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As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government shift its work from peacekeeping to rebuilding in ways that will help grow Somalia’s economy.

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Student-run impact ventures focused on solar-powered microgrids for rural India and environmentally friendly feminine hygiene products have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2015 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

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Atacama Desert in Chile: Meybol Garcia sharing her thoughts on the importance of the land.

Bringing global adventure to the classroom

March 3, 2015

Researcher Aaron Doering shares astonishing stories of climate change with millions—including students in classrooms across all 50 states and six continents.

Source: University of Minnesota Foundation

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Bear cub being held.

Hibernation holds secrets for our health

March 3, 2015

Paul Iaizzo’s research partnership with Medtronic may lead to new treatments for heart failure, obesity, osteoporosis, and more.

Source: University of Minnesota Foundation

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Baza Haile-Selassie

She chose a school close to home. It opened doors around the world.

March 3, 2015

As she looks forward to graduation, Baza Haile-Selassie is excited to start her career after being recruited by a locally headquartered international corporation.

Source: Carlson School of Management

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Point-of-view of a driver with a cell phone that is displaying the speed limit mounted to the dashboard.

Keeping teen drivers safe

March 3, 2015

Teen drivers are at an especially high risk of being involved in a crash. To help keep them safe on the road, U of M researchers have been refining the Teen Driver Support System.

Source: Center for Transportation Studies

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Man holding beaker

Replace petroleum with sugar?

March 3, 2015

Invented by Kechun Zhang and colleagues, a biodegradable polyester made from sugar could replace the environmentally damaging petroleum-based materials in common products.

Source: University of Minnesota on YouTube

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Two hockey athletes holding their team's trophy

Another banner year for women’s hockey

March 3, 2015

The No. 2-ranked Golden Gopher women's hockey team clinched its third straight WCHA regular-season title—and ninth overall—with a 2-0 win and series sweep over No. 6 Minnesota Duluth at Ridder Arena on Feb. 14.

Source: Gopher Sports

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Bobby Bell

Fulfilling a promise

March 3, 2015

74-year-old former Gopher star defensive lineman Bobby Bell will receive a degree from the University of Minnesota this May.

Source: University of Minnesota Alumni Association

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (3/3/2015) – University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today presented the U’s biennial budget request before the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee and praised Sen. Richard Cohen’s appropriations bill (Senate File 1195) to invest in the University.

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