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Another Banner Year for Women’s Hockey

The two Gopher women's hockey captains hoist the WCHA championship trophy.

The No. 2-ranked Golden Gopher women's hockey team clinched its third straight WCHA regular-season title—and ninth overall—with a 2-0 win and series sweep over No. 6 Minnesota Duluth at Ridder Arena on Feb. 14.

University receives $17.8 million NSF grant for Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Replace Petroleum with Sugar?

Kechun Zhang in his lab, holding a large Erlenmeyer flask with a yellow liquid with foam at the top; this is a bacterial culture.

Invented by Kechun Zhang and colleagues, a biodegradable polyester made from sugar could replace the environmentally damaging petroleum-based materials in plastic bags and other products.

U of M Twin Cities top 5 in Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings

Public safety exercise to occur on U of M Minneapolis campus on Feb. 19

The Minnesota National Guard 55th Civil Support Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and University of Minnesota partners will participate in a public safety training exercise on Feb. 19.

U of M president to testify Feb. 18 before MN House Committee on Higher Ed

An Empty Stomach Can Lead to an Empty Wallet

Bringing Global Adventure to the Classroom

Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Researcher Aaron Doering shares astonishing stories of climate change with millions—including students in classrooms across all 50 states and six continents.

Hibernation Holds Secrets for Our Health

A researcher holds a baby black bear

Paul Iaizzo’s research partnership with Medtronic may lead to new treatments for heart failure, obesity, osteoporosis, and more.

Unraveling the complex web of global food trade