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News, features and events from the College of Biological Sciences


Petri Dish: Super foods or super frauds?

Isn't life fascinating? We think so! And it gets even more interesting when you put three University of Minnesota experts with distinct disciplinary perspectives together in the same room for an unscripted, free-flowing discussion. Join us this fall for a special Petri Dish series of curiosity-driven conversations at the Bell Museum. 

Highly Cited: Turning Thoughts on Aging and Mortality on End

Evolutionary biologist James Curtsinger’s finding about mortality rates continues to influence research on mortality and population heterogeneity.

James Curtsinger

Editor’s note: In this new series we’ll showcase highly cited research by College of Biological Sciences faculty.

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- September 2018

I work with many incredibly talented faculty and staff to set a course for the college. It’s one of the things I love most about my job. This job comes with great responsibility, and I feel a particular obligation to ensure that we always act with integrity and transparency to achieve our mission.

Nominate a postdoc or research associate for a CBS award

CBS is proud to train, support and promote it's postdocs and research associates, who are active members of the College's community. To recognize the postdoc and research associates' valuable contribution to the College’s mission, the CBS Postdoctoral Committee is offering four awards for outstanding contributions in terms of:

CBS People: Amy Barton

A University veteran joins the CBS Student Services ranks as the Assistant Director for Student Engagement. 

Amy BartonWhat is your position with CBS Student Services? 

Going the extra mile

Angie Koebler makes a special trip to Penn State to bring the rare Amborellas plant to the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory.

WalkingAngie Koebler (right) poses for a picture at Penn State University on her trip to pick up the Amborella plants.

Building Classroom Confidence

New study looks at ways to improve student success for non-native English speakers.

Beverly Smith-Keiling

For students whose first language is not English, understanding some of the complexities of subject matter in college courses can be challenging. But a recent study points to a few key ways instructors can help build confidence for Asian English language learners.