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Four-hundred-and-fifty years after his birth, William Shakespeare remains a cultural giant. While the title of bard in centuries past represented all poets, today Shakespeare is recognizable simply as, “The Bard.” His works have inspired, brought tears and laughter, and been appreciated by untold millions, updated and adapted through the span of six centuries.

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Shawn Wilhelm working in mechanical lab

Cultivating student entrepreneurs

April 17, 2014

A U of M program takes the mystery out of commercializing technology helping a Ph.D. student design a new hydraulic pump with serious market potential.

Source: Business @ the U of M

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During the weekend of April 25-27, 2014, the University of Minnesota’s Law School and Humphrey School of Public Affairs will commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program with a series of public and private events. 

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Members of the University of Minnesota community and the public are invited to provide input on University President Eric Kaler’s recommended FY15 Annual Operating Budget at a May 9 Budget Forum, following the Board of Regents meeting.

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Chef Jason Champagne superimposed on collage of culinary and Chippewa symbols.

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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