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One thing that makes the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) unique is its ability to connect students to once-in-a-lifetime experiences with leading national organizations that will further their educational experiences. This is achieved through collaborations with institutions like Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, or the Special Research Student (SRS) program.
September 21, 2018
Learning and research have always been of great interest to Xavier Prat-Resina, PhD. His love for learning developed at a young age, was strengthened throughout his life and transformed into a love for research. After earning his PhD in Spain, he came to the U.S. for post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Prat-Resina continued his research at the Barcelona Research Biomedical Park back in Spain.
September 12, 2018
American higher education is admitting underrepresented students in record numbers, but providing increased access has not changed the fact that these students generally continue to struggle. According to InsideHigherEd, nationally, only 54.8% of underrepresented students who go to college graduate in six years. The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) has always prided itself in its diverse student body. This fall, as another school year gets underway, the University is proud to welcome another class with a large cohort of underrepresented students. And thanks to UMR’s innovative culture, these young scholars are in a strong position to achieve academic success.
September 4, 2018
As part of Mohamed Addani’s learning experience with UMR’s Community Collaboratory (Co-Lab for short), he worked with Rochester’s Somali Rebuild Organization (SRO) to develop after-school programs to open doors to higher education. Along the way, he became a mentor, won a major award, and found direction for his own post-student life.
July 30, 2018


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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.

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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)