The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. The awards honor the best of 2014’s published research and self-nominated graduate student papers that used MPC data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.
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 The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.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.