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Craigslist’s entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of MIS Quarterly.  When mapped at the national level, more than 6,000 HIV cases annually and treatment costs estimated between $62 million and $65.3 million can be linked to the popular website.

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State and county health officials have informed the University of Minnesota that a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus.

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The public is invited to view lunar samples at the Bell Museum of Natural History in February. Encased in a Lucite disk, the samples are on loan from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX and will be available for public viewing:

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today thanked Gov. Mark Dayton for his proposed investments in the University – including half of the funds needed to freeze tuition and $30 million toward the Medical School – and noted he will continue to advocate for the U at the Legislature in the weeks ahead.

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Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in these industries.

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A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), against the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  The complaint alleges discrimination in intercollegiate athletics on the basis of gender.  The OCR letter indicates a broad full-scale review of our program in virtually all relevant areas.  We welcome their assistance in reviewing the program.

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The University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Public Schools have announced a tutoring partnership that will bring nearly two dozen University Honors Program students to Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis this semester. The partnership pairs talented undergraduates with current middle school students and features a curriculum grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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The University of Minnesota today announced a $15 million gift to Gopher Athletics from David and Janis Larson. The gift will help fund a new Football Performance Center, which will house football offices, locker rooms, training areas, a weight training center and other areas designed to provide the University of Minnesota football program and student-athletes all of the tools needed to achieve greatness on and off the field.

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Bacteria in a petri dish.

Treating diabetes with beneficial bacteria

January 22, 2015

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.

Source: Health Talk

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Group of female athletes.

Two Carlson School students win prestigious athletics awards

January 22, 2015

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department. 

Source: Carlson School of Management

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