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Read it and reap

UMNnews is U's online news source

By Rick Moore

Published on February 28, 2005

If you haven't already done so, browse around the University's Web publication, UMNnews, now celebrating its one-year anniversary. (You're at the site right now.) Since its debut in March of 2004, UMNnews has offered a wide range of news and feature stories with a University angle, including the latest on U research, people in the news, and events on campus. It also brings a fresh and timely view on national and international topics--such as what U experts had to say on the use of steroids by Olympic athletes, or findings from the U's 2004 Elections Project as the presidential election drama reached its zenith.

Yours to reap--FREE stuff!

To help celebrate our one-year anniversary (and so that you can keep our address close at hand), we've got a gift for you--a UMNnews pen. Just ask for one at the front desk of University Relations, on the ground floor of Morrill Hall, on Wednesday, March 2, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

And if you're one of the first 100 people to stop by after 10 a.m., you'll also receive a maroon UMNnews mug. Dishwasher-safe and arrestingly handsome, these super-sized mugs are perfect for tea, coffee, cappuccino, or any other beverage you might prefer to drink while browsing quality Web sites. Cheers!

UMNnews is updated daily, Monday through Friday, and also contains stories that originally appeared in other collegiate magazines or online publications. You can browse our archive of hundreds of stories by topic, and be sure to catch our newest regular feature, "SciFri" (Science Fridays), in which science writer Deane Morrison explains the wonders of science in our everyday lives. The site also houses a number of University internal and external online publications. With one click you can read the current M magazine, the publication for all alumni, faculty, and staff of the U; peruse eNews, the biweekly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends of the U; and find Brief, the weekly publication for faculty and staff. And stay tuned for a new look and additional features for UMNnews, which will roll out in about a month. UMNnews ( is your home for University news, so "read it and reap."

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