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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.

Professor Richard Painter part of team to abolish super PACs


Professor Richard Painter is part of a team representing members of Congress who filed complaint to abolish super PACs.

Christopher Uggen named Regents professor

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named Christopher Uggen as a Regents Professor of Sociology and Law.

UMN study to establish legal framework for genomic medicine

The NIH has awarded UMN researchers with grant to lay policy groundwork for clinical application of genomic medicine.

New UMN Law School Public Interest Residency Program Expands Career Opportunities

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Innovative program connects leading public interest and government organizations with high-achieving law students

Garry Jenkins named new U of M Law School Dean

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 Garry W. Jenkins will be the next dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, effective July 31, and pending approval by the Board of Regents in June.

Prof Mark Kappelhoff Appointed Judge in Minnesota's Fourth District

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U of M Prof. Mark Kappelhoff Appointed Judge in Minnesota’s 4th District

ACLU, U of MN Law School, Dorsey & Whitney join forces to challenge unlawful detention of immigrants

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ACLU, U of MN Law School, Dorsey & Whitney join forces to challenge unlawful detention of immigrants

University of Minnesota releases its latest cold-hardy wine grape

The University of Minnesota released its fifth cold-hardy wine grape, named “Itasca.”

Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture announces 2016 laureates

An internationally renowned bee expert, the former leader of one of Minnesota’s most diversified dairy companies and an innovative leader in pork production are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into ‘green’ products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed.

University of Minnesota honored with four 2015 AAAS Fellows