Kalodimos Awarded Sackler Prize

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Charalampos Kalodimos, professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, is a 2016 recipient of The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences. He was recognized for using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to produce “beautifully detailed characterizations of structure, function, and dynamics in a number of challenging and important biological systems.” Kalodimos uses NMR to investigate a broad variety of questions on topics ranging from cancer to molecular chaperones.

U in the News

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

P.J. Fleck has signed on as the new U of M Gopher football coach, as reported by Sports Illustrated; Richard Painter is quoted in The New York Times on the Senate confirmation hearings beginning without background checks; Yong-Zhong Qian is quoted in The Huffington Post on the expected 2022 explosion of a star; Mary Jo Kane is quoted in The Guardian on what Ronda Rousey’s downfall means for females in the UFC; Bill Arnold is featured at WCCO-TV on Minnesota becoming the first state to ban the germ killer triclosan; Jeylan Mortimer talks with Harvard Business Review on how unemployment affects twentysomethings’ self-worth; Miri Forbes and Robert Krueger author a piece in The Conversation about why sex gets better in our golden years; Jed Elison is quoted in Scientific American on why toddlers with autism avoid eye contact; David Johnson talked with Psychology Today about why false news endangers democracy.

Mohamed wins Josie Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nasreen Mohamed is the recipient of the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. Mohamed received the award for his passion for promoting inclusivity in his daily work and relationships. The Josie R. Johnson award was established in recognition of former U of M associate VP for academic affairs and first African American Board of Regents member, Josie R. Johnson.

Lonnquist receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Peg Lonnquist, director of the Women's Center in the Office for Equity and Diversity, has received the National Women's Studies Association Women's Center Lifetime Achievement Award. A social justice activist all of her life, Lonnquist seeks to empower people to bring their best work into the world. Lonnquist’s career and volunteer work toward equity includes serving as the Women’s Center Director at the University of Minnesota for 9 years, the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center director at Iowa State University for 4 years, the director of Woodswomen-Outdoor Adventures for Women for 2 years, and program coordinator for the International Girl Scouts and Girl Guides Center in Mexico.

U in the News

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Katy Kozhimannil co-authors research mentioned in a New York Times story on opioid dependency among infants in rural areas; Allison Hubel is featured in a Twin Cities Business story on the potential commercialization of a U blood-washing device; Stephen Glomb helps Forbes answer the mid-career question, 'What should I do next?'; Tim Johnson is quoted in a Scientific American story on a new kind of antibiotic resistance showing up on hog farms; Bob McMaster is quoted in an Associated Press story on the U’s plans to stop screening future students for felonies; David Samuels is quoted in a VICE News story on why Democrats and Republicans feel so differently about the economy.

Mayo wins Josie Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

J.B. Mayo, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award at the University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Breakfast on Nov. 17. Mayo was recognized for his dedication to equity and social justice in schools. Colleagues noted, in particular, his scholarship and outreach related to LGBTQ youth and teachers and his support for LGBTQ communities of color in school and community settings. 

IonE announces 2016 Mini Grant awards

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Promoting carless tailgating in Minnesota, installing wildlife camera traps in Botswana and connecting Native American students to indigenous communities are among 21 projects chosen to receive fall 2016 Institute on the Environment (IonE) Mini Grants. The projects will receive grants of up to $3,000 each for a total disbursement of $57,373.

U in the News

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rebecca Shlafer work with incarcerated women is featured in the MN Daily; Patricia Shannon is quoted in a Vice story about the mental costs of being a refugee in America; Al Levine has been named interim VP for Research as reported in the MN Daily; Neeraj Mehta weighs in at MPR News in a story about downtown Twin Cities investments displacing low-income renters; Apostolos Georgopoulos comments in an MPR News story on how to live with grace; Monica Haynes is quoted in a MinnPost story about the economics of communities outside the Twin Cities; Gail Buhl is interviewed in a WCCO story about the Raptor Center’s treatment of its 1,000th bird this year; Carrie Neerland is interviewed in a KARE 11 story about birthing slings potentially reducing the need for C-sections.

Behr named chancellor of University of Minnesota Morris

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Michelle Behr has been named chancellor of the University of Minnesota Morris. Behr’s appointment is effective Feb. 6, pending approval by the Board of Regents. Behr is currently the provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and dean of the college at Birmingham-Southern College. Prior to her arrival at BSC, she served variously as a faculty member, department chair, university assessment coordinator, and college dean at several public institutions of higher education. Behr received both a master's degree in anthropology and a Ph.D. in geography from Arizona State University. An active scholar, Behr has published and presented extensively on topics ranging from higher education leadership to population demography.

Patent roll call, fall 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Filing for a patent on a research discovery is more than just a way to protect the intellectual property behind it. Patents are often a crucial step toward moving breakthroughs beyond the lab and into the market, where they can benefit society. Congratulations to the U of M researchers who were recently awarded patents for their discoveries

U in the News

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Kathryn Cullen is mentioned in a KSTP story about U of M plans to study non-suicidal self-harm; as Minneapolis gentrifies, some of the last neighborhoods for the poor are now getting squeezed, says Ed Goetz in the Star Tribune; Larry Jacobs is quoted in a USA Today story about Trump’s change of heart regarding locking up Hillary Clinton; Steve Parente talks with the Star Tribune about how Trump's indecisiveness is creating uncertainty for Minnesota businesses; Keith Mayes is quoted in a KARE 11 story on a movie about a Supreme Court case on interracial marriage that is getting Oscar buzz; Tracey Deutsch is quoted at CBS News in a story about why we eat turkey at Thanksgiving; Maria Gini talks with MinnPost about how robots are changing Minnesota's workforce; Jean Wyman is quoted in the Chicago Tribune about falls increasing in among the elderly and how to prevent them.

2016 Award for Global Engagement

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The all-University Award for Global Engagement is given to faculty and staff members in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University or in their field or discipline. The 2016 recipients of the Award for Global Engagement are Anne M. D'Angelo, assistant dean for Global Initiatives, Carlson School of Management; R. Michael Paige, professor emeritus, College of Education and Human Development; and Robert A. Stein, Everett Fraser Professor of Law, Law School.

Gonzalez wins Witter Bynner Prize for Poetic Achievement

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

English Professor Ray Gonzalez has won the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetic Achievement from the Library of Congress. He will receive a $10,000 fellowship and have a reading within the actual Library of Congress.

Minnesota Alumni magazine receives multiple awards

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s quarterly magazine, Minnesota Alumni, received five awards for excellence from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) at its 20th Annual Excellence Awards Gala. The Excellence Awards recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievements. Competition categories include editorial, design, marketing, digital publishing and overall excellence. 

U in the News

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Jeff Bender spoke with Science Friday about what causes the common cold; Yuichiro Onishi wrote an opinion in MinnPost about leadership at the U of M; Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Roger Feldman and Bryan Dowd write in the Star Tribune that haste in jettisoning Obamacare will invite chaos; Richard Painter is quoted in Fast Company about the legality of Ivanka and Donald Trump using the presidency to market their products; David Levinson is quoted at Vox on Donald Trump's infrastructure plan; Chris Ison and Kate Peterson talk about the rise of fake news and how to tell the difference in the Pioneer Press.

U of M wins Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named the University of Minnesota the winner of its inaugural Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, and Engagement. The award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The University of Minnesota established a wide-ranging internationalization effort that spans the entire institution--from international students and study abroad to research projects and curriculum design.

U of M near top in the nation in study abroad, international students

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The University of Minnesota ranks high among universities in the nation in the number of students who study abroad as well as the number of international students hosted at the University, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

U in the News

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dave Garshelis is quoted in a National Geographic story showing a bear cub playing in a river; Erika Lee comments at MPR news on what the Trump victory means for Minnesotans feeling alienated by his rhetoric; Richard Painter is quoted at CNNMoney on the unprecedented potential conflicts of interest for President-elect Trump; Muhammad A Ahmad writes at Motherboard about virtual reality and how the dearly departed could come back to life; Katie Eichele is quoted in a Star Tribune story about how a U student’s rape has ignited a broader fight against assault; Philip Zelazo is quoted in a Vox story about the case for giving 16-year olds the right to vote; Patricia Frazier is mentioned in The Chronicle of Higher Education on a story about how some colleges are using teletherapy to reach more students.

Young Women's Initiative of Minnesota launched

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota (YWI MN) is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership between the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Governor’s Office of the State of Minnesota to achieve equity in opportunity. The Initiative, designed to be as participatory and inclusive as possible, is comprised of three core committees that will drive the work: Community-Specific Working Groups, a Young Women’s Cabinet, and the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota Council. The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has made a grant to the University of Minnesota’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center to conduct research, develop and run an intensive community action engagement process, and to manage project implementation. 

IonE welcomes 2017 Affiliates

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Institute on the Environment has named 12 IonE Associates, 34 IonE Fellows, 4 IonE Educators and 2 IonE Visiting Scholars to its 2017 cohort of IonE Affiliates. These researchers and thought leaders represent a spectrum of disciplines from across the University of Minnesota system and beyond and, together with previously selected fellows, form the intellectual foundation of IonE. The Affiliates program aims to build interdisciplinary scholarship and enhance the capacity of academic leaders to work with partners outside the University.

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