Press Releases

July 20, 2016

A veteran university-based museum and planetarium administrator will become executive director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium at the University of Minnesota this fall.  Denise Young, director of education and planning for the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will assume her new role at the Bell on September 12.

denise young
April 4, 2016

The University of Minnesota released its fifth cold-hardy wine grape, named “Itasca.”

Itasca wine grape
April 1, 2016

Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction, according to new analysis published in Science Advances.

March 16, 2016

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.

March 16, 2016

An internationally renowned bee expert, the former leader of one of Minnesota’s most diversified dairy companies and an innovative leader in pork production are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Siehl Prize