Solutions in Brief

Eric Watkins, associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, is one of four people honored in 2015-16 with the John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

A familiar figure to Solutions readers is on display at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport through Nov. 15. 

“People have mixed feelings about the crows,” Menken says. “I personally think they’re really cool. They’re very, very smart, and do learn how to interact with people and what we leave behind.”

—The Bell Museum’s Jennifer Menken, talking about Minneapolis’s thriving crow population.

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 this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. The prizes were awarded on May 26 at McNamara Alumni Center.

A day-long event this fall will highlight how CFANS is working to address the challenges of a growing world population and ever-increasing food needs.

CFANS Undergrads Class of 2016

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Two longtime faculty members have taken on interim department head roles this summer.

Jason Beddow, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics, passed away suddenly on April 14.

A veteran university-based museum and planetarium administrator will become executive director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium this fall.

A nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity at the University of Minnesota will be used this year to hire scientists and improve infrastructure across seven areas of collaboration across CFANS and its partner colleges.