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Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann Discussion and Book Signing

10/08/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Authors Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann will discuss their books Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and The Old Neighborhood on Wednesday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Chris Farrell Discussion and Book Signing

09/18/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Chris Farrell, local author and pubic radio contributor, will discuss his new book Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life on T

University of Minnesota tuition freeze could extend beyond undergrads

(Photo by Zachary Bielinski) The Board of Regents reviews University President Eric Kaler’s 2016-17 biennial budget proposal on Sept. 12, 2014, at the McNamara Alumni Center. The president’s plan extends the existing tuition freeze for students paying in-state tuition and includes graduates and professional students.

Come next year, the University of Minnesota’s tuition freeze could cover more students.


Photo essay captures bizarre phenomena of college move-in week

(Photos by Wendy Schreier)

Last week photographer Wendy Schreier witnessed something many college students overlook entirely. Her latest photo essay captures the bizarre phenomena of move-in week.


University of Minnesota officials monitor Ebola outbreak in West Africa

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague parts of West Africa, the University of Minnesota and other colleges nationwide are adjusting their travel policies to comply with new recommendations from the federal government.


University of Minnesota faculty push for Ojibwe, Dakota languages to become majors

Some faculty members within the University of Minnesota’s Department of American Indian Studies are trying to preserve two languages indigenous to the state.


University of Minnesota celebrates completion of world-class NOvA detector

(Photo by Bridget Bennett) Members of a tour group take photos while observing the NOvA far detector on July 24, 2014, in Ash River, Minn. The 14,000-ton detector is one of the world's largest free-standing plastic structures.

A newly unveiled 14,000-ton neutrino detector built in part by hundreds of University of Minnesota students and staff is searching a kilometers-wide beam of particles for clues about the beginning of the universe.


University of Minnesota combats food supply issues with MnDRIVE

(Photo by Holly Peterson) College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor Nicholas Phelps explains aquaponic farming in a greenhouse in St. Paul on July 25, 2014. Phelps’ project is one of 17 receiving funding from MnDRIVE.

With government dollars and partnerships with industry in tow, the University of Minnesota’s research powerhouse is turning its gaze to addressing global food security, safety and sustainability.


Visiting Africans from 18 countries prepare to become 'transformative leaders'

(Photo courtesy of U of M) Twenty-five young African professionals studying on fellowship at the U of M, Rep. Keith Ellison at center

The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs this summer hosted 25 young African professionals in its first year as part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Center for Integrative Leadership operates under the auspices of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which the Obama administration started in 2010 to “spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.”


University of Minnesota president Kaler gets pay raise, extension

University President Eric Kaler poses for a portrait at the McNamara Alumni Center on July 9, 2014. Kaler's contract was extended until 2020 and includes a 2.5 percent raise, bringing the president's base pay to $625,250 per year. (Photo by Chelsea Gortmaker)

Amid debates over high administrative pay at colleges nationwide, University of Minnesota officials agree President Eric Kaler’s successes outweighed any signs of his failure — earning him another term.

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