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November 14, 2018 Christine Chukwuocha, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) from Brooklyn Park, Minn. has a passion for health care. She chose to attend UMR because of its small class sizes, one-on-one interaction with faculty, research opportunities and its location near the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.
November 9, 2018 The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is a unique, community-focused undergraduate health sciences university that brings students multi-faceted academic and research opportunities through collaboration with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. One of these opportunities is through the Special Research Student (SRS) program with Mayo Graduate School.
November 1, 2018 Originally born and raised in Nepal, Bijaya Aryal, PhD first moved to the United States to study for his Masters in Physics in 2002. Before moving to the U.S., Aryal earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in physics at Tribhuvan University in the city of Kirtipur.
October 25, 2018 Transitioning to life at college is not always easy. One of the unique opportunities available to University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) students to ease this transition and to build a community of their own is the opportunity to join a Living Learning Community (LCC). There are four LCCs at UMR: Global Connections, Health CORE, Healthy Living, and ROC! Recovery On Campus.
October 18, 2018 Moving to the United States from their home country of Nigeria many years ago, sisters Amarachi and Chidiogo Orakwue relocated to Rochester, MN when their mom accepted a nursing position at St. Marys, Mayo Clinic. Parents Osita and Gertrude Orakwue hoped the move to the U.S. would open up educational doors for their children. Unsurprisingly, Osita and Gertrude also had an influence on their daughters attending the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR).
October 4, 2018 A first-generation college graduate and one of few people in her family to graduate high school, Marcia Nichols, PhD has become a passionate teacher and avid researcher. Dr. Nichols has a PhD in Literature from the University of South Carolina and came to teach at the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) soon thereafter. Her area of expertise includes early American and British literature in addition to medical history, which she believes fits perfectly with what she teaches at UMR.
September 21, 2018 Dr. Lori J. Carrell was inaugurated as the University of Minnesota Rochester’s second chancellor on Friday, September 21 in a ceremony highlighting the power of relationships and research to drive student success in preparation to lead tomorrow’s innovations in health care. Dr. Carrell was appointed as UMR’s second chancellor in February 2018. Prior to being named Chancellor, Dr. Carrell was Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Development.
September 20, 2018 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 12, 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 4, 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.

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