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Today's News: Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Mid-MOOC, a University of Minnesota professor checks in
U of M professor Jason Hill comments on how his "Sustainability of Food Systems: A Global Life Cycle Perspective" MOOC is going.
Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/local/213238311.html

Research

Vitamin E supplementation for neurologic disorders
Carrie Finno, U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, explains the benefits of vitamin E for horses with certain neurological disorders.
The Horse
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32115/vitamin-e-supplementation-for-neurologic-disorders

Nitrogen pollution widespread in southern Minnesota waters, report finds
The MPCA and scientists from the University of Minnesota examined 50,000 water samples from 75 watersheds, and tracked concentrations in multiple sites over several decades to confirm that nitrogen pollution is widespread in southern MN waters.
Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/local/213247091.html

Business and Politics

Minnesota Medicaid rolls could expand rapidly with health reform law
Julie Sonier, U of M School of Public Health, shares the results of a recent study she led which shows tens of thousands of Minnesotans may sign up for Medicaid in the next year.
Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/213223291.html
Kaiser Health News
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2013/June/27/medicaid-expansion.aspx

People and Lifestyle

Gay marriage rulings greeted in Minnesota with joy and new resolve
University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter weighs in on the Supreme Court's decisions in regard to gay marriage and equal rights.
Pioneer Press
http://www.twincities.com/politics/ci_23542469
Miami Herald
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/26/3472276/forty-four-years-after-stonewall.html

How will same-sex marriage rulings affect children?
Kathleen Hull, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, comments on how recent rulings on gay marriage will affect children.
USA TODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/26/same-sex-marriage-families/2461375/

Counterfeit food more widespread than suspected
Shaun Kennedy, U of M professor and former director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, estimated that 10 percent of food that consumers buy in the developed world is counterfeit.
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/business/food-fraud-more-widespread-than-suspected.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Helping those in Minn. with PTSD
Brian Engdahl, U of M Brain Sciences Center, visited KARE 11 to  talk about PTSD and what's being done in MN to help those suffering from it.
KARE 11
To Watch: http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1030028/16/Helping-those-in-Minn-with-PTSD

Electrical outage? Take care of your food
Craig Hedberg, U of M School of Public Health, shares food safety tips for when the power goes out.
Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/213187681.html

Commentary and Opinion

Obama's Africa rhetoric: Beware!
Adbi Ismail Samatar, U of M professor of geography, comments on President Obama's visit to Africa.
Aljazeera
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/06/2013626141431344927.html

Updates and Events

Annual turtle derby supports Amplatz Children's Hospital
It’s a race to raise funds for the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital – but don’t expect the racers to be quick.
KSTP TV
http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3081146.shtml
KARE 11
http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=1029407