Lydia Lahmann-Sharbonda
Feature

A life-changing experience

A U of M student was drawn to the field of health coaching after being diagnosed with a genetic disease that changed how she views the world.

Agriculture and Environment

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Expert Alert

Next-generation Earth systems science report

Melissa Kenney with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is available to provide expert comment on the Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation report.

Architecture and Design

Arts and Humanities

Business and Management

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Research Brief

Spotify is Powerful. Is it Biased?

Spotify is both a popular and influential player in the music industry. Does its power come with bias? After reviewing Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists, researchers found that, if anything, Spotify uses its platform to promote the underdog.

Campus Affairs

COVID-19 Stories, Insights, Expertise

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Research Brief

People use Facebook as an emergency communication system during pandemic

The webpages of Facebook are a seemingly endless source of news, connection, and entertainment for billions of people. A new study from the School of Public Health (SPH) also finds that the social networking platform functioned as a kind of informal emergency broadcast system for people seeking critical information and support during the pandemic.

Education

Saida Abdi
Expert Alert

Supporting Afghan Refugees

Saida Abdi, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development, provides expert comment on supporting Afghan refugees as they relocate to the United States.
 

Health

Lydia Lahmann-Sharbonda
Feature

A life-changing experience

A U of M student was drawn to the field of health coaching after being diagnosed with a genetic disease that changed how she views the world.

Law and Policy

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Expert Alert

 Women in Afghanistan

University of Minnesota Law School Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is available to provide expert comment on the special challenges faced by women with the return of Taliban control in Afghanistan.

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Feature

Connecting rural women leaders

Recent graduate Kate Stower has become a strong advocate for involving more women in leadership roles in Greater Minnesota.

 

Science and Technology

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Research Brief

Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that deformations in quantum materials that cause imperfections in the crystal structure can actually improve the material’s superconducting and electrical properties. 

Weddell Seal
Research Brief

Researchers and citizen scientists complete first-ever Weddell seal count

A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better understand the effects of climate change and commercial fishing.

Image of IonE's Melissa Kenney
Expert Alert

Next-generation Earth systems science report

Melissa Kenney with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is available to provide expert comment on the Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation report.

Sports and Recreation

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Resources for Journalists

The University Public Relations team for the Twin Cities campus is often the first call for journalists who seek help connecting to faculty experts or who wish to receive information about the University of Minnesota. From news releases to expert alerts to interviews on timely topics, University Public Relations provides the resources journalists need for their reporting in all areas of public interest.