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2015 News and Features

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The Humphrey School presents two special events to honor the life and legacy of Walter F. Mondale

 Join us Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Washington D.C. for Walter Mondale: Living Legacy, a symposium exploring the domestic and foreign policy issues central to the legacy of Vice President Mondale, and Celebrating Fritz: An Evening with Walter Mondale, a reception followed by dinner and a program.

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38 Minnesota leaders selected as Humphrey Policy Fellows

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (08/26/15)—The Humphrey School of Public Affairs has named 38 Minnesotans as Policy Fellow for its 2015-2016 program. Selected through a competitive application process, Fellows will engage in a unique educational experience designed to help individuals hone their leadership skills, build their professional network, and define their role in the policy process.

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News report from Humphrey School professor identifies significant discrimination in home mortgage and small business lending

 MINNEAPOLIS, MN (8/20/15)—A new study conducted by Dr. Samuel Myers Jr., professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and chair of the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, and a team of University of Minnesota and The New School for Social Research (New York) researchers identifies significant discrimination in home mortgage and small business lending practices.

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Humphrey School Professor Anu Ramaswami to lead a $12M research network to build sustainable, healthy, and livable cities

MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT PAUL (August 11, 2015)— The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together a unique network of scientists, industry leaders, and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future. 

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Humphrey School presents Walter F. Mondale with award for lifetime achievement, announces $2.2 million dollar fundraising campaign

Minneapolis, MN (7/22/15)—As a special tribute to honor the life and legacy of Walter F. Mondale, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is hosting a yearlong series of events and initiatives commemorating his contributions to public life. 

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Humphrey School recognizes ten Minnesota agencies for creativity and innovation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (7/27/15)—The Humphrey School of Public Affairs has awarded ten Minnesota agencies with State Government Innovation Awards for their creative work and projects.

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University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership to
host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders for six-week institute

Minneapolis, MN (6/18/15) — The Center for Integrative Leadership—an initiative of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Carlson School of Management, along with several other colleges at the University of Minnesota—will host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders this summer for a six-week academic and leadership institute, made possible through the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

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Humphrey School Professor Elizabeth Wilson among top U.S. researchers to receive inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN (4/23/15)Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Elizabeth Wilson has been selected to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.

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Humphrey School to honor life and legacy of Walter Mondale at 2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards

Minneapolis, MN (4/01/15)The 2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards dinner will serve as a Minnesota celebration of the life of our nation’s 42nd Vice President.

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Humphrey School faculty research on occupational licensing influences federal policy

Minneapolis, MN (3/11/15)Humphrey School Professor Morris Kleiner spells out the reasons—and methods—for national reform of licensing practices in research commissioned by The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. 

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Humphrey School Researchers Call for U.S. Government to Expand Role in Helping Rebuild Somalia

As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government consider shifting its work from peacekeeping to rebuilding in ways that will help grow Somalia’s economy.

2015 Advisory Council

Voting Rights and the Struggle for Democracy: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights of 1965

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, along with campus and community partners, announces a daylong conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

2015 Advisory Council

Esteemed leaders join Humphrey School Dean’s Advisory Council

Minneapolis, MN (2/18/15)—Humphrey School of Public Affairs Dean Eric Schwartz today welcomed nine new members to the Humphrey School Dean’s Advisory Council. The new members all possess distinguished experience in public service and the private sector at state, national, and international levels.

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Former Star Tribune Publisher receives Award of Distinction from University of Minnesota Board of Regents

Minneapolis, MN (2/18/15)—Roger Parkinson, former publisher and president of the Star Tribune and current vice chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs today received the Award of Distinction, one of the highest awards given to a non-alumnus by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

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Humphrey School Professor Samuel Myers receives Westerfield Award from the National Economic Association

Minneapolis, MN (2/02/15)—Dr. Samuel Myers, Jr., the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has received the Samuel Z. Westerfield, Jr., Award by the National Economic Association (NEA).

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Humphrey School researchers launch database on Minnesota transportation spending

Minneapolis, MN (1/26/15)—As Minnesota legislators consider a proposed $6 billion transportation improvement plan, they will likely rely on a wide range of data, much of which is compiled in a new online database created by researchers at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Professor Greg Lindsey appointed scholar-in-residence for the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minneapolis, MN (1/15/15)—It’s back to school at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Greg Lindsey was recently appointed as the Minnesota Department of Transportation's first scholar-in-residence.

 

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