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In the Know Update

In the Know Update

November 19, 2020
The "In the Know" team is working on a podcast episode that is sensitive in nature. For that reason, we're taking a little bit more time to tell it accurately and respectfully. Stay tuned. 

Common plastic chemicals linked to language delays in children

December 13, 2018

Prenatal exposure to phthalates, a chemical commonly found in plastics, has been linked to language delay in toddlers, according to a University public health study.  The study found that some of...

University student John Hartman poses for a portrait outside of Lind Hall on Thursday, Nov. 15. Hartman audits classes for free because he is a senior citizen, including an Nineteenth Century British Novel twice a week with his wife.

More senior citizen Gophers take advantage of University courses

November 21, 2018

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, married couple John Hartman and Michele Gersich can be seen walking through campus to their British literature class in Lind Hall. They carry backpacks, take classes and...

Grand Challenge Courses see growth in enrollment

November 12, 2018

Global issues courses at the University of Minnesota have seen growth in enrollment since they were first established in 2014.  Grand Challenge Courses focuses on a global issue, such as climate change...

The lobby of Anderson Library features the Bell Gallery's exhibit,

Library archives undergo move to Andersen Library

November 6, 2018

A new research center consisting of two underground vaults in Andersen Library aims to expand reading space at the University of Minnesota. Over the summer, collections from Wilson Library were moved to...

Medical Center construction enters second phase

November 1, 2018

The University of Minnesota Medical Center expansion is entering its second phase this month, which will increase congestion near the East Bank Hospital. The $111 million project began in the summer and...

Illustrated by Jane Borstad

Resources can sustain growing population, research shows

October 25, 2018

With an increasing global population, University of Minnesota researchers found the world has enough resources to sustain this growing population to 2050. The study, funded by the Institute on the Environment...

UMN study maps urban food capabilities

October 18, 2018

A study published this month by University of Minnesota researchers will be used to initiate an expansion of Minneapolis' use of locally grown food. The study analyzed the local household demand for food...

UMN receives low score on black student graduation rates

October 11, 2018

In a recent study on black students' representation and performance in comparison to their peers at public colleges, the University of Minnesota performed above average in most categories but earned a...

Illustrated by Hailee Schievelbein

Diggin’ the St. Paul campus: UMN students judge dirt as pastime

October 1, 2018

On the St. Paul campus, a group of students often climbs into pits in the dirt, taking samples, doing tests and recording measurements on the soil that they find. While this may look strange to observers,...

New solar panels shade the parking lot outside Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The solar panels are part of a University effort to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050.

UMN adds new solar panels as part of renewable energy plan

September 25, 2018

The University of Minnesota is steadily increasing its investment in onsite renewable energy through the addition massive solar panels to nine different on-campus sites.  Discussions about implementing...

MSF Volunteer Astrid Borjesson of Sweden explains the vulnerabilities that refugees face at the Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders puts on exhibit on refugee life.

September 18, 2018

The Commons park outside U.S. Bank Stadium was transformed into a faux refugee camp last week. Visitors were given a new identity and were allowed to take five items with them as they walked along a makeshift...

UMN Alumni Association targets younger alumni with new program

September 10, 2018

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is working to increase its recent University graduate recruitment. Launched earlier this year, the Maroon and Gold Network allows alumni to connect with fellow...

UMN increases parking rates around campus

September 7, 2018

Over the next couple months, the University of Minnesota is raising parking fees for certain lots, meters and parking spaces on campus.  The University is raising rates to help offset the increasing...