Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future
Science driving a sustainable future

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    Message from the Office of the President: Governor Walz “dials back” COVID restrictions

    May 6, 2021

    In this message, President Gabel outlines how the latest dial back of COVID restrictions announced by Governor Walz affects our University protocols. 

  • Hikaru Peterson.

    Science by the Slice podcast: COVID-19 and food systems

    May 6, 2021

    In the latest series of the “Science by the Slice” podcast from the University of Florida, you’ll hear from agricultural economists Hikaru Peterson, PhD, from the Department of Applied Economics in CFANS, and Christa Court, PhD, from the University of Florida. They discuss their current research related to COVID-19 and the impacts the pandemic has had on the U.S. food system.

  • Graphic of a woman surrounded by a sea of her own hair.

    Coping with the mental health crisis

    May 5, 2021

    (UMN News) The last 13 months have brought layer upon layer of challenges and stress to college students everywhere, no less at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. As some of the heaviness lifts, the U of M is looking forward with a systemwide initiative designed to stem the tide and vastly improve student mental health. This is the first article in a series that will be shared during the month of May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Upcoming Events

  • Kim Russell: Seeing Birds through the Eyes of an Artist

    Saturday, May 8, 10 - 11 AM (CST)

    Join Kim Russell, an exhibiting artist in the "Birds of a Feather" show at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Reedy Gallery, in a free online Zoom discussion moderated by Wendy DePaolis, Arboretum Curator of Art. "Tour" the exhibit virtually to view the stylized drawings of native Midwestern species. Learn how Russell combines research and inspiration to capture the essence of each bird. Gain a wealth of fascinating facts about birds' biology with Russell's original artwork as a backdrop.

  • CFANS Virtual Commencement 2021

    Friday, May 14, 3 p.m. CDT

    Every year, our CFANS community eagerly anticipates Commencement and the opportunity to congratulate and celebrate our graduates in a ceremony befitting such a momentous occasion.

  • Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership May Webinar

    Tuesday, May 18, Noon - 1 PM (CST)

    In the face of a changing climate, Minnesotans are responding with innovative and collective efforts. To highlight these efforts, the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will be hosting a series of webinars about climate adaptation and resilience in Minnesota. The May MCAP webinar will be given by John Loomis of the South Washington Watershed District.