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Jason Champagne aims to change Native American eating by teaching ancestral cooking traditions to children.

April 15, 2014

Jason Champagne aims to change Native American eating by teaching ancestral cooking traditions to children.

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A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the University of Minnesota found that on average nationally, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) outdoor air pollution compared to white people.

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A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 – the farm bill – is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal legislation.

University of Minnesota Extension economist Kent Olson prepared the six-part series, which emphasizes changes in programs and rules affecting crop commodities.

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A University of Minnesota English professor has been named a 2014 fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. John Watkins is among 178 U.S. and Canadian scholars, artists and scientists selected from almost 3,000 applicants.  

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The following statement was issued today by Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock and Vice Provost and Dean of Students Danita Brown Young in response to overnight activity in Dinkytown.

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Jane Yolen, often called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," is the author of more than 300 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.

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Research update: Teen pregnancy prevention program sees long-term results

April 9, 2014

University of Minnesota-led research has found an 18-month long program aimed at reducing risk for teen pregnancy continues to increase contraceptive use thereby reducing risk for teen pregnancy at the 30-month assessment mark, one year after participants completed the program.

Source: Health Sciences

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A 2009 study by Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO, formerly the Institute on Race and Poverty) at the University of Minnesota Law School showed that, before the housing crisis, toxic subprime loans were deeply embedded in the Twin Cities mortgage market and were highly targeted towards communities of color.

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Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events from April 9- April 29. For the full U of M events calendar, visit events.umn.edu.

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which started on April 6, 1994, the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Global Studies will host three days of scholarly and public events. These will include an address by the UN’s special adviser on genocide prevention, conferences for students and the public, and a K-16 teacher workshop.

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