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U of M Board of Regents to recognize new McKnight Land-Grant Professors

Contacts: John Merritt, Office of the Vice President for Research,, (612) 624-2609
Patty Mattern, University News Service,, (612) 624-2801

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/11/2010) —Ten junior faculty members who have been named McKnight Land-Grant Professors for 2010-12 will be recognized by the Board of Regents at their March 12 meeting. The award aims to advance the careers of the university’s most promising junior faculty at a critical point in their professional lives.

“These faculty members are in the early stage of their careers and have already proven themselves to be national and international leaders among their peers,” said Tim Mulcahy, vice president for research. “Recognizing their potential and supporting their research and scholarship is critical for advancing knowledge. This award is an indication of our strong desire to keep their talent at the University of Minnesota.”

Typically, recipients go on to win increasingly prestigious awards, both inside and outside the university, and pursue productive careers.

The winners are chosen for their potential to make important contributions to their fields. Their research and scholarship must be significant, and their achievements and ideas must be original, imaginative and innovative. They also must show potential for attracting outstanding students. With their own doctorates from many of the world’s top universities, they play a key role in attracting graduate student talent to Minnesota.

The awards are determined through a university-wide competition administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Each award includes a research grant for two consecutive years, summer support and a research leave in the second year. The 2010-12 recipients and their areas of research are:

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