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Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film—only 20 layers of atoms—to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits.

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I am grateful to Governor Dayton for his proposed increased investment in the University of Minnesota. We share a goal to maintain access and affordability for all qualified Minnesota students. With this funding, we will be able to freeze tuition for all Minnesota resident students for the next two years.

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WHO: 1,700 middle school students from nearly 20 schools; about 300 University of Minnesota science and engineering students
WHAT: College of Science and Engineering Expo featuring more than 30 exhibits by University of Minnesota science and engineering students aimed at engaging middle school students
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3; Exhibits—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Raptor Show—12:45 p.m.
WHERE: Exhibits—Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis; Raptor Show—Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

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On Feb. 25, 2015, the University of Minnesota announced a change in its approach to the use of suspect descriptions in Crime Alerts on the Twin Cities campus.

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The University of Minnesota today announced the selection of M.A. Mortenson Company as the construction manager for the upcoming construction of the University’s new Athletics Village.

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An independent review of human subjects research at the University of Minnesota has been completed. The report examines protections within research of human subjects with diminished functional abilities during the years 2011-2014.

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The University of Minnesota is a world-class research institution with a proud legacy of groundbreaking discoveries that have improved human health and our communities. Protection of human subjects and ethical behavior in that endeavor are of the highest importance.

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The Bell Museum of Natural History has brought together a local artist and University of Minnesota faculty to examine the reality of bird collisions with human-built structures. The exhibit highlights both the tragic loss of individual birds and the scientific analysis of whether this mortality affects overall bird populations.

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Feb. 25:  Frontiers in the environment: What do sustainability and happiness have in common?

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