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RefWorks 2.0 now available

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When you log into your RefWorks account, you'll notice that a new RefWorks 2.0 button/link has been added to the main toolbar:

RefWorks 2.0 is a new, user-friendly interface that functions the same way as the current iteration (now branded as "RefWorks Classic").

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If you currently have a RefWorks account, you have the option to upgrade your account to the new 2.0 version by clicking the link in the upper-right corner of your RefWorks page that you see illustrated above.

All RefWorks accounts will default to the 2.0 interface by the start of the fall semester.

Current account holders will have until the end of 2011 to upgrade their account to the new version.

For more information on using RefWorks 2.0, please see these resources:

Tutorials from RefWorks
Handouts from University Libraries
Upcoming workshops from University Libraries

U of Minnesota CSE student groups are winners of 2011 Acara Challenge

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Four teams of students from around the world, including two teams with University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students, have been selected winners of the 2011 Acara Challenge.

The Acara Challenge, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment' s Acara program, invites international student teams to learn about and develop social businesses. Each winning team will receive $5,000 plus tuition to attend the Acara Summer Institute in Bangalore, India, this summer where they will move their proposed businesses from plan to action.

Teams were charged with developing business ideas to tackle global challenges of food and water security with the help of professors, industry mentors and international university partners.

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