November 20, 2015

Associate professor Stephen Kells will be interim head of the Department of Entomology, effective Dec. 1.

Stephen Kells
October 30, 2015

Julie Grossman, assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, is transitioning into the Organic Program Coordinator position that's been held by Rob King, Applied Economics professor.

Julie Grossman
October 15, 2015

Nominations are open for the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture 2016 awards. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture and the alleviation of world hunger.

Siehl Prize
September 2, 2015

Department of Plant Pathology professor Carol Ishimaru has been named a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society.

July 30, 2015

The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.

July 27, 2015

Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.

June 16, 2015

A new series of papers highlights how the science and practice of ecosystem services – the benefits nature provides – has matured. The papers will be published June 16 as a special feature, "Nature as Capital," in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences.

April 21, 2015

Daniel Larkin has been hired by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) as its new Aquatic Plant Management and Restoration Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist. Larkin, who will start in August, is currently an associate conservation scientist with the Chicago Botanic Garden and an adjunct assistant professor of plant biology and conservation at Northwestern University.

April 7, 2015

Jeffrey Peterson, a professor at Kansas State University, has accepted the position of director of the Water Resources Center, beginning in late August. In that role he'll guide the interdisciplinary center, encourage and strengthen the links among University water resources research and extension, and strengthen graduate education and training in water resources science. 



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