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Barajas named UROC Executive Director

Barajas named UROC Executive DirectorRobert J. Jones, senior vice president for the Office of System Academic Administration at the University of Minnesota, has announced the appointment of Heidi Lasley Barajas as executive director of the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC).

Barajas is the associate dean for engagement and faculty development in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and an associate professor (and founding chair) of postsecondary teaching and learning. She has been coleader of the interim executive team guiding UROC since its May 2010 grand opening in North Minneapolis as a hub for university-community research partnerships aimed at strengthening urban communities.
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Dishing up energy, water savings on Lake Street

Dishing up energy, water savings on Lake Street You wouldn’t know it as you dine at Lucia’s, chat it up at the Fuji-Ya’s sushi bar, break your fast at Denny’s, or feast on local Mexican at Las Mojarras, but all of these popular restaurants are s...
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Kids connect, gain life skills at Operation: Military Kids summer camp

Military kids and families from around the state are invited to attend Operation: Military Kids camp this summer. There are currently approximately 17,000 kids in Minnesota who are affected by having ...
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HmoobTeen Magazine launches fundraising campaign

HmoobTeen Magazine launches fundraising campaign For the past 14 years, Hmong American Partnership’s HmoobTeen Magazine has been the premier publication for Hmong teens to speak and be heard. The magazine has published stories of the struggles and a...
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County honored with economic development award

The Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers has awarded Hennepin County the 2010 Outstanding Economic Development Effort Award for the relocation and expansion of the energy t...
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