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 […]

Exploring Nice Ride job accessibility and station choice

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Although bike share systems are becoming more popular across the United States, little is known about how people make decisions when integrating these systems into their daily travel. For example, when more than one bike share station is located nearby, how do users choose where to begin their trip, and what factors […]

Defending against data breaches: Q&A with Brian Isle

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There’s a feeling of growing anxiety in the business world. Several months ago, scores of millions of people were affected when large-scale data breaches stole credit card information from retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus. Last week, another major breach was announced: the Heartbleed bug, a flaw written into the widely used […]

University of Minnesota is co-leader of team that has discovered evidence of the “first tremors of the Big Bang”

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Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Steve Henneberry, University News Service, henneberry@umn.edu, (612) 624-1690 Researchers gathered data with powerful telescope at the South Pole MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/17/2014) —New data from a nationwide team of researchers gives direct evidence of the “first tremors of the Big […]

University of Minnesota receives prestigious National Historic Chemical Landmark designation

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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 Honor recognizes the research of Professor Izaak M. Kolthoff, the ‘father’ of modern analytical chemistry MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (01/31/2014) – The University of Minnesota announced today that the work of legendary chemistry professor Izaak […]

Valspar donates $1 million for new University of Minnesota materials science and engineering lab

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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 Charles Nicolas, Valspar Corporation, cnicolas@valspar.com (612) 851-7802 ‘Game-changing’ gift will provide new opportunities for students in a critical growth field MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/29/2014)—The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering […]

MIN-Corps: Accelerating university innovation and entrepreneurship

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The University of Minnesota has launched a new program aimed at helping science and engineering students and researchers identify the commercial potential of their discoveries and test those ideas in the marketplace. Named Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps), the program seeks to bolster the university’s entrepreneurship infrastructure and accelerate the development of new […]

Three U of M startups poised for growth in renewable energy, healthcare and water

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When it comes to launching startups, the University of Minnesota is on a roll. In fiscal year 2013, the U of M spun out 14 new companies, a record for the university, which has launched an increasing number of startups for the past five years. To date, 56 new companies have been […]

University of Minnesota finalizes second license agreement for technology that could help millions with artery disease

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Contacts: Andrea Wuebker, Office of the VP for Research, awuebker@umn.edu, (612) 624-2609 Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 Engineering professor developed non-invasive technology used by Minnesota startup company MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/30/2013) —The University of Minnesota has finalized a second license agreement with International Cardio Corporation, a privately held […]

Dow + U = lab safety

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A new safety campaign for laboratories takes hold They say you can never be too careful. At the University of Minnesota, that goes double. Through a unique partnership with the Dow Chemical Co., graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from the U departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) are […]