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A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), against the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  The complaint alleges discrimination in intercollegiate athletics on the basis of gender.  The OCR letter indicates a broad full-scale review of our program in virtually all relevant areas.  We welcome their assistance in reviewing the program.

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The University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Public Schools have announced a tutoring partnership that will bring nearly two dozen University Honors Program students to Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis this semester. The partnership pairs talented undergraduates with current middle school students and features a curriculum grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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The University of Minnesota today announced a $15 million gift to Gopher Athletics from David and Janis Larson. The gift will help fund a new Football Performance Center, which will house football offices, locker rooms, training areas, a weight training center and other areas designed to provide the University of Minnesota football program and student-athletes all of the tools needed to achieve greatness on and off the field.

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Bacteria in a petri dish.

Treating diabetes with beneficial bacteria

January 22, 2015

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.

Source: Health Talk

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Group of female athletes.

Two Carlson School students win prestigious athletics awards

January 22, 2015

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department. 

Source: Carlson School of Management

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Breast cancer patient helps make medical history in Minnesota

January 22, 2015

When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.

Source: University of Minnesota Health Blog

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High schoolers experience research

January 22, 2015

By bringing research-based courses into Minnesota’s schools, U of M faculty are empowering students and their teachers.

Source: College of Education and Human Development

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Female researcher using a pipet.

Top five medical research highlights for 2014

January 22, 2015

Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.

Source: Health Talk

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A rising tide of research

January 22, 2015

The University of Minnesota just got a report card on its research enterprise—the engine that drives much of the state economy. A new ranking places the U of M in the top 25 public universities, and one of only nine that fulfilled all its research-related criteria.

Source: Inquiry

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X-ray of human body holding up their hand to green bacteria.

Censoring (bacterial) speech

January 22, 2015

Some bacteria “lie low” until they sense their numbers are high enough to launch an infection. By identifying and blocking a sensing mechanism, U of M researchers reduced rats’ infection severity and death rate from pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Source: College of Biological Sciences

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