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Megan Hernick as the incoming Business Operations Officer and Co-Publisher

Cody Nelson as the incoming Editor in Chief and Co-Publisher

Andreas Quinn as the incoming President and Co-Publisher

MN Daily publishers pass the torch

Published May 8, 2014

The Minnesota Daily’s Board of Directors has announced the Office of the Publisher’s new staff for the upcoming academic year. Effective later this month, Andreas Quinn, Cody Nelson and Megan...

Can’t take the heat? Get out of the city

Published May 6, 2014

Hanging 2 meters above the ground in backyards and parks, more than 200 sensors are measuring the air temperature around the Twin Cities metro area. University of Minnesota assistant climate professors...

Ian Macrae with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone) Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station research project #17-037, Influence of Spatial Processes on the Population Dynamics of Insect Pests, Principal Investigator Ian Vance Macrae.  at the Sand Plain Research Farm in Becker, Minn.

U research pushes for agriculture drones

Published April 30, 2014

Amid the raging national debate over drones infringing on privacy, some University of Minnesota professors are pushing for heavier use of the technology to advance agricultural research. Last week, the...

Test results show miniscule levels of arsenic in University key ring

Published April 28, 2014

A University of Minnesota-licensed manufacturer released test results earlier this month in response to allegations of one of their products containing potentially dangerous levels of arsenic. Michigan-based...

Raptor Center volunteer Rochelle Roche holds a great horned owl while explaining raptor characteristics to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman at the center on Thursday.

Raptor Center renovation takes off

Published April 28, 2014

Ellen Andersen has been coming to the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center for more than 25 years, and her family has been donating to the center for more than 30. The center was a regular stop...

Mechanical engineering freshman Micah Lindstrom works on Strand Beast, a pedal-powered giant mechanical moving sculpture, outside Rapson Hall on Friday. Strand Beast will be featured at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Expo on Friday, April 25, as part of CSE week.

CSE touts student work

Published April 24, 2014

A disc saw screamed in the basement of Keller Hall, spraying a fine mist of wood shavings into the air. The freshly cut board was made to complete the paneling on a homemade arcade game, complete with...

University’s nanotech building to host open house

Published April 24, 2014

Three years and $85 million dollars later, the University of Minnesota’s Physics and Nanotechnology building is almost fully moved in. And tomorrow they’ll be showing the place off. The University...

Medicaid expansion may help pregnant inmates

Published April 22, 2014

The 44 million Americans expected to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year could include those cycling in and out of the nation’s prison system. Under the ACA, Medicaid will...

OIT cuts student repairs

Published April 17, 2014

If University of Minnesota students need their computers fixed, they’ll soon have to pay full price. On May 19, the Office of Information Technology will no longer offer discounted computer hardware...

U, TFA seek partnership approval

Published April 14, 2014

Minnesota’s first alternative teacher licensing program could begin as soon as June, pending Minnesota Board of Teaching approval of the University of Minnesota’s proposed partnership with...

A student in the biology class, Brewing: The Biology, History and Practice, pours a sample of beer to taste during class on Monday in the Biology Sciences Center on Monday evening.

Students get brewing down to a science

Published April 10, 2014

Biochemistry senior Danielle Harding is surrounded by home brewers. Her friends, her boyfriend and even her father brew their own beer, so it comes as no surprise that she’s taken an interest in...

University professor Sehoya Cotner describes a study about homosexual relationships in a species of bird during her Evolution and Biology of Sex class on Monday morning in STSS.

Distinguished professor uses sex to teach science

Published April 8, 2014

Sehoya Cotner is more comfortable talking about sex than her own accomplishments. And that attitude has landed her one of the most prestigious teaching awards at the University of Minnesota. The Evolution...

Physicists find Big Bang’s smoking gun

Published April 3, 2014

University of Minnesota physicists, along with a nationwide team of researchers, say they’ve discovered the first evidence that can explain some decades-old mysteries about the infantile stages of...

Arsenic possibly found in University key ring

Published April 1, 2014

A Michigan-based environmental nonprofit is claiming it found high levels of arsenic in a University of Minnesota Gophers key ring purchased from a major retailer on the Twin Cities campus. Officials from...

University holds third annual information technology competition

Published March 29, 2014

Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive right into the deep end and computer technology is no exception to the rule. On April 4, the University of Minnesota is hosting its third annual national Competition...

Research network measures grasslands

Published March 26, 2014

Climate change isn’t the only thing ecologists worry about when they consider how humans are impacting the natural world. Two University of Minnesota professors say nitrogen and phosphorous from...

Ben Boo and Eric Sannerud at Sanneruds family farm March 16 in Ham Lake, Minn. The farm has been in Sanneruds family for four generations and will be the new home for Mighty Axe Hops.

Students fill hop demand

Published March 24, 2014

A foot of hard snow clings to the more than 70 acres of land at the Sannerud family farm in Ham Lake, Minn., where other farmers have planted corn and mushrooms and laid out compost. For three generations,...

New institute tackles the U’s data problem

Published March 13, 2014

University of Minnesota researchers say they’re producing more data in a day than computers could hold less than a decade ago, and they’ll soon have extra support analyzing it. In hopes...

Minneapolis Park Board worker cuts down an Emerald Ash Borer infested tree in the SE Como neighborhood on Thursday. Nearly 400 ash trees have been removed in Minnesota and 66 have been removed in the SE Como neighborhood.

City begins ash tree phase-out

Published March 10, 2014

Southeast Como residents may have a little less shade this spring. Last week, city workers removed about 66 ash trees from the neighborhood that were infected by the emerald ash borer, a parasitic beetle...

Senior Microbiology and Genetics major Basem Al-Shayeb uses a cell sorting software to analyze brain cells firing properties at Lions Research Building on Monday. Al-Shayeb transferred from MTCT three years ago.

CBS research program targets transfers

Published March 6, 2014

Basem Al-Shayeb isn’t a typical undergraduate transfer student. He started his own student group, won third place in an international science competition and is now researching Parkinson’s...

Lab technician Mark Mulivahill works in the Center for Drug Design with assistant professor  Christine Salomon in a lab in theVFW Cancer Research Building.

Underground life drives drug research

Published March 4, 2014

Even in the harshest conditions, life finds a way to thrive. More than 2,300 feet underground in the lowest recess of an old iron mine in northern Minnesota, researchers have found mysterious life in pools...

Want to work better? Try a treadmill

Published March 3, 2014

Walking on a treadmill may increase employee's overall work performance, according to a study released by Calson School of Management on Monday. The study followed 40 employees in a financial services...

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to set sulfate standards Thursday

Published February 27, 2014

State grain may be in danger from high concentrations of a mineral salt that is produced by metal mining and other industrial discharge. According to the Star Tribune, sulfate has long been associated...

U patches research funding

Published February 26, 2014

In a time of decreased federal research funding, sometimes even cancer studies don’t make the cut. After the sweeping federal budget cuts known as the sequester took effect last year, the funding...

Anna Barton and Kristen Draper gather information and evidence during the Forensic Clubs casino themed Murder Mystery dinner in Moos Tower on Friday.

Students dial M for murder

Published February 24, 2014

In the basement of Moos Tower on Friday night, Alex Tsai had to find out who murdered her boss, an award-winning physicist, before the killer took her out next. This plot was part of the University of...

Students’ networks outpace GoldPASS

Published February 20, 2014

When agricultural education sophomore Vinz Karl needed work last summer, he found a job educating children about agriculture through GoldPASS, the University of Minnesota’s job postings website. But...

Food, drink, art drive Pinterest users

Published February 17, 2014

Two University of Minnesota researchers are examining one of the newest and fastest-growing markets in social media: Pinterest. It’s the third largest English-language social network, growing 4,000...

So much weight for such tiny particles: NOvA’s newest detector spots its first neutrinos

Published February 15, 2014

About 500 miles away near Chicago, one of the world's largest particle accelerators is shooting an invisible beam at a soon to be complete particle detector in Ash River Minnesota. The goal? To detect...

Assistant chemistry professors and couple James Johns and Renee Frontiera talk in Frontieras office in Appleby Hall on Monday.  Johns and Frontiera met while in grad school and applied to roughly forty-five institutions in hopes of working together.

Together in sickness, health and the lab

Published February 13, 2014

James Johns swears fellow chemist Renee Frontiera noticed him first — it’s still a point of contention nine years later. “[We] officially met in quantum mechanics class,” Frontiera...

HIV research may improve treatment

Published February 10, 2014

HIV/AIDS treatment has majorly improved over the last decade — with advances from simpler drug regiments to longer life expectancy in patients and fewer side effects. But University of Minnesota...

Companies test drive U technology

Published February 6, 2014

A patented chemical that helps purify water runoff could still be sitting in a University of Minnesota lab today if American Peat Technology didn’t license it last year. But those negotiations took...

$84 million systems upgrade quietly continues

Published February 5, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s massive systems upgrade is entering its final stages after more than a year of planning, but students, faculty and staff still won’t see changes until December. The...

New website created for tackling student questions

Published January 30, 2014

University of Minnesota students may soon have one website to answer all of their campus related questions. is a new question-and-answer based website that launched in December to...

Research funding gets a bump for 2014

Published January 28, 2014

University of Minnesota professor Mostafa Kaveh has been waiting to hear back from the National Science Foundation on some of his grant proposals for more than six months — past the typical waiting...

New program preps for medical device industry

Published January 22, 2014

With the medical device industry expected to grow more than 30 percent from its 2010 rate by 2015, the University of Minnesota wants to make sure its students are ready. The Technological Leadership Institute,...

U research: Plant may help prevent cancer

Published January 21, 2014

A plant that has been linked to liver damage could one day reduce lung cancer in smokers. Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Masonic Cancer Center authored a study, released...