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Dan McDonald Elected Alumni Chair
Dan McDonald, B.E.E. '82, J.D. '85, has been elected the 80th chair in the U of M Alumni Association's 112-year history.

Mark Coyle Named Gopher AD
Mark Coyle, 47, is the new Director of the U of M Athletics Department.

Diversity VP Office Hours Offered
The U's VP for equity and diversity, Katrice Albert, wants to engage with and hear from students, staff, alumni and others.

UMAA Supports Student 9/11 Vote
The Alumni Association issued a statement thanking the U's student government for it's vote of support for honoring 9/11.

University to Honor 9/11
The University of Minnesota has issued a statement affirming that the institution will commemorate 9/11.

Tracy Claeys Named Football Coach
The longtime Jerry Kill defensive coordinator and interim coach now formally has the job 

Coach Kill Steps Down
Health and medication concerns prompt Gopher football coach Jerry Kill to retire, effective immediately.

Accrediting Comment Period
The U is seeking alumni and public comments in preparation for its regional accrediting evaluation. Find out more and how to comment here.

Norwood Teague Resigns
Read our letter to members and find links to background information here.

More Alumni Engaging Online
Virtual engagement opportunities are bringing in more U of M alumni than ever, Regents were told in early July.

Gold Mind Launches
Through surveys, alumni told us they want convenient access to online University resources and intellectual content. The University of Minnesota Alumni Association has responded with Gold Mind – a new collection of interesting talks by faculty and alumni experts on a variety of topics.

Past UMAA Prez donates $17M
Alumni Association past-president Nancy Lindhal and her husband, John Lindahl, will donate $17 million to the University, helping fund the planned Athletics Village, as well as other priorities.

Student Leaders Honored
The U and the UMAA recognized this year's outstanding student leaders with awards and scholarships earlier in May.

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.

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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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The deadline for Minnesota magazine's contest is February 8, 2010. Read contest rules and past winners.

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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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