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Lifting the Smog

August 1, 2014

The evidence of air pollution in China is jarring at best. At worst, it's toxic. The U of M has been asked by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to help alleviate the problem. Professor David Pui and colleagues are finding creative solutions.

Source: U of M Giving

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The University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on discoveries of the next generation of biobased plastics. The Center for Sustainable Polymers will be one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in the entire nation.

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High retention rates, low debt burden and high graduate salaries are three reasons the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has been named a “rising star college” on Forbes magazine’s listing of America’s Best Colleges.

UMTC has climbed 435 spots since 2009 – to 108th in 2014 - the most by any college nationwide.

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Amber Jones.

The U’s McNair Scholars program prepares students to enter graduate and Ph.D. programs.

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WHAT: Members of the media are invited to join University of Minnesota professor and Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species (MAISRC) researcher Dr. Peter Sorensen and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they announce the successful installation of an underwater speaker system at Lock & Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis.               

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pellets streaming out of a prescription pill capsule.

U student Julie Corradi is dedicated to halting the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.

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Jordyn Reich, Karen Fiegen, Kira Erickson, Mary Ellen Berglund, and Crystal Compton.

July 16, 2014

Five College of Design students can lay claim to something typically reserved for astronauts—they’ve floated freely, miles above earth.

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