Nick Smith
Feature

A broad educational foundation

As someone who started in medical sales and now works in data analysis, alum Nicholas Smith encourages graduates to keep an open mind about their career paths.

Chris Bent and Mary Olson Cornils Baich
Feature

A legacy of leadership

Celebrating the first mother-daughter pair to receive MHA degrees from the School of Public Health.

Agriculture and Environment

Tim Johnson
Expert Alert

How to identify and eliminate high-risk Salmonella

Tim Johnson, a professor of poultry microbiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, shares his expert analysis on the utilization of cutting-edge genomics that enables poultry producers to identify and eliminate high-risk Salmonella.

Two women collecting water samples in the field
Feature

Hands-on experience in environmental research

Undergraduate students in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering have the chance to do field research with faculty and grad students to get a closer look at the careers they’re pursuing.

Architecture and Design

Arts and Humanities

Business and Management

Diptych of a stock photo and portrait. [Left] Photo by Getty Images of two holiday shoppers. [Right] Carlson School of Management Professor George John.
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Talking holiday shopping season advice with the U of M

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, there is a greater push than ever before to shop earlier for the holidays due to the global supply chain issues. Carlson marketing expert George John talks about what shoppers can expect over the coming weeks.

Campus Affairs

COVID-19 Stories, Insights, Expertise

Senior woman using laptop
Research Brief

Limited social media engagement may have caused older adults to miss out on resources and support early in the pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020, the federal government asked individuals to social distance from one another. In response, state, and local authorities nationwide began issuing curfews and recommendations to “shelter-in-place.” Many people worried the mental health of older adults would suffer from the negative effects of COVID-19 and social isolation. 

Woman on couch holding an iPad
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

Šišókaduta Joe Bendisckson
Feature

Šišókaduta: A keeper of the language

Curious about his Native language as a teenager, Šišókaduta Joe Bendickson learned Dakota at the U of M and now teaches the language to the next generation. He feels he’s in a race against time.

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

Image of Frances Fernandez
Expert Alert

Increased diversity demands diversifying traditional health care approaches

Health Services Management Faculty Director Frances Fernandez is available to comment on the growing urgency for health care systems and their leadership to reflect changes in the populations they serve, to provide services in ways that promote respect for cultural and language differences—approaches proven to increase treatment adherence and positive outcomes—and how these approaches can be integrated into health system operations today.

 

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D.
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Talking healthy holiday food habits with the U of M

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), answers questions about how to enjoy holiday eating while also making wise food choices for good, overall health.

Chris Bent and Mary Olson Cornils Baich
Feature

A legacy of leadership

Celebrating the first mother-daughter pair to receive MHA degrees from the School of Public Health.

Law and Policy

Science and Technology

Bio petroleum image
Research Brief

Chemical researchers invent bio-petroleum for sustainable materials

A team of researchers from the U.S. National Science Foundation Center for Sustainable Polymers based at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have developed a chemical technology of combined fermentation and chemical refining that can produce petroleum-like liquids from renewable plants. 

Solar flare
Research Brief

Large MeerKAT telescope data release reveals beautiful new cosmic puzzles

An international team, including lead researchers from the University of Minnesota and the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), have released highly detailed images of radio emissions from 115 clusters of galaxies that give new clues to the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout the Universe.

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.