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Borlaug, ‘U’ Grad & Green Revolution Pioneer, Immortalized At US Capitol

The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding.

03/25/2014

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‘U’ Graduate Among Economics Nobel Prize Winners

Three Americans won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing methods to study trends in stock, bond and house prices — work that has changed the way people invest. One of the winners was University of Minnesota graduate Lars Peter Hanson.

10/14/2013

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Minn. Poet Bly Celebrates Friend’s Nobel

Acclaimed Minnesota poet Robert Bly is helping celebrate the Nobel Prize for Literature claimed recently by his longtime friend, Sweden’s Tomas Transtromer.

12/13/2011

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U Of M Applauds Former Faculty On Nobel Win

The University of Minnesota is congratulating two former teachers in its economics department for winning the 2011 Nobel prize for economics.

10/10/2011

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Good Question: What Does It Take To Win A Nobel Prize?

Bob Dylan will wake up Thursday morning either in the company of John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and Sinclair Lewis –- or denied again for his chance at the Nobel Prize for Literature. So how do you get a Nobel prize, anyway?

10/05/2011

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Nobel Prize Winner To Speak At U Of M Commencement

A 1993 Nobel Prize winner will give this year’s commencement address at the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences.

05/04/2011

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Good To Know: Vatican Mad Over Nobel Prize Winner

British scientist Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize for his work on in vitro fertilization, which led to the first so-called “test tube baby,” Louise Brown. Don Shelby says the Vatican is upset with the Nobel committee’s choice.

10/06/2010