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Please find a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events taking place in the coming weeks. For the full U of M events calendar, click here.

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus ranks No. 29 in the inaugural “Best Global Universities” rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

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A University of Minnesota-based team has been selected as one of 11 finalists in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring.

The Golden Gopher Magnetic Biosensing Team has developed a handheld device, named “z-Lab,” that can detect a number of infections and health indicators with a single drop of blood or urine.

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What: Cirque De-Stress
When: Tuesday, Oct. 28 (9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Where: Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

The circus—including high-wire walkers, clowns, aerialists and jugglers—is coming to Coffman Memorial Union tomorrow, Oct. 28. Organizers are expecting 3,000 attendees at Cirque De-Stress, where the public can come and de-stress while getting practical life-balance tips.

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David M. Larson, retired Cargill executive and University of Minnesota regent, died Saturday (Oct. 25) at age 70. He lived in Wayzata, Minn. Larson is survived by his wife Janis, children David Lance (Leawood, Kan.) and Reid (Plymouth, Minn.), a granddaughter, sister Sandra Swartzmiller (Kalamazoo, Mich.); brother Paul W. Larson (Chicago, Ill.), nieces Nicole and Melissa, and nephews Stefan and Chris. Larson was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Marvin (Marv) Larson.

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The following is a statement from the University of Minnesota about the University’s agreement with the Minnesota Vikings for the use of TCF Bank Stadium:

The University of Minnesota joins with others across the country calling on the Washington football team to change its name. The University considers the name offensive and inappropriate.

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Three University of Minnesota students have been selected for the new Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, a unique yearlong internship and development program for 10 students at five universities. The fellowship is part of an effort by Land O’Lakes, Inc. to address the task of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.

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The new dean of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Minnesota, John Coleman, will lay out his vision for the future of the state’s largest college, followed by a panel discussion about political polarization, at a joint event at the University on Wednesday, October 22.

A public reception begins at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Both take place in McNamara Alumni Center's Memorial Hall, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis.

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National cyber security experts and technology business leaders will gather Oct. 21 and 22 at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis for the fourth annual Cyber Security Summit. The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s Technological Leadership Institute is a co-founder of the conference and one of the summit’s presenting sponsors.

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Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of many human ailments, including those that result in loss of sight.

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