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The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. The awards honor the best of 2014’s published research and self-nominated graduate student papers that used MPC data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.

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The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity, and The President's Coalition for a Respectful U.
 
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The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory is partnering with TomTom to create a national dataset that studies and illustrates accessibility to jobs by automobiles and mass transit throughout the country.

“Accessibility metrics indicate how well a transportation system fulfills the goal of connecting users to valuable destinations,” says Observatory director Andrew Owen.

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New University of Minnesota Police Chief Matthew Clark will be officially sworn in on Wednesday, July 22 in the Beacon Multi-Purpose Room at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity; Lieutenant Colonel Dustin Harris, professor of military science, Army ROTC; Commander Jason Krueger, professor of naval science, Naval ROTC; and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Musselman, professor of aerospace studies, Air Force ROTC.
 
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New virtual engagement opportunities are proving popular with University of Minnesota alumni. More than 5,500 participants — in 45 states and 15 countries — used webinars from the U’s Alumni Association (UMAA) during the last year. This and other efforts were highlighted by UMAA President and CEO Lisa Lewis in her annual report to the Board of Regents at its meeting today.

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The University of Minnesota accepted national recognition last week for its energy conservation successes through the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.

The University of Minnesota Gortner Avenue Ramp won two awards – one for the greatest percent of savings in a single structure (retrofit) and the other for the best use of lighting controls in a single parking facility.

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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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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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