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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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A first of its kind study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania has found that Republicans and Independents are more likely to disapprove of neuroscience-based legal reforms if the reforms are perceived as being too lenient on criminal defendants.

The finding is important because of the recent and extensive efforts to integrate neuroscience into the law in the new field of “neurolaw.”

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The University of Minnesota has selected the team that will lead the design of a new Bell Museum and Planetarium. Serving as lead architect on the project is the Minneapolis office of international architectural firm Perkins+Will.

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This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the premier of Minnesota: A History of the Land, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series produced by the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of Natural History and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). The series vividly depicts how the land has shaped the people and how the people have shaped the land as it continues to inspire viewers to consider the future health of Minnesota’s environment.

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The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced today that it has received $17.8 million in renewed funding over the next six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). The University of Minnesota was one of only 12 universities nationwide, including MIT, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Chicago, chosen to receive NSF funding this year for a materials research center.

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February 19, 2015

From a single ancient grain, we're harvesting new ways to feed the world.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will testify before the Minnesota House Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance hearing scheduled from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Room 5, State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul.

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With 63 graduates currently making a difference as Peace Corps volunteers, the University of Minnesota ranks No. 5 nationally on the Peace Corps annual list, moving up 5 spots from its position last year. The U of M is on the list for the 15th consecutive year, and also ranks No.

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The Minnesota National Guard 55th Civil Support Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and University of Minnesota partners will participate in a public safety training exercise on Feb. 19.

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