July 1, 2015
Renowned environmental researcher, scholar and communicator Jessica Hellmann has been named the new director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Hellmann, who is currently on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will begin her tenure as director of the Institute on the Environment August 31, 2015. She also will join the University faculty as the Russell M. and Elizabeth M.
June 24, 2015
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved a fiscal year 2016 operating budget during a special meeting today. The $3.7 billion budget invests in access, affordability and academic excellence, among other priorities.
June 20, 2015
The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity.
"On Wednesday evening, a tragic act of senseless violence took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC taking the lives of nine individuals. Our thoughts go out to the friends and families impacted by these events, and we stand with Charleston in this time of mourning.
June 19, 2015
The Center for Integrative Leadership, an initiative of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Carlson School of Management, along with several other colleges at the University of Minnesota, will host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders this summer for a six-week academic and leadership institute, made possible through the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
June 14, 2015
Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bonding bill passed earlier this afternoon by the Minnesota Legislature. The bill provides $26.5 million in capital funding to the University of Minnesota, including $18 million for a new veterinary isolation lab on the St. Paul campus and $8.5 million in upgrades for the veterinary diagnostic lab in Willmar, Minn.
In response, U of M President Eric W. Kaler issued the following statement:
Today the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted unanimously to endorse and direct the administration to fully implement a human research protection work plan that will ensure the U is conducting research at the highest standards of ethics and science.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has elected Regent Dean E. Johnson to serve a two-year term as board chair from 2015-2017. Regent David McMillan was named vice chair. Both were officially elected to their new leadership positions Friday morning, during a full Board of Regents meeting.
Following a 2-week public comment period, an Implementation Team at the University of Minnesota charged with drafting a plan for improving human research protections released its final work plan.
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.