July 17, 2015
July 8, 2015
New virtual engagement opportunities are proving popular with University of Minnesota alumni. More than 5,500 participants — in 45 states and 15 countries — used webinars from the U’s Alumni Association (UMAA) during the last year. This and other efforts were highlighted by UMAA President and CEO Lisa Lewis in her annual report to the Board of Regents at its meeting today.
July 7, 2015
A new online certificate program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in June, is the first of its kind to prepare the next generation of creative and committed leaders of election administration. The Certificate in Election Administration program will provide relevant and rigorous professional training to those who run election systems throughout the United States as well as post-baccalaureate students.
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: