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November 26, 2007

A U of M and NBA Basketball Great's Journey from the Court to the Office

After winning championships in the Big Ten and the NBA, you might think the last thing a star basketball player would do is return to work for his alma mater. But that’s just what Trent Tucker has done. As a former student athlete, and now a University of Minnesota Community Outreach and Youth Development Coordinator, Tucker is discovering the complex relationship between academics, athletics and administration.

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Posted by dswain at 10:30 AM

November 16, 2007

U of M Celebrates its Student Vets and Unveils Stadium Tribute Plans

Last week, University of Minnesota officials and community members gathered to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of student veterans and to unveil design plans for a memorial tribute at the future home of Gopher football, TCF Bank Stadium. President Bob Bruininks was on hand to share his thanks and appreciation.

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Posted by dswain at 10:39 AM

November 12, 2007

U of M Researchers Dig Deep into Wikipedia

With more than 8 million articles in 253 languages, the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has exploded in popularity as a free, user-generated source of information. University of Minnesota computer science and engineering professor Loren Terveen has studied the site and made some interesting discoveries about its authorship and vandalism claims.

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Posted by dswain at 7:14 AM

November 5, 2007

U of M Receives $45 million from Department of Energy for New Physics Lab

The University of Minnesota recently announced that it had been awarded $45 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for a new international physics laboratory to be built in northern Minnesota. The lab will study neutrinos, fundamental building blocks of matter that can help researchers discover how the Universe was formed and will continue to form. A lead member of the project, physics professor Marvin Marshak, explains.

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Posted by dswain at 7:50 AM