November 26, 2014
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That’s because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
November 25, 2014
Select U of M-related events are listed below. For the full U of M events calendar, click here.
Thursday, December 4 – Eyes on the Universe gallery tour
Graduate student Melanie Galloway will discuss the relationship between black holes and the characteristics of their host galaxies. Thousands of citizen scientists have helped advance her research—learn how you can help.
Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) during the first two weekends in December for a dazzling light show designed by students. The high-tech light show is bigger and better this year featuring more than 100,000 LED lights and laser projection set to music, some of which is written and recorded by University of Minnesota students.
Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance and reduced chronic absences compared to children who attended part-day preschool, according to a study by the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
November 19, 2014
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects reported, by University of Minnesota researchers in this week’s issue of PLOS Genetics, has uncovered a chink in HIV-1’s armor that may, at least in part, explain the puzzling difference — and potentially open the door to new treatments.
November 18, 2014
Math plus science equals a day of fun and learning for the whole family at the University of Minnesota’s annual Math and Science Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the University’s Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Free U of M string backpacks will be given away to the first 1,000 kids while supplies last.
As part of the University of Minnesota’s 2016-2017 biennial budget request to the Minnesota Legislature, the University is seeking $6.25 million for the Initiative for Sustainable Mining Solutions. The Initiative will develop the tools, resources and expertise needed to assist short- and long-term research concerning mining technologies, human health and safety and Minnesota’s environment.
November 17, 2014
The annual “Open Doors” report on international and study abroad students shows that the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus continues to rank in the top 20 in both categories, according to a release by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Monday.
November 13, 2014
What: A discussion among key health care experts to address challenges and opportunities for MNsure’s 2015 open enrollment period, which begins November 15. MNsure—the State of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange—expanded coverage and reduced the ranks of the uninsured during its first year of enrollment, but experienced major operational challenges, leaving Minnesotans questioning its effectiveness.