Solutions in Brief

Jeffrey Peterson, a professor at Kansas State University, has accepted the position of director of the Water Resources Center, beginning in late August.

Assistant Professor David Baumler in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition wrote and performed a song on video—which also starred students in his lab—in the "Win The Lightcycler 96 Instrument" contest sponsored by Roche Life Science.

Department of Applied Economics professor Paul Glewwe has been named a 2015 recipient of the University of Minnesota's award for outstanding contributions to postbaccalaureate, graduate, and/or professional education.

Climatologist and media favorite Mark Seeley is the author of the newly published second edition of the Minnesota Weather Almanac. From the dog days of summer to "cold enough for you?" winter mornings, Minnesotans love to talk about the weather. Hot and humid or frigid and icy, the weather affects our choice of clothing, our outdoor activities, our daily routines.

The ability to sequence plant genomes is revolutionizing plant breeding and crop research in much the same way that sequencing the human genome revolutionized medicine.

A pioneer in sunflower production and processing, a veterinarian whose innovations helped bridge the gap between animal and human health, and a family farmer who led international work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture are this year's recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Two new buildings on the St. Paul campus are working their way through the design and construction process.

Department of Entomology professor George Heimpel has been named a 2015 Distinguished McKnight University professor.

Lori Watso, secretary/treasurer of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, was the keynote speaker at this spring's undergraduate commencement ceremony, held May 15 at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. About 365 new graduates participated.

A group of U of M students' design for sustainable homes to fill vacant lots in economically challenged North Minneapolis has won top honors in an international competition.

Tales about "the one that got away" will provide valuable data for managing fisheries resources, thanks to a new initiative involving CFANS researchers, the Department of Natural Resources, and the app company iFish.