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External Review Letter - Correction
In a recent e-mail to members, the Association wrote that the 2013 external review of human subjects research was about the 2004 Markingson case.  The 2013 external review focused on improving human subjects research protocols at the U.  We regret the error. Read the full letter here.

Kaler Praises Governor's Proposal
Gov. Dayton's bonding proposal reflects U's impact on Minnesota.

State of the U
Kaler: Embrace challenges, change culture, make a difference

Gopher Women Earn Sixth NCAA Hockey Crown
Minnesota wins the title for the third time in four years.

Alumni Appointed to Board of Regents
Four alumni bring their expertise to the Board of Regents, helping to advance the University of Minnesota.

Alumni Helping Hand
Career advice and networking now available on the alumni website.

U  Exceeds Legislative Goals
The University exceeded the performance measures put in place by the Minnesota Legislature last biennium as part of a budget agreement.

New Name for Hospital
U of M Children's Hospital has been renamed in honor of the Masonic Charities, which has given more than $125 million to the University.

Budget Action
Regents approve new budget, legislative request.

Student Success, Health and Economy
Proposed U budget places student success, a healthy state, and a strong economy at the forefront.

A $25M Gift
Land 'O Lakes Foundation commits $25 million, mostly for student-athlete facilities.

We're Number One!
U of M-Twin Cities tops the Forbes list of 'rising star" colleges with greatest rise in ranking.

Alumni, Give Yourselves a Hand
Alumni support of the U of M is at record levels. See the details here.

A Tobacco-Free Zone
Twin Cities campus goes entirely tobacco-free beginning July 1. Find out what that means here.

A $3.6 Billion Budget
Administrative cuts and $240 million in facility upgrades are key features

Going Green (Line LRT)
LRT begins serving the Minneapolis campus beginning Saturday, June 14.

More Administrative Cuts
The U's FY15 budget proposes another $20 million in administrative savings, on top of this year's $15 million in cuts.

Frozen: In-State Tuition
For the second year in a row, in-state undergrad tuition will not change in 2014-15.

Recycled Iron Pour
U Art Department's 45th Iron Pour used recycled Northrop radiators to create it's fiery material.

"Ultra-Tech" Nano Lab

The U unveiled it's new physics building April 24, the U of M Nanotechnology Center.

New National Champ
U of M gymnast Ellis Mannon won the NCAA pommel horse title in April.

Big Bang Ripples

U researcher helps find origins of the Big Bang

Grand Challenges
Read the text of President Kaler's State of the U address.

Great Grappling

U of M wins the National Duals title as the best wrestling team in the NCAA--for the third year in a row.

An Excellent Class
Gopher football recruits raise the bar for the future.

Safe on Campus
University launches multi-pronged safety initiative in wake of high-profile crimes near campus.

Keep Them in School

U initiative seeks to keep low-income students in school after first year.

A Gopher Hockey Flavor
The US women's hockey team boasts five Gophers on its roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The men's team features four Gopher alumni.

110-Ton Magnet Pulls in Researchers
The world's most powerful magnet is drawing brain researchers to the U.

Sweet 16 Again
Gopher volleyball will play in the NCAA final 16 for the fifth consecutive year.

Minnesota is Golden
The U of M alumni magazine again named best publication in its class in Minnesota.

Big Population Boost

U of M earns $3.2  million NIH grant to expand population 'microdata' available for scientific research.

New Northrop Emerging
Just months from completion, Northrop Auditorium is being completely re-engineered.

Gopher football beats Nebraska; hockey, volleyball, soccer also victorious in a great weekend.

Ten Cool Things
Take a video tour of 10 interesting stops around the Twin Cities campus.

U of M Alumnus Awarded Nobel Prize
Lars Peter Hansen (Ph.D. '78) awarded 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; former faculty member Robert Shiller also cited.

A Prudent Call

The New York Times weighs in on football coach Jerry Kill's decision to take a leave to treat his epilepsy. Read the release here.

Pushing Science
U's 2014 capital request is all about STEM.

Edina Represents
Edina residents have long dominated Alumni Association leadership.

Grad Rates Soar
See a UMNews video touting recent gains in graduation rates and how the U is "pushing for more."

Commitment to Cutting
President Eric Kaler $90 million in new administrative savings.

No Smoking, Indoors and Out
University prepares to implement a campus-wide smoking ban, indoors and out

Smaller and Better
U researchers have found an efficient method to make electronics even smaller.

Welcome Week
U of MN welcomes new and returning students to campus with a series of events

Coach Kill's Teachable Moment
Football coach turns his public seizure into an education campaign.

Dinkytown Project Approved
Minneapolis council okays controversial multi-use project. 

Homecoming Grand Marshal Named
Andrea Hjelm will serve as the 2013 grand marshal

Building a Request
U releases bonding wish list for 2014.

Solar Breakthrough
U researchers pioneer method to create inexpensive, effective solar cells

Are you Ready for Some Football?
Report on Gophers at Big Ten Media Day; practice opens Aug. 2

Solar Unveiling
U's latest solar car makes its public debut.

A Welcoming Climate
U of M ranked as most LGBT-friendly campus

Kaler in China
U President describes his 11-day, 5-city trip to meet alumni and business leaders.

$190M in Athletics Facilities Envisioned
Gopher sports needs assessment seeks to raise all funds privately,

Diversity, Equity, and Access
President Kaler reaffirms U stance in wake of Supreme Court affirmative action case.

Tuition is Frozen
New state funds mean U can keep undergraduate tuition from rising next year.


Sculptures in the Rain
Alumni Association staffers stopped off in Des Moines this summer to shoot photos and video of the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture park ... and got caught in a rainstorm.

Minnesota Named Best Alumni Magazine
University of Minnesota Alumni Association magazine earns top national recognition. Minnesota magazine honored for “strong and varied story selection and willingness to engage with major issues”


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Summer 2010 Issue

Back from Autism
Many autistic children overcome their symptoms after undergoing a form of behavioral therapy taught to U of M psychology students. Joe Mohs, diagnosed with autism 23 years ago, says he is living proof that the therapy works.
By Meleah Maynard

How to Win Friends -Fiction 2010
The winning entry in Minnesota magazine’s 11th annual fiction contest.
By Emily Beck Cogburn

The Fungus Detective
Robert Blanchette goes to extremes to solve microscopic mysteries and help preserve historic treasures.
By Emily Stone

First Person
“Good-bye, Brother,” an essay by Rich Broderick

About Campus - Summer 2010
Up close with Katie Couric, farm campus for a day, and wrestling with a new challenge

Arts & Events
Peter Rothstein directs Triumph of Love on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat.

Off the Shelf
Daughters of the Witching Hill, by Mary Sharratt

Discoveries - Summer 2010
Clarity on obesity and stroke, how love makes a difference, and electrifying insights into cells

Gopher Sports
Golden graduates Christine Tan and Barrett Moen

Letters - Summer 2010
Readers comment on recent articles.

Alumni Profile
Eric Hanson helps bring back Vermont’s loons.

Alumni Association Angle - Summer 2010

National President's Column
By Archie Givens (B.A. ’66, M.H.A. ’68)


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