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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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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testified before the Minnesota House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee today, urging policymakers to increase new funding for the U of M over the next two years.

The following are excerpts from Kaler’s remarks to committee members as they weigh the higher education omnibus bill:

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The Minnesota House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee revealed today its proposal for a zero percent increase in base funding for the University of Minnesota over the next two years.

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Three University of Minnesota health sciences professors and clinicians who conduct groundbreaking research voiced support for state investment in the U Medical School during today’s Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee hearing.

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What: U of M health sciences researchers address Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
When: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14
Where: Room 107, Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul

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The University of Minnesota has established the team charged with overseeing plans to advance the University’s human subjects protection program. The team will focus on how to implement a set of independent review panel recommendations for strengthening the University’s human subjects research practices, especially those involving people with limited decision making capacity.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today praised Gov. Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal for the University, noting that it demonstrates his continued recognition of the institution’s impact on the state.

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has been chosen by Forbes and Statista as one of America’s Best Employers of 2015. The list of best employers will be published in the April 13 edition of Forbes magazine, on newsstands now.

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