The University of Minnesota will once again host art activities and installations during the Northern Spark arts festival. The popular overnight celebration kicks off at sunset at 9:00 pm on Saturday, June 13, and comes to a close at sunrise at 5:26 am on Sunday, June 14.
University of Minnesota alumni, and significant Gopher Athletics boosters, John and Nancy Lindahl, made public today their commitment of $17 million to the U of M. The gift will help fund the new Athletics Village, including support for facilities and programming in basketball and football ($12 million), the Carlson School of Management (Carlson) ($2 million) and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) ($2 million) and pediatric cardiology research ($1 million).
After an extensive and thorough search process, Matthew Clark has been named as the new Chief of Police with the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD). Clark will lead the 50 member UMPD on the Twin Cities campus and the University’s system-wide Public Safety Emergency Communications Center.
Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the higher education funding bill, passed earlier this week by the Minnesota Legislature. On a biennial basis, the bill provides $30 million in new funding to the University of Minnesota Medical School, $22.2 million for operating costs to enable tuition relief and $1 million for Alzheimer's disease research. Additionally, a refinancing of bonds for TCF Bank Stadium will provide $10 million to begin planning for a new health sciences building.
Tales about “the one that got away” will provide valuable data for managing fisheries resources, thanks to a new initiative by the University of Minnesota and the app company iFish.
The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the Guthrie Theater (guthrietheater.org). The Libraries also will work with the Guthrie to create a sustainable plan for the future to preserve its 21st century materials, including digital records.
Reuben Harris, Ph.D, was selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as an HHMI Investigator and will receive the flexible support necessary to progress his research in creative new directions.
Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension.