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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's audacity of hops

Beer and higher education have always gone hand-in-hand, but the University of Minnesota and Dr. Charlie Rohwer may have taken the relationship to a whole new level.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota teaching future teachers

Today, there is more diversity in public school classrooms than ever before. This creates a rich, worldly experience for America’s youth, but it also poses a challenge to teachers who must meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds.

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BTN LiveBIG: Evans Scholarships driving education home

The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota, HopeKids providing smiles

It is the nature of volunteerism that you find yourself working with people for whom life is unfairly difficult. Such is the case for the student-athletes from the University of Minnesota who have formed a bond with HopeKids to give moments of pleasure to families of children with terminal illnesses.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's M.A.G.I.C. bus

Multitudes of people are familiar with the song “Magic Bus” made famous by The Who back in 1968. Flash forward to today because there’s a new M.A.G.I.C. Bus in town and it’s time for our generation to learn about University of Minnesota’s Maroon And Gold Impacting the Community! (M.A.G.I.C.) Bus. These Gopher student athletes are all about giving back to the community that supports them in a Big Ten way.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota volunteers serving together

As part of their education at the University of Minnesota, thousands of students are taught that there are important societal issues in need of their time and effort.

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BTN LiveBIG: Meeting Minnesota's Dr. Brooks Jackson

Dr. Brooks Jackson has rejoined the University of Minnesota to serve as the Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Health Sciences, which has six schools in its academic health center. Jackson, who served his residency in clinical pathology at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, last served as the Director of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota freshmen compete on ice

Cardboard. Plastic. Tape. Glue.

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BTN LiveBIG: Gophers helping the world hear

Dave Fabry, VP of Audiology and Professional Services at Starkey Hearing Technologies, works with Bill and Tani Austin with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. They are committed to delivering hearing to millions of people around the globe.

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BTN LiveBIG: Herb Brooks' lasting legacy

Herb Brooks hasn’t been with us for ten years.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota premiere

After the Golden Gophers take on Wisconsin on the hardwood, tonight’s University of Minnesota LiveBIG premiere details using wind to improve fertilizer and remarkable research being done into making clothes smarter.

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BTN LiveBIG: Amanda Kessel leading on and off the ice

It would be easy to judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to 2014 US Olympic hockey player Amanda Kessel, the true story lies in all the pages in between.

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BTN LiveBIG: Golden Gophers giving to the max

Today, Tuesday, Dec. 3, is the second annual #GivingTuesday, a national day to kick off “giving season.” People all over the country will take a moment in the midst of their holiday spending to give time or money to those in need.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota microscope first of its kind

Big research can require looking at incredibly small things. Soon, the University of Minnesota will be able to examine the smallest materials in detail never seen before.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota, Jerry Kill working to beat epilepsy

On Oct. 26, the University of Minnesota made history when it upset Nebraska. It was the first Gopher win over the Cornhuskers since 1960, and was arguably the biggest victory during Jerry Kill’s tenure as head coach.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's research & medical discoveries

BTN’s new series “BTN LiveBIG” continues Friday following the Denver at Minnesota men’s hockey game, with stories about a professor’s findings that have broad implications for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and a team of researchers who are tracking the carp populations in local lakes to help native ecosystems survive. The episode will air at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday.

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