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New Arboretum director brings a familiar face, new ideas

Photo of Peter Moe

Current Interim Director Peter Moe has been named Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Ten #UMNonaStick things to do at the fair

A marching band wearing gold T-shirts walks while playing at the Minnesota State Fair with the Skyride operating overhead.

From raptors and bees to performances and freebies, the U has something to offer everyone at the Minnesota State Fair.

U of M plans new investment in ag research, education and Extension

Woman holding goat

Nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity will help hire scientists and improve infrastructure.

White Earth Nation students learn about transportation, safety

A student maneuvers a pedal cart through orange cones.

More than 40 White Earth Nation students learned about transportation topics in a special daylong, interactive session.

Bell Museum + Planetarium names new executive director

Denise Young

Denise Young will assume her new role at the Bell on September 12.

Cedar Creek Launches Citizen Science Project

citizen science

Research station offers unique opportunity for public to participate in wildlife tracking survey at research site

Widening the focus on water

A man and child peer off of a dock and into a body of water.

U of M Extension provides research and education on managing Minnesota’s water resources to partners across the state.  

Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in rural Minnesota

Family members slice tomatoes on a cutting board.

U nursing professor Jayne Fulkerson is partnering on a new family-based project to help boost healthy eating habits.

U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

newly discovered Cluster RGZ-CL

Crowdsourcing participants and U astronomers discover a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away

Xcel-ent for butterflies

Purple, yellow, and green vegetation by a lake.

Thanks to a keen-eyed U student, butterflies will soon find plenty of food next to Xcel Energy substations.

Crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams

Eckert Telegraph

U researchers part of national crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams

Protecting pregnant women in Uganda

A Ugandan woman with her young child on her back

Grad student Sonja Ausen-Anifrani is working to deliver key information in text messages to expectant mothers in Uganda.