In faculty hiring spree, University of Minnesota looks to fill spots in STEM fields first
After announcing a plan this summer to hire 100 new faculty members, the University of Minnesota has initiated the process across several of its campuses, with the first major rounds of hiring occurring in the science departments.
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Neutrino experiment installation underway
The first block of what will be the largest, most advanced neutrino experiment in North America is now being installed in Minnesota. ...The NuMI Off-Axis Appearance experiment – NOvA for short – will study the properties of neutrinos, such as their masses, and investigate whether they helped give matter an edge over antimatter after both were created in equal amounts in the Big Bang. “This is a significant step toward a greater understanding of neutrinos,” said Marvin Marshak, NOvA laboratory director and director of undergraduate research at the University of Minnesota. “It represents many months of hard work on the part of the whole NOvA collaboration.”
Mother Nature Network
Back to work, with cigars
The Labor Day op-ed I co-authored with Anne-Marie Slaughter was written before I read a stupendous, and sobering, article by Erin Kelly, a sociologist at The University of Minnesota, who is one of the foremost work-family researchers in the country.
Business and Politics
U students hope to reignite the fire
More than 100 students -- many of them too young to vote in the last presidential election -- gathered at the University of Minnesota on Thursday to watch President Obama accept his party's nomination for a second term.
Survey: 7 out of 10 con law profs think DOMA is unconstitutional
Dale Carpenter, a professor at University of Minnesota Law School, asked constitutional law professors whether they support same-sex marriage and whether they believe the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is constitutional
Wall Street Journal
Updates and Events
Beer and wine to be sold at TCF Bank Stadium
Beginning with Saturday's game, the University of Minnesota will sell beer and wine at TCF Bank Stadium during intercollegiate football games.
MSP Business Journal
3 robberies reported near U of M campus
Three robberies have been reported this week near the University of Minnesota campus, and University Police are warning students to stay vigilant.
Drought diminishing monarch butterflies
Nearly 63 percent of Minnesota is now rated as abnormally dry or in a drought, according to the U.S. Drought monitor. ...The drought conditions are especially hurting a part of nature that many of us likely haven’t thought about. There are far fewer butterflies fluttering through your garden, if any at all. ...Biologist Karen Oberhauser with the University of Minnesota says it started in the spring.
Big Iron field demonstrations to focus on a variety of topics
The field demonstration area will again be a place of high activity during the 32nd annual Big Iron Farm Show, which runs Sept. 11-13 on the west edge of West Fargo at the Red River Valley Fair Grounds. ...University of Minnesota Extension regional educator Jodi Dejong-Hughes will discuss shallow-tillage options for various crop management systems.
Farm and Ranch Guide