Bees on the rooftop create a buzz between science and art
(6/10/2013) In a relationship that is part art and part research, the CFANS Bee Squad and the Weisman Art Museum are partnering in an effort to foster healthy bees, educate people about the need for bee-friendly landscapes and gather data on bees all while creating a living work of art. This week, CFANS bee expert Marla Spivak is taking part in TED Global 2013, a gathering of top world scientists presenting their work in an online forum.
Major gift will benefit students through scholarships (6/6/2013)
CFANS will receive more than $12 million from the estate of Millicent Atkins, left, a successful farmer and businesswoman who owned prime farm land near Aberdeen, S.D. The college's one-third share is currently valued at about $12.3 million, and will be distributed in 2022, when the trust terminates. "Ms. Atkins has placed a great deal of trust in our college to use her gift as we think best," said Allen Levine, dean of the college. "We are concerned about the financial burden of getting an education and the impact it has on students and their families, so increasing support for undergraduate and graduate students is a priority for the college. Millicent Atkins’ generosity will have a significant impact in helping students."
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Now, 20 years since the last Minnesota Project students completed their studies, work has begun to revive the cultural and academic exchange between the University of Minnesota and Morocco’s Hassan II Agronomy and Veterinary Institute. A memorandum of understanding between the two institutions was signed in 2010, and a study-abroad program for University of Minnesota and IAV students is slated to launch in 2014. “We owe it to each other to develop a partnership that is truly based on peers working together,” says Pedro Bidegaray, Director of International Programs at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
The drastic decline correlates with an estimated 58 percent loss of milkweed in Midwestern farm fields over the past decade, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Sciences. High-tech, targeted herbicides are credited for the bread basket’s loss of milkweed over the decade.
Glens Falls Post-Star
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A truly global course (5/21/2013)
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Gala in the Gardens
Thursday, June 20th
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Make reservations online
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Come Grow With Us
Growing Hardy Shrub Roses
Friday, June 21st
West Central Research and Outreach Center
2013 Anniversary Soils Tour
Friday, June 28th
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Barbeque at 5:30 p.m.
Tour starts at Parley Lake Winery
Organic Field Day
Tuesday, July 9th
Southwest Research and Outreach Center
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