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Kaler: Governor’s supplemental budget proposal reinforces U’s importance

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President Kaler: Governor’s supplemental budget proposal reinforces U’s importance to Minnesota

From Sugar Beets to Spandex

Dried, broken cornstalks stand in a harvested field.

U researchers have engineered microbes to turn agricultural waste like cornstalks and sugar beet pulp into products like chicken feed and even spandex.

$100 million in HEAPR funding tops University of Minnesota 2016 capital request priorities

As part of the University of Minnesota’s 2016 capital request of the Legislature, U of M officials today emphasized the urgency for $100 million in critical Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) projects to maximize and extend the life of facilities that serve students, faculty and staff system-wide.

School of Public Health researcher examines impact of pets on cardiovascular risk prevention

Pets could be beneficial to our health.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Red Wing

On Tuesday, March 22, the University of Minnesota hosts Minnesota Sparks in Red Wing, MN at the Red Wing Golf Club. The event brings three University researchers—who are tackling the area’s most critical issues—into conversation with the community.

U of M study finds student transit pass program provides significant benefits

SPH study shows importance of caregiver’s role in fostering academic success among African American youth

New research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds academic success of African American...

University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Rochester Campuses Meet All 21 Accreditation Requirements

The University of Minnesota recently received news from the Higher Learning Commission that the commission has formally accepted the conclusions of the accreditation team that visited the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses last October.

U of M student start-ups win 2016 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on providing clean water through micro-entrepreneurs and bringing fashion and healing together to empower and employ Native Americans have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2016 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.

Researchers propose satellite mission to improve understanding of global vegetation change

Researchers from a NASA-sponsored working group on satellite monitoring of global terrestrial biodiversity, including University of Minnesota associate professor Jeannine Cavender-Bares, have called for a satellite mission to track global changes in plant functional diversity.

Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts

A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes.

U of M President presents 2016 legislative priorities to Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee

Today, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler presented the University’s 2016 legislative priorities to the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee.