Communication Blog

How to Repurpose Press Releases for an Internal Audience

April 15, 2019
Content from press releases can be used to reach students, faculty, and staff. Read more to find out how.

Brief Open Rates and the Quest for a U of M Benchmark

April 12, 2019
The University of Minnesota is home to dozens of electronic newsletters, from unit to college and even systemwide publications. But when dealing in electronic communications, what is a good open rate?

UR Seeks Commencement Communications Information

April 5, 2019
University Relations seeks 2019 college commencement dates, times, and speakers, plus tips on interesting stories that could hold broad media appeal.

DIY Accessibility Brunch ‘n’ Learn: Mobile Testing for Accessibility

April 4, 2019
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, April 25 for a presentation and discussion about mobile testing by accessibility ambassador Amy Drayer from UMN Libraries.

New Communications Tool: “Talking ... with UMN”

Five Questions with an Expert
March 29, 2019
The Public Relations team in University Relations has launched a new external communications tool called “Talking ... with UMN.”

Local TV News: Can You Put Me Through to Jeff Glor?

Local television affiliates’ regional and national relationships
March 14, 2019
A look at how television news stations are interconnected—nationally, regionally and locally.

Folwell Theme is Available; Website Launches

March 8, 2019
The Folwell web theme is now available for use in University Drupal 8 websites. The theme is included in Enterprise Drupal 8, and the multi-platform components are available in the updated Pattern Library for development outside of Drupal.

Tips for Talking Science with Reporters

March 8, 2019
How to best communicate about your research with the media.

AP Style: Why We Use It

March 4, 2019
AP style varies significantly from academic writing.

DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Intro to Accessibility

March 4, 2019
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Tuesday, March 26 for a presentation and discussion about accessibility basics by accessibility ambassador Jenn Czeck from LATIS.


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