The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.
Using open textbooks can save students hundreds of dollars per semester. Making faculty aware that they are an option, though, remains a challenge, which is why the University of Minnesota is hosting the first meeting of its Open Textbook Network (OTN), Aug. 5-7.
Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.