Spring 2016


Familial cancer registry could save lives

Illustration of two men with leaves falling around them
How understanding your family tree allows U scientists to assess cancer risk

Gifts at work: Leatherdale Equine Center

When Minnesota horses need veterinary care, their human companions rely on the University of Minnesota's equine expertise

Camp for kids who stutter

Man posing with electric guitar
Each summer, children who stutter come to the U to become more confident in their communication skills

U of M campus gardens

Head of brocolli sliced and backlit
In gardens and farms across the U, students are learning about food, farming, and horticulture firsthand

Gallery: art through the ages

Art depicting three men on horses
Take a closer look at American Indian art from the Tweed Museum at the University of Minnesota Duluth

Curtain up

Gunda Georg in her lab
A new drug for pancreatic cancer takes the stage for clinical trials, thanks to Masonic Cancer Center experts

What's in your backpack?

Student in indoor setting holding a toothbrush and a small robot made of a toothbrush head
As president of the U's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, Holly McKissick helps high-school girls explore their interest in science

Tiny curators at the Bell Museum

Two children smiling and displaying their Tiny Curator certificates
Young philanthropists raise funds for their favorite natural history museum

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: a life in music

Man conducting an orchestra
The renowned conductor emeritus of the Minnesota Orchestra supports U of M music students

Carlson School grad builds Porch.com

Woman sitting on couch
Asha Sharma says the U gave her the courage to follow her business dreams

Helping others through dentistry

Dentist examining a patient's mouth
For Michael Brooks, scholarships helped make it possible to get a job serving patients who have few resources and many needs

Research: children and incarcerated parents

Woman standing in front of prison
Assistant professor Rebecca Shlafer wants to break the cycle of trauma for kids with incarcerated parents

Combating flooding through landscape design

Student sitting on the floor displaying a 3-D topographical model of a landscape
College of Design senior Norman Palacious hopes to use landscape design to fight flooding in his native Bahamas

Working at the GeoDome

College student talking to elementary students outside of a large inflatable dome
Sophomore Luke McCutcheon helps kids reach for the sky in his part-time job at the new Charles L. Matsch GeoDome Theater

Closing the achievement gap

Infographic showing Minnesota's ranking among the 50 states in on-time graduation rates
Experts across the University of Minnesota are working on ways to make sure all children succeed