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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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Research update: Teen pregnancy prevention program sees long-term results

April 9, 2014

University of Minnesota-led research has found an 18-month long program aimed at reducing risk for teen pregnancy continues to increase contraceptive use thereby reducing risk for teen pregnancy at the 30-month assessment mark, one year after participants completed the program.

Source: Health Sciences

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Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events from April 9- April 29. For the full U of M events calendar, visit events.umn.edu.

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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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A 2009 study by Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO, formerly the Institute on Race and Poverty) at the University of Minnesota Law School showed that, before the housing crisis, toxic subprime loans were deeply embedded in the Twin Cities mortgage market and were highly targeted towards communities of color.

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which started on April 6, 1994, the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Global Studies will host three days of scholarly and public events. These will include an address by the UN’s special adviser on genocide prevention, conferences for students and the public, and a K-16 teacher workshop.

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Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events. For the full U of M events calendar, visit events.umn.edu.

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Medical device leaders from around the world in both industry and academia will converge at the University of Minnesota’s 13th annual Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD) April 8-10 at The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis and University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis. The conference will address emerging trends related to medical device design, policy, engineering, education and commercialization.

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A new study published in the Nutrition Journal found that the polyphenols in oats, called avenanthramides (AVE), slowed the inflammatory response to strenuous exercise and increased antioxidant defenses in women over 50. The link between inflammation and aging is a growing concern in the scientific community because of its association with the development of chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid and atherosclerosis.

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