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The University of Minnesota Law School will mark the launch of its Center for New Americans on September 30, 2014, with a special presentation, "Saving Asylum: The Refugee Children of Central America," at 4 p.m., in room 25 (Lockhart Hall) at the Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

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Children, adolescents, and young adults are faced with numerous barriers to receiving mental health and substance abuse services in the Twin Cities metro area. As a result, this region faces substantial health disparities, particularly among communities of color, that the Twin Cities workforce is currently unequipped to address. To meet this need, the University of Minnesota School of Social Work applied for — and this week received — a $1.28 million grant from the U.S.

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A team of educators from the Bell Museum of Natural History, the St. Paul Public School District, and Planetario de Medellín (Parque Explora), a planetarium in Medellín, Colombia are beginning a year-long program to develop science curricula for Spanish and English speakers. 

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New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience. The research could have major implications for treatments of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.

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A new online economic development tool, U.S. Cluster Mapping, can now map the nation’s top industry “clusters” by region, so that business and government leaders can work together to help those industries succeed in the global marketplace.
 


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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today praised an initiative by the DFL members of the Minnesota House of Representatives to freeze tuition for Minnesota resident students for another two years.

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University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating faster and more efficient optical devices for computation and communication.

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How much do trees vary in the way they suck carbon dioxide from the air and use it to make roots, trunks, branches and leaves? The answer to that question is an important one because it has a huge impact on our ability to predict how destroying or creating forests influences climate change.

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Today, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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In the latest “Planet of the Apes” movie, human aggression spurs chimpanzees into battle. Some researchers have made similar claims for real apes: that feeding chimpanzees bananas, or clearing their forest homes, causes them to be unusually violent. A recent analysis of data from all long-term chimpanzee study sites in Africa has found that is not the case.

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