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The University of Minnesota is a research-intensive institution based in the US city of Minneapolis-St Paul. It is a member institution of the American Association of Universities.

The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. The University’s enrollment has reached 64,964 but a 16-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Contributing to the University’s academic prestige are 20 Nobel Laureates, 86 Guggenheim Fellows, and 2 MacArthur “Geniuses” currently on campus.

The world’s largest collections of Sherlock Holmes literature, artifacts, and memorabilia are housed in the University’s Andersen Library.

Minnesota’s athletic teams are known collectively as the Minnesota Golden Gophers and compete in the NCAA’s Division I as members of the Big Ten Conference.

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Rising global temperatures are increasing heat risks for outdoor workers and the urban poor. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Dangerous urban heat exposure has tripled since the 1980s, with the poor most at risk

Hot, humid population centers are becoming epicenters of heat risk as climate changes worsens. It’s calling into question the conventional wisdom that urbanization uniformly reduces poverty.
A soldier looking over a maize field where Somali farmers are tending a crop in Dollow, northern Somalia. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages

Somalia is facing another food crisis: here’s why – and what can be done to stop the cycle

For decades Somalia has been in a near-constant state of food insecurity. This is due to a combination of stagnant crop production, a rapidly increasing population and political unrest.
Police body camera video shows Adam Toledo’s hands were raised just before he was shot. Chicago Police Department via AP

Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police

In the aftermath of Adam Toledo’s death, police and a prosecutor framed the incident as a confrontation with an armed male holding a gun. Should reporters have been so quick to accept that version?
Equipos destrozados de medios de comunicación delante del Capitolio. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

La insurrección en el Capitolio desafió la forma en que los medios de EE.UU. presentan los disturbios

Los medios de EE.UU. suelen llamar “violentas” las manifestaciones vinculadas a los afroamericanos y “alteraciones” las de otros grupos. Esas etiquetas han modelado la opinión pública, pero el asesinato de George Floyd y los hechos del Capitolio han hecho que las principales cadenas revisen sus coberturas.
Players for the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces square off during basketball’s WNBA semi-final in September 2020 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

What pro sports should learn from resilient women athletes post-pandemic

Women athletes and pro sports leagues are doing more with less, seizing the moment and expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the crisis passes, professional sport should follow their lead.
A COVID-19 test in Utah. The country’s pandemic response has been politicized, making comprehensive changes to public health more difficult. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Poor US pandemic response will reverberate in health care politics for years, health scholars warn

Health policy and politics scholars expect political fallout from the federal response to the pandemic will play out for years, with trust in government taking a big hit.
There is a long history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military. Bo Zaunders/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images

Americans aren’t worried about white nationalism in the military – because they don’t know it’s there

People typically underestimate how much white nationalism goes on in the military, but when they learn the truth, they’re concerned.
Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Failure to shore up state budgets may hit women’s wallets especially hard

When the federal government doesn’t intervene during downturns, the states often cut school spending. In turn, teachers may earn less or lose their jobs. And three in four teachers are female.
Laboratories around the world are working round the clock to find treatments or a vaccine for COVID-19. Getty Images / Kena Betancur

Could pressure for COVID-19 drugs lead the FDA to lower its standards?

The FDA has sped up its approval process for coronavirus treatments, creating a new division to expedite the regulatory process. But is safety being sidelined for speed?
Emergency medical technicians bring a patient into Wyckoff Hospital in the Borough of Brooklyn on April 6, 2020 in New York. Bryna R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images.

Doctors can’t treat COVID-19 effectively without recognizing the social justice aspects of health

While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
Homemade masks will not filter the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but may prevent transmission of droplets and spray between individuals. Nikola Stojadinovic/Getty Images

Making masks at home – what you need to know about how to reduce the transmission of coronavirus

At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

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