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Public intellectual, kidney disease, asylum cases
 October 2021 •  Read online

Mapping Out the Life & Ideas of a Champion of the Humanities

RESEARCH & DISCOVERY

The first comprehensive biography of Edward Said explores how the public figure's intellectual breadth and influence developed over the years.

Getting to the Root of Health Disparities in Kidney Disease

RESEARCH & DISCOVERY

Researchers aim to help train pharmacists and educate patients with the goal of improving medication outcomes for groups with higher rates of kidney failure.

Contemporary History Brings Insight to Asylum Cases

RESEARCH & DISCOVERY

As an expert witness on federal immigration court cases, Patrick McNamara provides insight into violence directly and indirectly related to drug cartels.

Startup Scales Up Eco-Friendly Ingredients for Cleaning, Personal Care

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Sironix Renewables uses a patented method to make nontoxic, sustainably-sourced surfactants that replace their counterparts made from petroleum.

OTHER NEWS

Grants Fund New Partnership to Explore Renewable Energy Storage in Minnesota

Photo Gallery: Celebrate National Pork Month

NRRI Develops Portfolio of Solutions to Address Sulfate Challenges

Induced Flaws in Quantum Materials Could Enhance Superconducting Properties

Spotify is Powerful. Is it Biased?

5 Ways Inflation Might Impact Holiday Shopping

EVENTS

Minnesota Made: Growing the Bioeconomy
Thursday, November 4, 12:00 p.m. (CDT) | Online

Hear from an expert panel with deep roots in biotechnology and industry about the future of the bioeconomy in Minnesota and beyond. Submit questions before or during the live event. With the bioeconomy expected to represent $4 billion in economic activity in the next decade, the opportunities to translate cutting-edge research into bio-based products that are more sustainable and durable than existing options are abundant. Minnesota is positioned to play a leading role given investments in infrastructure and a critical mass of expertise. Several new developments at the University of Minnesota promise to address this critical need and position the College of Biological Sciences squarely at the center of an emerging nexus of biomanufacturing innovation and activity in the region.

This event is organized by the College of Biological Sciences in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the BioTechnology Institute.

Register for the webinar.


Borchert Lecture Series: Dr. Michelle LaRue
Wednesday, November 17, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (CST) | Online

In celebration of GIS Day, Michelle LaRue, PhD, will be giving this year's Borchert Lecture, "From Cougars to Penguins: Pushing Boundaries in Spatial Ecology." 

Recently featured on MPR Climate Cast and elsewhere for her work conducting the first-ever count of Weddell seals in Antarctica, you can read more about LaRue's work on her website and more about past Borchert Lectures here.

Register for the webinar.



Inside the Pandemic: A Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael Osterholm and Andy Slavitt
Thursday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CST) | Online 

Watch live as UMN COVID-19 expert Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and former Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration’s COVID Response Andy Slavitt talk one-on-one about COVID-19.

Deeply relevant to our world today, these leading experts will talk candidly about the challenges of the pandemic, what went right and what went wrong, ripple effects of the pandemic, and what’s next. 

Register for the webinar.

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