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UMN receives near record high in donations during fiscal year 2017

Published September 13, 2017

The University of Minnesota received $337 million in donations during fiscal year 2017, the second-highest amount in the school’s history, University officials announced early this month. About $98 million...

Kickin’ It With Kaler

Published September 12, 2017

U partners with Chinese university

Published June 27, 2017

The University of Minnesota joined a research partnership with a Chinese university Monday.The partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong was signed by University President Eric Kaler in Shenzhen,...

Final U budget promises hikes in tuition amid disagreements

Published June 21, 2017

University of Minnesota students will see tuition hikes in the coming year after the Board of Regents finalized the 2018 fiscal year budget Tuesday.In a meeting dominated by discussion over how much, or...

Vanessa Goodthunder poses for a portrait on Monday, June 12 inside the Minnesota Capitol Building in St. Paul.

UMN alumna aims to revive Dakota language

Published June 16, 2017

Only five fluent Dakota language speakers remain, but Vanessa Goodthunder is working to improve that.Growing up in the Lower Sioux Reservation, a small 10-mile-radius community, Goodthunder found a void...

UMN regents pushback on tuition hike, explore alternatives

Published June 12, 2017

University of Minnesota regents and students are wary of tuition hikes proposed for 2018.The University’s Board of Regents discussed a probable tuition hike Thursday, which was part of University President...

University of Minnesota and administration discuss  President Kalers recommended budget for 2018 on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents discuss proposed 2018 UMN budget

Published June 9, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents considered President Eric Kaler’s proposed $3.9 billion 2018 budget this week.At their monthly meetings Thursday and Friday, regents also discussed a...

U leak investigation ongoing despite criticisms

Published June 1, 2017

Three weeks in, an investigation into the source of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents leak is still ongoing.The University has sustained criticism from legislators and journalists since launching...

New legislation could require vote on student service fee increases

Published May 31, 2017

Student service fee increases at the University of Minnesota could soon require a student body vote.A divisive debate around the fees ended when the Minnesota Legislature passed its higher education omnibus...

UMN Regents discuss Pioneer Hall renovation, state funding

Published May 15, 2017

University of Minnesota officials recently discussed state funding, a revamp of the school’s oldest residence hall and new sexual misconduct policies.The University’s Board of Regents approved remodel...

UMN study examines the impact of climate change in Duluth

Published May 1, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers are looking for ways to tackle the impact of increasingly severe weather on residents of the upper Midwest.The research, presented Thursday at the University’s St....

Ecolab chemical engineering teacher Nathan Thompson holds the American flag as additional protesters raise their signs on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Paul. Thousands marched in solidarity across the nation to promote funding for scientific research.

Thousands of science advocates flock to State Capitol for ‘March for Science’

Published April 24, 2017

Thousands of people bearing signs proclaiming “Science is Cool” and calling to “Make Earth Cool Again” marched Saturday afternoon to advocate for science.More than 10,000 people rallied at Cathedral...

Senator Al Franken listens to Cheniqua Johnson speak about the TRIO Program in the Delaware Clinical Research Unit on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017.

1,681 UMN research projects are funded by federal money. Trump’s proposed budget could change that.

Published April 19, 2017

After releasing his 2018 budget proposal last month, University of Minnesota researchers are worried they could lose federal grant money under President Donald Trump.Much of the school’s research is...

University researcher Matthew Hamilton crushes fecal matter into a powder that will go in capsules to treat Clostridium difficile infection on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in St. Paul. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) introduces new good bacteria from a fecal donation into the colon, pushing out bad bacteria like CDI and avoiding antibiotic use that damages the gut microbiome.

UMN scientists are using fecal matter (yes, really) to treat diseases

Published April 11, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers who have successfully treated a gastrointestinal infection with fecal transplants hope to use the method to treat symptoms of diseases and conditions like...

A super sponge in the Kaufert Laboratory on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The sponge absorbs mercury in contaminated water within seconds.

UMN researchers invent “super sponge” to help clean up mercury

Published March 28, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers have created a sponge that can absorb toxic mercury from wastewater in a  short amount of time.The breakthrough comes as mercury concentrations in water have increased  slightly...

Students resume their day outside Anderson Hall on West Bank Monday late afternoon

UMN holds conference for informed consent, ethics in research

Published March 20, 2017

At a national conference in early March, the University of Minnesota reaffirmed its goals to bolster ethical recruitment strategies, informed consent practices and research monitoring. The University...

University Mechanical engineering sophomore Evan Humphreys explains the how new waterjet cutter works in one of the Anderson Innovation Labs on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017. The three new labs, built in Fall of 2016, provide College of Science and Engineering students with the latest equipment to materialize their ideas.

UMN opens new 10,000 square feet, state-of-the-art engineering labs

Published March 6, 2017

Three new lab spaces with 3D printers and water jet cutters opened at the University of Minnesota Thursday with hopes of giving engineering students first-hand experience with state-of-the-art equipment.The...

Dr. Kelly Aukema poses for a portrait in Gortner Laboratory on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Dr. Aukemas research involves finding cleaner water through an enzyme database.

UMN scientists developing new method to break down drugs in wastewater

Published February 22, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers are developing a way to better predict how drugs break down in wastewater.Scientists from the Wackett Lab are using a predictive method to determine the correct enzymes...

Employee of tenKsolar, Dwayne Blakely, moves solar panels onto a module light table for testing on Jan. 25, 2016. The University of Minnesota will be installing solar panels in an effort to make progress on a climate action plan.

UMN is nearly halfway toward its goal of cutting campus carbon emissions

Published February 9, 2017

The University of Minnesota is halfway to meeting its goal of reducing campus carbon emissions 50 percent by 2020 — a benchmark the school first outlined in 2008.Recycling office furniture, replacing...

Biomedical engineering postdoctoral researcher Jianjun Meng explains how a sensor cap detects brain signals that move a robotic arm in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

UMN researchers designed a robotic arm — it’s controlled by the mind

Published February 2, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a non-invasive method that allows users to control a robotic arm with their minds.The technology could allow people with spinal cord injuries or other...

UMN startup receives $7 million to create drug for cancer treatment

Published January 27, 2017

A startup company run by University of Minnesota scientists is developing a drug that could transform how cancer is treated.ApoGen Biotechnologies is working on a method to block enzymes that induce mutations...

UMN scientists’ drug could prevent blood loss in traumatic injuries

Published January 26, 2017

A drug that could help first-responders prevent blood loss during traumatic injuries will soon undergo trials at the University of Minnesota.Scientists from the University’s Duluth and Twin Cities campuses...

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