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  • Dameun Strange

    Hopewell Music Cooperative North co-founder and Bush Foundation staffer Dameun Strange is passionate about community collaborations like UROC's TRP. Learn more...

  • Kola Okuyemi

    Headed by University of Minnesota Medical School Professor Kola Okuyemi, the UROC-based Power to Quit II program aims to improve smoking cessation rates in homeless people. Learn more...

  • Lincoln Jr. High 1927

    Built in 1923, Lincoln Community School is poised to become a park-like neighborhood gateway and oasis with help from University-community partners and residents. Learn more...

  • Michael Goh (left) pictured with Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows team partner Peter Demerath

    Michael Goh and Peter Demerath are one of several Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows working to find solutions to Minnesota’s achievement gap.
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  • Child learns about gardening

    UROC connects kids and teens with the University’s Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
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  • U of M graduate student Katie Fogel

    U of M graduate students at UROC use community-based research to solve real-life problems.
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Alika Galloway and Lauren Martin
Martin (right) is pictured with long-time community partner Kwanzaa Community Church Co-Pastor Alika Galloway

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

Lauren Martin, director of research for the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center has received the 2016 University of Minnesota President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award. Administered by the University's Office for Public Engagement and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, the annual award recognizes exemplary community-engaged scholarship by a faculty member or P&A employee whose academic career has reflected longstanding commitment to the University’s definition of public engagement. 

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In the Gallery

Where Purple Reigns: Minnesota Artists On Prince
June 7 through July 7, 2016

photo credit: Terrance Davis

Opening Reception and Literary Art Performance
Tuesday June 7, 2016

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reception
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Poets on Prince performance in conjunction with The Loft Literary Center

Visual art from local Minnesota artists inspired by the life and music of North Minneapolis native Prince Rogers Nelson. Visit UROC's Facebook page for details.