UMN in the News
Distracted driving is responsible for killing around 70 Minnesotans each year, despite the fact that it's illegal to take your phone out while operating a vehicle. An event aimed at stopping the habit was held at the University of Minnesota on Saturday.
The Minnesota Daily
In the mid-1990s, University of Minnesota ecology professor David Tilman and his team of researchers set up the world’s first biodiversity experiment — a study of diversity within ecosystems — forever changing the way scientists and researchers look at ecosystems.
An announcement expected Monday in New York will break the news that Minneapolis will host a major global conference on sustainability that will attract the former heads of state of nearly 100 countries to Minnesota in October 2015.
Dim lighting and ambient noise may lead to more out-of-the-box ideas. U of M Carlson School of Management professor Kathleen Vohs comments on her research.
The University of Minnesota has created an $80,000 scholarship in honor of former President Bill Clinton to benefit two graduate students in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Humphrey dean Eric Schwartz comments.
Morris Sun Tribune
With 532 new students on campus this fall, enrollment is strong at the University of Minnesota, Morris. More than 30 percent of the campus community’s newest members are students of color – the highest percentage in the University of Minnesota system. U of M Morris director of admissions Bryan Herrmann comments.
The Minnesota Daily
On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum kicked off one of its largest public fundraising campaigns in the nearly 60 years since its opening. The arboretum, which has already raised nearly $45 million from private donors since 2011, hopes to make an additional $15 million from public contributions to fund new renovations and attractions for visitors.
The nature of chimp violence may shed light on barbarism in humans. U of M CLA and CSE professor Michael Wilson comments on his research.
The University of Minnesota celebrated a nearly $16 million renovation on a historic lab Tuesday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the U of M Law School on Tuesday.