Nine students and alumni of the University of Minnesota have been awarded grants to study and teach abroad during the 2016-17 academic year by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five who have recently completed Bachelor’s degrees will work as teaching assistants in English language classes, and four Ph.D. candidates will conduct research in literature, education, music, and anthropology. The Fulbright grants cover all travel and living expenses for one academic year.
May 13, 2016
On May 16 and 17, the University of Minnesota hosts the Symposium on the Sharing Economy to explore the growing trend of transportation’s shared economy—from car ownership to road congestion and investments in infrastructure and public transit. The two-day symposium will bring together practitioners, entrepreneurs, government representatives and other leading thinkers from across the globe.
Governor Mark Dayton has appointed University of Minnesota Law School Professor Mark Kappelhoff to serve as a judge in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. The district, encompassing Hennepin County, is the state’s largest trial court. In appointing Kappelhoff, Dayton praised his “deep commitment to justice and public service.”
On Tuesday, May 17, the University of Minnesota hosts Minnesota Sparks in Mountain Iron, MN at the Mountain Iron Community Center. The event brings three University researchers – who are tackling the area’s most critical issues – into conversation with the community.
May 2, 2016
Five hundred 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Parkway Montessori & Community School on St. Paul’s east side have been participating in a new initiative designed to better engage them in their education and to help close the achievement gap. After a semester spent creating their own personal stories on video, they’ll be celebrating their successes at a special festival at Northrop Auditorium on May 4.
April 28, 2016
Members of the University of Minnesota community and the public are invited to provide input on the University President Eric Kaler’s recommended FY17 Annual Operating Budget at a May 13 Budget Forum, following the Board of Regents meeting.
April 28, 2016
Imagine interviewing the widower of school teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe on the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Or asking Jonas Salk's son what it was like growing up with the inventor of the first polio vaccine. Those are among the hundreds of stories captured by the 1,300 6th through 12th graders from across Minnesota who will descend upon the University of Minnesota for National History Day on May 1.
April 28, 2016
On Friday, April 29, the University of Minnesota partners with the Huffington Post to bring the #SleepRevolution College Tour to campus. The event, designed to showcase the importance of sleep among college students, will take place at the University Recreation and Wellness Center from 2–5 p.m.
Throughout the coming weeks, the University of Minnesota will host numerous commencement ceremonies, recognizing thousands of students across its five campuses.