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Portraits of William Herb and Gretchen Hansen
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Warm winter complications for Minnesota fish

The 2024 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener is approaching fast. While anglers are excited to kick off the summer fishing season, the unseasonably warm winter may have had an impact on fish in waterways across the state.

Professor Jesse Berman and an image of a wildfire
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Climate change, increased air pollution and long-term health

In early March, the National Weather Service issued the first Red Flag Warning of the year for counties in southeastern Minnesota. In addition, recently released seasonal climate data predict this spring and summer to be hotter and more humid than average in most of the U.S. and Canada. 

Left: Three students in an uniform work together at a desk. Right: Professor Kendall King
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Multilingual student education

As Minnesota schools have a growing amount of migrant, refugee and multilingual students, College of Education and Human Development Professor Kendall King can speak to trends in migration, multilingualism and teacher needs. 

Headshot of Mark Langanki next to an image of a system hacked warning alert on a laptop.
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Cybersecurity and Generative AI

 Artificial intelligence continues to rise in popularity as more people are using the technology for work, school and entertainment. 

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Winter weather’s impact on Minnesota tourism and the economy

Minnesota’s $22.8 billion tourism industry is a year-round venture drawing outdoors enthusiasts to every part of the state. But what happens when the snow and ice that make winter activities possible don’t materialize due to warmer weather? 

Three children’s books on a wooden table. The books are: “We are Branches,” “I'm From,” and “Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend.”
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Best books to give for the holidays in 2023

If you plan to follow the “four-gift rule” this holiday season — something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read — experts from the University of Minnesota Libraries recommend choosing books from a wide range of new releases. 

Portrait of Colin Planalp wearing a pink polo shirt and black glasses
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National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4-8) is an annual campaign to remind us all to get vaccinated against the flu and ensure you are up to date on all recommended vaccinations. 

Two images next to one another - one a headshot of Dr. Tim Schacker on the left, the other a red background with a red ribbon on top with the text World AIDS Day below it.
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World AIDS Day

Dr. Tim Schacker can discuss work being done at the University of Minnesota to advance HIV and AIDS research.

Portrait of Justin Revenaugh
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Iceland earthquakes may be warning of impending volcanic eruption

A state of emergency was declared this week for Iceland, as the area prepares for a possible volcanic eruption. So far, thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in the area, which has led to evacuations in Grindavik. Experts at the Icelandic Meteorological Office say that there is a “significant likelihood” of an eruption in the coming days.