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The 1868 Act to Re-Organize the University established the University's mission, an academic framework, and the governance and duties of University leadership. In many ways, these events of 150 years ago are the beginnings of the University of Minnesota we know today.
On New Year's Eve 1927, former University President William Watts Folwell wrote to then President Lotus Coffman with a request. I beg leave to suggest for your consideration the establishment of University archives. I have lately...
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While working with the University Archives collections to research a recent exhibit, I learned about Professor Lillian Cohen, the University of Minnesota's first female faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.
We offer "distraction-free" studying for finals - including extended hours and study activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, Chat 24/7 with a librarian and take a break with our awesome activities.
Join us as we welcome Nancy Langston, environmental historian at Michigan Technological University, as she gives a lecture in the Program in the History of Medicine’s lunchtime lecture series on her current research on environmental health and environmental policy in the Great Lakes region.