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Flying robots, rockets, a 12-foot walking sculpture, hovercrafts and shows with explosions are just a few of the things about 2,000 middle school students will see at the first-ever University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, April 25, Northrop Plaza and Church Street, University of Minnesota East Bank Campus.

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The 45th Annual Iron Pour is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Regis Center for Art Foundry, University of Minnesota. Students and visiting artists will work together to perform an aesthetic, athletic, pyrotechnic event, pouring molten iron into sand molds to make cast iron sculptures.

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A young boy points to a screen that can set up a video conference.

A more comfortable place to heal

April 23, 2014

Adopt A Rooms are donor-funded, private, customizable rooms with special features designed to promote healing and help kids and their families cope during an intense time.

Source: Giving to Medicine & Health

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University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary societies, Don Randel, chair of the Academy’s Board of Directors, announced today.

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Approximately one in four Americans struggle with mental illness every year. To raise awareness about this No. 1 public health issue on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, Mental Health Awareness Day will be held Wednesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Northrop Plaza, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

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An Emerald Ash Borer

Rising from the Ashes

April 22, 2014

What happens when the trees disappear from the forest? A U of M collaboration is preparing for that scenario when—not if—it happens.

Source: Solutions

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The University of Minnesota China Center welcomes Jon Huntsman former U.S. ambassador to China and twice-elected Utah governor, as keynote speaker at the annual Bob and Kim Griffin “Building U.S. - China Bridges Lecture.”

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The University of Minnesota is opening a new state-of-the-art Physics and Nanotechnology Building and is letting the public have a first look during an open house and public tours from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 115 Union St. S.E., Minneapolis. Enjoy self-guided tours with faculty, staff and students at various stations throughout the building to answer questions.

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Metal statue of female sitting figure faces new Physics and Nanotechnology building.

The new Physics and Nanotechnology Building (PAN) serves the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy and Minnesota Nano Center.

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What does education look like in remote mountain villages where electricity is nonexistent or unreliable? How does a developing country seeking to grow its economy, boost tourism and expand its infrastructure do so sustainably? Earthducation Expedition 6 aims to find out — and share what it learns with teachers and students around the world.

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