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Dr. Lori Carrell has been named chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR). Carrell’s appointment is effective February 12, 2018, pending approval by the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, which meets on Friday, February 9.
February 7, 2018
For Dr. Robert Dunbar, teaching has always centered around providing his students with the right tools for the task at hand. Throughout his career at University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR), Dunbar has encouraged students to think both creatively and with intellectual discipline. This orientation to learning was a component in the decision by The University of Minnesota Board of Regents to grant tenure to Dunbar. This important honor is in addition to Dunbar being named the recipient of the 2017 Horace T. Morse University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education...
June 8, 2017
(ABC 6 News) -- After 10 years at the University of Minnesota Rochester, the school's first and only chancellor is retiring. Stephen Lehmkuhle made the announcement recently but he says his legacy will continue. "I really believe that the best is yet to come," said Lehmkuhle.
May 31, 2017
ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA (5/18/2017) — University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) Chancellor Stephen W. Lehmkuhle announced today his plans to step down from campus leadership on August 1 of this year. Serving as UMR chancellor since its founding 10 years ago, Lehmkuhle is widely credited with “creating the campus from scratch” and helping further establish the U of M in southeastern Minnesota. With a current enrollment of 650, Lehmkuhle indicated his decision to retire is based on UMR’s “strong upward trajectory” and his deep confidence in “an enterprising and skilled leadership team” to carry the campus forward.
May 18, 2017


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Congratulations to Virginia Wright-Peterson, PhD and UMR Student Based Faculty. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced finalists for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards on Saturday, January 28. Virginia M. Wright-Peterson's new book, Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation (Minnesota Historical Society Press) was selected as a finalist for the category, Minnesota Nonfiction. The winners will be announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on April 8.

Congratulations to Robert Dunbar, PhD and UMR Associate Professor. Robb has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Education and Training, a newly launched, peer reviewed periodical that covers all levels of health professions education from undergraduate education to continuing professional development.

A “first-of-its-kind” Winter Bridge was offered in January before the start of the spring 2017 semester. Congratulations to Robert Reese, HealthCORE Coordinator and the many student development staff and faculty involved in creating this innovative program to further support first-year student success.

UMR innovation was represented in February at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in San Francisco in a featured presentation by Vice Chancellor Carrell. The meeting focused on building public trust in higher education.

The Academic Innovation and Optimization working group, part of the Growth Planning endeavor in progress at UMR, is completing its executive summary in February, following a retreat and extensive faculty input in January. “Sustaining a culture of innovation” is a theme emerging from this planning process.

A focused program review is in progress at UMR, with faculty from the Center for Learning Innovation meeting virtually with other learning innovation “near-peers” from Prescott College, Naropa, Evergreen, and Georgetown during the Spring 2017 semester.

In collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the Diversity Council, the Rochester Art Center, and the STEM academy, UMR hosted a February 2017 Spoken Word showcase at Steam as part of the arts celebration during Black History Month. Three UMR HealthCORE students participated as poets to a packed, standing-room only crowd.

Dr. Molly Dingel Receives First UMR Tenure Position - (May 19, 2016)

Dr. Metzger Published For Genetics Research On Turtle Sexes - (May 10, 2016)

UMR Research & Education Symposium Wraps Up The Semester - (May 6, 2016)

Student Teams Compete To Help Solve Real-World Health Issues - (April 15, 2016)

Our Brains On Nature: A Public Health Field Trip - (April 1, 2016)

UMR Faculty Member Yuko Taniguchi Chosen For 2016 Bush Fellowship - (March 24, 2016)

HLC Accreditation: A Validation Of UMR's Hard Work, Research And Innovation - (March 7, 2016)

Uncovering The Little-Known History Of The Women Of Mayo Clinic - (February 29, 2016)

Healing Nature Of Plants Course Blooms Between UMR And RCTC - (February 17, 2016)

UMR Students Collaborate To Create DMC Special Report - (December 29, 2015)

Welcoming New Roles, New Faces To UMR Staff - (September 21, 2015)

Sophomore Suppers: Helping UMR Students Through Their Toughest Year - (August 27, 1015)

Award-Winning iSeal Now Integrated With Moodle - (August 3, 2015)

Coping With Stress In The Midst Of Final Exams - (May 4, 2015)

Tolerance Of Ambiguity: Measuring This Life-Long Skill - (May 4, 2015)

Students: Let's Help You Prepare For Final Exam Stress - (April 23, 2015)

Measuring The 'Why' Of Student Success - (April 6, 2015)

Organic Chemistry First: The Benefits Of "Jumping In" During A Student's First Year - (March 30, 2015)

Math Program At UMR Quenches Academic Thirst For Middle Schoolers - (March 24, 2015)

Beyond PowerPoint: Tech Talk Highlights New Learning Technologies - (March 11, 2015)

Is Collaborative Learning Fair For Every Team Member? - (March 3, 2015)

Monthly Student Spotlight: Lauren Henke - (March 2, 2015)

A Semester In India: Intense Coursework, Hands-On Experience - (February 27, 2015)

The Aging Game - (February 24, 2015)

Parents, Siblings Visit Campus For UMR Family Weekend - (February 23, 2015)

A Library Without Books: The Importance Of Information Literacy - (February 9, 2015)