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In recognition of Robert H. Bruininks’ more than 45 years of service to the University of Minnesota, including nine as president, the Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) building will be renamed Robert H. Bruininks Hall.

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By improving graduation rates, granting more degrees, decreasing administrative costs and increasing invention disclosures, the University of Minnesota has already exceeded all performance measures set forth by the Minnesota Legislature for fiscal year 2014.

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Minneapolis (December 4, 2014)—As California finally experiences the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express weather pattern this week, two climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler commented on the November Minnesota Management & Budget and Economic Forecast, released Thursday, Dec. 4:

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During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That’s because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).

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Select U of M-related events are listed below. For the full U of M events calendar, click here.

Thursday, December 4 – Eyes on the Universe gallery tour
Graduate student Melanie Galloway will discuss the relationship between black holes and the characteristics of their host galaxies. Thousands of citizen scientists have helped advance her research—learn how you can help.

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Join the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) during the first two weekends in December for a dazzling light show designed by students. The high-tech light show is bigger and better this year featuring more than 100,000 LED lights and laser projection set to music, some of which is written and recorded by University of Minnesota students.

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Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance and reduced chronic absences compared to children who attended part-day preschool, according to a study by the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Math plus science equals a day of fun and learning for the whole family at the University of Minnesota’s annual Math and Science Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the University’s Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Free U of M string backpacks will be given away to the first 1,000 kids while supplies last.

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As part of the University of Minnesota’s 2016-2017 biennial budget request to the Minnesota Legislature, the University is seeking $6.25 million for the Initiative for Sustainable Mining Solutions. The Initiative will develop the tools, resources and expertise needed to assist short- and long-term research concerning mining technologies, human health and safety and Minnesota’s environment.

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