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Checking in With Dean Forbes -- February 2019

Welcome back! As we embark on spring semester I want to share a few updates with you. We’re in the thick of student recruitment season both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prospective students are coming to campus to learn more about what we have to offer that is distinct from other institutions. The high caliber of research that happens here -- and by extension the research opportunities available to them -- is at the top of the list.

Scientists set target for a healthy diet, balancing human welfare and the planet’s ability to provide

With food production impacting everything from biodiversity to climate change, a global team of researchers—including a University of Minnesota professor—have established the first scientific targets for a healthy diet that balances food consumption and the planet's ability to sustainably support human welfare.

CBS Duluth Alumni Social

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CBS Alums in the Duluth area: You are invited to join the College of Biological Sciences for an alumni social at Glensheen on Thursday, May 2 from 6-8 p.m.!

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided. Introductory remarks by Valery Forbes, Dean of the College of Biological Sciences

CBS Twin Cities Alumni Social

Join fellow alums and Dean Valery Forbes February 27 starting at 6 p.m. to reconnect. Sample beer from local microbreweries, enjoy a spread from Kramarczuk’s, and connect with fellow College of Biological Sciences alums at the home of CBS alums Cheryl Quinn and Robert Buck.

UMN Women in Science Wikithon

Mark International Women’s Day by creating and improving Wikipedia profiles of women scientists - past and present - from the University of Minnesota!

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Hand on the Mouse, Eyes on the Wild

Cedar Creek's latest project calls on citizen scientists to identify on-site wildlife entirely online.

Eyes On The Wild Deer Collage

Pictured above: Oh Deer! Visitors to Eyes on the Wild will find lots of photos of deer. Here are a few of favorite snapshots.