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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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Up close with Alexmai Addo

September 15, 2014

Growing up in Liberia, Alexmai Addo never dreamed she would become student body president at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Source: Giving.umn.edu

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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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Supporting student success — with a two-year tuition freeze for University of Minnesota resident students and ensuring access to state-of-the-art education and research facilities — while keeping Minnesota one of the healthiest states nationwide and promoting statewide economic development are the goals of President Eric Kaler’s FY2016-17 biennial budget request.

The Board of Regents reviewed Kaler’s proposal Sept. 11 and 12.

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After almost four years of planning and renovation the University of Minnesota is ready to show off its newly renovated St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), a one-of-a-kind facility for environmental and energy research on Hennepin Island.

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University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture begin a series  of free dairy education seminars this month to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill.  

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Eric Kaler and Halvor Hektoen.

President Eric Kaler recently completed a successful weeklong trip to Norway—the second international venture in his tenure at the U.

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The work of legendary chemistry professor Izaak M. Kolthoff in establishing the field of analytical chemistry as a scientific discipline has been named a 2014 American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmark. This is only the second American Chemical Society landmark designation in the five-state region. In 2007, 3M was recognized for the invention of Scotch tape.

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University of Minnesota ecologist David Tilman has received a 2014 Balzan Prize in recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions in ecology. The international award comes with an $800,000 prize, half of which is to support young researchers working with Tilman.

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Steve Eilertson, president of Grain Millers, Inc., will be presented with the University of Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year award at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. The ceremony will feature welcoming remarks from President Eric Kaler and also announce the winners of the 2014 Minnesota Cup, a competition that supports and encourages emerging entrepreneurs and highlights the position of the University as a hub for innovation.

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