September 12, 2014
Supporting student success — with a two-year tuition freeze for University of Minnesota resident students and ensuring access to state-of-the-art education and research facilities — while keeping Minnesota one of the healthiest states nationwide and promoting statewide economic development are the goals of President Eric Kaler’s FY2016-17 biennial budget request.
The Board of Regents reviewed Kaler’s proposal Sept. 11 and 12.
September 11, 2014
University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture begin a series of free dairy education seminars this month to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill.
The work of legendary chemistry professor Izaak M. Kolthoff in establishing the field of analytical chemistry as a scientific discipline has been named a 2014 American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmark. This is only the second American Chemical Society landmark designation in the five-state region. In 2007, 3M was recognized for the invention of Scotch tape.
University of Minnesota ecologist David Tilman has received a 2014 Balzan Prize in recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions in ecology. The international award comes with an $800,000 prize, half of which is to support young researchers working with Tilman.
September 9, 2014
Steve Eilertson, president of Grain Millers, Inc., will be presented with the University of Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year award at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. The ceremony will feature welcoming remarks from President Eric Kaler and also announce the winners of the 2014 Minnesota Cup, a competition that supports and encourages emerging entrepreneurs and highlights the position of the University as a hub for innovation.
September 8, 2014
Exploitation, violence and brutality play key operational roles in the juvenile sex trafficking business models in Minneapolis, according to a new study released today by Lauren Martin, director of research for the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), and Alexandra Pierce, president of Othayonih Research.
September 5, 2014
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will discuss for the first time President Eric Kaler’s proposed 2015 legislative budget request and the new Twin Cities campus strategic plan when they meet September 11 and 12.
September 5, 2014
Challenge extended and challenge accepted as University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will be doused with a cooler full of ice water during the second quarter of this Saturday’s Gopher game against Middle Tennessee State University as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
September 4, 2014
If you could look down from miles above the Earth’s surface and peer beneath the land’s surface, what would you see?
You would see, Jay Famiglietti says, that stores of groundwater in many parts of the world are declining. Most of that decline is the result of over-pumping, especially for agricultural irrigation.