The following is from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.
The New York Times’ April 17 story raises important questions about medical research issues that we have been addressing since before this story and the recent Legislative Auditor’s report. We fully acknowledge that we must do better and I am committed to leading that change.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testified before the Minnesota House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee today, urging policymakers to increase new funding for the U of M over the next two years.
The following are excerpts from Kaler’s remarks to committee members as they weigh the higher education omnibus bill:
April 14, 2015
The Minnesota House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee revealed today its proposal for a zero percent increase in base funding for the University of Minnesota over the next two years.
April 10, 2015
Below please find a list of University of Minnesota events that are coming up in the following weeks. For a full listing of events, click here.
April 10: Creative Writing Program Celebration
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today praised Gov. Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal for the University, noting that it demonstrates his continued recognition of the institution’s impact on the state.
The University of Minnesota is establishing the region’s first dedicated research hub and portal for information about achievement gaps, President Eric Kaler announced April 2 in his State of the University address.
The Educational Equity Resource Center will serve as a bridge between University researchers and resources and the educators who work with Minnesota’s children and youth every day.
April 3, 2015
The University of Minnesota Office of the Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost presents the 2015 Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture Series Speaker, Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson’s talk, "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference" will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00p.m. at Northrop. The event is free and open to all.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has been chosen by Forbes and Statista as one of America’s Best Employers of 2015. The list of best employers will be published in the April 13 edition of Forbes magazine, on newsstands now.
Four undergraduates in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have been named 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural science, and engineering. The scholarship awards up to $7500 per year for two years of undergraduate study. All four Scholars are juniors enrolled in the University Honors Program.
What: U of M president to deliver annual State of the University address
When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2
Where: Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis