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Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the higher education funding bill, passed earlier this week by the Minnesota Legislature. On a biennial basis, the bill provides $30 million in new funding to the University of Minnesota Medical School, $22.2 million for operating costs to enable tuition relief and $1 million for Alzheimer's disease research. Additionally, a refinancing of bonds for TCF Bank Stadium will provide $10 million to begin planning for a new health sciences building.

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New technology systems are up and running smoothly at the University of Minnesota, providing better service to nearly 100,000 students, faculty and staff.

The University’s Board of Regents received an update about the launch of these systems today.

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The University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) will commemorate its fifth year with a Community Day open house from 2 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday, May 20 at 2001 Plymouth Avenue N. in Minneapolis.  The event will feature tours, displays, research demonstrations, live music and free food.

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Improving the student housing experience — both on and off the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus — guides recommendations from a new report released today.

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Who: University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and former U of M presidents Peter Magrath, Kenneth Keller, Nils Hasselmo, Mark Yudof and Robert Bruininks
What: A public conversation about higher education and the future of our state, moderated by Star Tribune’s Lori Sturdevant.
When: Monday, May 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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A special ceremony to dedicate Robert H. Bruininks Hall will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015. The building is named for Bruininks, who has given more than 45 years of service to the University of Minnesota, including nine as president (2002-2011).

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The University of Minnesota has been named one of the nation’s most innovative users of information technology by InformationWeek, a leading technology industry publication serving executive leaders at some of the country’s largest businesses and government organizations.

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University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Elizabeth Wilson has been selected to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Wilson, a leading researcher in energy and environmental policy and law, is one of 32 scholars chosen from more than 300 nominees and will receive a $200,000 award.

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On Thursday, May 7 the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will host a public forum to hear from the University community and public regarding the development of an action and implementation plan to strengthen human subjects research practices at the University.

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The following is from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

The New York Times’ April 17 story raises important questions about medical research issues that we have been addressing since before this story and the recent Legislative Auditor’s report. We fully acknowledge that we must do better and I am committed to leading that change.

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