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Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending time outside, often in remote places to “get away from it all.” Now research conducted by a University of Minnesota graduate student with a team in Vancouver, B.C., shows that green and “blue” spaces (environments with running or still water) are especially beneficial for healthy aging in seniors.

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In a first of its kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have analyzed three years of data from iFish Alberta, a popular angler app. Their results, published this week in the journal Fisheries, show how fishing is spread across the province and various lakes, and how anglers move between lakes.

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Renowned environmental researcher, scholar and communicator Jessica Hellmann has been named the new director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Hellmann, who is currently on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will begin her tenure as director of the Institute on the Environment August 31, 2015. She also will join the University faculty as the Russell M. and Elizabeth M.

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In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers at the Carlson School of Management and Rutgers Business School. Their study, forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research, found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programs, preferred to give a U.S.

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The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved a fiscal year 2016 operating budget during a special meeting today. The $3.7 billion budget invests in access, affordability and academic excellence, among other priorities.

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A new University of Minnesota research study at the intersection of math, genetics, microbiology, ecology and medicine has uncovered a telltale link between colorectal cancer and specific traits of bacteria found in the digestive tract. The findings could improve colorectal cancer treatment and prevention.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity.

"On Wednesday evening, a tragic act of senseless violence took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC taking the lives of nine individuals. Our thoughts go out to the friends and families impacted by these events, and we stand with Charleston in this time of mourning.

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The Center for Integrative Leadership, an initiative of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Carlson School of Management, along with several other colleges at the University of Minnesota, will host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders this summer for a six-week academic and leadership institute, made possible through the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

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Girl smiling in classroom

Defying all odds

June 18, 2015

Morrine Omolo is committed to mentoring young girls, especially those interested in science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM) fields.

Source: Department of Food Science and Nutrition

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Cracking medical mysteries with math

June 18, 2015

Mathematicians have emerged as some of medicine’s greatest unsung heroes, shedding light on complex biological processes, all to improve patient health.

Source: The Minnesota Medical Foundation

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