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The February agenda for the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is highlighted by discussions central to the strategic positioning of the U for years to come.

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Adam Levy, frontman for the Honeydogs, Mina Moore, Claire Monesterio of GRRRL PRTY and Johnny and Molly Solomon of Communist Daughter will speak and perform at Music and the Mind Unplugged Tuesday, February 9.

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The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries has been named inaugural recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT).

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Today, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler called Governor Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal for the University “a very positive starting position” for the 2016 legislative session – including funding for four projects – that demonstrates the Governor’s continued recognition of the institution’s impact throughout Minnesota.

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A new University of Minnesota Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity study evaluates the extent to which gentrification has been occurring in Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods. Since 2000, researchers examined data for 12 separate indicators of neighborhood change, including income, poverty, racial change, owner occupancy rates, home values, rents, and housing affordability. The results show very little evidence of changes consistent with gentrification.

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The U of M has been awarded a three-year, $374,000 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. An anticipated 170 new paid internships will be created during the 2015-2018 academic years.

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A legal team from the University of Minnesota Law School’s Center for New Americans (CNA) won stays of removal for women and children who were swept up in surprise deportation raids conducted last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The team’s efforts were instrumental in preventing the deportation of 12 families to countries where they faced immediate harm.

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After receiving a nearly $225,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the University of Minnesota Libraries will soon embark on an ambitious two-year endeavor that aims to digitally archive nearly all of its materials representing African American history and culture.
 

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The University of Minnesota is partnering with researchers at the San Diego Zoo to host the nation’s first real-world testing of an experimental window film aimed at reducing collisions between birds and windows.

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Boynton Health Service of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) today released the 2015 College Student Health Survey identifying health and health-related behaviors affecting college students and their academic success.

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