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The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. The awards honor the best of 2014’s published research and self-nominated graduate student papers that used MPC data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.

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The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.

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Using open textbooks can save students hundreds of dollars per semester. Making faculty aware that they are an option, though, remains a challenge, which is why the University of Minnesota is hosting the first meeting of its Open Textbook Network (OTN), Aug. 5-7.

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Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity, and The President's Coalition for a Respectful U.
 
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The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory is partnering with TomTom to create a national dataset that studies and illustrates accessibility to jobs by automobiles and mass transit throughout the country.

“Accessibility metrics indicate how well a transportation system fulfills the goal of connecting users to valuable destinations,” says Observatory director Andrew Owen.

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New University of Minnesota Police Chief Matthew Clark will be officially sworn in on Wednesday, July 22 in the Beacon Multi-Purpose Room at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity; Lieutenant Colonel Dustin Harris, professor of military science, Army ROTC; Commander Jason Krueger, professor of naval science, Naval ROTC; and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Musselman, professor of aerospace studies, Air Force ROTC.
 
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Genetic differences between hemp and marijuana determine whether Cannabis plants have the potential for psychoactivity, a new study by University of Minnesota scientists shows.  

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Species invasions come at a high cost. In the United States, the annual cost to the economy tops $100 billion a year and invasive plant infestations affect 100 million acres.

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