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Can innovative street furniture improve the way people perceive downtown? That was the question at the heart of a recent collaboration between the Downtown Improvement District and the University of Minnesota College of Design, which tasked undergraduate students working in an empty City Center retail space to activate public space and solve problems for the downtown traveler. U of M College of Design adjunct professor Tom Oliphant comment.

August 15, 2014


Minnesota has launched its new statewide system for helping sexually exploited youth that treats them as abused individuals needing help and support rather than as criminals. U of M Urban Research and Outreach Center research is cited.

August 15, 2014

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Scientists have known for a while that warming global temperatures are causing Arctic lakes to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas that leads to even more warming. U of M College of Biological Sciences' Jacques Finlay's research sheds light on the subject.

August 15, 2014

Climate Change

Study shows by expanding agriculture on the edges of regions that are already heavily farmed, about 6 billion tons of carbon can be saved worldwide. U of M Institute on the Environment's Justin Johnson comments on his research.

August 14, 2014


More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women. U of M School of Public Health's Katy Kozhimannil comments.

August 14, 2014


Bee colonies are dying off in alarming numbers in rural Minnesota and across the country, sparking worries about global food production and environmental health. It's a different story, though, in the hives on the roof of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Nurtured by University of Minnesota researchers and MIA staff, the bees here are doing quite nicely, thanks. They're healthy, breeding and making lots of honey. U of M Bee Squad's Becky Masterman comments.

August 14, 2014


Two beaches in Minneapolis remain closed for high levels of E. coli. A third beach, Lake Calhoun's 32nd Street Beach just re-opened last week after temporarily being closed due to E. coli levels being above the limit for state standards. U of M researcher Timothy Johnson comments.

August 13, 2014


U of M College of Liberal Arts'' William Beeman comments about the backlash of Turkey's support for the ISIL against Ankara with the leader of the Takfiri group threatening war against Turkey.

August 13, 2014

The New York Times

Becky Hammon’s being named the first full-time female assistant coach in the N.B.A. by the San Antonio Spurs may have started on a shared flight from the London Olympics. U of M Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport director Mary Jo Kane comments.

August 13, 2014

Yahoo News UK & Ireland

Broad-ranging genetic effects first came to light in a landmark study — Minnesota Twin Family Study — conducted from 1979 to 1999, which followed identical and fraternal twins who were separated at an early age. Researchers at the University of Minnesota, led by Thomas Bouchard, launched the landmark study in 1979.

August 12, 2014


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