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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Image File history File links Portal. ...

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Motto Commune Vinculum Omnibus Artibus
(Latin, "A common bond for all the arts")
Established 1851
Type Public university
Academic term Semester
Endowment US $1.969 billion [1]
President Robert H. Bruininks
Provost E. Thomas Sullivan
Staff 3,122
Students 50,402
Undergraduates 28,740
Postgraduates 13,841
Location Minneapolis and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, USA
Campus Urban - 2,730 acres (11.04 km²)
Sports The Golden Gophers
Colors Maroon and Gold             
Mascot Goldy Gopher
Affiliations Association of American Universities, Big Ten Conference
Website umn.edu
Pillsbury Hall, the second-oldest building on campus (1887).
Pillsbury Hall, the second-oldest building on campus (1887).

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. It is located on two campuses in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; the campuses are linked through a dedicated bus system. Its student body is the fourth largest in the United States according to fall 2006 statistics, with 50,402 students. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... Falcon Heights is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mascot. ... The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 486 KB) Pillsbury Hall at the w:University of Minnesota in w:Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 486 KB) Pillsbury Hall at the w:University of Minnesota in w:Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This list of largest United States higher education institutions by enrollment includes only individual four-year campuses, not four-year universities. ...

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Nomenclature

  • The abbreviation U of M is very widely used in various official ways and in colloquial speech. (Several other universities are also called the U of M, at least one of them officially. See the U of M disambiguation page.)
  • It is also often referred to as "the U" by locals.
  • "umn" is used only in Internet domain names.

U of M is an abbreviation that can mean: any of several universities in the United States University of Maryland, College Park, most commonly called simply University of Maryland University of Memphis University of Miami University of Michigan (The University of Michigan claims U of M is its trademark) University... U of M is an abbreviation that can mean: any of several universities in the United States University of Maryland, College Park, most commonly called simply University of Maryland University of Memphis University of Miami University of Michigan (The University of Michigan claims U of M is its trademark) University...

Academics

The second largest institution of higher education in the Midwest, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, offers degree programs in almost all fields, from agriculture to modern dance. As of 2006, the university has sixteen schools and colleges:

The university recently reorganized its college system, merging some of the colleges together. General College, the School of Social Work and the Department of Family Social Science from the College of Human Ecology merged with the old College of Education and Human Development, forming a new College of Education and Human Development, while the College of Natural Resources merged with the College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences into the new College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). The design-oriented programs from the College of Human Ecology merged with the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture(CALA), creating the new College of Design. These plans were controversial, particularly the closing of General College, which had been the entry point to the university for many first-generation students, low-income students, students with disabilities, and students of color since its founding in 1932. The Carlson School of Management (CSOM) is a premier business college for undergraduates and graduates. ... Molecular Cellular Biology Building on East Bank Molecular Cellular Biology Building East Bank The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) is the biology school for undergraduates and graduates at the University of Minnesota. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Doctor of Dental Medicine. ... The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is one of seventeen colleges and professional schools at the University of Minnesota. ... The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute ranks among the top 15 professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country; our program concentration in nonprofit management ranks fifth in the nation. ... The Institute of Technology (IT) at the University of Minnesota was created in 1935 by bringing together the University’s programs in engineering, mining, architecture, and chemistry. ... Walter F. Mondale Hall, home of the Law School The University of Minnesota Law School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a professional school of the University of Minnesota. ... // Background The University of Minnesota Medical School is a combination of two campuses. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The University of Minnesota School of Public Health, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a professional school of the University of Minnesota. ... University of Minnesota School of Social Work The School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota is a top-ranked graduate school of social work. ...


The university has all three branches of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Additionally, the university's college bowl team won College Bowl's National Championship Tournament in 2004, 2005, and 2007. ROTC links here. ... College Bowl is a format of college-level quizbowl run and operated by College Bowl Company, Incorporated. ...


Rankings

The university in 1875.
The university in 1875.

The University of Minnesota has recently made an explicit goal to become one of the top three public research universities in the world within a decade.[2] The administration believes this is a very attainable goal due to the vast resources of the university. Although this ambitious goal is in relation to public universities, the U of M is also quite competitive among all universities as the rankings show. A number of U of M graduate school departments have been ranked in the nation's top twenty by the National Research Council:[3] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 564 pixelsFull resolution (2712 × 1912 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 564 pixelsFull resolution (2712 × 1912 pixel, file size: 3. ... The National Research Council (NRC) of the USA is the working arm of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the United States National Academy of Engineering, carrying out most of the studies done in their names. ...

In addition, many of the U of M graduate professional schools and programs are consistently ranked in the top 20 in the US News & World Report, such as the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work, the Law School , the Carlson School of Management and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (e. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhÄ“, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... This article is about the field of statistics. ... Biostatistics or biometry is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. ... Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft, and related topics. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about evolution in biology. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Materials Science Tetrahedron, which often also includes Characterization at the center Materials science or Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. ... The AbioCor artificial heart, an example of a biomedical engineering application of mechanical engineering with biocompatible materials for Cardiothoracic Surgery using an artificial organ. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakon (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and lego (λέγω) to tell (about)) is the study of how drugs interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is one of seventeen colleges and professional schools at the University of Minnesota. ... University of Minnesota School of Social Work The School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota is a top-ranked graduate school of social work. ... Walter F. Mondale Hall, home of the Law School The University of Minnesota Law School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a professional school of the University of Minnesota. ... The Carlson School of Management (CSOM) is a premier business college for undergraduates and graduates. ... The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute ranks among the top 15 professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country; our program concentration in nonprofit management ranks fifth in the nation. ...


In 2006, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked the University of Minnesota at 32 on the list of Academic Rankings of World Universities.[4] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 2007, the US News World and Report ranked The University of Minnesota as the 71st best university in the United States. [5]


Campus

Minneapolis

Aerial photo of Minneapolis campus, facing east
Aerial photo of Minneapolis campus, facing east

The university was chartered in 1851, but it did not begin enrolling students until 1857. The original Minneapolis campus overlooked the Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River, but it was later moved about a mile downstream to its current location. The original site is now marked by a small park known as Chute Square at the intersection of University Avenue and Central Avenue. The school shut down following a financial crisis during the American Civil War, and didn't reopen until 1867. It was upgraded from a preparatory school to a college in 1869. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (910x580, 771 KB) Summary The Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (910x580, 771 KB) Summary The Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam; there is also a lower dam. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ...


Today's campus has buildings on both banks of the river, but the East Bank is the main portion of the campus and covers 307 acres (1.24 km²). It contains eight residence halls. An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ...


East Bank

On the East Bank, four of the residence halls (Pioneer Hall, Frontier Hall, Centennial Hall, and Territorial Hall) have concentrated into a 4-city-block space known as the "Superblock". Each residence hall has some type of inner courtyard, and the Superblock contains various small parking lots for residents and visitors. There is also an outdoor basketball court as well as a beach volleyball pit. The Superblock is a popular locale for student housing primarily because of its location and the multitude of social activity between the four residence halls.


Next to the Superblock is a large medical complex, now merged with the Fairview system of clinics and hospitals — known as the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Medicine is the science and art of maintaining andor restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. ... The University of Minnesota Medical Center is the main university hospital for the University of Minnesota Medical School. ...


The historical center of the Minneapolis campus is Northrop Mall, a green space located about four blocks away from the Superblock. It was based on a design by Cass Gilbert, although his plans were too extravagant to be fully implemented. Several of the campus' primary buildings surround the Mall. Northrop Auditorium provides a northern anchor, with Coffman Memorial Union to the south. Four of the larger buildings on the sides of the Mall are the primary mathematics, physics, and chemistry buildings, and Walter Library, which has recently been renovated to focus more on digital media rather than the printed word. Northrop Mall is arguably the center of the Minneapolis campus at the University of Minnesota. ... Woolworth Building (New York City), was the worlds tallest building at the time it was built, in 1909. ... Northrop Memorial Auditorium is a stage venue at the University of Minnesotas Minneapolis campus named for Cyrus Northrop, the universitys second president. ... Coffman Memorial Union is the student union (student center) on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... This is a discussion of a present category of science. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Bold textDigital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes. ...

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

The East Bank has a few buildings with unique architecture worth mentioning. The Armory, northeast of the Northrop Mall, is built like a Norman castle, with a sally port entrance facing Church Street, and a tower originally intended to be the Professor of Military Science's residence, until it was found to be too cold. It originally held the athletics department as well as the military science classes that it now holds. One of the oldest buildings on campus is Pillsbury Hall, designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and built out of varieties of sandstone available in Minnesota. It has a unique color that is hard to capture in a photograph. These two buildings, along with Folwell Hall and ten others, are included in the University of Minnesota Old Campus Historic District. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)The Weisman Art Museum (more properly known as the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)The Weisman Art Museum (more properly known as the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... This article is about building architecture. ... The Royal Armoury, Leeds An armory (Armoury) is a military depot used for the storage of weapons and ammunition. ... The nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave is a forerunner of the Gothic style. ... An example of a Sally port, here is the main entrance to Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Richardsonian Romanesque has both French and Spanish Romanesque characteristics, like the First Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan by architechs George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice in 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque is a style of American architecture named after architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose masterpiece is Trinity Church, Boston in Massachusetts. ... The University of Minnesota Old Campus Historic District includes a number of buildings on the Minneapolis campus that date back to the oldest days of the university. ...


In more recent times, Frank Gehry designed the Weisman Art Museum. It is a typical example of his work with curving metallic structures. Another new building on campus is the addition to the Architecture building that was designed by Steven Holl and completed in 2002. It won an American Institute of Architects award for its innovative design. The Architecture building was then re-named Rapson Hall after the local modernist architect and school of architecture dean Ralph Rapson. The University of Minnesota also boasts an historic Greek row north of Northrop Mall on University Avenue SE. Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Weisman The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been a teaching museum for the university since 1934. ... Steven Holls design for Simmons Hall of MIT won the Harleston Parker Medal in 2004. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. ... Ralph Rapson (born September 13, 1914) is a modernist architect born in Alma, Michigan. ...


West Bank

The West Bank of the campus has been growing rapidly, first seeing major development in the 1960s. It covers 53 acres (0.21 km²). Music, theater, and art students cannot pass through the university without spending a significant amount of time there, in what is known as the West Bank Arts Quarter, home to several annual interdisciplinary arts festivals. In addition to the arts, social science is a significant area of research on the West Bank. The business school (Carlson School of Management) calls the West Bank home, as does the university's Law School and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Wilson Library, the largest library in the university system, is also located there. Visitors to the West Bank will no doubt notice Middlebrook Hall, the largest residence hall on campus. Approximately 900 students reside in the building named in honor of William T. Middlebrook. For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... The Carlson School of Management (CSOM) is a premier business college for undergraduates and graduates. ... Walter F. Mondale Hall, home of the Law School The University of Minnesota Law School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a professional school of the University of Minnesota. ...


Getting around

The Washington Avenue Bridge connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the Minneapolis campus.

Students traveling between the East and West Banks will most likely use the Washington Avenue Bridge either on foot or via free shuttle service. This bridge has two separate decks: the lower deck carries vehicular traffic, while the upper deck is a pedestrian walkway. An enclosed walkway runs the length of the bridge, sheltering students from the wind, rain, and snow as they cross the Mississippi. Walking is the most common mode of transportation among students; however, university police target students for jaywalking in areas surrounding the university with fines as high as $250. The enforcement of petty crime by university police has outraged many students because other more pertinent safety issues have seemingly been neglected, such as a string of assaults in the Dinkytown area, as well as numerous other cases of theft and vandalism perpetrated against students and their property.[6] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Washington Avenue Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota and connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the University of Minnesotas main campus. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Washington Avenue Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota and connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the University of Minnesotas main campus. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Dinkytown, USA (also known just as Dinkytown) is an unofficial neighborhood in the city of Phillips City, Minnesota. ...


There are some subterranean passageways that students use to get from building to building when the weather is harsh. Many people don't even know they exist, however directions are marked with signs reading, "The Gopher Way". Part of Montreals underground city, a concourse in Bonaventure metro station, showing directional signs leading to buildings accessible through the underground city An underground city is a network of tunnels that connect buildings, usually in the downtown area of a city. ... The Gopher Way is the systems of underground tunnels and skyways at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities connecting many of the buildings. ...


The Minneapolis campus is located near two interstate highways: I-94 and I-35W. It is bordered on the north by the Dinkytown neighborhood and by the Stadium Village neighborhood on the east. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 35 Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35) is a north–south interstate highway in the central United States. ...


Two light rail stations have been proposed beneath the university along the proposed Central Corridor light rail line. Stations have been proposed under the East Bank and the West Bank. Hiawatha light-rail vehicle #111 near Cedar-Riverside station Light Rail in Minnesota currently consists of the Hiawatha Line operated by Metro Transit, which runs from the Mall of America, under the airport, and along Hiawatha Avenue into downtown Minneapolis. ... The Central Corridor is the 11-mile stretch between the downtown regions of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota, which is currently proceeding with engineering work for a future light rail line to stem the growth of traffic congestion. ... East Bank Station is a proposed station on the proposed light rail line along Minnesotas Central Corridor. ...


St. Paul

Aerial photo of St. Paul campus, facing south
Aerial photo of St. Paul campus, facing south

The university's St. Paul campus is located north and east of the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul, in the suburb of Falcon Heights. Despite this, all university buildings on the campus have St. Paul street addresses. The campus is primarily associated with agriculture and has some university farm fields around it, creating a quieter campus. It has a grassy mall of its own and can be seen as a bit of a retreat from the busier Minneapolis campus. Prominent on campus is Bailey Hall, the only residence hall in St. Paul. Image File history File linksMetadata AerialUMN-SP012506. ... Image File history File linksMetadata AerialUMN-SP012506. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... Saint Anthony Park is a vibrant neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Falcon Heights is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. ... Bailey Hall is the largest auditorium at Cornell University, seating just over 1300 people. ...


Students have commuted between the two sites for many decades. Early on, a streetcar line between the campuses was established, but it dissolved along with the bulk of the area's trolleys in the 1950s. Subsequently, buses were used, and a busway was created in 1992 to decrease the travel time between campuses. Unfortunately, the rate of collisions was fairly high with 32 crashes piling up over the years. Hence in 1997, new stop signs were added that would illuminate when a bus, bicycle, or pedestrian was approaching an intersection along the corridor. As of 2002, no additional accidents had been reported. A tram system, tramway, or street railway is a railway on which trams (streetcars, trolleys) run. ... Busways redirects here. ... Stop sign used in English-speaking countries, as well as in the European Union Former British stop sign consisting of red Give Way triangle inside a circle. ...


The St. Paul campus also borders the fairgrounds where the Minnesota State Fair is held every year. Minnesota's Fair is one of the largest in the United States, usually lasting twelve days, from late August through Labor Day in early September. Because of the heavy traffic associated with the Fair, classes do not start on either campus until after it is over, enabling the Fair to utilize the campus parking facilities. The university telephone system trunk lines utilize Minneapolis exchanges and area code (612). A travelling funfair has many attractions, including adult or thrill rides, childrens rides, and sideshows consisting of games of skill, strength, or luck. ... The Minnesota State Fair is the state fair of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ... A telephone operator manually connecting calls with patch cables at a telephone switchboard. ... The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is an integrated telephone numbering plan of 24 countries and territories: the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, and 16 Caribbean nations. ...


Media

Northrop Mall
Northrop Mall

The Twin Cities campus has a newspaper, a magazine and a radio station, all produced and managed almost entirely by students of the university. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...


The Minnesota Daily is printed each weekday during the normal school season, and each week during the summer. The Daily is operated by an autonomous organization of students and is the largest student-run paper in the United States. It was first published on May 1, 1900. The Minnesota Daily is the campus newspaper of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, published every weekday while school is in session, and published weekly on Wendnesdays during finals and summer. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


A long-defunct but fondly remembered humor magazine, Ski-U-Mah, was published from about 1930 to 1950. It launched the career of novelist and scriptwriter Max Shulman. Ski-U-Mah (pronounced SKY-YOU-MAH) is a cheer used at the University of Minnesota since 1894. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Max Shulman (March 14, 1919 – August 28, 1988) was an American writer who was popular in the third quarter of the 20th century. ...


A relative newcomer to the university's print media community is The Wake Student Magazine, a weekly publication that covers university and campus-related stories and provides a forum for student expression. The magazine was first published in 2002 and became an official university-sanctioned student group in 2003. During the 2004 student-fees-committee-cycle, The Wake was denied all funding due tor claims that it had not successfully reached out to the student body. After appeal, Jerry Rinehart, university associate vice provost for student affairs restored the magazine’s funding, citing the magazine's short period of existence and the need for additional campus media. The publication's funding has since been uncontested. During the Spring 2006 semester, the Wake successfully moved to a weekly publication schedule. Additionally, the Wake publishes Liminal, a literary journal at the university that began in 2005. "Liminal" was created in the absence of an undergraduate literary journal and continues to bring poetry and prose to the university community. The journal is free and has been received as a major success by the university community. The Wake Student Magazine is a weekly student-operated news and entertainment publication for which University of Minnesota students from many disciplines do all of the reporting, writing, editing, illustration, photography, layout and business management. ...


In 2005 conservatives on campus began formulating a new, monthly magazine named the Minnesota Republic. The first issue was released in February of 2006, and funding by student service fees started in September 2006. The Minnesota Republic is a University of Minnesota newspaper. ...


The campus radio station, KUOM "Radio K", broadcasts an eclectic variety of independent music during the day on 770 kHz AM. Its 5000-watt signal has a range of 80 miles, but shuts down at dusk due to FCC regulations. In 2003, the station added a low-power (8 watt) signal on 106.5 MHz FM overnight and on weekends. In 2005, a 10-watt translator began broadcasting from Falcon Heights, MN on 100.7 FM at all times. Radio K also streams its content at www.radiok.org. With roots in experimental transmissions that began before World War I, the station received the first AM broadcast license in the state on January 13, 1922 and began broadcasting as WLB, changing to the KUOM call sign about two decades later. The station had an educational format up until 1993 when it merged with a smaller campus-only music station to become what is now known as Radio K. A small group of full-time employees are joined by over 20 part-time student employees who oversees the station. Most of the on-air talent consists of student volunteers. 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Internet radio (aka e-Radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WLB is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including A former callsign for AM 770 Radio K (KUOM) in Minnesota A hull classification symbol for seagoing buoy tenders operated by the United States Coast Guard This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ...


Some television programs made on campus have been broadcast on local PBS station KTCI channel 17. Several episodes of Great Conversations have been made since 2002, featuring one-on-one discussions between university faculty and experts brought in from around the world. Tech Talk is a show meant to help people who feel intimidated by modern technology, including cellular phones and computers. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) is the organization that operates the KTCA and KTCI television stations in Minneapolis-St. ... Cellular redirects here. ... This article is about the machine. ...


Athletics

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The University of Minnesota's intercollegiate sports teams are called the "Golden Gophers" and are members of the Big Ten Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in the NCAA. Minnesota is one of only 13 universities in the country offering NCAA Division I-A football, Division I men's and women's basketball, and Division I ice hockey. The current athletic director is Joel Maturi. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Joel Maturi is the athletic director at the University of Minnesota. ...


The Golden Gophers most notable rivalry is the annual college football game between them and the Wisconsin Badgers for Paul Bunyan's Axe, the longest-running rivalry in NCAA sports. The two universities also compete in the Border Battle, a year-long athletic competition in which each sport season wise is worth 40 points divided by the number of times the teams play each other (i.e. football is worth 40 points because they play each other only once, women's ice hockey is worth 10 points per game because they play four times a year). Conference and post-season playoffs do not count in the point standings. Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... The Wisconsin Badgers are a variety of collegiate athletic teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Paul Bunyans Axe, named after the mythical giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, is awarded to the winner of each college football game between Minnesota and Wisconsin. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ...

Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mascot.
Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mascot.

Goldy Gopher is the mascot for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus and the associated sports teams. The Gopher mascot is a tradition as old as the state. Minnesota was tabbed the “Gopher State” in 1857 after a political cartoon ridiculing the $5 million Railroad Loan which helped open up the West. The cartoon portrayed shifty railroad barons as striped gophers pulling a railroad car carrying the Territorial Legislature toward the "Slough of Despond". Later, the university picked up the nickname, as the first U of M yearbook bearing the name "Gopher Annual" appeared in 1887. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mascot. ... Look up gopher, gofer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Football

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are one of the oldest and most storied programs in college football history. They have won 6 National Championships and 18 Big Ten Conference Championships. The Gophers played their first game on September 29, 1882, a 4-0 victory over Hamline University. Eight years later in 1890, the Gophers played host to Wisconsin in a 63-0 victory. With the exception of 1906, the Gophers and Badgers have played each other every year since then. The 116 games played against each other is the most played rivalry in Division I-A college football . The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are one of the oldest and most storied programs in college football history. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... TCF Bank Stadium is a proposed football stadium for the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Hamline University was founded in 1854 in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA, as the first institution of higher education in the state. ... Head Coach Bret Bielema 1st Year, 12-1 Home Stadium Camp Randall Stadium Capacity 80,321 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Website UWBadgers. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ...


In 1981, the Gophers played their last game in Memorial Stadium and have been playing their home games in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ever since. The Gophers will move back to campus in 2009 when their new home, TCF Bank Stadium, opens. Memorial Stadium also known as the Old Brickhouse was the home of Minnesota Golden Gophers football from 1924 until 1981. ... The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... TCF Bank Stadium is a proposed football stadium for the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. ...


Basketball

The Golden Gophers mens basketball team has won two National Championships, one National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Championship and eight Big Ten Regular Season Championships. They also have six NCAA Tournament appearances not including the 1997 appearance in which they reached the Final Four that was voided due to academic fraud, and three Sweet 16 appearances. The Minnesota Golden Gophers mens basketball team represents the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Helms Foundation was founded in Los Angeles in the mid-1930s by Bill Schroader and Paul Helms, and researched records to rank the US top college basketball teams dating back to 1901. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... // Final four redirects here. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Sweet Sixteen can mean: A 2002 movie directed by Ken Loach [1]; A 1928 movie featuring Reginald Sheffield; the final sixteen teams left in the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship or the Womens. ...


The Gophers' men's basketball coach, Dan Monson, resigned on November 30, 2006. Jim Molinari served as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2007 season. On March 22, university officials confirmed the hire of former University of Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith. Dan Monson (born October 6, 1961 in Spokane, Washington) is the current mens basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Molinari is an American basketball coach. ... Orlando Tubby Smith (born June 30, 1951 in Scotland, Saint Marys County, Maryland) has served as head coach at the University of Tulsa and the University of Georgia, and is currently in his tenth season as the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky. ...


The Golden Gophers womens basketball team has enjoyed success in recent years under Pam Borton, including a Final Four appearance in 2004. Overall, they have six NCAA Tournament appearances and three Sweet 16 appearances. Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Pam Borton is the current head womens basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... Sweet Sixteen can mean: A 2002 movie directed by Ken Loach [1]; A 1928 movie featuring Reginald Sheffield; the final sixteen teams left in the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship or the Womens. ...


Ice hockey

The Golden Gophers men's ice hockey program has established itself in recent years (as it did during the tenure of Herb Brooks) as a dominating force in college hockey. A Gopher's hockey tradition is to stock the roster almost exclusively (sometimes completely) with Minnesota natives. The team has won 5 National Championships and 12 WCHA Regular Season Championships, most recently in 2007. They also have won 14 WCHA Tournament Championships and have 19 NCAA Frozen Four appearances. Home games are played at Mariucci Arena. Head Coach Don Lucia 8th year, 220-96-29[1] Home Ice Mariucci Arena Capacity: 10,000 Surface: 200 x 100 Conference Affiliation Independent (1921 - 1951) Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (1951 - 1953) Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (1953 - 1958) Independent (1958 - 1959) Western Collegiate Hockey Association (1959 - Present) Team Records All... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Mariucci Arena is the home arena for the mens ice hockey Minnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Image:Miracle on Ice -colin healy. ... College hockey most often refers to the American hockey competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. There are 3 national divisions each having many conferences, and supporting both mens and womens teams. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... // * currently members of the CCHA Colorado College won its first NCAA national championship in 1950 prior to the founding of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League. ... // * currently members of the CCHA Colorado College won its first NCAA national championship in 1950 prior to the founding of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ...


The Golden Gophers women's hockey team has won three National Championships and four WCHA Regular Season Championships. They have also won three WCHA Tournament Championships and have 5 NCAA Frozen Four appearances. They play their home games in Ridder Arena. Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ... Ridder Arena is the facility of the womens hockey team at the University of Minnesota. ...


Wrestling

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a Division I college wrestling team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

Weather

Main article: Climate of Minnesota

Minnesota weather can be harsh in the winter, with extreme cold and large amounts of snow not uncommon. The university's Facilities Management Team is very proactive about clearing snow quickly, and as a result it is extremely rare for the university as a whole to endure unscheduled closings, with over thirteen years passing between the university's last weather-related closings. Classes were canceled during a blizzard on the afternoon of March 1, 2007. The previous weather-related closing was January 18, 1994, when then-Governor Arne Carlson ordered the shutdown of state government services throughout Minnesota during a period of extreme cold. Temperatures ranged from −27°F (−33°C) to −16°F (−26°C) in the Twin Cities that day. However, during inclement weather, individual classes are often canceled by professors and teaching assistants when necessary. Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwestern portion of the United States. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of Governors for Minnesota: Territorial Governors State Governors See also Governor of Minnesota Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota List of Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota References The Governors Office and History, accessed February 12, 2004. ... Arne Helge Carlson (born September 24, 1934) is an American politician active in the state of Minnesota. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ...


While Minnesota is known for having cold winters, hot summers also occur in the region, and weather is more variable than many other places. The Minneapolis campus largely uses steam heat in the winter and chilled water for cooling in summer, but the campus staff always takes a gamble that weather trends will continue when transitioning between the two modes in spring and fall. A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated under pressure. ...


It should be noted that most buildings are interconnected by a system of tunnels and skyways. It's possible to reach almost any building on either bank of the Minneapolis campus without having to go outdoors, though the routes may be somewhat circuitous and poorly marked. A skyway is a path that is traversed without touching the ground. ...


One of the main heating plants, the Southeast Steam Plant, is located near the Stone Arch Bridge across from downtown. In the first half of the 20th century, it provided electricity for the regional system of streetcars operated by Twin City Rapid Transit and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was converted to provide steam for heating after the university acquired it in 1976. When the weather is cold, four railroad cars worth of coal can be required each day to keep the campus heated. The Southeast Steam Plant also known as the Twin City Rapid Transit Company Steam Power Plant is a combined heat and power plant on the Mississippi River in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States, and is owned by the University of Minnesota. ... The Stone Arch Bridge at dusk The Great Northern Railroad crossed the Mississippi River on the Stone Arch Bridge near the Saint Anthony Falls (the only waterfall on the Mississippi) in Minneapolis. ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... The Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT), also known as Twin City Lines (TCL), was a business that primarily operated streetcars, and buses in the area of Minneapolis-St. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... 2-bay hopper cars of the Reading Railroad. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ...


Notable faculty, staff, students, and alumni

This is a list of encyclopedic people associated with the University of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...

Notable software developments

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Notable professional organizations

On October 15, 1904, Theta Tau, the Professional Engineering Fraternity, was founded at the University of Minnesota. It is described today as, "The nation's largest, and still foremost, engineering fraternity." is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... ΘΤ (Theta Tau) Fraternity was founded in 1904 by four engineering students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. ...


References

  • Lori-Anne Williams and Aaron Strozinsky (October 2006) University At-a-Glance.
  • University of Minnesota Office of Institutional Research and Reporting Standard Survey Response 1997

Notes

  1. ^ VanGeest, Jamie (2006-02-09). U's Savings Defy Trend. Minnesota Daily. Retrieved on 2006-12-22.
  2. ^ Reaching the top three - Task force report explores how to measure U's success. UMN News. University of Minnesota (2006-01-31). Retrieved on 2006-12-22.
  3. ^ Newton, H. J.. NRC Rankings in each of the 41 Areas. Texas A&M University. Retrieved on 2006-12-22.
  4. ^ http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2006/ARWU2006_Top100.htm Academic Rankings of World Universities 2006, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  5. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_3969_brief.php US News and World Report Best Colleges
  6. ^ Pedestrians should exercise caution. The Minnesota Daily (2006-09-29). Retrieved on 2006-12-22.

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