Welcome to UROC

We invite you to spend a little time getting to know us and learn about what makes UROC tick. UROC is a University of Minnesota research center, but it’s also an important resource for the North Minneapolis community. It’s a gathering place for local residents, an educational and cultural setting, and a living laboratory where the community and University researchers work together to improve the lives of those in urban areas.


The Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center is a unit of the Office for Public Engagement within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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UROC Community Day 2016: Celebrating Partnership

Join friends, community leaders, and University staff at the sixth annual UROC Community Day, an annual open house celebration of University-community partnerships. Meet the University staff and community partners behind UROC's Northside-based programs, tour the building and gallery, and enjoy free breakfast from local Minneapolis vendors.

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UROC's Lauren Martin receives U of M President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award

Lauren Martin, UROC’s director of research, received the 2016 University of Minnesota President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award. The award recognizes faculty members and University employees for excellent community-engaged work and for their academic careers that reflect a longstanding commitment to the University’s definition of public engagement. It was presented by the University's Office for Public Engagement and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
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Wed, Nov 16, 2016 8:15 pm
University Northside Partnership-Community Affair Committee
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Sat, Sep 24, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
UROC Community Day
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Wed, Aug 17, 2016 1:30 pm
University Northside Partnership Community Affairs Committee Meeting
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