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UMN Children's Hospital Renamed in Honor of Single Largest Donor to the University

October 14, 2014

The University of Minnesota announced today a new gift of $25 million dollars from the Minnesota Masonic Charities and is renaming the children's hospital to University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Source: Academic Health Center

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More than 75,500 donors provided $282 million to the University of Minnesota in fiscal year 2014, making it the second highest total ever for the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF). The amount raised represents a 20 percent increase from FY13; and just shy of the all-time high of $289 million set in FY 2008.

The Board of Regents heard a report on the successful philanthropy during its meeting, October 9 and 10.

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Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.

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New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks 46 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States for accessibility to jobs by transit.

The new rankings, part of the Access Across America study begun last year, focus on accessibility, a measure that examines both land use and transportation systems. Accessibility measures how many destinations, such as jobs, can be reached in a given time.

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MyRain, a social business dreamed up by two University of Minnesota alumni while they were students participating in the Institute on the Environment’s Acara impact entrepreneurship program, has been chosen from 520 applicants in 90 countries as a Round 1 nominee for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge Development.

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The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will act on President Eric Kaler’s recommended biennial budget request and a final version of the strategic plan for the Twin Cities campus when Regents meet October 9 and 10.

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The University of Minnesota today announced the lineup of educational programming it will offer in advance of the Nov. 2 Washington-Minnesota NFL game. The programming goal is to increase awareness, discussion and understanding of the effects of stereotyped American Indian mascots and logos.

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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation has announced the beginning of the public phase of an ambitious five-year $60 million “Building a More Beautiful Future” fundraising campaign, aimed at transforming the public garden and education and research center into a life-changing destination for horticultural discovery and environmental learning to serve generations to come.

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