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President Gabel's Statement on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 20, 2021

Today we learned that former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. We hope that the jury’s verdict represents a measure of accountability and comfort for George Floyd’s family, his loved ones and the communities that have been impacted by his tragic death—and perhaps a welcome departure from instances where there has been no accountability at all.


Statement from President Gable on the shooting of Daunte Wright

April 12, 2021

Yesterday’s fatal shooting in Brooklyn Center of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, brings pain, fear, anger, and anxiety flooding back to our community.


Dr. Leif Olmanson's LakeBrowser project reports Minnesota lakes growing murkier

February 20, 2021

Project reports "lake water temps are rising fastest in the northern forests, promoting algae blooms."


Forest Resources welcomes Dr. Eric North, new Assistant Professor of Urban & Community Forestry

February 3, 2021

Dr. North joins the department to lead the Urban and Community Forestry track.


Dr. Marcella Windmuller-Campione Plans Future Forests at Crosby Farm

January 19, 2021

Her research is featured in the latest issue of The Cross Pollinator and a video from the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change project.


60 Years at the Cloquet Forestry Center

January 15, 2021

Clare Boerigter chronicled stories from the Cloquet Forestry Center in immersive storyboards.


Dr. Eric North Awarded 2020 Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Educator Award

January 13, 2021

New forestry professor, Dr. Eric North, awarded 2020 Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Educator Award


Dr. Peter Reich named to 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list

November 18, 2020

Dr. Reich is one of 22 current University of Minnesota researchers named in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list. The international list recognizes researchers who published multiple highly-cited papers during the last decade and whose citation records place them in the top one percent of citation counts for field and publication year.


Dr. Ingrid Schneider studies the challenges of social distancing on trails

December 10, 2020

Dr. Schneider discusses a University of Minnesota study revealing the challenges of social distancing on trails in an interview with the Minneapolis StarTribune.


Landmark book by pioneering Minnesota conservationist gets an update

November 20, 2020

John Tester's book Minnesota's Natural Heritage is updated on its 25th anniversary by Rebecca Montgomery, Susan Galatowitsch, and John Moriarty.