A new University of Minnesota study found that snowy winter environments can both benefit and harm older adults. While the study identified many predictable dangers in winter landscapes like navigating icy sidewalks, it also found that many older adults benefit from their peace and beauty.
A local amateur scientist is partnering with a University of Minnesota researcher to identify micrometeorites from Twin Cities rooftops.
A crowd of about 35 people gathered outside Coffman Union Thursday night to voice their opposition to proposed University of Minnesota Student Conduct Code changes. Under the proposed document, student groups could be held liable for conduct they direct, sponsor or endorse that violates the University's conduct code; or if a group's officers don’t prevent misconduct during a group event. Students and faculty who attended the protest worry this change could make it easier for the administration to punish students who engage in “disruptive behavior” – like protests – on campus.
A new University of Minnesota program takes researchers and citizens into the private lives of animals across eastern and southern Africa.
A group of music researchers hope partnerships with communities across the world will raise awareness about environmental issues. Members of the team of musicologists, led by a University of Minnesota professor, will travel to five locations this summer to make a series of music videos focused on sound-related environmental issues. The researchers believe the videos’ messages will have direct impacts on the communities involved.
Newly approved brain implants piloted by University of Minnesota neurosurgeons could help moderate changes in movement due to Parkinson’s disease.