Resnick named president of Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Michael Resnick, professor of pediatrics and Konopka Chair in Adolescent Health and Development, has been named President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) for 2015-16. An interdisciplinary professional organization of adolescent health care providers and researchers, SAHM works to improve the physical and psychosocial health of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development, and research. 

Weisman Art Museum tops best college museums list

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The website CollegeRank named the Weisman Art Museum 3rd on its list of the 50 Most Amazing College Museums, and first among college art museums, after looking at factors such as the quality of exhibits, public access and how much the university or college reaches out to the community with educational programs.

U in the News

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jakub Tolar talks with WCCO about a procedure pioneered in Minnesota that is helping a Texas boy with rare skin disorder; You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss, with Traci Mann at Salon; research money is so scarce, some young scientists resort to crowd funding, says Brian Herman in the Washington Post; Michael Rodriguez talks with the MN Daily about the U’s new approach to reducing achievement gap; Ancel Keys talks with The Atlantic in “The Finnish Town that went on a diet”; Ellery Frahm talks with National Geographic on recent digs that reveal the stone-age weapons industry had a staggering output. 

UMTC among top 65 employers in the nation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus was named by Forbes magazine and Statista as one of America's Best Employers of 2015. Five hundred employers were selected for the honor out of more than 20,000 U.S. companies nationwide. Forbes ranked UMTC 10th in education and 65th overall.

Tageldin awarded Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shaden Tageldin, associate professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and director of the African Studies Initiative, has been awarded a 2015 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies. One of only 11 recipients nationwide, Tageldin will hold her fellowship in 2016–17 at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, where she will work on her second book, Toward a Transcontinental Theory of Modern Comparative Literature.

James Cloyd to receive Sumner J. Yaffe Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

James Cloyd, College of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive the Sumner J. Yaffe Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics by the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

U in the News

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Minnesota livestock producers had a profitable 2014 according to a U of M Extension co-authored report, reports MPR; Eric Schwartz is quoted at KARE 11 on the agreement to neutralize Iran's nuclear power; Thomas Fisher spoke with MPR about the Walker Art Center's planned $24 million makeover of its outdoor space; Paul Iaizzo's bear research is featured in the Duluth News Tribune; and Stephen Zitzow answers WCCO's Good Question: What are our busiest freeways.

2015 Distinguished McKnight University Professors

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Five faculty have been named 2015 Distinguished McKnight University Professors. The Distinguished McKnight University Professorship program recognizes outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status. 2015 Recipients are George Heimpel, Alexandra Klass, Jean O'Brien, Frank Symons, and Jakub Tolar.

2015-16 IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Study has announced Research and Creative Collaboratives for 2015-16. These fourteen collaborative groups are organized by a diverse set of co-conveners who represent 28 departments in nine schools and colleges on two system campuses, as well as four outside organizations. Their work will span performing arts, computer science, environmental policy, philosophy, design, and more.

U of M selected as hub for NIH REACH program

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The University of Minnesota has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of three Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) sites nationally to establish a university-wide strategic framework promoting commercialization and technology transfer in the life sciences and biomedical technology. Supported by a $3 million NIH grant with another $3 million in matching U funds, the MIN-REACH program will provide commercial expertise and resources for the development and commercialization of diagnostics, therapeutics, preventive medicine and medical devices. It will fund between 10 and 20 research projects a year.

Resilient Communities Project award

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the MAGS/ETS Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education Award. Jointly sponsored by the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) and Educational Testing Service (ETS), this annual award is given to a MAGS member institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to domestic and international graduate education at both the graduate school and program level.

U in the News

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kathryn Cullen comments at MPR on U of M human subjects research reform; Brian Herman is quoted in the MSP Business Journal on the U's NIH award to become a tech transfer hub; the Star Tribune took a look inside the myth-busting lab of food psychologist Traci Mann; Tom Fisher talks about his new role at the U with Finance & Commerce, as he steps down as dean of the College of Design; dean of nursing Connie White Delaney talked with MPR about the U's opening of the first nurse-led clinic; Joe Gaugler talked with KSTP about the growing number of Minnesotans affected by Alzheimer's.

2015 Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture recipients

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stanley Diesch is among the recipients of the 2015 Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. The prize is awarded annually by the U’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. As a professor of veterinary medicine and large-animal/public health veterinarian, Diesch established the Minnesota Food Animal Disease Reporting System that became the prototype for the national reporting system. Diesch’s expertise in prevention and control of animal diseases is sought after by scientists around the world. Other recipients include business leader Gerhardt Fick and family-farm owner and leader in soybean promotion Mike Yost.

U in the News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

William Frey is featured in a Star Tribune story about the benefits of crying; Why can’t ex-cons vote? Christopher Uggen comments at Slate; Miles Shaver and Myron Orfield are featured on PBS NewsHour regarding the sharp racial inequality gap in the Twin Cities; obesity research by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer is mentioned in the New York Post.

Spring 2015 patent roll call

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Patents play an important role in bringing cutting-edge research to the market. By protecting intellectual property, patents allow research breakthroughs to thrive and become solutions to real-world problems. 

UMN in the News

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Research by Myron Orfield about the unintended consequences of affordable housing policies is discussed in an editorial by Star Tribune; Phyllis Moen is quoted in the NY Times about intergenerational family relationships; research by Kristin Nelson and Nicholas Martini about the negative consequences of lawn fertilization is featured in the Washington Post; Julian Marshall talks with Discovery about why cleaner power is needed to make electric cars greener; Sam Bauer talks lawn care tips with WCCO; Doug Hartmann answers WCCO’s Good Question: What happened to boxing? 

Massoud Amin named Thought Leader of the Year

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Energy Thought Summit (ETS) announced that University of Minnesota Professor Massoud Amin received the first-ever “Thought Leader of the Year” award during ETS15, a worldwide conference that brings together leaders to debate the future of energy. The award recognizes an individual with an inventive, brave vision to inspire the global energy ecosystem. Amin was selected by a committee of 175 peers around the world for outstanding contributions to energy knowledge exchange and thought leadership in 2014.

Chris Nachtsheim receives Brumbaugh Award

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Professor and Frank A. Donaldson Chair in Operations Management Chris Nachtsheim has received the prestigious Brumbaugh Award for the fourth time. The award, presented by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), honors the paper published in the preceding year that has made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.

UMN in the News

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Etymologist Anatoly Liberman explains the origins of 'uff da' and 'put it in your pipe and smoke it with MPR; Erika Lee of the Immigration History Research Center is quoted in WCCO’s Good Question: Where do our immigrants come from?; Megan Gunnar talks with MPR in “Can family secrets make you sick?”; Paul Vaaler is interviewed by WCCO about Minnesotans on the Forbes’ billionaires list; a new study by Byron Steinman referenced in the LA Times offers reasons for a temporary global warming hiatus.

2015 Horace T. Morse Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education recipients

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sarah Buchanan, French, Division of the Humanities, University of Minnesota Morris
Charles Randall Fletcher, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
A. Peter Hilger, Construction and Facility Management, Undergraduate Programs, College of Continuing Education
Rashné Jehangir, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Development
Frank M. Kelso, Department: Mechanical Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
Oliver Nicholson, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Ted M. Pappenfus, Chemistry, Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota Morris
R. Lee Penn, Chemistry, College of Science and Engineering

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