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After much swishing and spitting, winners have been confirmed at the 2014 International Cold Climate Wine Competition (ICCWC), held today at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education Conference Center in St.

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The University of Minnesota is gearing up for the 2014 Great Minnesota Get-Together, showcasing an impressive 12-day schedule of events and exhibits that highlight the U’s research and outreach.

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The University of Minnesota announced today it has launched a first-of-its kind seed-investment program, the Discovery Capital Investment Program, to accelerate the transfer of university technology to the market by providing early-stage funding to startup companies based on university-discovered technology and innovation.

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Media note: Reporters and photographers are welcome to interview and film the judges between 11:30 and 12 noon; after that the judging area is closed to everyone but the judges.  To arrange interviews outside this time frame, please contact Gordon Rouse or Gary Gardner. A list of winning entries will be available Tuesday evening.

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The University of Minnesota announced today that it launched a record 15 startup companies based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers during the past year. These companies, which top the previous record of 14 companies in fiscal 2013, demonstrate the university’s commitment to bringing revolutionary discoveries to the market in key industries including medical technology and the environment.
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A sketch of a human face and smartphone coming together

Google taps U talent

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August 11, 2014

U of M students are helping Google to create the technology for the smartphones of the future.

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Meeting the growing demand for food and other agricultural products is one of the most daunting challenges we face today. At the same time, clearing forests and grasslands for farming releases carbon into the atmosphere, fueling climate change, a similarly alarming and expensive problem.

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An international team led by Eric A. Hendrickson of the University of Minnesota and Duncan Baird of Cardiff University has solved a key mystery in cancer research: What allows some malignant cells to circumvent the normal process of cell death that occurs when chromosomes get too old to maintain themselves properly?

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Scientists have known for a while that warming global temperatures are causing Arctic lakes to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas that leads to even more warming.  In a new study published in the journal Nature, a team of researchers including U of M researcher Jacques Finlay, found that Siberian lakes have actually pulled more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere than they have released into it since the last Ice Age, causing an overall slight cooling effect.

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As University of Minnesota Law School professor and family law expert June Carbone points out, marriage in its traditional form no longer works effectively for huge sections of the American public. Increasingly, marriages end in divorce and children are born to single mothers. More and more, success in marriage and its effectiveness in supporting children is dictated by economic factors in a country with increasing economic inequality.

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