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Some kids pose with Goldy Gopher.
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Kids who stutter find support

The University of Minnesota Kids Who Stutter Camp brings together children who stutter to meet, connect, and become good communicators.
Aneesh Sohoni
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Driven to Fight for Educational Equality

U of M alumnus Aneesh Sohoni, recently named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Education” for 2016, talks about education reform and what drives him in his career.
Maria and Miller Williams
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‘Tiny Curators’ Pay It Forward to the Bell

Siblings Maria and Miller Williams recently staged a “Tiny Natural History Museum” and donated half of their profits to the Bell Museum of Natural History. The Bell responded with gifts for the kids and a special behind-the-scenes tour. 
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New U of M research could help improve HIV/AIDS therapies

Hideki Aihara, Zhiqi Yin, and Ke Shi of the University of Minnesota, along with colleagues from Cornell University and St. Louis University have made a major stride in exploring new therapies to combat HIV/AIDS and retrovirus-based cancers.
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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
Sammy Shaker in a lab
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In the Pursuit of Science

Sammy Shaker is 20 years old, graduating, and heading overseas after receiving one of the most prestigious scholarships in the United States.
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Study: Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate than old-growth forests

A large international team of forest ecologists including U of M ecologist Jennifer Powers and University of Minnesota graduate student Justin Becknell sought to answer that question by analyzing recovery of aboveground biomass using 1,500 forest plots and 45 sites across Latin America. The researchers found that carbon uptake in these new-growth tropical forests was surprisingly robust. Their findings will appear in the print edition of the journal Nature February 11.