Graduation rates soar at the University of Minnesota
In the 1990s, only 15 percent of the students at the University of Minnesota graduated in four years. Now, the 4-year graduation rate on the Twin Cities campus has soared to 59.1 percent — within “striking distance” of its goal of 60 percent, according to a report to the Board of Regents, who are meeting Thursday. Bob McMaster, vice provost for undergraduate education, comments.
Research & Discovery
E-cigs: Just how safe are they?
University of Minnesota researchers aim to address whether electronic cigarettes are friends or foes. Dorothy Hatsukami, associate director for cancer prevention and control in the U’s Masonic Cancer Center, comments.
U of M professor probes the science of blue jay betrayal
In the basement of on the U of M's St. Paul campus there are blue jays that play games for their supper. The birds are members of a colony maintained in a lab run by David Stephens, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.
U of M scientists perform stunts at 'Physics Circus'
The U of M's Physics Force show called “Physics Circus,” is meant to show students that math and science can be fun. Physics Force is part of the College of Science and Engineering and is made up of high school teachers and U of M physics professors.
Start tradition with fresh Christmas tree
Kathy Zuzek, U of M Extension horticulturist, explains how different types of Christmas trees stack up.
‘Here’s Proof’ female athletes also can deliver high TV ratings
Nicole LaVoi, associate director of the U of M’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, has long questioned the stubborn assumption that nobody watches female athletes or, if they do, prefer that they be out of uniform and out of most other clothing, too.
5 Questions with U of M PhD and Wikipedian Aaron Halfaker
Five questions with Minnesota computer scientist and Wikimedia Foundation social researcher Aaron Halfaker.
Just how cold is it Minnesota?
U of M chemistry professor Chris Cramer talks thermodynamics as it relates to the cold snap Minnesota is currently experiencing.