Agriculture and Environment

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Wild times

Alumnus Olivia LeDee and the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center are helping fish and wildlife adapt to the changing climate.

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Warm winter complications for Minnesota fish

The 2024 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener is approaching fast. While anglers are excited to kick off the summer fishing season, the unseasonably warm winter may have had an impact on fish in waterways across the state.

Architecture and Design

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Talking autism-friendly colors with U of M

Selecting paint colors for your living room, office or classroom can be a big decision — one that impacts not only the feel of the room but the emotions of those within it. Research suggests color may play an even more important role for children with autism.

Arts and Humanities

The four subjects of the 2024 edition of Where it Starts series

Where it starts

Lives and identities are shaped by decades and centuries. They can be forever altered in minutes or seconds. For the individuals and communities who continue to make Black history at the University of Minnesota and beyond, change starts wherever the powers of creativity, vision, and joy meet.

Business and Management

Campus Affairs


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Expert Alert

Multilingual student education

As Minnesota schools have a growing amount of migrant, refugee and multilingual students, College of Education and Human Development Professor Kendall King can speak to trends in migration, multilingualism and teacher needs. 


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Talking loneliness with U of M

The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared loneliness an epidemic and a threat to public health, and estimates note about half of the U.S. population is experiencing loneliness. Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health answers questions about loneliness and steps people can take if they’re experiencing it.  

Law and Policy

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Expert Alert

Legalizing marijuana in Minnesota

Peter Morrell, a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, is available to provide expert commentary as Minnesotans prepare for this transition.

Science and Technology

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Talking Minnesota’s migratory birds with U of M

Avian Ecologist Steve Kolbe with the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth answers questions about migratory bird populations in Minnesota, their migration routes and patterns and the condition of their habitats.

Sports and Recreation

Anna Goorevich stands in front of a soccer field.

Empowering sport for all

After injuries ended her playing career, PhD student uses research to help make sport a better place for all athletes.

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Talking distance running with U of M

As runners begin preparations for races across the state in the coming months, Christopher Lundstrom, a lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, shares his expertise on how to train for upcoming races. 

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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.