President Kaler sent this message to the University community today.
I write to update you on the search for the next vice president for research. As you will recall, Dr. Allen S. Levine was appointed interim vice president for research in January 2017. His permanent appointment began October 2017, and he was to continue through August 31, 2019. Vice President Levine has let me know his desire to step down this fall semester. I appreciate his collaborative and thoughtful leadership; he has done an excellent job guiding the University of Minnesota’s research enterprise.
The search committee has been named and charged, and other details on the search for a new Vice President for Equity and Diversity.
The Vice President for Equity and Diversity is responsible for providing visionary leadership across the University of Minnesota System to establish the University as a place known for inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and outreach with local and global communities.
Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to our new Board member, Regent Simonson.
I had the opportunity to meet Regent Simonson for the first time in 2011 when we met at FarmFest. We welcome him with enthusiasm.
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Good afternoon, and to all of our friends and alumni, welcome and welcome back to our Twin Cities campus. And thank you Regents McMillan, Omari and Powell for joining us here today.
President's Initiative: Charting the Way Ahead for the University of Minnesota System . . . Creating a Climate to Inhibit and Reduce Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Dr. Alan Berkowitz recently returned to our Twin Cities campus for a conference and training session with leaders, faculty, students and staff from across the University's five campuses.
On March 6, 2018, President Kaler, School of Public Health Dean John Finnegan and Dr. Berkowitz offered remarks and opening presentations.
Governor Dayton: "If we invest more in education, future generations of Minnesotans will be more successful. If we don’t, they won’t."
At his State of the State speech, Governor Mark Dayton included $10 million in his supplemental budget to keep a lid on Minnesota-resident undergraduate tuition. He also spoke about the value and impact of the University of Minnesota and of all higher education in the state. Thank you, Governor Dayton. And thank you to The Uptake for this video clip of the Governor's speech.
President Kaler sent this message via email to the Twin Cities community this morning . . .
I have heard your concerns about the proposed closing of the Child Development Center (CDC), the childcare center on the Twin Cities campus. And so today, Provost Karen Hanson and I asked CEHD Dean Jean Quam to postpone the closing of the CDC until we have an alternative, or alternatives, in place to allow for a smooth transition for children and, potentially, for staff.
As you know, the decision to close the CDC emerged from planning that would enable the Institute for Child Development (ICD) to make the building improvements and other investments it needs to further its world-class research.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
It’s been a particularly busy couple of weeks on our Twin Cities campus, and I want to thank, first of all, Vice President for University Services Mike Berthelsen and his entire team for their excellent work, remarkable patience, and for the very long hours of work they put in.
First, we had a massive snowfall that required some tough decisions and a Herculean effort to plow and shovel out our campus, and that was done with lightning speed.
Lori Carrell named University of Minnesota Rochester Chancellor: President Kaler's message to the UMR community
Dear UMR Community,
I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Lori Carrell as chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its February meeting.
I am confident that Dr. Carrell will provide strong leadership for UMR’s unparalleled education in the health sciences, including its integrated, hands-on curriculum, personalized attention, and innovative learning experience in the dynamic Rochester community.
The University hosts a wide variety of events, welcoming tens of thousands of people to campus each and every day. We strive to meet the unique needs for each and every event, and the event scheduled for later this month is no different. When working to accommodate a venue request, our top priority is and will always be the safety and security of our University community, and with that in mind the University works with organizers to determine a location that meets everyone's needs to the best of our ability.