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The University of Minnesota announced today that it launched a record 16 startup companies over the past year based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers. These companies, which exceed the previous record of 15 companies in fiscal 2014, demonstrate the university’s commitment to bringing cutting-edge research beyond the lab and to the market, where it can benefit society on a larger scale.

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has appointed Regent Laura Brod, Regent Abdul Omari, Ph. D., College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Dean Jean Quam and General Counsel William Donohue to a committee charged with providing oversight and direction to the independent external counsel retained to review issues related to sexual harassment in the Gopher Athletics Department.

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Today the University of Minnesota announced it has retained an independent, external legal counsel, Karen G. Schanfield of the law firm Fredrikson & Byron P.A., to conduct a review and address key issues following the resignation of former Gopher Athletics Director Norwood Teague. President Kaler asked the General Counsel to retain Ms. Schanfield on behalf of the Board of Regents.

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The University of Minnesota asks that you respect the wishes of the courageous individuals behind this statement and give them their privacy. There will be no interviews granted, and no additional comment provided regarding the statement. Thank you.  

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The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)  to bring together a unique network of scientists, industry leaders, and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future.

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The following statements are from University of Minnesota leaders regarding the resignation of Gopher Athletics Director Norwood Teague.

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University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler has accepted the resignation of Gopher Athletics Director Norwood Teague, effective immediately.

President Kaler will address the resignation at a 12:15 p.m. press conference today. The press conference will be held in the Rehearsal Room at Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis (on the East Bank). Media should use the northeast entrance of Northrop. The closest parking is located in the Church St. garage or 4th St. ramp.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity, and The President's Coalition for a Respectful U.
 
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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity; Lieutenant Colonel Dustin Harris, professor of military science, Army ROTC; Commander Jason Krueger, professor of naval science, Naval ROTC; and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Musselman, professor of aerospace studies, Air Force ROTC.
 
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New virtual engagement opportunities are proving popular with University of Minnesota alumni. More than 5,500 participants — in 45 states and 15 countries — used webinars from the U’s Alumni Association (UMAA) during the last year. This and other efforts were highlighted by UMAA President and CEO Lisa Lewis in her annual report to the Board of Regents at its meeting today.

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