by Contributing Writer
“Stop thinking about land masses and start thinking about waterways,” declares English professor John Watkins. “The world changes drastically. And you get a very different kind of literary history.”
Too much information is not a problem for Chad Myers of the College of Science & Engineering, who brings the power of computer science to this frontier.
Salamanders aren’t that common in Minnesota—you’d have to comb the whole state to find four species, according to researcher Ken Kozak.
Math may have caused plenty of headaches through history, but Yoichiro Mori has turned the tables.
Two years ago, John Ohlfest’s career was changed by a dog. Batman, a shepherd mix named for his big ears, was treated for a brain tumor at the University of Minnesota in 2008.
What does evolution have to do with shopping? Quite a lot, according to Vladas Griskevicius, assistant professor of marketing in the Carlson School of Management.
Deep in a basement under a Twin Cities campus library, Elmo, Itasca, and Blade are at work. They’re running high-level quantum calculations in the war against anthrax and other biological and chemical weapons, commanded by Elizabeth Amin.