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University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota
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Motto A common bond for all the arts (from Latin)
Established 1851
School type Public
President Robert H. Bruininks
Location Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Enrollment 28,740 undergraduate,
13,841 graduate,
51,194 total
Faculty 3,122
Campus Urban - 2,730 acres (11.0 km²)
Sports teams The Golden Gophers
Website umn.edu
This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. For a description of the system at large, see University of Minnesota system.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. Its student body is the second-largest in the United States according to autumn 2004 statistics, with 50,954 students (behind Ohio State University's campus in Columbus). Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... The term public school has different meanings: In England and Wales, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as... Robert H. Bruininks is the current president of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... The term urban means cities and towns as distinct from rural areas. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Affectionately referred to by locals as the U or U of M, The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Affectionately referred to by locals as the U or U of M, The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ohio State University (legal name), also known as Ohio State or OSU (not to be confused with Ohio University), is currently the largest state University in the United States. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ...


It is located on two campuses in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; the campuses are linked through a dedicated bus system. Twin cities are either: two towns or cities that are geographically close to each other, and often referred to collectively; or two distant cities which, perhaps because of similar circumstances, such as industrial decline, or demographics, agree to partner each other and share expertise (e. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ...

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Minneapolis

When originally built in 1851, the Minneapolis campus overlooked the Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River, but it was later moved about a mile downstream to its current location. That site is now marked by a small park known as Chute Square at the intersection of University Avenue and Central Avenue. The school shut down following a financial crisis during the American Civil War, and didn't reopen until 1867. It was upgraded from a preparatory school to a college in 1869. Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam Saint Anthony Falls, or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only waterfall on the Mississippi River until it was replaced by a series of dams in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge Saint Louis¹: 5,500 m³/s Vicksburg²: 16,800 m³/s Baton Rouge³: 12,800 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin Lake Itasca Mouth Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... In the United States a preparatory school, or prep school, is usually a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellows and still are in some places. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Today's campus has buildings on both banks of the river, but the East Bank is the main portion of the campus and covers 307 acres. It contains six residence halls (the University administration believes the terms "dorm" and "dormitory" have negative connotations), and four of them are concentrated into a 4-city-block space known as the "Superblock." Next to the Superblock is a large medical complex that used to be operated by the University, but has since been sold off to Fairview Health Services, which operates a network of hospitals in Minnesota. An acre is a measure of land area in Imperial units or U.S. customary units. ... A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ... NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Wikicities has a wiki about medicine: Medicine Categories: Medicine | Health ...


The historical center of the Minneapolis campus is Northrop Mall, a green space located about four blocks away from the Superblock. It was based on a design by Cass Gilbert, although his plans were too extravagant to be fully implemented. Several of the campus's primary buildings surround the Mall. Northrop Auditorium provides a northern anchor, with Coffman Memorial Union to the south. Four of the larger buildings on the sides of the Mall are the primary mathematics, physics, and chemistry buildings, and Walter Library, which has recently been renovated to focus more on digital media rather than the printed word. US Supreme Court Building, Washington DC, East Pediment, 1928 - 1935 Cass Gilbert (November 29, 1859 - May 17, 1934) attended MIT and worked for a time with the firm of McKim, Mead, and White. ... Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. ... When stuff moves. ... Chemistry (in Greek: χημεία) is the science of matter and its interactions with energy and itself (see physics, biology). ... Digital media encompasses digital audio, digital video, the World Wide Web and other technologies that can be used to create and distribute digital content. Digital media represents a profound change from all previous media technologies. ...

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

Additionally, the East Bank has a few buildings with unique architecture worth mentioning. The Armory north east of the Northrop Mall is built like a Norman castle, with a sally port entrance facing Church St., and a tower originally intended to be the Professor of Military Science's residence, until it was found to be too cold. It originally held the athletics department as well as the military science classes that it now holds. One of the oldest buildings on campus is the Pillsbury Hall, built out of varieties of sandstone available in Minnesota. It has a unique color that is hard to capture in a photograph. In more recent times, Frank Gehry designed the Weisman Art Museum. It is a small example of his work with curving metallic structures. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)The Weisman Art Museum (more properly known as the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)The Weisman Art Museum (more properly known as the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... An armory is a military depot used for the storage of weapons and ammunition. ... A Sally port is a small, easily secured door in a castle wall or other fortification. ... The Gehry Tower in Hanover The Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Goldberg on February 28, 1929) is an architect known for his sculptural approach to building design. ... Categories: Stub | University of Minnesota | Museums in Minneapolis | Art museums and galleries in the U.S. ...


The West Bank of the campus has been growing rapidly, first seeing major development in the 1960s. It covers 53 acres. Music, theater, and art students cannot pass through the University without spending a significant amount of time there. In addition to the arts, social science is a big area of research on the West Bank. The business school (Carlson School of Management) calls the West Bank home, as does the University's law school. Wilson Library, the largest library in the University system, is also located there. The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music Music City : a collaborative music database All Music Guide: includes a comprehensive and flexible Genre and Style system MusicWiki: A Collaborative Music-related encyclopedia Science... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Resources Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Art-Atlas. ... Carlson School of Management (CSOM) is a business college for undergraduates and graduates. ... Law school is the term used in the United States to indicate an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees, mainly teaching using the Socratic method. ...

The Washington Avenue Bridge connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the Minneapolis campus.
The Washington Avenue Bridge connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the Minneapolis campus.

Students traveling between the East and West Banks will most likely use the Washington Avenue Bridge either on foot or via bus. This bridge is unique because it has two separate decks. The lower deck carries automobile traffic, while the upper deck is a pedestrian walkway. An enclosed walkway runs the length of the bridge, sheltering students from the wind, rain, and snow as they cross the Mississippi. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis The Washington Avenue Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota and connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis The Washington Avenue Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota and connects the East Bank and West Bank portions of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. ...


There are some subterranean passageways that students use to get from building to building when the weather is harsh. It is an ungainly network of circuitous routes that are confusing and don't always connect. Many people don't even know they exist. However, in recent years, effort has been made to map out these tunnels, and directions are now marked with signs reading, "The Gopher Way". Part of Montreals underground city, a concourse in Bonaventure metro station, showing directional signs leading to buildings accessible through the underground city An underground city is a network of tunnels that connect buildings, usually in the downtown area of a city. ... The Gopher Way is the systems of underground tunnels and skyways at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities connecting many of the buildings. ...


The Minneapolis campus is located near two interstate highways: I-94 and I-35W. It is bordered on the north by the Dinkytown neighborhood and by the Stadium Village neighborhood on the east. A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 94 is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... Interstate 35 (I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... Dinkytown, USA (also known as just Dinkytown) is a neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


St. Paul

The University's St. Paul campus is actually located north of the city of St. Paul, surrounded by the suburb of Falcon Heights. The campus is primarily associated with agriculture, and has a suburban setting. However, the University has some farm fields around it. It is by far the quieter campus. It has a grassy mall of its own and can be seen as a bit of a retreat from the busier Minneapolis campus. Falcon Heights is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ...


Students have commuted between the two sites for many decades. Early on, a streetcar line between the campuses was established, but it went away along with the rest of the area's trolleys in the 1950s. Buses were used from then on, and a busway was created in 1992 to improve the speed between campuses. Unfortunately, the rate of collisions was fairly high with 32 crashes piling up over the years. So, in 1997, new stop signs were added that would illuminate when a bus, bicycle, or pedestrian was approaching an intersection along the corridor. As of 2002, no additional accidents had been reported. a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stop sign used in English-speaking countries Former European stop sign consisting of red Give Way triangle inside a circle A stop sign is a traffic sign, usually erected at road junctions, that instructs drivers to make a brief and temporary, but complete, stop upon reaching it, and then to... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The St. Paul campus also borders the fairgrounds where the Minnesota State Fair is held every year. Minnesota's Fair is one of the largest in the United States, usually lasting twelve days, from late August through Labor Day in early September. Because of the heavy traffic associated with the Fair, classes do not start on either campus until after it is over (the Fair also makes extensive use of the Minneapolis campus parking). The Minnesota State Fair, marketed as The Great Minnesota Get-Together, is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. ... Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ...


Due to the workings of the U of M phone system, both campuses have 612 area code (Minneapolis) telephone numbers instead of the 651 code that would be expected for the Saint Paul portion. A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits (0-9) that is used for identifying a destination telephone line in a telephone network. ...


Sports

Main article: Minnesota Golden Gophers Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ...

Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mascot.
Goldy Gopher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mascot.

Sports teams associated with the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota go by the Golden Gophers moniker. The Gophers are members of the Big Ten Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in the NCAA. Most of the facilities that the teams use for training and competitive play are located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus. There are arenas for male and female basketball (Williams Arena) as well as hockey (Mariucci Arena). Image File history File links Goldy Gopher, (http://www. ... Image File history File links Goldy Gopher, (http://www. ... The Big Ten Conference is a college athletic conference located in the northern United States, stretching from Iowa in the west to Pennsylvania in the east. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... Williams Arena is on the campus of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Mariucci Arena is the home arena for the mens ice hockey Minnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ...


The school has held recent national championships in men's hockey (2002 and 2003), women's hockey (2004 and 2005), wrestling (2002), and men's golf (2002). In addition, the men's basketball team reached the NCAA Final Four in 1997 , but this feat has since been erased from official NCAA records after a much-publicized scandal involving team members having papers and other assignments written for them by a secretly-hired professor at the coach Clem Haskins' request. The women's basketball team made it to the Final Four in 2004. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Wrestling may refer to: Sport wrestling Professional wrestling grappling This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The playoff term Final Four was originally popularized to refer to the final four teams in the NCAA Basketball Tournament; these are the champions of the tournaments four regional brackets, and the only teams remaining on the tournaments final weekend. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


There used to be a football stadium on campus, but the football team started playing at the Metrodome near downtown Minneapolis when that dome was constructed. Memorial Stadium was torn down and the area has since been developed with other University buildings. As of 2005, there is major ongoing discussion trying to determine if a stadium to be named TCF Bank Stadium will be built on campus. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Memorial Stadium also known as the Old Brickhouse was the home of Minnesota Golden Gophers football from 1924 until 1981. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... TCF Bank Stadium is a proposed football stadium for the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. ...


Media

The Twin Cities campus has a newspaper as well as a radio station. A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ...


The newspaper is The Minnesota Daily, which is printed each weekday during the normal school season, going to a weekly production during the summer. The Daily is operated by an organization of students, not by the university; it claims to be the largest student-run paper in the United States. It was first published on May 1, 1900. The Minnesota Daily is the campus newspaper of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, published every weekday while school is in session, and published weekly on Wendnesdays during finals and summer. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


The campus radio station is KUOM "Radio K"; it broadcasts during the day on 770 kHz AM. Its 5000-watt signal has a range of 80 miles. Due to FCC regulations, it shuts down at dusk. In 2003, the station began switching to a low-power (8 watt) signal on 106.5 MHz FM overnight and on weekends. Because of the limited range, Radio K also streams its content over the Internet. With roots in experimental transmissions that began before World War I, the station received the first AM broadcast license in the state on January 13, 1922 and began broadcasting as WLB, changing to the KUOM call sign about two decades later. The station had an educational format up until 1993 when it merged with a smaller campus-only music station. A small group of full-time employees oversee the station, while most of the on-air talent consists of student volunteers. 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity broadcast radio sound. ... Web radio (or Internet radio) is a radio re-broadcasting service one can receive via the Internet. ... WWI redirects here. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... WLB is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including A former callsign for AM 770 Radio K (KUOM) in Minnesota A hull classification symbol for seagoing buoy tenders operated by the United States Coast Guard This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Some television programs made on campus have been broadcast on local PBS station KTCI channel 17. Several episodes of Great Conversations have been made since 2002, featuring one-on-one discussions between university faculty and experts brought in from around the world. Tech Talk is a show meant to help people who feel intimidated by modern technology, including cellular phones and computers. PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) is the organization that operates the KTCA and KTCI television stations in Minneapolis-St. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cellular redirects here. ... A computer is a device or machine for making calculations or controlling operations that are expressible in numerical or logical terms. ...


Academics

By far the largest institution of higher education in the state, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities offers degree programs in almost all fields, from agriculture to modern dance. Colleges include the College of Liberal Arts, the Carlson School of Management, the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Agriculture Food and Environmental Sciences, the Medical School, the College of Natural Resources, and the Institute of Technology. The University has all three branches of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Carlson School of Management (CSOM) is a business college for undergraduates and graduates. ... Environmental science is the science of the interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment, including their effects on all types of organisms. ... Natural resources are commodities that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... Licensure and Qualifications for the Practice of Engineering The Engineers Ring The origin of then Engineers Ring Engineering Disasters and Learning from Failure American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) ASEE engineering profile (2003) PDF EngineersEdge GlobalSpec Categories: Architecture and engineering occupations | Engineering ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...


A number of U of M graduate school departments have been ranked in the nation's top twenty by the National Research Council: The National Research Council of the USA is the working arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, carrying out most of the studies done in their names. ...

Chemical engineering is the application of science, mathematics and economics to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = study of) is the study of behaviour, mind,[action] and thought. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine Mechanical engineering is the application of physical principles to the creation of useful devices, objects and machines. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [oikos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... Statistics is a type of data analysis whose practice includes the planning, summarizing, and interpreting of observations of a system possibly followed by predicting or forecasting of future events based on a mathematical model of the system being observed. ... Biostatistics (sometimes known as biometrics, though a recent development is the use of biometrics to refer to an entirely different field), most generally, is the application of statistics to biology and, most commonly, to medicine. ... Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering concerning aircraft, spacecraft and related topics. ... In modern usage, civil engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, or public works, as they related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. ... Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. ... Ecology is sometimes used as an incorrect synonym for the natural environment. ... Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution by natural selection. ... Behavior refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. ... The Materials Science Tetrahedron Materials science is a multidisciplinary field focusing on functional solids, whether the function served is structural, electronic, thermal, chemical, magnetic, optical, or some combination of these. ... Biomedical engineering is a discipline concerned with the development and manufacture of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs and other therapies. ... Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon (φάρμακον) is drug, and logos (λόγος) is science) is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. ...

Weather

Like most of Minnesota, the weather on campus can be harsh. In the winter, temperatures in the region sometimes dip below −20°F (−29°C), with wind chills perhaps −60°F (−51°C) or lower. Large amounts of snow can fall as well, but the University's Facilities Management team is very proactive about clearing snow quickly. Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ... The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ... Wind chill is the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human (or animal) body due to the combination of air temperature and wind speed. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ...


It is extremely rare for the University as a whole to have unscheduled closings. Classes were canceled for half a day on September 11, 2001, but the last time the campus had a weather-related closing was January 18, 1994 when then-Governor Arne Carlson ordered the shutdown of state government services throughout Minnesota during a period of extreme cold. However, many individual classes will be canceled by professors and teaching assistants during any given year, and evening courses are not held when Minnesota holds political caucuses. The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated attacks carried out in the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... This is a list of Governors for Minnesota: Territorial Governors State Governors See also Governor of Minnesota Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota List of Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota References The Governors Office and History, accessed February 12, 2004. ... Always a fan of the University of Minnesota, Gov. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ...


While Minnesota is known for having cold winters, hot summers also occur in the region, and weather varies on a daily basis. The Minneapolis campus largely uses steam heat in the winter and chilled water for cooling in summer, but the campus staff always takes a gamble that weather trends will continue when transitioning between the two modes in spring and fall.


One of the main heating plants is located near the Stone Arch Bridge across from downtown. In the first half of the 20th century, it provided electricity for the regional system of streetcars operated by Twin City Rapid Transit and is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of that (of course, there are several other registered buildings on campus). It was converted to provide steam after the University acquired it in 1976. When the temperature gets cold, four railroad cars worth of coal can be required each day to keep the campus heated. The Stone Arch Bridge at dusk The Great Northern Railroad crossed the Mississippi River on the Stone Arch Bridge near the Saint Anthony Falls (the only waterfall on the Mississippi) in Minneapolis. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Electricity is a property of certain subatomic particles (e. ... The Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT), also known as Twin City Lines (TCL), was a business that primarily operated streetcars, and buses in the area of Minneapolis-St. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ...


Notable Staff & Alumni

This is a list of encyclopedic people associated with the University of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...

External links

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References

  • Lori-Anne Williams and Aaron Strozinsky (September 2004). U Buildings At-a-Glance. University Services, University of Minnesota.
  • Standard Survey Response 1997. University of Minnesota Office of Institutional Research and Reporting.


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