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  • Terry Williams talks about 4-H program

    Hear from local artist Terry Williams about UROC partner University of Minnesota Extension's Urban 4-H program.  Watch the video...

  • Team lead Bill English with UROC executive director Heidi Barajas

    Northside leader William English and UROC Executive Director Heidi Barajas prove research— rather than corporate goodwill or social responsibility—is the engine behind the UROC's Northside Job Creation Team.  Learn more...

  • School of Social Work Associate Professor Ross VeLure Roholt and staffers of the UROC-Kwanzaa Community Church

    Associate professor of Social Work Ross VeLure Roholt works with young people interested in community development at UROC-Kwanzaa Community Church’s after-school 21st Century Academy program. Learn more...

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Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows charged with tackling reasons behind Minnesota's achievement gap — Six University of Minnesota researchers have been named Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows and charged with creating teams to tackle the question: “Why is there an achievement gap in the context of Minneapolis-St. Paul and what promising practices are helping close that gap?” Learn more.

UROC's NJCT proposes north Minneapolis-based"Makers District" — The Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center's Northwide Job Creation Team recently presented University research on the viability of a north Minneapolis-based business park to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Learn more.

Volunteer oppotunity: Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola. The Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola represents community members, organizations and leaders in partnership with public institutions to support public education about Ebola. Learn more.

Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis — The study is part of UROC's ongoing Sex Trading, Trafficking and Community Well-Being Initiative, an academic-based initiative on the forefront of tackling the problems related to sex trading, prostitution, and sex trafficking through research. Learn more »

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In the Gallery

Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights:
Hubert H. Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
October 14 to January 30, 2015
Reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 Taking its title from Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1948 speech to the Democratic
National Convention, this exhibit uses archival objects and photographs to
explore the role of one of Minnesota’s greatest leaders in the passage of
America’s landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Co-sponsored by the University’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Office of Public Engagement and Office of the Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.