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UMN Celebrates 200th Startup Company and Top Ranking for Technology Transfer

The University of Minnesota today announced that it has launched 200 startup companies since 2006, a significant milestone in its work to scale and commercialize ideas and inventions from labs and research facilities on its five campuses. The announcement coincided with a report released today by the group Heartland Forward that ranked the University of Minnesota Twin Cities first for technology transfer within the heartland, a 20-state region, and fifth among all U.S. public universities. 
 

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Research Brief

Highway death toll messages cause more crashes

Displaying the highway death toll on message boards is a common awareness campaign, but new research from the University of Toronto and University of Minnesota shows this tactic actually leads to more crashes.

Professor Joe Redden in the produce section of a grocery store.
Expert Alert

How to Grocery Shop Amid Inflation

Joe Redden with the Carlson School of Management shares five ways to be a savvier shopper as stores respond to inflationary pressures.

Ian Seidenfeld on the court in Tokyo
Feature

A legacy of champions

Ian Seidenfeld repeats his alumnus father’s Barcelona Paralympics feat, winning his own gold medal at the Tokyo games.

Tomme Beevas
Feature

Focusing on the issues

After winning the Food Network’s “Food Court Wars” in 2013 at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen’s Burnsville Center location, Tomme Beevas opened a second location: Pimento Jamaican Kitchen on Eat Street in South Minneapolis.

Portrait of Linli Xu outside on a sunny day
Expert Alert

The impact of Super Bowl ads

When it comes to television commercials, the Super Bowl is the biggest stage. But does the investment pay off? Assistant Professor Linli Xu speaks to how much of an impression Super Bowl commercials leave behind.

Portrait of Professor Kathleen Vohs leaning against a pillar outside
Talking with U of M

Talking holiday decision fatigue strategies with the U of M

From making a gift budget to determining travel plans, the list of decisions this holiday season can feel never-ending. Consumer psychologist Professor Kathleen Vohs shares what to keep in mind this holiday season to avoid decision fatigue.

Diptych of a stock photo and portrait. [Left] Photo by Getty Images of two holiday shoppers. [Right] Carlson School of Management Professor George John.
Talking with U of M

Talking holiday shopping season advice with the U of M

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, there is a greater push than ever before to shop earlier for the holidays due to the global supply chain issues. Carlson marketing expert George John talks about what shoppers can expect over the coming weeks.

Mark Bergen
Expert Alert

5 ways inflation might impact holiday shopping

Mark Bergen with the Carlson School of Management is available to comment on consumer takeaways amid supply chain issues, worker shortages, and the rising cost of consumer goods.