• Graduate student Anand Divakaran working in Professor Pomerantz' lab.

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    December 7, 2018

Cramer and Truhlar named to highly cited researchers list

Professors Christopher Cramer and Donald Truhlar are among 21 current University of Minnesota researchers named in a 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list, published by insight and analytics firm Clarivate Analytics.

Professor Pomerantz receives exploratory research grant

Professor William Pomerantz, in collaboration with Professor Jonathan Sacks from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a new National Institutes of Health Exploratory/Development Research Grant award (R21). R21 grants provide support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

Christy Haynes lights up the methane bubbles.
Volunteers needed for January Energy & U shows

Can you help? Energy and U shows are scheduled for 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Jan. 9-11, Jan. 14-18. Volunteers are needed onsite by 9:20 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. Fire Safety Volunteers: Three volunteers are a MUST per show. Volunteers need to be trained to use fire extinguishers. Please include your full name and email address when signing up at https://doodle.com/poll/59zz86rfntmbrb7h. Some regular volunteers are also needed: Duties include helping to get the students off their buses and in their seats, picking student volunteers, serving as emcee to announce the names of the young people doing the demonstrations, etc. Please include your full name and email address when signing up at https://doodle.com/poll/krweh3gsy3citnia.

Strengthening Climate: Bystander Intervention

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13
100 Smith Hall

The topic will be bystander intervention, and the presentation will include integrated scenes performed by Illusion Theater. Illusion Theater's mission is to generate theater that illuminates the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and to catalyze personal and social change. Bring your lunch, if desired.

Safety Note: Walk like a penguin safety

penguins walking
Winter creates challenges such staying warm and avoiding slips and falls. Walking on ice requires taking smaller steps with arms out, knees loose, and feet pointed out, much like a penguin. When walking outside, use handrails and avoid smooth, dark wet spots. In addition to ice on sidewalks and stairs, another common problem is slipping on the excess water inside on building floors. Facilities Management (FM) typically puts down extra rugs to absorb some of water, but people often forget to wipe their feet and track water all over, creating slippery floors. Remember to wipe you feet on the floor mats. Call (612) 624-2900 to report areas that need work. If you slip, try to tuck your head, twist to the side, bend your arms and roll out of the fall. If this occurs while working, complete a first report of injury. 

Research/Employment Opportunities

University of Nevada, Reno (two positions): tenure-track assistant professor in polymer chemistry with application review beginning, Monday, Jan. 7, and tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry with application deadline, Monday, Dec. 9.

Information about these and other research/employment opportunities is available in the white jobs book located in 139 Smith Hall.


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