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New CLA Career Readiness tool gets mixed reviews

May 2, 2018

A new career readiness tool piloted by the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts this year received mixed reviews from faculty and students. The tool — called RATE — guides students through...

UMN initiative seeks to increase clinical trial access for rural cancer patients

April 23, 2018

Rural Minnesotan cancer patients will have easier access to clinical cancer trials through a University of Minnesota partnership starting this summer, researchers say. The Masonic Cancer Center at the...

UMN research works toward early diagnosis for rare developmental disorder

April 20, 2018

When Minnesota resident Dayna Klein’s twins were about three years old, she knew something wasn’t quite right.  The toddlers weren’t speaking, and some of their developmental skills lagged behind...

Elexis Trinity Williams, left, Nora Radtke and Alyce Eaton meet at Dunn Brothers Coffee shop to discuss research findings on Sunday, April 8. Researchers from the University are partnering with Human Rights Watch to find how people come to their views on human rights and how those opinions can be changed.

UMN researchers seek to understand influences on human rights opinion

April 9, 2018

In partnership with Human Rights Watch, University of Minnesota researchers are working to better understand U.S. views on human rights following the 2016 presidential election. By surveying a broad group...

A simulation of a smartphone app University staff members are creating that will guide users around the Minneapolis Institute of Art looking for clues hidden throughout the museum.

University staff are turning the Mia into a giant puzzle room

April 6, 2018

The Minneapolis Institute of Art will be transformed into a giant puzzle room this fall through a collaboration with University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts staff. University staff members are...

UMN, St. Paul schools partnership aims to support Hmong students

March 30, 2018

In an effort to better track student literacy, University of Minnesota researchers are working with St. Paul Public Schools to design early literacy assessments in Hmong. St. Paul is home to more than...

UMN to review some sex misconduct appeals processes

March 21, 2018

In response to an audit of the University of Minnesota’s sexual misconduct policies, an official says the school will review its sexual misconduct appeals process. The review, conducted by the Minnesota...

Illustration by Jane Borstad.

A digital, replicated voice for ALS patients

February 26, 2018

Minnesota Lou Gehrig’s disease patients can now generate a digital replicate of their voice for free. Lou Gehrig’s, medically known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a degenerative disease that...

Winter weather helps and harms senior residents, UMN study says

February 23, 2018

A new University of Minnesota study found that snowy winter environments can both benefit and harm older adults. While the study identified many predictable dangers in winter landscapes like navigating...

Lab manager Anette von der Handt and local scientist Scott Peterson look at images of micrometeorites through a electron microprobe at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday to identify tiny samples of meteorites he has collected.

New UMN tech helps local stardust hunter

February 15, 2018

A local amateur scientist is partnering with a University of Minnesota researcher to identify micrometeorites from Twin Cities rooftops. Scott Peterson, a military veteran, stay-at-home-dad and engineering...

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Mary Pogatshnik addresses demonstrators outside Coffman Union on Thursday, Feb. 8 in protest of a change to the student conduct code. 

Students, faculty protest proposed conduct code changes

February 9, 2018

A crowd of about 35 people gathered outside Coffman Union Thursday night to voice their opposition to proposed University of Minnesota Student Conduct Code changes. Under the proposed document, student...

Launched in 2010 through a partnership between two University graduate students and the University Lion Research Center, the Snapshot Safari program utilizes camera traps and public input to identify animals from Serengeti Park, Tanzania.

UMN launches new citizen science wildlife research program

February 7, 2018

A new University of Minnesota program takes researchers and citizens into the private lives of animals across eastern and southern Africa. Snapshot Safari, which launched Tuesday, is an expansion of an...

Communications professor Mark Pedelty performs harmonica with a band and University dance majors for a music video on Saturday, Jan. 20 on the Washington Avenue Bridge. The music video aims to communicate the effects of using salt during the winter to audiences like local business owners for his project Field to Media: Applied Musicology for a Changing Climate.

UMN researchers to use music videos to raise environmental awareness

January 25, 2018

A group of music researchers hope partnerships with communities across the world will raise awareness about environmental issues. Members of the team of musicologists, led by a University of Minnesota...

UMN team is first to implant new Parkinson’s treatment

January 25, 2018

Newly approved brain implants piloted by University of Minnesota neurosurgeons could help moderate changes in movement due to Parkinson’s disease. In surgeries completed December and January, University...