July 24, 2015
The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory is partnering with TomTom to create a national dataset that studies and illustrates accessibility to jobs by automobiles and mass transit throughout the country.
“Accessibility metrics indicate how well a transportation system fulfills the goal of connecting users to valuable destinations,” says Observatory director Andrew Owen.
July 20, 2015
New University of Minnesota Police Chief Matthew Clark will be officially sworn in on Wednesday, July 22 in the Beacon Multi-Purpose Room at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.
July 17, 2015
Genetic differences between hemp and marijuana determine whether Cannabis plants have the potential for psychoactivity, a new study by University of Minnesota scientists shows.
July 15, 2015
Species invasions come at a high cost. In the United States, the annual cost to the economy tops $100 billion a year and invasive plant infestations affect 100 million acres.
Draining tropical peatlands for oil palm plantations may result in nearly twice as much carbon loss as official estimates, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment and the Union of Concerned Scientists in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
July 8, 2015
New virtual engagement opportunities are proving popular with University of Minnesota alumni. More than 5,500 participants — in 45 states and 15 countries — used webinars from the U’s Alumni Association (UMAA) during the last year. This and other efforts were highlighted by UMAA President and CEO Lisa Lewis in her annual report to the Board of Regents at its meeting today.
July 7, 2015
A new online certificate program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in June, is the first of its kind to prepare the next generation of creative and committed leaders of election administration. The Certificate in Election Administration program will provide relevant and rigorous professional training to those who run election systems throughout the United States as well as post-baccalaureate students.