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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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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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What: Two U of M legislative media events – a morning on-campus briefing with visuals and a mid-day press conference with U President Eric Kaler at the State Capitol
When: Tuesday, Jan. 13 – on-campus briefing from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Kaler press conference from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in St. Paul

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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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University of Minnesota researchers are doing about twice as well as expected in competing for available federal funds and a record number of start up companies were launched in FY2014, according to the University’s annual research report.

The U’s Board of Regents discussed the report today. The report represents one of the many performance and accountability measures the institution uses to track progress.

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

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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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The University of Minnesota today filed complaints against the four largest wireless service providers in the United States because of their infringement of several University patents.

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David M. Larson, retired Cargill executive and University of Minnesota regent, died Saturday (Oct. 25) at age 70. He lived in Wayzata, Minn. Larson is survived by his wife Janis, children David Lance (Leawood, Kan.) and Reid (Plymouth, Minn.), a granddaughter, sister Sandra Swartzmiller (Kalamazoo, Mich.); brother Paul W. Larson (Chicago, Ill.), nieces Nicole and Melissa, and nephews Stefan and Chris. Larson was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Marvin (Marv) Larson.

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