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Spending time outside betters your sleep

With the weather getting cooler and the days shorter, individuals may notice that they have more difficulty sleeping. A recent U of M study noted that exposure to daytime light has a positive impact on sleep and mood in the evening. 
 

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 Women in Afghanistan

University of Minnesota Law School Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is available to provide expert comment on the special challenges faced by women with the return of Taliban control in Afghanistan.

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UN climate change report

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analyzed the academic research on climate science and gave an update on our understanding of climate change. Gabe Chan, an assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, breaks down the findings of the report. 

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African swine fever

John Deen, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, weighs in on ASF’s impact and potential threats to local and national farmers. 

 

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Urban heat and climate change

Associate Professor Tracy Twine in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences is available to comment on the heatwave and what it means for the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas in the Midwest.

John Schipke from the Community-University Health Care Center
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Addressing men’s mental health

John Schipke from the Community-University Health Care Center talks about why there is a stigma about men seeking help for their mental health and how they can broach the topic with their providers.

Jon Oliver
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Mosquitos in Minnesota

Jon Oliver talks about what people should know about mosquito-borne viruses and how to prevent them.  

Mark Bergen
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Understanding and preparing for periods of inflation

Professor Mark Bergen in the Carlson School of Management suggests we can use lessons from extreme inflationary episodes, known as hyperinflations, to offer perspective on less extreme inflationary periods.

Timothy Johnson
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Expanding the Supreme Court

Professor Timothy Johnson in the College of Liberal Arts and Law School is available to comment on expanding the U.S. Supreme Court and the impact on the judicial nomination process.

Mark Bell
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Iran nuclear deal talks

Professor Mark Bell in the College of Liberal Arts is available to comment on the upcoming Iran nuclear agreement talks.

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The pandemic’s effect on the health care workforce

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Morris Kleiner is available to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the labor market, particularly how occupational licensing can impact the health care workforce.

Mark Bell
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New START Treaty

Professor Mark Bell in the College of Liberal Arts is available to comment on the Biden Administration’s decision to seek a five-year extension of the New START Treaty.