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Shinn Named Churchill Scholar

Max Shinn explains a concept in front of a blackboard.

Max Shinn, a senior studying neuroscience and mathematics, has been named a 2015 Churchill Scholar. Next year Shinn will study at Churchill College in Cambridge, and he hopes his research will eventually provide a new diagnostic tool to enable early identification and preventative care for mental illness.

Professor Massoud Amin named “Thought Leader of the Year” by Energy Thought Summit

The Energy Thought Summit (ETS) announced today that University of Minnesota Professor Massoud Amin received the first-ever “Thought Leader of the Year” award during ETS15, a worldwide conference that brings together leaders to debate the future of energy.

University of Minnesota researchers call for U.S. government to expand role in helping rebuild Somalia

As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government shift its work from peacekeeping to rebuilding in ways that will help grow Somalia’s economy.

U of M student start-ups win 2015 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on solar-powered microgrids for rural India and environmentally friendly feminine hygiene products have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2015 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

Black phosphorus is new ‘wonder material’ for improving optical communication

Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film—only 20 layers of atoms—to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits.

Interactive science exhibits to draw 1,700 middle school students to U of M campus

WHO: 1,700 middle school students from nearly 20 schools; about 300 University of Minnesota science and engineering students WHAT: College of Science and Engineering Expo featuring more than 30 exhibits by University of Minnesota science and engineering students aimed at engaging middle school students WHEN: Tuesday, March 3; Exhibits—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Raptor Show—12:45 p.m. WHERE: Exhibits—Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis; Raptor Show—Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

U of M president thanks Gov. Dayton for proposed full funding of tuition freeze

I am grateful to Governor Dayton for his proposed increased investment in the University of Minnesota. We share a goal to maintain access and affordability for all qualified Minnesota students. With this funding, we will be able to freeze tuition for all Minnesota resident students for the next two years.

Mortenson chosen to build new Gopher Athletics Village

U of M changes approach to suspect descriptions in Crime Alerts

Statement from President Kaler regarding the independent review of human subject research

University of Minnesota releases independent review of human research protections

An independent review of human subjects research at the University of Minnesota has been completed. The report examines protections within research of human subjects with diminished functional abilities during the years 2011-2014.