Walter F. Mondale Hall at the University of Minnesota on Sunday.

Walter F. Mondale Hall at the University of Minnesota on Sunday.

Last Updated 8 hours ago

UMN law professor allegedly steals millions from investors

Edward Adams, a business investment specialist, is expected in U.S. District Court this week.

A University of Minnesota law professor who specializes in business investments allegedly embezzled millions from investors in companies he controlled. Edward Adams — an expert in commercial, bankruptcy and corporate law at the University’s Law School — allegedly stole more than $4.38 million from investors and paid over $2.54 million from companies he ran to his own law firm, according to an indictment filed in U.S.

Last Updated 15 hours ago

Minneapolis police create new division for community outreach

In an effort to ease its relationship with the city’s communities, the Minneapolis Police Department has created a new division to run all of its outreach initiatives. The Community and Collaborative Advancement Division, created earlier this month, will oversee and expand community outreach initiatives and introduce new programs. “We’re putting it under one command so we can stay on top of those issues and make sure that we are out there providing for the community,” said Commander Charlie Adams who heads the new division Community police centers, like the Cedar Riverside/West Bank Safety Center, will be part of CCA, and new initiatives will be added as time passes.

Last Updated 19 hours ago

Blind UMN chemist creates STEM curriculum for blind children

When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara’s eyesight began to fade. Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s chemistry department is now working to create a STEM curriculum for blind children in developing countries. Minkara, is creating the curriculum with the help of her assistants, who aide her in her computational chemistry research.