From left to right: Manyi Ayuk, Rhonda Franklin, Governess Simpson, Bryant Jones, and Lulete Mula
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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.

Damola Ogundipe
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Flipping policy

Alumni Damola Ogundipe uses technology to democratize political information.

Chris and Jill Carter with their labradors, Holly (left) and Rudy. Photo by Steve Woit.
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Rudy's chances

The College of Veterinary Medicine has given a Labrador a second chance following a historic cardiac procedure.

Agriculture and Environment

Architecture and Design

Simon Ozbek in front of spacesuits at NASA
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Be the voice of the user

When Simon Ozbek started his academic career he never imagined it would take him all the way to NASA. Read his interview.

Arts and Humanities

Mark Bell
Expert Alert

New START Treaty

Professor Mark Bell in the College of Liberal Arts is available to comment on the Biden Administration’s decision to seek a five-year extension of the New START Treaty.

Business and Management

Illustration grid of solutions to Covid
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Innovating during a pandemic

These savvy alumni are building business models and products that can help their businesses—and their customers—thrive, even during a global pandemic.

Damola Ogundipe
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Flipping policy

Alumni Damola Ogundipe uses technology to democratize political information.

Campus Affairs

COVID-19 Stories, Insights, Expertise

Panayiota Kendeou and Emily Vraga.
Expert Alert

COVID-19 vaccines, misinformation and attitudes

Professor Panayiota Kendeou and Associate Professor Emily Vraga, are available to comment about how the COVID-19 vaccines fit into the overall attitudes toward vaccination and how to address misinformation.

Education

Health

Chris and Jill Carter with their labradors, Holly (left) and Rudy. Photo by Steve Woit.
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Rudy's chances

The College of Veterinary Medicine has given a Labrador a second chance following a historic cardiac procedure.

Law and Policy

Science and Technology

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.