News & Events

UROC Community Day—3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 26

Celebrate North Minneapolis and the great state of Minnesota at UROC Community Day 2019. This year's event features an appearance by University of Minnesota President Joan T.A. Gabel, research demonstrations and learning activities, Goldy Gopher, live music, giveaways, and foods representing Minnesota's communities. The event is free and open to the public. 

Rethinking Transportation

Professor Yingling Fan, a UROC resident researcher, and research fellow Frank Douma have launched a three-year study to investigate how shared autonomous vehicles may benefit the most challenged communities. Their work is one of the core components of a $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation entitled Leveraging Shared Autonomous Vehicles for Greater Community Health, Equity, Livability, and Prosperity (HELP).

Josie R. Johnson to discuss, sign her memoir—5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at UROC

Activist, scholar, and University of Minnesota Regent Emeritus Josie R. Johnson will discuss and sign her new book, Hope in the Struggle: A Memoirat UROC at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019.  A memoir about shouldering the cause of social justice during the darkest hours and brightest moments for civil rights in America—and, specifically, in Minnesota—Hope in the Struggle shines light on the difference one person can make. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis project report release event—3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at UROC

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis project aims to answer the question of why and how evictions are taking place from the perspectives of tenants and landlords themselves. The event is free and open to the public. 

UROC's First Live-streamed Rural/Urban Critical Conversation from Morris and North Minneapolis, Minn.—6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29

UROC will host a special rural/urban UROC Critical Conversation on immigration, migration, and the impending “silver tsunami” of retirees set to change the demographic face of Minnesota.  A Changing People Who Live in This Place Called Minnesota: A public conversation about issues facing rural and urban Minnesotans will examine the challenges and opportunities these forces pose to the Minnesotans living in urban centers, small towns, and rural settings. The event is free and open to the public.