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 University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Beginning in April 2018, UROC’s Neighborhood U will features family-friendly performances and demonstrations by University of Minnesota researchers on a range of fun and helpful topics. Get up close to live eagles, learn how a solar car works, try yoga, grow your own food, write a great resume and much more! Visit UROC's Facebook page for performance times and dates.
Mark your calendars for a special UROC Critical Conversation on the role Prince’s biological and extended families played in his musical development, philanthrophic activities, and rise to superstar status at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018. A reception featuring Prince-inspired music and food will follow the conversation. Prince's Legacy: A Family Value is the official kick-off event to the University of Minnesota’s two-day Prince From Minneapolis Symposium April 16-18, 2018.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
The Minnesota Department of Health has awarded the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, the Advocates for Human Rights, and Rainbow Research a grant to develop a strategic plan to help guide legislators on how to extend Safe Harbor legislation to adults in order to better support victims of trafficking and exploitation.
The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) has awarded former UROC Executive Director Irma McClaurin a Special Award for Vision and Committment.