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Page Receives Medal of Freedom
11. 19. 2018
Headshot of Alan Page

University of Minnesota alumnus and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday, Nov. 16, at a special ceremony at the White House.

Pharmaceutics Student Wins Three-Minute Thesis Competition
11. 14. 2018
Scott Lanyon and Kweku Konadu Amponsah-Efah shaking hands at Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Winners of six collegiate competitions took part in the University-wide Three-Minute Thesis competition on November 9, 2018.

12th annual Local Government Innovation Awards (LGIA) Recipients Announced
11. 13. 2018
Students of the Marshall Central Schools collect seeds from prairie plants in the district's outdoor classroom

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota today named 19 such projects as recipients of its 12th annual Local Government Innovation Awards (LGIA).

Board to Discuss Graduate and Professional Education
10. 05. 2018
Two students sitting at a table

At its October meeting, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents will discuss graduate and professional education, including academic planning for new graduate programs, enrollment management and financing graduate education. 

University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Associate Named Hanna H. Gray Fellow
09. 17. 2018
Headshot of  Jose L. Alejo

University of Minnesota postdoctoral associate Jose L. Alejo, PhD, has been named a Hanna H. Gray Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). 

A Vision for Veterinary Education
09. 10. 2018
Michael Congiusta and a large black dog

In their second year, University of Minnesota veterinary students are introduced to dental basics. And while for most students practice makes perfect, Michael Congiusta’s experience left him feeling a step was missing between class and lab. So he created models of the teeth of canines so students could practice basic dental skills.

New Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Initiatives
08. 20. 2018
jones webb

The Graduate School is pleased to welcome Professor Rhonda Jones-Webb to the Graduate School as our new Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Initiatives.

2018-2019 Endowed Fellowship Recipients
08. 15. 2018

To support advanced graduate students in the humanities. Norman Johnston Dewitt received his A.B. degree at the University of Toronto in 1930 and his Ph.D. in Latin at Johns Hopkins University in 1938. He came to the University of Minnesota in 1949 and served as chair of the classics department from 1949 to 1964.

The Ninja Warrior Entomologist
07. 31. 2018
Eric Middleton posing in a flower garden with a variety of bugs crawling on him

As a youngster, Eric Middleton used to tag along with his mom on her field trips as a geologist to southern Utah. There, he remembers “climbing on rocks and hopping over stuff” until, as always happens with kids, he got bored. Then he turned his gaze downward to discover the wide world of insects, and he figuratively caught a bug that’s been dominating his life ever since. 

2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Fellows
07. 18. 2018

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Fellows. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) gives the University's most accomplished PhD candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.