Brenna Connelly

CFANS student crowned 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

August 13, 2020

(Star TribuneBrenna Connelly, a 19-year-old CFANS student from Byron, Minn., majoring in agricultural education and animal science, will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 3,000 Minnesota farm families.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Seeking Your Feedback

August 13, 2020

As President Gabel said in a recent communication, the University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and racial justice, and we hear and feel the call to do more. As the work is just beginning, she is seeking your continued input and welcomes everyone to share their feedback and ideas via survey.

A rice paddy.

GEMS Informatics: Enabling a Data Revolution in Malawian Agriculture

August 11, 2020

GEMS Informatics at the University of Minnesota, working with a wide range of public, private, domestic and international partners, unlocks the potential of data to drive food and agricultural innovation, benefiting people and the environment

Young woman flies a drone with a camera near a field of corn.

8-9-20 Ag Forum: Ag production that goes beyond food

August 9, 2020

(WCCO) Dean Brian Buhr is featured as a part of "Ag is Everywhere Week"

Students sit in a lecture during a CFANS class.

New Fall 2020 Courses in CFANS

August 7, 2020

As we look to the upcoming fall semester, we wanted to share a list of new undergraduate courses available in CFANS. Courses are a convenient way to complete prerequisites, fulfill requirements, enhance career skills, or pursue a personal interest. Students can locate these courses on ScheduleBuilder

Small child engages with interactive display at the Bell Museum featuring planet Earth.

Ongoing online programming at the Bell Museum continues: Minnesota’s astronomy classroom

August 6, 2020

In addition to the reopening of the planetarium theater today, August 6, the Bell will be continuing a variety of online programs, developed during the COVID-19 closure.

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life wordmark.

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life fall 2020 engagement survey now live

August 4, 2020

The University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life shared their fall 2020 engagement survey, which is now live. The survey will be available until August 18, 2020 is prioritizing the voices of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

A cat watches water drip from a faucet with its head tilted.

Even in a pandemic, don’t forget the importance of clean drinking water

August 4, 2020

(MinnPost) Ann Lewandowski, senior research and Extension coordinator at the Water Resource Center (WRC) and Lucia Levers, a research associate at the WRC, co-author a commentary along with a Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor.

Goldy Gopher stands on stage at the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium at the Bell Museum.

Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium opens August 6

August 3, 2020

The Bell’s state-of-the-art Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium opens to the public on Thursday, August 6. The planetarium will open with two all-ages programs: Minnesota Night Sky and Out of This World. Guests will need to make advance timed reservations online.

A beaver swims in northern Minnesota.

Wolf researchers in Voyageurs National Park believe unlikely food source may be behind moose success

August 3, 2020

(Star Tribune) U of M research is featured. Tom Gable, a graduate student in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, is quoted.