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Cedar Creek Launches Citizen Science Project

citizen science

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

Greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on Philippine island

Mossy Luzon forest

Fifteen-year study reveals 93% of Luzon Island’s land mammals are found nowhere else

Butterflies’ diet impacts evolution of traits


Researchers find that access to specific nutrients can have long-term effects on fitness-related traits across species

Which invaders should be top priority?

japanese beetle

Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) requests public input on invasive plants and pets. 

‘Dirty’ mice model human biology better

White lab mouse with cute little snout pointed at us.

Questioning the use of mice never exposed to microbes in studies of the immune system

Georgios Giannakis awarded prestigious McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair


Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor awarded prestigious McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair by President Kaler

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

Bell Museum exhibit explores Russia’s Primorye region

Jonathan Slaght

“East of Siberia: Wildlife and Wild Places of the Russian Far East” explores endangered species and unique culture

Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes


The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in data

U appoints Samuel Mukasa as dean of College of Science and Engineering

Samuel Mukasa

Mukasa will lead University’s second-largest college

Wendy Gordon named 2016 Pew Scholar

Wendy Gordon

University of Minnesota researcher chosen for the highly selective Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences

Bell Museum launches the midwest’s first comprehensive online ‘Biodiversity Atlas’

Mississippi River

The Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota has launched the first web portal providing access to all of its biodiversity collections