Open house showcases Maple River aqueduct model built by University of Minnesota researchers

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Contacts: Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/22/2014) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house to showcase the Maple River aqueduct physical model built by the University of […]

New research using satellite images reveals that emperor penguins are more willing to relocate than previously thought

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Discovery of colony movement challenges long-standing theory that emperor penguins return to the same area each year to nest MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (06/20/2014) — A new study led by the University of […]

U of M hosts announcement of new national cybersecurity guidelines

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Contacts: Evelyn Brown, National Institute of Standards and Technology, evelyn.brown@nist.gov Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 Guidelines to assist business and government leaders in building a more resilient IT infrastructure Media note: To schedule an interview with Ron Ross, contact […]

Interactive science exhibits and shows to draw 2,000 middle school students to U of M campus

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 Event includes flying robots, rockets, giant walking sculpture, hovercrafts, shows with explosions and more! NOTE: This is an invitation-only event for schools. The event is not open to the public. WHO: 2,000 middle school […]

CSE faculty/staff receive University 2014 teaching and advising awards

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Contact: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, 612-626-7959 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/25/2014) – Several faculty and staff members within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) have recently received University of Minnesota teaching and advising awards. 2014 Recipients of the Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award Three of the eight recipients […]

Eleven U of M start-ups addressing social and environmental problems win 2014 Acara Challenge

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Contacts: Mary Hoff, Institute on the Environment, maryhoff@umn.edu, 612-626-2670 Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, 612-626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, 612-624-2801 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/27/2014) – Eleven teams of student entrepreneurs from across the University of Minnesota have been selected winners of the 2014 Acara Challenge, a […]

NOvA experiment sees first long-distance neutrinos

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Contacts: Andre Salles, Fermilab Office of Communication, media@fnal.gov, 630-840-3351 Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, 612-626-7959 Media Note: To watch the completion of the NOvA far detector live, visit our webcam. To access high resolution images and links to video, visit our Press Room web page. The […]

University of Minnesota professor Ned Mohan elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 NAE election is highest professional honor awarded to an engineer MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/07/14) – Ned Mohan, a long-time professor of electrical and computer engineering in the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities College […]

Fine tuning the social Web: John Riedl

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The past 10 years have seen an explosion in social computing. Mobile technology now makes it possible for people to be plugged into social networks from the moment they wake until the time they go to sleep. These tools hold immense power in our lives, and according to Distinguished McKnight Professor John […]

University of Minnesota opening new state-of-the-art Medical Devices Center

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Brooke Dillon, University News Service, bldillon@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801 Public open house is Tuesday, June 4 Media Note: A media-only preview tour is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, Mayo Building, Suite G217, 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis. The Medical Devices […]