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The February agenda for the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is highlighted by discussions central to the strategic positioning of the U for years to come.

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The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium, according to new research published online in the journal Chemistry of Materials.

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Adam Levy, frontman for the Honeydogs, Mina Moore, Claire Monesterio of GRRRL PRTY and Johnny and Molly Solomon of Communist Daughter will speak and perform at Music and the Mind Unplugged Tuesday, February 9.

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For the first time in seven years, the University’s Titan Arum, or “Corpse Flower,” is about to make its malodorous appearance. The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory will be open for public viewing (and smelling) of the Corpse Flower beginning February 1.

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Sammy Shaker, a senior in the College of Science and Engineering and University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.  A double major in Chemistry and Mathematics, Shaker will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Churchill College of Cambridge University, where he will complete a Master of Philosophy degree (M.Phil.) in Materials Science.  He plans to work with Professor Anthony Ch

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What: Annual Climate Adaptation Conference, sponsored by the U of M’s Water Resources Center
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis North, 2200 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center
When: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

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Water is essential to human well-being, yet reports of water shortages surface daily. Now, thanks to a team of global water experts, planning for water development and use just took a giant leap forward.

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The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries has been named inaugural recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT).

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Today, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler called Governor Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal for the University “a very positive starting position” for the 2016 legislative session – including funding for four projects – that demonstrates the Governor’s continued recognition of the institution’s impact throughout Minnesota.

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A new University of Minnesota Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity study evaluates the extent to which gentrification has been occurring in Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods. Since 2000, researchers examined data for 12 separate indicators of neighborhood change, including income, poverty, racial change, owner occupancy rates, home values, rents, and housing affordability. The results show very little evidence of changes consistent with gentrification.

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