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Saida Abdi
Expert Alert

Supporting Afghan Refugees

Saida Abdi, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development, provides expert comment on supporting Afghan refugees as they relocate to the United States.
 

Lydia Lahmann-Sharbonda
Feature

A life-changing experience

A U of M student was drawn to the field of health coaching after being diagnosed with a genetic disease that changed how she views the world.

A patient looks on as a medical professional reviews data on a computer screen inside a private exam room
Talking with U of M

Talking breast cancer with U of M

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, U of M expert Stuart Bloom talks about the subtle signs, risk factors and stigmas of breast cancer.

Black man uses a smartphone and laptop to browse the Spotify app.
Research Brief

Spotify is Powerful. Is it Biased?

Spotify is both a popular and influential player in the music industry. Does its power come with bias? After reviewing Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists, researchers found that, if anything, Spotify uses its platform to promote the underdog.

Brightly colored swirls of light
Research Brief

Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that deformations in quantum materials that cause imperfections in the crystal structure can actually improve the material’s superconducting and electrical properties. 

Woman on couch holding an iPad
Research Brief

People use Facebook as an emergency communication system during pandemic

The webpages of Facebook are a seemingly endless source of news, connection, and entertainment for billions of people. A new study from the School of Public Health (SPH) also finds that the social networking platform functioned as a kind of informal emergency broadcast system for people seeking critical information and support during the pandemic.