As part of the University of Minnesota’s 2016-2017 biennial budget request to the Minnesota Legislature, the University is seeking $6.25 million for the Initiative for Sustainable Mining Solutions. The Initiative will develop the tools, resources and expertise needed to assist short- and long-term research concerning mining technologies, human health and safety and Minnesota’s environment.
The University of Minnesota today filed complaints against the four largest wireless service providers in the United States because of their infringement of several University patents.
October 26, 2014
David M. Larson, retired Cargill executive and University of Minnesota regent, died Saturday (Oct. 25) at age 70. He lived in Wayzata, Minn. Larson is survived by his wife Janis, children David Lance (Leawood, Kan.) and Reid (Plymouth, Minn.), a granddaughter, sister Sandra Swartzmiller (Kalamazoo, Mich.); brother Paul W. Larson (Chicago, Ill.), nieces Nicole and Melissa, and nephews Stefan and Chris. Larson was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Marvin (Marv) Larson.
October 23, 2014
The following is a statement from the University of Minnesota about the University’s agreement with the Minnesota Vikings for the use of TCF Bank Stadium:
The University of Minnesota joins with others across the country calling on the Washington football team to change its name. The University considers the name offensive and inappropriate.
October 21, 2014
The new dean of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Minnesota, John Coleman, will lay out his vision for the future of the state’s largest college, followed by a panel discussion about political polarization, at a joint event at the University on Wednesday, October 22.
A public reception begins at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Both take place in McNamara Alumni Center's Memorial Hall, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis.
October 10, 2014
More than 75,500 donors provided $282 million to the University of Minnesota in fiscal year 2014, making it the second highest total ever for the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF). The amount raised represents a 20 percent increase from FY13; and just shy of the all-time high of $289 million set in FY 2008.
The Board of Regents heard a report on the successful philanthropy during its meeting, October 9 and 10.
October 3, 2014
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will act on President Eric Kaler’s recommended biennial budget request and a final version of the strategic plan for the Twin Cities campus when Regents meet October 9 and 10.
October 3, 2014
The University of Minnesota today announced the lineup of educational programming it will offer in advance of the Nov. 2 Washington-Minnesota NFL game. The programming goal is to increase awareness, discussion and understanding of the effects of stereotyped American Indian mascots and logos.
September 12, 2014
Supporting student success — with a two-year tuition freeze for University of Minnesota resident students and ensuring access to state-of-the-art education and research facilities — while keeping Minnesota one of the healthiest states nationwide and promoting statewide economic development are the goals of President Eric Kaler’s FY2016-17 biennial budget request.
The Board of Regents reviewed Kaler’s proposal Sept. 11 and 12.