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On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 5:00am - 4:00pm CST, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. During the February 2016 maintenance, MSI’s maintenance will be global and site-wide as we will take the central storage offline to attempt to finalize a file system merge. Additionally, MSI will perform a security point update to the NX server and corresponding clients. Maintenance during this period will impact the following systems:
A new project at the Institute on the Environment, called “Informed water management: Mapping scarcity, threats, and values,” will study Minnesota water supply’s quantity and quality and what risks may affect it in the future. MSI Principal Investigator Tracy Twine (Soil, Water, and Climate) is one of the three co-leads of the project, along with Bonnie Keeler and Kate Brauman.
Five MSI Principal Investigators are among the eight faculty members at the University of Minnesota so have been named McKnight Land Grant Professors for 2016-18. They are: Meggan Craft (Veterinary Population Medicine - College of Veterinary Medicine); Jed T.
A recent study by NASA and the National Science Foundation concluded that lakes are warming faster than the oceans, and that Lake Superior is one of the fastest-warming lakes on the planet. Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) interviewed MSI PI Jay Austin to explain why this is.
Associate Professor Peter Snyder (Soil, Water, and Climate), who uses MSI for investigations into climate change, was recently interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio as part of a story about the mild winter of 2015-16 and how it’s affecting the state’s winter sports industry. Fall 2015 was very mild, and was followed by one of the warmest Decembers on record, causing lakes in the region to remain ice-free late into the season.
A profile of Professor Craig Packer, an MSI Principal Investigator from the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, recently appeared in the New York Times. Professor Packer is a world-renowned expert on lions.
The School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota has received two awards recognizing vision and achievement. The ADEAGies Foundation named the Dental School as one of the recipients of the 2016 Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Public or Private Partner for efforts to advance dental therapy education. Several MSI Principal Investigators are faculty in the Dental School.
IT’s annual data center maintenance is scheduled for January 9-10, 2016. Many services will be affected, including the license servers for several software products of interest to MSI users. These include:
On Wednesday, January 6, from 5am – 4pm CST, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. During the January 2016 maintenance, MSI’s maintenance will be global and site-wide as we will take the central storage offline to attempt to finalize a file system merge. Additionally, MSI will perform a security point update to the NX server and corresponding clients. Maintenance during this period will impact the following systems: