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Volunteers needed for K-12 activities

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Volunteers needed for K-12 activities

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Civil engineering researchers find new way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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New findings by civil engineering researchers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering show that treating municipal wastewater solids at higher temperatures may be an effective tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Energy-Environment, Research

Students head to UN climate change talks

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Sixteen University of Minnesota students, including civil engineering senior Andrew Gerdeen, will participate as official observers at the UN Climate Change Conference negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of this month, where leaders from around the world will work toward long-term cooperative action to address climate change.

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Chemical engineering alumnus Eric Kaler named 16th president of University of Minnesota

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents today voted unanimously to name Eric Kaler as the 16th president of the University, succeeding President Robert Bruininks, who returns to the faculty in June 2011.

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Incoming students are most academically prepared in history

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A recently released profile of the students in the College of Science and Engineering fall 2010 freshman class shows that the college continues to attract the best and brightest students.

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U of M chemical engineering alumnus named University presidential finalist

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents named a finalist in the search to succeed President Robert Bruininks, when he leaves the presidency in June 2011. The finalist is Eric W. Kaler, Provost at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, and a chemical engineering alumnus of the University of Minnesota.

Research

University of Minnesota physicist leads team in discovery of novel type of magnetic wave

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A team of international researchers led by physicists in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering have made a significant breakthrough in an effort to understand the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity in complex copper-oxides—one of the most studied scientific topics in history.

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U of M researchers find learning in the visual brain

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A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Engineering have found that an early part of the brain’s visual system rewires itself when people are trained to perceive patterns, and have shown for the first time that this neural learning appears to be independent of higher order conscious visual processing.

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K12 Outreach

New book commemorates College of Science and Engineering's 75th anniversary

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To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering is making available for purchase a book entitled, "College of Science and Engineering: The Institute of Technology Years (1935-2010)."

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Awards-Grants

Space shuttle astronaut to speak at U of M Oct. 28

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Space shuttle astronaut Capt. Daniel Brandenstein will give a free public talk and present two University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students with $10,000 scholarships at a special event 12:35-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room, 300 Washington Ave., S.E., Minneapolis.