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Three University of Minnesota students have been selected for the new Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, a unique yearlong internship and development program for 10 students at five universities. The fellowship is part of an effort by Land O’Lakes, Inc. to address the task of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.

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The new dean of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Minnesota, John Coleman, will lay out his vision for the future of the state’s largest college, followed by a panel discussion about political polarization, at a joint event at the University on Wednesday, October 22.

A public reception begins at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Both take place in McNamara Alumni Center's Memorial Hall, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis.

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National cyber security experts and technology business leaders will gather Oct. 21 and 22 at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis for the fourth annual Cyber Security Summit. The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s Technological Leadership Institute is a co-founder of the conference and one of the summit’s presenting sponsors.

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Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of many human ailments, including those that result in loss of sight.

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Please find a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events taking place in the coming weeks. For the full U of M events calendar, visit events.umn.edu.

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A flowerbed with varying pink flowers sits in front of a black and white University of Minnesota sign.

UMN Children's Hospital Renamed in Honor of Single Largest Donor to the University

October 14, 2014

The University of Minnesota announced today a new gift of $25 million dollars from the Minnesota Masonic Charities and is renaming the children's hospital to University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Source: Academic Health Center

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More than 75,500 donors provided $282 million to the University of Minnesota in fiscal year 2014, making it the second highest total ever for the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF). The amount raised represents a 20 percent increase from FY13; and just shy of the all-time high of $289 million set in FY 2008.

The Board of Regents heard a report on the successful philanthropy during its meeting, October 9 and 10.

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Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.

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New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks 46 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States for accessibility to jobs by transit.

The new rankings, part of the Access Across America study begun last year, focus on accessibility, a measure that examines both land use and transportation systems. Accessibility measures how many destinations, such as jobs, can be reached in a given time.

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MyRain, a social business dreamed up by two University of Minnesota alumni while they were students participating in the Institute on the Environment’s Acara impact entrepreneurship program, has been chosen from 520 applicants in 90 countries as a Round 1 nominee for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge Development.

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