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The ninja warrior entomologist

Eric Middleton adorned with a few insects amidst flowers.

Ph.D. student Eric Middleton combines a lifelong love of insects and an aptitude for overcoming obstacles.

Mentoring for the future

Mohamed Addani.

U of M Rochester student Mohamed Addani is introducing Somali youth to inspiring career opportunities.

A perfect blend of art and science

Carmen Martin in front of the new Bell Museum's mammoth exhibit

Carmen Martin’s varied interests have taken her down a path of discovery she could never have predicted.

University of Minnesota Alum Awarded National Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Diplomacy

Eric Chu

Eric Chu, a 2013 graduate of the College of Biological Sciences, has been named a 2018 Thomas Pickering Fellow.  

Minnesota finishes 19th in Directors' Cup standings

A man holds a giant M flag on the berm at Siebert Field.

The U of M ended the 2017-18 school year ranked 19th out of 291 schools in the final Learfield Directors' Cup standings.

The tick warrior

A female deer tick, black except for red on rear abdomen, on a white person's hand.

Researcher Benjamin Clarke wants to steer us clear of deer ticks—and Lyme disease.

‘Not a party issue’

Madeleine Buchholz

U of M student Madeleine Buchholz works across party lines to tackle poverty.

‘Terrifying, difficult, and thrilling’

Manju Connolly.

Manju Connolly reflects on her first year of teaching math.

Ali captures NCAA title in steeplechase

Obsa Ali with a look of disbelief after winning the NCAA steeplechase title

Obsa Ali became the University of Minnesota men's track & field program's 14th national champion. 

A chemist for Cambridge

Merrick Pierson Smela, blond with a grin, poses next to the 3-d periodic table display in Kolthoff Hall.

Recent grad and Churchill Scholar Merrick Pierson Smela heads to England to study reproductive biology.

Surgery changes a med student’s path

Kent Peterson and his fiancee and parents

Kent Peterson changed career paths after his rare engagement in his dad’s transplant.

A better future for Ethiopia

Eleni Beshah, with magnificent hair drawn back, looks out and down a set of stairs.

Ethiopia stands to benefit from UMD chemical engineering student Eleni Beshah’s knowledge and skills.