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A Minnesota dentist and avid big-game hunter said he regrets killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe and will cooperate with any criminal investigation. 

July 28, 2015


Research by Pinar Karaca-Mandic, School of Public Health, and Paul Ma, Carlson School, is featured.

July 27, 2015
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Paul West, lead scientist for the Global Landscapes Initiative at the U’s Institute on the Environment, is featured.

July 27, 2015

Star Tribune

Ian MacRae, UMC professor of entomology, Extension specialist in soil nutrient management Dan Kaiser, aerospace fellow Hamid Mokhtarzadeh, and Extension entomologist Bob Koch are featured.

July 27, 2015


State researchers have a new ally in the battle against the emerald ash borer.

It's a wasp called the Cerceris fumipennis – otherwise known as the smoky winged beetle bandit. And researchers say by monitoring the wasps, and the beetles they collect, they can learn just how far the EAB has spread.

July 20, 2015
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Netting Wasps To Help Fight Emerald Ash Borer

Business Insider

Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study found.

"We were surprised to find the importance of cleaning air not just in the dirtiest parts of the world -- which we expected to find -- but also in cleaner environments like the US, Canada and Europe," co-author Julian Marshall of the University of Minnesota said in the study published by Environmental Science & Technology, on Tuesday.

June 16, 2015

USA Today

The University of Minnesota Design School and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport are partnering with young Muslim girls to design a sports uniform that won't get in the way of their relgious beliefs. VPC

June 12, 2015
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Muslim Girls Design Their Own Culturally Appropriate Basketball Uniforms
New uniforms score points for modesty for Muslim girls


The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Vikings are teaming up to fund 10 projects that will enhance neighborhoods surrounding TCF Bank Stadium.

The $132,000 comes from the University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund and the Minnesota Vikings Partnership Fund. It’s the second consecutive year of investment and is part of the Vikings’ agreement to play at TCF Bank Stadium while the new NFL stadium is being built downtown; the team agreed to offer $90,000 in cash and $35,000 in services to the U of M Good Neighbor Fund for 2014 and 2015.

June 10, 2015


Do you think warthogs are camera shy? Are anteaters more photogenic than ostriches? Thanks to an international project documenting the mysterious life of animals in eastern Africa we might be able to find out.

June 9, 2015
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