Gifts at Work: the Mississippi River

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For most visitors, students, and staff at the U of M’s Twin Cities campus, the Mississippi River serves as a beautiful backdrop enjoyed from afar. But a closer look reveals a rich source of research, recreation, and academic inspiration, supported from its headwaters, through campus, and beyond by private giving. (1) Jessica […]

Frank Kelso named 3M Chair in Experiential Learning

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Frank Kelso was named the inaugural holder of the 3M Chair in Experiential Learning for the College of Science and Engineering. A faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for nearly 20 years, he is bringing real-life experience to the classroom through the CSE First-Year Experience course, now in its fourth […]

Physics and Nanotechnology building open

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Kneeling in meditative pose, the statues of a woman and a man outside the new Physics and Nanotechnology (PAN) building project solidity and strength, like the steel they’re made from. Until you move directly behind or in front of one, in which case both all but disappear, and you can see through […]