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On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Itasca will be unavailable throughout much of the day. A global system reservation will start at 6:00 am on August 1. Jobs that cannot be completed before 6:00 am on August 1 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status. August maintenance will include:
Researchers from U-Spatial spoke at the recent 2018 Esri User Conference, an international meeting of experts in mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).
MSI PI Molly McCue (associate professor, Veterinary Population Medicine) was interviewed by radio station KFGO in Fargo-Moorhead recently to discuss her lab’s research into the genetics of Equine Metabolic Syndrome.
MSI PI Melania Figueroa (Plant Pathology) was recently awarded the 2018 Syngenta Award from the American Phytopathological Society. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to teaching, research, or extension in plant pathology.
The Raptor Center, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine on the St. Paul Campus, has seen a record number of eaglets so far in 2018. The Center rehabilitates injured raptors for re-release into the wild. TV station Kare-11 did a story about the rehabilitation process, which can be seen on their website: Raptor Center works to help record number of eaglets.
The Inorganic Catalyst Design Center, a federally funded Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) in the College of Science and Engineering, had its funding renewed in late June 2018. The purpose of the EFRCs is to strengthen US economic leadership and energy security. The Inorganic Catalyst Design Center’s mission is to discover new classes of catalytic materials for energy production, especially using computational methods.
MSI researcher Pajau Vangay, a PhD student in the lab of MSI PI Dan Knights (Computer Science and Engineering; BioTechnology Institute), was featured in a story on Public Radio International (PRI). The story discusses Ms. Vangay’s research into the microbiome and work on the Immigrant Microbiome Project, which studies Hmong and Karen women in Minnesota and Thailand.
U-Spatial has named the winners for their 2018 Mapping Prizes. This annual event, which is open to students at the University of Minnesota, honors provocative and innovative map-making. See the winners on the U-Spatial website: Mapping Prize - 2018 Best Maps.