Monday, March 14, 2011

Another University of Minnesota professor under fire for ethical violations

Professor Dennis Polla was investigated by the federal government for misappropriating research funds.  The University of Minnesota was forced to pay $812,494 in 2002 to settle the investigation.  An internal university report says that his work for the federal government was "financially mismanaged, scientifically unsuccessful and deficient in progress reports.  Yet Polla remains on the university payroll -- despite working full-time for
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in Maryland.  He is the second-highest paid faculty member in his department.  Read about it in the Strib.

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