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Inside This Issue: 
  • Joan Gabel named U of M presidential finalist.
  • Board of Regents meets Dec. 13-14.
  • Features: Can exercise delay dementia symptoms?; Clean air, healthy swine; Letting nature do its work.
  • People: Carol Ishimaru and Natalia Tretyakova have been elected AAAS fellows; and more.

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: Brief will not publish Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. Weekly publication will resume Jan. 9.

Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting to consider presidential candidates.
  • Features: Silent seizures: seeds of Alzheimer’s disease?; Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis.
  • People: An anonymous faculty member and spouse have committed $1 million to support graduate students at the College of Design; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Retail Transformation by Design: collaborating to build rural business; Keeping aging brains healthy: lessons from genes; Researchers stop ‘sneaky’ cancer cells in their tracks; Brown rot, green energy.
  • People: U of M alumnus Alan Page was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Solutions at the Grassroots: empowering Minnesotans to end addiction; Building a baseline for Biocomputing; Trans teens' health.
  • People: Two nursing faculty have been named to the inaugural class of fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Sowing the Seeds of Success: a new set of learning tools for Minnesota’s farmers; Bringing back the bison; Stopping the spiny water flea; Faith-based medicine; Outwitting oat rust.
  • People: The College of Science and Engineering will lead and house a new $10.3 million Center for Spintronic Materials in Advanced Information Technologies; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: The New Shape of Medicine: how 3D printing may save lives; Immigration to the United States changes a person’s microbiome; Roadside attractions; 8 things we learned about a clean water future.
  • People: Recipients of the 2018 Award for Global Engagement; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: From Garlic to Grocery: turning empty trucks into bigger business for rural Minnesota; Startups help medical discoveries reach patients, clinics; Move to better housing has opposite effects on girls’, boys’ binge drinking.
  • People: The Borchert Map Library is the recipient of the Governor’s Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Sleeping Beauty, Sleeping Giant: a breakthrough treatment in the fight against cancer; Boosting biodiversity… and a local economy; Getting to the root of wild rice.
  • People: The School of Public Health and Minnesota partners have been awarded a $4 million grant to improve patient care; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents October meeting highlights.
  • Features: Our Lake, Our Legacy: protecting Minnesota’s life at the lake; Researchers discover new type of stellar collision; Researcher makes history at the bottom of the world.
  • People: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal has been inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets Oct. 11-12.
  • Features: Unlocking Mechanical Minds: using robots to help diagnose autism; Finding good food close to home.
  • People: The U of M has received a $1.75 million NSF grant to research autonomous vehicles; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • New Driven to Discover campaign launches.
  • U of M, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services agreement.
  • Feature: The First Kiss: worth waiting for.
  • People: The Robina Institute will participate in a national research and reform effort to make probation and parole systems fairer and more effective; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: To Puerto Rico with love--and medical expertise; Back in the rhythm; Loyal companions.
  • People: Synthetic biologist Kate Adamala is among a group of researchers funded through a $12 million NSF project to advance work on biocomputers; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents September meeting highlights.
  • Features: On ice; More than the sum of its parts.
  • People: Michael Goh has been appointed vice president for equity and diversity; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets Sept. 13-14.
  • Features: They’ve done their time; Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain.
  • People: The University of Minnesota has received a three-year, $1.43 million NSF grant to advance machine learning techniques; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’; Turtle power; No simple decisions.
  • People: U of M researchers have received $8 million to study the fundamental science of waves; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Presidential Search Advisory Committee listening sessions.
  • Features: Helping Minnesota hops grow; New material could improve efficiency of computer processing and memory; Helping startups succeed and stay in the Midwest; Third act.
  • People: Nine faculty from across the U of M system have been selected for the 2018-19 Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Faculty Cohort Program; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • The Great (University of) Minnesota Get-Together.
  • Features: Bee love; To touch the sun; New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries.
  • People: The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota has announced the first Chainbreaker Breakthrough Cancer Research Grant; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish next on Aug. 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • University of Minnesota presidential search launch.
  • Features: Testing more reliable materials for nuclear energy; Taking the plunge to fight aquatic invaders; How practicing mindfulness bolsters executive function skills of preschoolers; Keeping ethics at the center of animal research.
  • People: John Bischof has been appointed director of the U of M Institute for Engineering in Medicine; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on Aug. 8 and 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • Board of Regents July meeting highlights.
  • Features: The tick warrior; Bell Museum’s new planetarium brings the universe home; Care for the caregiver; Keeping ecosystems complex; University research a common thread at new Bell Museum.
  • People: President Kaler has announced his decision to step down as president on July 1, 2019; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on July 18 and Aug. 8 and 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • Board of Regents June meeting highlights.
  • Working to strengthen M Health.
  • Features: The grip game; A smartphone app that collects travel data; Dancing with stars; Embracing the bump.
  • People: 2018 Research Infrastructure Awards announced; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on June 20, July 18, and Aug. 8 and 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • Board of Regents will meet June 7-8.
  • Features: Scientists discover new magnetic element; Can Zika fight cancer?; A brain out of tune; Genetic ‘switches’ linked to longer lifespans in mammals; Democracy of care.
  • People: Two U of M research teams have received this year’s Minnesota Futures grants; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on June 6 and 20, July 18, and Aug. 8 and 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • Board of Regents May meeting highlights and upcoming public input sessions.
  • Features: ‘This place makes good people’; New research sheds light on why certain oaks are found together; St. Paul’s son; A new spin on Parkinson's disease.
  • People: The U of M has been nominated as one of the world’s best at spinning off companies from research; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication notice: Brief will publish on May 16, June 6 and 20, July 18, and Aug. 8 and 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • Board of Regents meets May 10-11.
  • Features: Portrait in perseverance; The global earthworm invasion.
  • People: Peter Reich and Mikhail Shifman have been elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on May 16, June 6 and 20, July 18, and Aug. 8 and 22. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 29.

  • Features: Researchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin; Trusting to learn; U of M measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car; Researchers unveil Minnesota autism rates as part of nationwide CDC study; The small but mighty cell.
  • People: Erika Lee is a recipient of a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Her passion for cheese changed the family farm; Biomedical engineering faculty study how tumor cells move in patients; Developing the right skills for the job; Grassland plants react unexpectedly to high levels of carbon dioxide.
  • People: The Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Program has been awarded a Mellon Foundation Grant; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Bringing dental care to Minnesotans; Vaccines to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses.
  • People: Minnesota Masonic Charities will provide an influx of $25 million for the Masonic Cancer Center; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M launches cancer clinical trials network.
  • Feature: From battlefield to business.
  • People: Five new McKnight Presidential Fellows have been named; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Support the U Day is Apr. 10.
  • Features: Researchers uncover the farthest star ever seen; Assessing how alcohol affects the adolescent brain.
  • People: The NIH has awarded Dianne Neumark-Sztainer a $6.5 million Outstanding Investigator Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Features: A gene that preserves brain cells; Taking aim at cancer; Ending addiction in our communities.
  • People: Announcing the newly named Distinguished McKnight University Professors; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets March 22-23.
  • Features: Opioids not superior pain relievers; Healthily ever after; Teens in homeless families more likely to attempt suicide; BMT: The original cell therapy.
  • People: Nearly 70 M Health physicians have been honored as “Rising Stars” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations update: Supplemental Budget Request.
  • Features: See it in 3-D; Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk; Restoring health after cancer; Giving for good.
  • People: The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has awarded five new research grants for collaborative projects; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations update: Minnesota legislative session under way.
  • Features: Differences in drug addiction between the sexes; Shoring up Seemore the sea turtle’s shell; U scientists scan world’s first 10.5-Tesla human MRI image; Combating back pain without opioids.
  • People: U in the News features highlights of U faculty and staff cited in the media; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Non-invasive brain stimulation could help treat cerebral palsy; Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease.
  • People: Announcing the 2018 recipients of the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Awards; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M economic impact report.
  • Features: Neuromodulation gives new hope to paraplegic patients; Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate; HEAPR funding extends life of buildings, labs.
  • People: Larry Jacobs has been awarded the McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Affairs; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • 2018 State of the University address.
  • Features: Maroon and gold in the Olympics; Tracking brain health through life; Narrowing the diabetes race gap.
  • People: Lori Carrell has been named chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets February 8-9.
  • Features: Study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution; Research finds early childhood program linked to degree completion at age 35; Developing new dental devices for the elderly.
  • People: 2018 recipients of the John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M Legislative Kickoff events.
  • Features: Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams; Harmful turned harmless; A Decade of Connecting.
  • People: Nine faculty members have been named as the 2018-20 McKnight Land-Grant Professors; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Governor's support highlights impact of higher education.
  • The U of M is Minnesota’s skilled workforce.
  • Features: A climatologist for the people; Older Minnesotans love winter. How can we help them stay safe?; Addressing disparities in the child welfare system.
  • People: Gordon Burtch recently received the Association for Information Systems Early Career Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Seeing Alzheimer’s disease; Vital years; New discovery could improve brain-like memory and computing; Point A to Point B.
  • People: Sri Zaheer has been appointed a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents December meeting highlights.
  • Features: Pools apart; FDA approves innovative Parkinson’s device tested at U; Places for healing; Cancer fighter from Cameroon.
  • People: The College of Liberal Arts has received a $5 million gift from the estate of Hella Lindemeyer Mears; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Notice: Brief will not be published on Dec. 20, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3. The weekly schedule returns Jan. 10.

  • Board of Regents meets Dec. 14-15.
  • Features: Researchers 3D print lifelike artificial organ models; A wolf den and an opportunity; Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive.
  • People: Apostolos Georgopoulos was recently awarded the American Legion Distinguished Service Medal; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Notice: Brief will not be published on Dec. 20, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3. The weekly schedule resumes Jan. 10.

  • Features: Why autism strikes mostly boys; Protecting rights, fighting terrorism; From Alaska to Amazonia: first global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth; Researchers develop graphene nano ‘tweezers.’
  • People: 3M has invested $26 million in the University’s Driven campaign, which spans a 10-year period, including a new $8 million commitment; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: After cancer; Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate; MN-REACH drives medical innovation.
  • People: Nabil Matar will receive the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: ‘These deaths can be prevented’; Sit, stay, seizures; An 'unreal dream' becomes reality.
  • People: The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced that four U of M researchers have been named fellows; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Access to jobs by transit increases in many U.S. metros; New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable; U of M study affirms new strategies for reducing achievement gap.
  • People: Pinar Karaca-Mandic has received a $1.6 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U in the News features highlights of U faculty and staff cited in the media; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: ‘With this privilege comes the power to make change’; Curbing emissions to improve health; Renewable coal on the horizon; New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements closer to human trials; Wheat harvest shatters previous yield records.
  • People: U in the News features highlights of U faculty and staff cited in the media; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Joseph Gaugler.
  • Features: ‘I think I can’ is key to closing achievement gap in biology education; Nutritious U; Biology exams can put female students at a disadvantage; A new way to measure photosynthesis.
  • People: Recipients of the second phase of the U of M Driving Tomorrow research investments for interdisciplinary collaborations have been announced; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Karen Hsiao Ashe.
  • Features: Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars; A new look at freshwater sponges in Minnesota; Nitrous oxide emissions may get worse as climate warms.
  • People: Jakub Tolar has been named dean of the Medical School and interim VP for the Health Sciences; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Neil Henderson.
  • Board of Regents October meeting highlights.
  • Features: A quest to drill below the earth’s oldest ice; U scientists engineer species-like barriers to reproduction; Map of micronutrients shows importance of small and medium farms.
  • People: The NSF has awarded a $2.5 million grant to a team of researchers led by the U of M for a project to improve the quality of life in cities; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Tetyana Shippee.
  • The Board of Regents will meet Oct. 12-13.
  • Features: The peacemaker; Preserving history; Study shows way to find common ground on gene-editing; More renewables needed than previously thought.
  • People: Al Levine has been named U of M VP for Research; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Marilyn Bruin.
  • Features: Researchers set sights on land-based invasive species.
  • People: The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN Initiative; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover campaign launches.
  • Features: American oaks share a common northern ancestor; U researchers find recipe for forest restoration.
  • People: The Center for Spirituality & Healing has been awarded the first phase of a cooperative $11.2 million NIH grant to study chronic back pain prevention; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Cultivating a culture of curiosity; Planting grass seed? Most Twin Citian residents water too much.
  • People: Melissa Koenig is the recipient of a 2017 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign.
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Features: Corn’s environmental impact varies greatly across U.S.; A project with a purpose; The mystery of leaf size solved; Changing course to make change.
  • People: CURA has received the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership's G. Thomas Kingsley Impact Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • The Board of Regents will meet Sept. 7-8.
  • Features: Curing a dangerous infection; Attacking the problem; Borderlands.
  • People: CEHD has been recognized as the top public school of education in the Academic Ranking of World Universities’ 2017 college rankings; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • Video: Celebrating U of M impact.
  • Features: U Venture Center launches record 18 startups; U startup provides services to accelerate microbiome discovery; U study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroom.
  • People: The NSF has awarded the Center for Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Sciences a $3 million grant; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Notice: This is the last issue of Brief until weekly publication resumes on Aug. 30.

  • Ten great UMN things to do at the fair.
  • Features: MAISRC announces six new projects; New U report explores sex buyers in Minnesota; On her own path to end world hunger.
  • People: The NSF has awarded the U of M nearly $4 million to boost retention of underrepresented students in STEM; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will next publish on Aug. 9. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 30.

  • Board of Regents July meeting highlights.
  • Features: Two lives, one chance; Researchers transform conservation tool with gold nanotechnology, lasers; U study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom; Energy storage paired with solar more cost effective in MN.
  • People: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin has been appointed the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on July 26 and Aug. 9. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 30.

  • Board of Regents meets July 12.
  • Features: Middle-class wages have stagnated over time; Sustainable rubber and plastics become a reality; Study finds link between community’s rate of military sacrifice, Trump support; Humphrey School partnering on research to help Greater Minnesota; Study determines what makes ‘successful’ smile.
  • People: Recipients of the 2017 Research Infrastructure Investment Program; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish on July 12, 26, and on Aug. 9. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 30.

  • Board of Regents June meeting highlights.
  • Features: Predatory use of criminal justice; U startup to commercialize waste-to-energy tech; Wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit; Innovation Fellows medical device first to reach market.
  • People: The Board of Regents has named Fionnuala Ní Aoláin as a Regents Professor of Law; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication schedule: Brief will publish on June 21, July 12 and 26, and Aug. 9. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 30.

  • State Relations update.
  • Regents invite comments on proposed 2018 operating budget.
  • Features: Shaping Somali youth and family success; The science of meditation; We’re on the brink of mass extinction--but there’s still time to fix it; Help astronomers find ‘baby’ galaxies. 
  • People: Three U of M researchers have received Minnesota Futures grants; and more
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication schedule: Brief will publish on June 7 and 21, July 12 and 26, and Aug. 9. Weekly publication will resume Aug. 30.

  • State Relations update.
  • Features: Predicting cancer's next move; America’s uneven war toll.
  • People: Extension has received nearly $1 million in grants for work in Greater Minnesota; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents May meeting highlights.
  • Features: 3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch; MnTAP interns save businesses time, resources, and money; Professor Peter Reich: Connecting people to climate research.
  • People: Deborah Swackhamer will receive the Warren A. Hall Medal; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Contact your legislator.
  • Board of Regents meets May 11-12.
  • Features: Interpreting complex connections; Neuroscientist-playwright; Transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells.
  • People: Frank Bates and Maury Bramson have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Protecting human rights with Samuel Myers.
  • Features: Species spread in spurts; UMTC joins American Talent Initiative in national effort.
  • People: Recipients of the President's Award for Outstanding Service; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Protecting human rights with Bridget Marchesi.
  • Features: Heart in a box; The complex web of monetary sanctions in Minnesota; Citizens in the classroom; Extending the pipeline.
  • People: Two U of M startups have been named among the most promising in the nation; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Support the U on Apr. 24.
  • Driven to Discover: Protecting human rights with James Ron.
  • Features: 3D-printed patch can help mend a broken heart; New projects to research terrestrial invasive species; Made in Minnesota; Scientists need your help in census of seals.
  • People: Megan Gunnar, Sarah Hobbie, and Marlene Zuk have been elected to the American Academy of Arts And Sciences; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Protecting human rights with Barbara Frey.
  • Features: Justice in birth; Nitrogen, phosphorus from fertilizers and pet waste polluting urban water.
  • People: Susan Jones and Heidi Kitrosser have been awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Urge lawmakers to support the U.
  • Features: Matching grad student skills with regional business needs; CTS celebrates 30 years; Range contraction puts species at risk; Ethanol’s land impacts.
  • People: Carol Strohecker has been named dean of the College of Design; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents March meeting highlights.
  • New Land-Grant Legacy Scholarship.
  • Feature: Beating addiction: a nondrug approach.
  • People: Newly named Distinguished McKnight University Professors; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets March 23-24 in Duluth.
  • Features: "Super sponge” promises toxic cleanup of lakes and more; Researchers develop process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes; Mapping Prejudice in Minneapolis.
  • People: 2017 IDEA Multicultural Research Award recipients; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • USCIS suspends premium processing for H-1B visa applications.
  • Features: Tree frogs meet the cocktail party problem; New research explores delivery systems and benefits for FMT.
  • People: Giancarlo Casale has received a Mellon New Directions Fellowship; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Urge lawmakers to support the U.
  • State of the University address highlights.
  • Features: New technology rewarms large-scale tissues preserved at low temperatures; Study finds secret to diverse forests’ success; Three Good Things about addiction recovery.
  • People: 2017 recipients of Distinguished Teaching Awards; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Support the U and State Relations update.
  • March 2 - State of the University Address.
  • U statement of support for transgender rights.
  • Features: Bell Museum’s cooked wood highlights niche industry opportunity; Energy-collecting windows one step closer to reality.
  • People: The NorthStar Initiative has named Jennifer Schmitt as its new program director; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Reminder: State of the University address.
  • Features: Opioid prescriptions in the crosshairs; Zuzia's new skin; From orange peels to yoga pants; Researchers assist in identifying autism biomarkers in infancy.
  • People: U Libraries has received a $1.5 million gift from the Wallin Foundation; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M Regents meeting highlights.
  • State of the University address.
  • Driven to Discover: Ending addiction with Mark Thomas.
  • Features: New process to produce renewable car tires from biomass; Smashing the silence; Charter schools increasing segregation, underperforming public schools.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M Regents meet Feb. 9-10.
  • Driven to Discover: Ending addiction with Kelvin Lim.
  • Feature: Reinventing MRI.
  • People: The U of M Law School has received a $25 million gift from the Robina Foundation; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Legislative Kickoff Breakfast a success.
  • Driven to Discover: Ending addiction with Carolyn Fairbanks.
  • Feature: Immigration History Research Center launches #ImmigrationSyllabus.
  • People: U in the News features highlights of U faculty and staff cited in the media; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M featured in NY Times Sponsored Content.
  • Driven to Discover: Ending addiction with George Wilcox.
  • Feature: Report shows immigrants play vital role in future of state workforce.
  • People: The U of M will join as a partner in the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U receives full reaccreditation for human research protection program.
  • Features: Upholding an academic legacy; Forever Green Initiative takes root; To fix a complex heart defect.
  • People: Elisia Cohen has been named director of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Features: Research shows people can control a robotic arm with their minds; Coming home to hunger; How overworking employees costs automakers millions; Growing fresh greens year-round.
  • People: U Libraries has received an $88,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant to make key Minnesota literary archives more accessible; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights. 
  • Driven to Discover: Abolishing hunger with James Bradeen.
  • Features: Motivation to move; Researchers explore 2D materials; A Calling in Conakry; Marten habitat research informs forest planning.
  • People: Nasreen Mohamed has received the Josie Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents will meet Dec. 8-9.
  • Driven to Discover: Abolishing hunger with Vipin Kumar.
  • Features: Losses of soil carbon will accelerate pace of climate change; IonE researchers produce first map of worldwide farming households; Building a culture of health across the United States.
  • People: J.B. Mayo has received the Josie Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Abolishing hunger with Candice Hirsch.
  • Features: U study shows global picture of crop production greenhouse gas emissions; Researchers propose low-mass supernova triggered formation of solar system.
  • People: Michelle Behr named chancellor of the University of Minnesota Morris; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Abolishing hunger with Philip Pardey.
  • Features: U of M scientists assist in breakthrough wheat gene research; The other side of the bars; Study finds affordable housing crisis worsened after recession; Seeking educational equity.
  • People: 2016 recipients of the Award for Global Engagement; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Autism expertise leads to earlier diagnosis; Wind and solar energy could bring 5,000 jobs to rural Minnesota.
  • People: The U of M has won the Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, and Engagement; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: How a child’s mind works; New discovery could help oral medicines work better.
  • People: The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the governor’s office have announced the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Open Enrollment now through Nov. 30.
  • Features: Researchers invent perfect soap molecule; Research partnerships work to bring knowledge beyond U.
  • People: U of M researchers have won the National Cancer Institute’s Up for a Challenge Breast Cancer Challenge Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Closing the Opportunity Gap with Michael Rodriguez.
  • Features: Speaking for the Voiceless; U of M buys community solar subscription.
  • People: U researchers have been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Closing the Opportunity Gap with Jed Elison.
  • Features: New angle on Alzheimer’s disease; Study shows forest biodiversity is green in more ways than one; Changing the world: Clara Adams-Ender.
  • People: Brian Burnett has been appointed senior vice president of finance and operations; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents will meet Oct. 13-14.
  • Driven to Discover: Closing the Opportunity Gap with Philip Zelazo.
  • Features: Body as canvas; Rendezvous with an earthquake.
  • People: The Immigration History Research Center has been chosen to receive the 2016 Equity and Diversity Outstanding Unit Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Closing the Opportunity Gap with Megan Gunnar.
  • Features: Artificial blood vessels developed in lab grow with recipient; MAST Lab tests structural strength against earthquakes; Genetic map reveals networks of cellular life. 
  • People: Twenty-nine Grand Challenges Research Grants have been awarded; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • New Driven to Discover campaign launches.
  • Features: Researchers identify unexpected cause of mutation in cancer; Popular geosciences app gets upgrade; New study measures traffic congestion and job access. 
  • People: David Masopust has been named to the inaugural class of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Not all bioplastics are created equal; Thinking through the dirt; Atheists remain most disliked religious minority in the U.S.
  • People: Lorraine Francis has been named the 3M Chair in Experiential Learning; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Luis Ramos-Garcia.
  • Features: "Together, we'll change the world" video; To break down stereotypes about librarians.
  • People: U of M researchers have been awarded a $4 million NIH grant to launch the Baby Connectome Project; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets Sept. 8-9.
  • Driven to Discover: Susan Warfield.
  • Features: Honoring the victims and survivors of 9/11; Monkeys in zoos have human gut bacteria.
  • People: The National Cancer Institute has awarded U of M researchers an $8.2 million grant for a physics-based approach to cancer; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: David Ernst.
  • Features: U of M Venture Center launches record 17 startups; America's wars take uneven toll; Covering more ground; Set up for success.
  • People: Aaron Sojourner has been appointed to President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Ruby Nguyen.
  • Features: Ten #UMNonaStick things to do at the fair; Student entrepreneurs go big.
  • People: A nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity at the U of M will be used to hire scientists and improve infrastructure; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Shane Nackerud.
  • Features: How a flawed supply chain affects mental illness; Studying the heart, hands-on.
  • People: Denise Young named executive director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents July meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Valery Forbes.
  • Features: 'Dirty' mice model human biology better; Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in rural Minnesota; Transit and training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs.
  • People: Sarah Hobbie named 2016 Ada Comstock Distinguished Scholar; and more
Inside This Issue: 

Brief summer publication dates: July 20, Aug. 3, 17, and 31. Weekly publication resumes Sept. 7.

  • State Relations Update.
  • Driven to Discover: Dan Keefe.
  • Feature: Breakthrough in early detection of Alzheimer's.
  • People: Christopher Uggen has been named Regents Professor; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication: Brief will publish June 29, July 20, and Aug. 3, 17, and 31. Weekly publication resumes Sept. 7. 

  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Sarah Butler.
  • Feature: U of M launches 100th startup; A big sister's 'thank-you.'
  • People: Samuel Mukasa has been named dean of the College of Science and Engineering; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Driven to Discover: Ryan Pesch.
  • Feature: Printing a human heart; Core facilities drive research forward.
  • People: Nicholas Phelps has been named director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Linda Buturian.
  • Feature: Familial cancer registry could save lives; From photography, healing.
  • People: Mark Coyle has been named director of Gopher Athletics; and more
Inside This Issue: 

Summer publication notice: Brief will publish May 18; June 1, 15, and 29; July 13; and Aug. 3, 17, and 31. Weekly publication resumes Sept. 7.

  • Board of Regents meets May 12-13.
  • U of M Public Budget Forum.
  • Driven to Discover: Mike Whalen.
  • People: Recipients of the 2016 President's Award for Outstanding Service; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • May 13 Public Budget Forum.
  • Driven to Discover: Richard Lee.
  • Feature: Breaking the Care Barriers.
  • People: Robert Vince has received the International Society for Antiviral Research Award of Excellence; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations update.
  • Driven to Discover: Tim LaPara.
  • Features: Proving the Theory; Curtain Up.
  • People: Regents Professor Timothy Lodge has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations update.
  • Driven to Discover: Alan Love.
  • Feature: The Future of Clothing.
  • People: 2016 recipients of the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Awards; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Sarah Holtman.
  • Feature: How size and lifestyle rule the plant world.
  • People: 2016 Distinguished McKnight University Professors named; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Pam Lachowitzer.
  • Features: Research efficiency; Building a Better U.
  • People: The U of M has been named to a $317 million partnership to develop the next generation of "smart" fabrics and fibers; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meets March 30-31.
  • Driven to Discover: Tasoulla Hadjiyanni.
  • Features: A look back at U of M research spaces; Up in the Air; Student Start-ups Go Big.
  • People: Professors George Karypis, Joseph Konstan, and John Riedl (posthumous) have won the 2016 Seoul Test of Time Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Bob Gehrz.
  • Features: From Sugar Beets to Spandex; The Game's Afoot.
  • People: 2016-17 Imagine Fund Annual Award recipients; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Driven to Discover: Paul Capel.
  • Feature: A Critical Mass for Computational Biology.
  • People: Ran Blekhman has been named a 2016 Sloan Research Fellow; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State of the University recap.
  • State Relations Update.
  • Driven to Discover: Matt Russell.
  • Feature: In the Pursuit of Science.
  • People: Alvin Beitz has been named director of the U of M's Center for Educational Innovation; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: D. Subbaram Naidu.
  • Feature: Driven to Fight for Educational Equality. 
  • People: Erin Carlson has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State of the University Address.
  • Driven to Discover: Venugopal Mukku.
  • Feature: 'Tiny Curators' Pay It Forward to the Bell.
  • People: 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents February meeting highlights.
  • Driven to Discover: Daniel Larkin.
  • Feature: Gravitational waves rock the physics world; True story; Living Our Own Story: An Interview with Moin Syed.
  • People: Recipients of the 2016 John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meet Feb. 11-12.
  • Driven to Discover: Rachel Johnson.
  • Feature: Giving Young Minds the Opportunity to Shine. 
  • People: Professors David Pui and Emmanuel Detournay have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover: Jeff Coulter.
  • Feature: New technology aids quest for dormant genes. 
  • People: The National Jurist has named Professor Joan Howland to its annual list of the 25 most influential figures in American legal education; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Mary Ann Marchel.
  • Feature: Awareness of Aspirin's Benefits Saves Lives.
  • People: Tim Stratton has been awarded the 2015 Weaver Medal; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Charlie Miller.
  • Feature: Preparing Students for a World of Grand Challenges.
  • Governor announces bonding recommendations.
  • People: Eight faculty members have been named as the 2016-18 McKnight Land-Grant Professors; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Joe Franek.
  • Feature: Research by the Numbers.
  • People: IonE director Jessica Hellmann has been named a Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights. 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Tracy Sherbert.
  • Features: A Workforce to Thwart Infectious Diseases; Fossil Teeth Point to Early Exodus from Africa.
  • People: Regents Professor R. Lawrence Edwards has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

Notice: Brief will not be published on Dec. 23, Dec. 30, and Jan. 6. The weekly schedule returns Jan. 13.

  • Board of Regents meets Dec. 10-11.
  • Driven to Discover feature: Tony Bittner.
  • People: Roger Ruan has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari.
  • Feature: Better Together.
  • People: Daniel Forbes has been named the Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: David Mulla.
  • Feature: Yoga could ease effects of Parkinson's disease.
  • People: Three U of M faculty and one administrator have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Keith Mayes.
  • Features: A Novel Way to Write; Rebel in a White Coat.
  • People: Renee Frontiera has received a National Science Foundation CAREER program award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Amy Kircher.
  • Features: From Green to Greener; Healing Nerves with 3D Printing.
  • People: The Institute on the Environment has awarded fall Mini Grants to 16 projects; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Jigna Desai.
  • Features: Work matters; The Bird-Watchers; Made to Order.
  • People: Dante Cicchetti, Allen Isaacman, and Donald Truhlar have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Frank Bates.
  • Features: Supercomputer fuels research to limit carbon emissions; Recovery or relapse?
  • People: Donald Truhlar has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Driven to Discover feature: Cawo Abdi.
  • Features: For the Zachs and the Karens; Finding their center.
  • People: Xiang Cheng is among 18 of the nation's most innovative early-career scientists and engineers as a recipient of the 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M Board of Regents October meeting highlights.
  • Feature: A Lion-Size Controversy.
  • People: The NIH BRAIN Initiative has awarded funding to Daniel Schmidt and Mark Thomas to create new viral technologies; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • New Driven to Discover campaign launches.
  • U of M Board of Regents meets Oct. 8-9.
  • Features: Practicing mindfulness in the workplace.
  • People: Andrew Furco has been inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: Strength Lives in Languages; A Place to Call Home: An Interview with Tasoulla Hadjiyanni.
  • People: Alan Love has been awarded a $2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for his work on biological practice to scientific metaphysics; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • AAU survey data on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct released.
  • Features: Goldy Discovers; A Champion for Education and Housing.
  • People: UMTC has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Features: Reimagining Cities; Weirdos of the Universe; Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meet Sept. 10-11.
  • Features: Swinging for the Fences; Can Remote Monitoring Improve Alzheimer's Care?; Micro Organisms, Macro Effects.
  • People: U of M researchers are part of a team that has received a $20 million NSF grant to evaluate the impact of nanotechnology on the environment; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Ten U of M Reasons to Visit the Fair.
  • Features: Through Trials; From fish to physics; New game plan.
  • People: Anu Ramaswami will lead a $12 million research network to build sustainable, healthy, and livable cities; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • #UMNonaStick at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • Features: Willing to Be a Match; What Feeds (and Feeds on) Invasive Plants; Study Shows Hemp and Marijuana are Genetically Different.
  • People: David Flannigan is one of eight people nationwide to be named a 2015 Beckman Young Investigator; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Features: A New Model for Active Wear; Caught on Camera: Serengeti Wildlife; Seven Things You Don't Know About Microbes.
  • People: The School of Dentistry has been awarded a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Health grant to reduce oral health disparities in rural communities; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Features: Taming Tremors; Teaching in the Garden; Driving Golf into the Future.
  • People: Thirteen proposals have been chosen for funding through the 2015 Research Infrastructure Investment Program; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U of M Regents approve annual budget.
  • Features: Pushing the boundaries; Celebrating Engagement on the Northside; Students lead research into emerging aquaponics industry.
  • People: Ashok Saluja has been awarded the medal of the Australian Society for Medical Research; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • State Relations update.
  • Features: Infant Antibiotic Use Linked to Adult Diseases; Preventing child abuse; Unwavering.
  • People: The Board of Regents has named R. Lawrence Edwards, Vipin Kumar, and Michael Osterholm Regents Professors—the highest level of recognition given to faculty by the University; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Public forum on U of M budget.
  • Features: Up Close with Mary Jo Kane; Natural-born economy; Cracking Medical Mysteries with Math.
  • People: Alumni John and Nancy Lindahl have announced a gift of $17 million to the U of M; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Human Subjects Research draft work plan released.
  • State Relations Update.
  • Features: Hope for Alzheimer's sufferers; Clothing for a cause.
  • People: Burckhard Seelig has been awarded the Simons Investigator Award; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Features: Serving Up Good News About Food; Low-cost, Eco-friendly Fertilizers from Bacteria.
  • People: 2015 recipients of the President's Award for Outstanding Service; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meet May 7-8.
  • Features: Ready to Create the Future; Cancer-killing Nanoparticles; Protecting Us from Avian Flu.
  • People: Gordon Legge has been awarded the 2015 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research; and more.
Inside This Issue: 

U of M Legislative Request update.
Feature: Seeing His Wife for the First Time.
People: Dante Cicchetti, Allen Isaacman, and Donald Truhlar have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and more.

Inside This Issue: 
  • Follow up on April 17 New York Times report.
  • Regents public forum: Human subjects research practices.
  • Feature: The U of M's oldest professor is teaching his last semester.
  • People: Economist Tim Kehoe and art historian Matthew Canepa and have been named Guggenheim Fellows; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Team formed to advance human subjects research protection program.
  • People: Michael Resnick has been named President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State of the U Address highlights.
  • U establishes achievement gap research hub.
  • New Grand Challenges courses.
  • People: UMTC has been named by Forbes magazine and Statista as one of America’s Best Employers of 2015; and more
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Feature: Bacteria tapped for eco-friendly industrial cleanup.
  • People: Five faculty have been named 2015 Distinguished McKnight University Professors; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • U Commits to Decisive Action to Improve Human Subjects Research Program.
  • Board of Regents meets March 26-27.
  • Features: Cancer in the Crosshairs; U gains cloud-based access to global satellite imagery.
  • People: Professor of Veterinary Medicine Stanley Diesch is among the recipients of the 2015 Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • 2015 State of the University Address.
  • Federal Relations update.
  • Feature: Foundation will expand researcher’s spatial data software.
  • People: Spring 2015 patent roll call; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Feature: Research supercharges rice; Researchers call for expanding role in rebuilding Somalia; New ‘wonder material’ for optical communication.
  • People: Professor Massoud Amin has been named Thought Leader of the Year by Energy Thought Summit; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations update.
  • Feature: Keeping Teen Drivers Safe.
  • People: 2015 recipients of Outstanding Teaching Awards; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • State Relations Update.
  • Features: Tiny technology to deliver big disease treatments; Video: It Goes into the Ground … and Disappears.
  • People: Chemistry professor Marc Hillmyer has been named a McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meeting highlights.
  • Features: From the lab to the north woods; Stories of change.
  • People: The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed the U of M as fifth among public research universities in 2014-15 for the total number of Fulbright Scholars; and more.
Inside This Issue: 
  • Board of Regents meet Feb. 12-13.
  • Morrill Hall Protest.
  • Industry, University deal moves novel cancer treatment forward; Online photos show the value of clean water.
  • People: Professor Michael Tsapatsis has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering; and more.

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