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February 9, 2017

The Governor's Town Hall Water Summit was held Jan. 27 at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and focused public attention on the serious challenges facing Minnesota's water supplies — in both rural and urban areas of the state — and continue statewide dialogue around steps that must be taken to address those challenges. It will brought together local government leaders, farmers, students, environmentalists, businesses, and a wide variety of other stakeholders. Staff from WCROC, the Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, and Extension collaborated to staff space where participants could learn about the rich offerings and work offered by the University and CFANS.

water summit
January 30, 2017

In October 2016, Mateus Batistella began a 12 month assignment as a visiting scholar in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota, St Paul. In addition to his Belmont Forum and related research activities, Mateus is serving as the founding local facilitator of Labex-Flex, a novel University of Minnesota-Embrapa collaborative research partnership. Embrapa is the Brazilian equivalent to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Embrapa Headquarters
January 18, 2017

Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics Assistant Professor Candice Hirsch has been named one of eight young faculty members to the 2016 Class of DuPont Young Professors. Recognizing promising research talent, the company will provide this group of international faculty with more than $350,000 during the next two years to support their research that advances basic science knowledge to address global challenges in food, energy, and protection.

DuPont Young Professionals
January 11, 2017

The University of Minnesota Departments of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Bioproducts and Biosystems, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science are part of a national consortia seeking to address key challenges in energy intensive manufacturing process industries in the United States by bringing its expertise in pulp and paper, food and bio-based industry to the country's 10th Manufacturing U.S.A. Institute.

Lucas Stolp and Shri Ramaswamy
August 18, 2016

Current Interim Director Peter Moe has been named Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. He'll officially take the helm on Sept. 16.

pete moe
August 3, 2016

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 spanning three U of M colleges and at research and outreach and Extension sites across the state.

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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
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
July 7, 2016

Imagine an agriculture field. Most are planted with row upon row of tidy cash crops. Now imagine that same field with rows of trees between the rows of crops. This forested field concept is called alley cropping. Alley cropping helps farmers diversify by growing long-term tree crops alongside short-term cash crops like wheat.

"For so long farmers have been taking trees off farmland," said Josh Gamble, an agroforestry researcher in CFANS, "so the idea of putting trees back on is a little bit of a barrier."

June 29, 2016

A new research study led by CFANS professor Paul Glewwe seeks to understand how Vietnam "got it right" in creating an education system that has led its students to achieve learning levels exceeding those of their peers in far wealthier nations.

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