The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team finished second overall in the 2014 American Solar Challenge, an eight-day, 1,700-mile race that started in Austin, Texas on July 21 and ended at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis today.
A University of Minnesota parking lot will transform into a unique finish line as collegiate solar cars from around the world complete the American Solar Challenge in Minneapolis on Monday, July 28.
July 22, 2014
The University of Minnesota reaches a major milestone this week when it celebrates the completion of its role in building a 14,000-ton detector in northern Minnesota that could yield crucial information about the early moments of the universe. More than 700 University of Minnesota undergraduate students in 24 different academic majors built the detector over four years in a 125,000-square-foot warehouse in Minneapolis. The detector is one of the largest plastic structures in the world.
July 15, 2014
Seventeen new research projects involving University of Minnesota researchers and more than 65 food industry partners have been awarded $3 million in funds through the U’s MnDRIVE initiative, the university announced today.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. The awards honor the best of 2013’s published research and self-nominated graduate student papers that used MPC data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.
July 10, 2014
Conversion of grasslands to agricultural fields across Southeastern Minnesota is increasing groundwater nitrate contamination in private drinking water wells according to a new study by researchers with the University of Minnesota and the Natural Capital Project.
University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler today signed a contract extension to continue his presidency through June 30, 2020. The University’s Board of Regents approved the extension after a discussion and unanimous vote today.
A first-ever global census of Adélie penguins shows that the population is 3.79 million breeding pairs or 53 percent larger than previously estimated. Adélie penguins have long been considered a key indicator species to monitor and understand the effects of climate change and fishing in the Southern Ocean.