegg next to an image of a man in a winter coat shoveling a driveway in a heavy snowstorm by a residential house.
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Talking snow shovel design with U of M

With Minnesota winters, there is perhaps no tool more important than the snow shovel. Gabriel Ruegg, a senior lecturer of product design in the College of Design, answers questions about how to make sure you select a quality shovel this winter.

Image of the word SAVE on a digital room thermostat wearing wooly hat next to an image of Professor Missy Bye
Expert Alert

How to stay warm while keeping the thermostat low

Dressing for winter means more than a high quality coat and solid snow boots. A bit of extra consideration for your inside winter wardrobe can make a lower thermostat setting tolerable and even comfortable — resulting in your family saving money and energy. 

Arts and Humanities

Yusra Hassan in front of Coffman Union
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Finding her place

Yusra Hassan is a first-generation student preparing for a career where she’ll have the skills to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

Adrian Davis with grand piano in background
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Let's sing!

Adrian Davis is a music educator who brought back the University of Minnesota Gospel Choir and with it, a powerful message of peace and joy.

The four subjects of the 2024 edition of Where it Starts series
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Where it starts

Lives and identities are shaped by decades and centuries. They can be forever altered in minutes or seconds. For the individuals and communities who continue to make Black history at the University of Minnesota and beyond, change starts wherever the powers of creativity, vision, and joy meet.

Business and Management

A photo of Extension Educator Dung Mao next to an image of a stack of silver coins with a trading chart in financial concepts.
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Talking financial fitness with U of M

A new year brings the opportunity to ring in resolutions focused on positive changes. While many resolutions typically revolve around physical health, it's equally important to consider another vital aspect of health — financial well-being.

Campus Affairs

Education

Jaeden King
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Language keeper

Jaeden King wants to preserve the Ojibwe language by bringing it to schools in her community.

Health

Joe Krohn sitting outside in front of a U of M campus building
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An imperfect journey

From hotel general manager to licensed alcohol and drug counselor, this nontraditional student is seeking more of himself for the benefit of others.

Law and Policy

Image of a judge with an approval stamp.
Expert Alert

Legalizing marijuana in Minnesota

Peter Morrell, a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, is available to provide expert commentary as Minnesotans prepare for this transition.

Science and Technology

Efrain Torres
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Making MRIs accessible to all

Efraín Torres, a first-generation college student and innovator, is pursuing research that will make a difference in people’s lives.

Sports and Recreation

Left: Portrait of Professor Beth Lewis. Right: Hand grabbing a dumbbell from a gym.
Expert Alert

Physical Fitness Month

As we approach National Physical Fitness Month in May, College of Education and Human Development Professor Beth Lewis speaks to the importance of physical fitness at every age. 
 

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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.