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State and county health officials have informed the University of Minnesota that a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today thanked Gov. Mark Dayton for his proposed investments in the University – including half of the funds needed to freeze tuition and $30 million toward the Medical School – and noted he will continue to advocate for the U at the Legislature in the weeks ahead.

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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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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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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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Two U of M alumni named among Forbes 30 Under 30

January 22, 2015

Creating, defining, and designing the future—that’s how Forbes describes those named to the magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates 600 young people across 20 fields who are changing the face of tomorrow.

Source: Carlson School of Management

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Maxwell Shinn, a senior studying Neuroscience and Mathematics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, has been named a 2015 Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. He is the sixth U of M student to receive this prestigious honor.

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Please find a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events taking place in the coming weeks. For the full of U of M events calendar, click here.

Wednesday, January 21 - February 14 — WonderWomen
A group exhibition, WonderWomen, showcases work by women artists inspired by comics, animation and other popular culture. Related screenings of work by women filmmakers will also be presented.

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