posted on August 7, 2014 The University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) announced last week that it has been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, which extends over five years, will fund research into the next generation of biobased plastics. The CSP is one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in the country. 
posted on August 5, 2014 UPDATE (posted August 19, 2014): The demo license was extended until September 17. Contact Evan Bollig ( to participate in the demo.
posted on August 4, 2014 Due to utility construction in the MSI data center, the monthly maintenance day for August will be held on August 20. Because of this late date, there will be no downtime for September. After the August maintenance day, the next scheduled downtime will be on October 1. Details about the August maintenance downtime will be sent out on August 15.  
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posted on June 30, 2014 On Wednesday, July 2, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems.
posted on June 25, 2014 The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has published a list of patents that have been awarded to University researchers during the several months. Several MSI Principal Investigators are on this list. The complete list can be found on the OVPR's Inquiry blog post, "Patent roll call, spring 2014."
posted on June 23, 2014 The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has launched a new blog, called Inquiry, that will tell stories about the research being done at the University of Minnesota. From the OVPR announcement: "Inquiry is designed to promote U of M research excellence and innovation to a broad audience and tap into the collective knowledge of our research community to generate and share new ideas."
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