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U of M Venture Center launches record 17 startups in FY16

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The U of M launched a record 17 startup companies over the past year based on discoveries and inventions by researchers.

It's always fun at the Fair

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Can sworn enemies be friends for a day? They were last Friday at the Minnesota State Fair.

U of M ready to welcome the Class of 2020 to campus

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U of M Twin Cities will soon welcome the Class of 2020. It is one of the U's largest freshman classes on record. 

Covering more ground

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U of M Extension studies the benefits for farmers of keeping live plants in otherwise fallow crop fields.

New UMN study: America’s wars take uneven toll

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New study: In today’s wars, Americans who die or are wounded disproportionately come from poorer parts of the country.

Fail-safe for faulty cell division found

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U researchers find a signal that warns dividing cells when their chromosomes are not being distributed equally.

Two University of Minnesota startups named among “Best University Startups"

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UMN startups named among the “Best University Startups 2016” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

Douglas Peterson selected as the new General Counsel for the U of M

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Douglas Peterson has been selected as the new General Counsel for the University of Minnesota.

New Arboretum director brings a familiar face, new ideas

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Current Interim Director Peter Moe has been named Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

U showcases entertainment, research and outreach at the 2016 MN State Fair

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Visitors are encouraged to download the new UMN@TheFair app to see the entire schedule of activities and events.


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