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Nine students and alumni of the University of Minnesota have been awarded grants to study and teach abroad during the 2016-17 academic year by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Five who have recently completed Bachelor’s degrees will work as teaching assistants in English language classes, and four Ph.D. candidates will conduct research in literature, education, music, and anthropology.  The Fulbright grants cover all travel and living expenses for one academic year.

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The University of Minnesota Law School announced today the launch of an innovative program to provide students committed to serving the public with valuable legal experience and to provide them with guaranteed legal employment post-graduation, while providing leading public interest and government organizations with much-needed legal assistance.
 

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The Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota has launched the first web portal providing access to all of its biodiversity collections.

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An international team led by researchers at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment has developed new data and methods that not only boost our ability to accurately estimate how much N2O is being generated by current fertilizer practices around the world, but also shows where fertilizer application could be increased or decreased to maximize the benefits while minimizing the climate downsides.

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University of Minnesota Police and the University's Office for Student Affairs continue to work closely with the family of David Miller and the local agencies that have helped search for David, who has been missing since Tuesday. The campus community sends its hopes that David is found safe and sound. While no additional information is available at this time, we ask the public and media to respect the privacy of David's family and friends, as well as the ongoing search process.
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With unanimous support, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Mark Coyle as the new director of Gopher Athletics.

Coyle, a former athletic administrator at the U, returns to Gopher Athletics after serving as athletics director at Syracuse University and Boise State University and as deputy athletics director at the University of Kentucky.

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The University of Minnesota’s commitment to developing better microbiome methods for use in translational medicine, industry and agriculture research was recognized today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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An experienced, collaborative leader, Garry W. Jenkins will be the next dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, effective July 31, 2016, and pending approval by the Board of Regents in June.

Jenkins comes to Minnesota from The Ohio State University where he served as associate dean for academic affairs and the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law.

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On May 16 and 17, the University of Minnesota hosts the Symposium on the Sharing Economy to explore the growing trend of transportation’s shared economy—from car ownership to road congestion and investments in infrastructure and public transit. The two-day symposium will bring together practitioners, entrepreneurs, government representatives and other leading thinkers from across the globe.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has named Mark Coyle as the next director of Gopher Athletics, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents. Coyle, a former athletic administrator at the U, returns to Gopher Athletics after serving as athletics director at Syracuse University and Boise State University and as deputy athletics director at the University of Kentucky.

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