News & Events

Mural Squad

"Mural Squad" features colorful paintings and photos from a unique youth-police collaboration lead by Franklin Middle School art teacher Melodee Strong. Program participants use their time together to paint and build relationships between youth and law enforcement on the north side of Minneapolis.  The exhibit's opening reception will feature a youth-police panel. 


Reception: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Youth-Police Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018


UROC's Neighborhood U—free, family events that connect the U to the North Side

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.  

Prince's Legacy: A Family Value — 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018

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. 

Development of a Dream

Once a bustling commercial hub, the area around the intersection of Penn and Plymouth Avenues in North Minneapolis had long been sparsely populated and sorely in need of revitalization. Then, in 2016, a new public-private development partnership set change in motion.