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U of M helps startup Resynergi create energy from plastic waste and biomass

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California company Resynergi draws on U of M expertise to develop tech that converts plastic and biomass into energy. 

U study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom

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Jurors could soon appropriately integrate brain-based memory reading evidence in evaluation of criminal defendants.

Research study gives new insight into how cancer spreads

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Discovery could have a major impact on therapies to prevent the spread of cancer.

Summit Medical gains FDA clearance on U of M-developed jaw fracture device

The U of M and Summit Medical announced that a new, non-invasive device to support jaw fractures is approved by the FDA.

Maintaining access and affordability guides proposed FY 18 U of M budget

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President Kaler’s proposed FY 18 operating budget maintains a commitment to access and affordability for all students.

Bernard Gulachek named U of M VP for information technology and CIO

Bernie Gulachek has been appointed VP for information technology and CIO, pending approval by the Board of Regents. 

Predatory use of criminal justice


Cities target low-income citizens, people of color with fines and fees, U researchers say.

Opening up African American history

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Umbra Search gives free digital access to archival material across the United States.

Gophers score well with B1G academic honors

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Twelve dozen University of Minnesota student-athletes were honored on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports, the conference announced on May 31.

Regents invite comments on proposed 2018 operating budget

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Regents will launch a new online feedback form to gather input on the president’s recommended budget. 

We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to fix it

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UMN researchers explain threats biodiversity faces and the opportunity we have to save species before it’s too late.


Help astronomers find ‘baby’ galaxies that give birth to new stars


A new UMN-led citizen science project uses the public to find “baby” galaxies that are giving birth to new stars.