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Improving the student housing experience — both on and off the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus — guides recommendations from a new report released today.

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Who: University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and former U of M presidents Peter Magrath, Kenneth Keller, Nils Hasselmo, Mark Yudof and Robert Bruininks
What: A public conversation about higher education and the future of our state, moderated by Star Tribune’s Lori Sturdevant.
When: Monday, May 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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University of Minnesota students’ design for sustainable homes to fill vacant lots in economically challenged North Minneapolis has won top honors in an international competition.

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Taking aspirin reduces a person’s risk of colorectal cancer, but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery by The Hormel Institute, affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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A special ceremony to dedicate Robert H. Bruininks Hall will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015. The building is named for Bruininks, who has given more than 45 years of service to the University of Minnesota, including nine as president (2002-2011).

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The University of Minnesota has been named one of the nation’s most innovative users of information technology by InformationWeek, a leading technology industry publication serving executive leaders at some of the country’s largest businesses and government organizations.

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Throughout the coming weeks, the University of Minnesota will host numerous commencement ceremonies, recognizing thousands of students across its five campuses.

On the Twin Cities campus,10 ceremonies return to historic Northrop one year after its state-of-the-art revitalization project was completed.

Notable speakers participating in this year’s ceremonies include:

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Three Class of 2015 graduates talk about their U experience and how they plan to work across disciplines to tackle global challenges.    

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University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Elizabeth Wilson has been selected to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Wilson, a leading researcher in energy and environmental policy and law, is one of 32 scholars chosen from more than 300 nominees and will receive a $200,000 award.

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Three University of Minnesota professors have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. Dante Cicchetti, Allen Isaacman and Donald Truhlar.

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