Stories

  • The Office for Public Engagement (OPE) is leading efforts to increase the number and range of University/community collaborations involving teaching and research that benefit society.

  • Would you eat more vegetables if someone put pictures of them on your plate? Well, it looks like kids might. For the past several years, the University of Minnesota has been studying ways to get kids to eat more vegetables during school lunch.

  • Elizabeth Wells, a program associate in the University’s Water Resources Center and volunteer canine rescue driver, is one of hundreds of University employees taking part in the University’s first volunteer service drive.

  • Brian Coyle Center adult services director Amando Dube and School of Social Work professor Elizabeth Lightfoot

    Brian Coyle Center adult services director Amando Dube and School of Social Work professor Elizabeth Lightfoot reap the benefits of community-based participatory research based on equality and trust.

  • food hub organizer Arlene Jones with fresh produce bound for Forestview Middle School

    Brainerd-based community food hub organizer Arlene Jones with fresh produce bound for Forestview Middle School.

  • Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center director Heidi Barajas and Center for Urban and Regional Affairs director Ed Goetz

    Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center director Heidi Barajas and Center for Urban and Regional Affairs director Ed Goetz are working to address critical urban issues.

  • Larry Smallwood

    There are fewer than 1,000 fluent speakers of Ojibwe in Minnesota. But that could soon change, thanks to the online Ojibwe People's Dictionary.

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