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Assistant Professor of Climate Science Heidi Roop in Antarctica during field work.

A conversation with Heidi Roop

January 25, 2021

Meet Heidi Roop, Ph.D., a climate scientist with a passion for research and communication whose scientific endeavors have taken her around the world, where she has participated in research from Alaska and Antarctica to the mountains of Vietnam and New Zealand. 


Devon McDonald in lab

5 questions with Devon: Meet a Food Science alumni

January 25, 2021

Discover what it's like to be a Food Science major and Nutrition minor in CFANS in this interview with Devon McDonald, BS '19. Devon shares an update on what he does in his current professional role and discusses the opportunities he had as a student in our college. 


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Message from the Office of the President: Congrats on a strong start to the Spring semester!

January 22, 2021

Read the latest message from President Gabel on starting spring semester, COVID-19 updates and our continued commitment to equity and diversity.


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Biden plans Covid vaccination push

January 20, 2021

(BBC World Television) [Audio] Plant pathology professor Brian Steffenson, PhD, is interviewed on wheat cassette research. Segment starts at 31:16. 


A plate of grilled steak, peppers, and a salad with pears on a table with a glass of milk.

USDA's new, best advice on healthy eating

January 18, 2021

(AgNews) Joanne Slavin, a professor in Food Science and Nutrition, Masonic Cancer Center, is quoted.


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Message from the Office of the President: Honoring Dr. King

January 15, 2021

In this message, President Gabel outlines how the University will be honoring Dr. King and invites all students, faculty and staff to engage in service throughout the month to continue commemorating his legacy.


A man in a cornfield checks on the corn.

Why Even Corn Can Get A Bad Night Of Sleep

January 15, 2021

(WVIK) Walid Sadok, an assistant professor in agronomy and plant genetics, is quoted.


Wheat plants with rust on their leaves are growing in black plastic containers.

Gene technology a 'game changer' in fight against wheat disease

January 14, 2021

(MPR News) Brian Steffenson, a professor in plant pathology, is quoted.


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Message from the Office of the President: Upcoming testing clinics, vaccine update, and MLK Jr. Concert

January 13, 2021

President Gabel provides reminders to follow COVID-19 protocols when returning to campus next week, shares COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution updates and gives details about the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annual tribute and concert.


Cannabis leaf and CBD oil eye dropper.

Cannabidiol use during pregnancy affects the brain and behavior in adulthood

January 12, 2021

(UMN News) Study director and animal science professor Christopher Faulk, PhD, is quoted. CFANS collaborative research is featured.