UMN in the News
The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs this summer hosted 25 young African professionals in its first year as part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Center for Integrative Leadership operates under the auspices of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which the Obama administration started in 2010 to “spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.”
The University of Minnesota Duluth has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to conduct research in Antarctica.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Congressional hearings often feature bitter partisanship and acrimonious finger pointing. But there was mostly agreement on Thursday at a higher-education hearing of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. U of M President Eric Kaler testified.
A modest white craftsman house at 46th and Columbus in south Minneapolis had a largely forgotten history as a flash point in a remarkable racial showdown eight decades ago. Now that house is officially a history lesson. U of M assistant professor and Heritage Conservation and Preservation director Greg Donofrio comments on the historic designation and the related exhibit his students are opening on Aug. 22.
The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.
The Minnesota Daily
From 2007 to 2012, more than a quarter of southeastern Minnesota’s grassland disappeared as fertilized farmland expanded — a shift in land use that’s contaminating the region’s private drinking water wells. U of M Institute on the Environment's Bonnie Keeler comments on her research.
The Minnesota Daily
More applications from prospective University of Minnesota students are rolling in than ever before, which has helped push the University to become a more selective institution. Record numbers of applicants to the University have poured in nearly every year for the past decade. U of M President Eric Kaler and vice provost and dean of undergraduate education Bob McMaster comment.
St. Cloud TIMES
Even though there are more law school graduates, there are also more jobs and more lawyers. That means another drop in employment levels for new law school graduates in Minnesota. U of M Law School Career Center director Alan Haynes comments.
We humans are made of flesh and bone, of cartilage, sinews, muscles and tendons. But a surprising number of us carry around embedded metal as well. U of M Medical School's Jerry Froelich comments.
The waistlines of American children appear to have stopped expanding, a new study says. U of M associate professor of epidemiology Lyn Steffen comments on her research.