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U of M System ranks fifth in US in sustainability impact

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For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota participated in the Times Higher Ed (THE) Impact Rankings. The 2024 rankings evaluated 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions, comparing their efforts to conduct teaching, research, outreach and stewardship that support a more sustainable, equitable and healthy future.

Esri: University of Minnesota Proves Sustainable Development Goals Are Local

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Esri spotlights the University of Minnesota's partnership with the SDG Data Alliance and development of the SDGs in Minnesota Hub site. 

UMN and Partner Institutions Initiate Sustainable GeoCommunities Program

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University of Minnesota is launching Sustainable GeoCommunities, a community-based program with the goal of solving problems that our global communities are facing today. 

Communicating on climate change and health: Toolkit for health professionals

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The World Health Organization has launched a new toolkit that aims to help health professionals effectively communicate about climate change and health.

UMD Earth Week event will include work from Climate Change Storytelling Project

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To honor Earth Week, the Motion + Media Across Disciplines (MMAD) Lab and UMD Sustainability Office will showcase videos from its Climate Change Storytelling project, which started a year ago on Earth Day and has resulted in numerous videos, public speaking engagements, community visioning sessions and art work.

UMN offers first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate in sustainability leadership

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An innovative certificate in Sustainable Environmental, Social and Governance (SESG) Leadership — the University of Minnesota’s first graduate-level program in this specialty — will address a growing need for professionals with the skills to navigate today’s climate, environmental and social justice challenges.

What does it take to become a performing artist?

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Go behind the curtain with five University of Minnesota performing arts students in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and School of Music.

Tech Comm Sets New Record Number of Startups in 2023

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The University of Minnesota launched a record-breaking 23 startup companies in fiscal year (FY) 2023.

Contaminants of emerging concern impact fish health in Minnesota waters

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discovered fish from 18 out of 19 testing sites in northern Minnesota contained contaminants of emerging concern such as pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products.

MinnPost: New program in Morris to train addiction treatment specialists looks to address unmet needs in Greater Minnesota

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In rural parts of Minnesota, the shortage of licensed alcohol and drug counselors is stark. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in the Twin Cities, there are 2,786 residents for every 1 LADC. In rural areas, the number is 13,576 residents to every 1 LADC.