April 24, 2015
University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Elizabeth Wilson has been selected to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Wilson, a leading researcher in energy and environmental policy and law, is one of 32 scholars chosen from more than 300 nominees and will receive a $200,000 award.
Three University of Minnesota professors have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. Dante Cicchetti, Allen Isaacman and Donald Truhlar.
Seven seniors at the University of Minnesota have been awarded grants to study and teach abroad following graduation by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Three were awarded study grants that will allow them to conduct research with faculty at foreign universities, one will complete a Masters degree, and three will work as teaching assistants in English language classes. The Fulbright grants cover all travel and living expenses for one academic year.
Named “Mesabi,” the supercomputer will increase the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute’s infrastructure for running complex research operations, while also extending the total number of research projects the institute can support at once. The system is projected to be one of the five fastest supercomputers used for academic purposes in the country, running about 3,864 times faster than a typical personal computer.
On Thursday, May 7 the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will host a public forum to hear from the University community and public regarding the development of an action and implementation plan to strengthen human subjects research practices at the University.
The following is from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.
The New York Times’ April 17 story raises important questions about medical research issues that we have been addressing since before this story and the recent Legislative Auditor’s report. We fully acknowledge that we must do better and I am committed to leading that change.
April 17, 2015
Biological diversity brings beauty and variety to our lives and to the world around us. It also could be the key to keeping ecosystems strong, according to a new University of Minnesota study published April 17 in the journal Science.
April 16, 2015
For the first time dark matter may have been observed interacting with other dark matter in a way other than through the force of gravity. Observations of colliding galaxies made with European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have picked up the first intriguing hints about the nature of this mysterious component of the Universe.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testified before the Minnesota House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee today, urging policymakers to increase new funding for the U of M over the next two years.
The following are excerpts from Kaler’s remarks to committee members as they weigh the higher education omnibus bill: