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    Giving in Minnesota, 2010 Edition

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    The Minnesota Council on Foundations has produced its Giving in Minnesota, 2010 Edition research report, the most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in the state. The 2010 edition features Minnesota giving in 2008, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. This report includes information about overall giving by foundations, corporations and individuals in Minnesota, along with detailed grantmaking trends by the Giving in Minnesota sample, which is comprised of 100 of the state's largest grantmakers based on grants paid

    Giving in Minnesota 2009 Edition Summary

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    This summary reports highlights of the Minnesota Council on Foundations' Giving in Minnesota, 2009 Edition research report, the most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in the state. The 2009 edition features Minnesota giving in 2007, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. This report includes information about overall giving by foundations, corporations and individuals in Minnesota, along with detailed grantmaking trends by the Giving in Minnesota sample, which is comprised of 100 of the state's largest grantmakers based on grants paid

    Giving in Minnesota, 2009 Edition

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    The Minnesota Council on Foundations has produced its Giving in Minnesota, 2009 Edition research report, the most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in the state. The 2009 edition features Minnesota giving in 2007, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. This report includes information about overall giving by foundations, corporations and individuals in Minnesota, along with detailed grantmaking trends by the Giving in Minnesota sample, which is comprised of 100 of the state's largest grantmakers based on grants paid

    Giving in Minnesota, 2012 Edition

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    The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) has produced its Giving in Minnesota, 2012 Edition research report, the most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in the state. The 2012 edition features Minnesota giving in 2010, the most recent time period for which complete data are available. The report includes information about overall giving by foundations, corporations and individuals in Minnesota, along with detailed grantmaking trends by the Giving in Minnesota sample, which is comprised of 100 of the states largest grantmakers based on grants paid

    Giving in Minnesota, 2011 Edition

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    The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) has produced its Giving in Minnesota, 2011 Edition research report, the most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in the state. The 2011 edition features Minnesota giving in 2009, the most recent time period for which complete data are available. The report includes information about overall giving by foundations, corporations and individuals in Minnesota, along with detailed grantmaking trends by the Giving in Minnesota sample, which is comprised of 100 of the states largest grantmakers based on grants paid

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    This project is about offering a solution to nationally displaced populations. Our group has created a system that will not only provide people with housing but a piece of mind. Nexus Maximus IV The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the hope of finding safety and a better tomorrow. The impact of war, political, racial and religious conflict, and environmental crises of famine and climate change, have caused great suffering and there is a great opportunity to do better. The issues these populations and the countries who receive them face are diverse and complex. They include public health, housing/built environment, cultural integration, public safety, employment/economic and more. How can innovation address these challenges? How do we create the social systems and products to support a healthy, safe and integrated program for refugees? How do we address the physical, emotional, and social needs of refugees to restore hope and opportunity? The solutions may be as far ranging as the challenges, exploring the acute needs during a crisis, as well as the chronic needs of the permanently displaced; looking at immigration and adjustments to new cultures. We encourage participants to draw upon all disciplines, from health professions to architecture, engineering to design, ethics, communication and every way of thinking we have, to find better ways to innovate on physical solutions, processes, policies, systems, and more. Recap of poster presentations.https://jdc.jefferson.edu/nexusmaximus/1021/thumbnail.jp

    The Technology of Skill Formation

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    his paper presents formal models of child development that capture the essence of recent findings from the empirical literature on child development. The goal is to provide theoretical frameworks for interpreting the evidence from a vast empirical literature, for guiding the next generation of empirical studies and for formulating policy. We start from the premise that skill formation is a life-cycle process. It starts in the womb and goes on throughout most of the adult life. Families and firms have a role in this process that is at least as important as the role of schools. There are multiple skills and multiple abilities that are important for adult success. Abilities are both inherited and created, and the traditional debate of nature versus nurture is outdated and scientifically obsolete. The technology of skill formation has two additional important characteristics. The first one is that IQ and behavior are more plastic at early ages than at later ages. Furthermore, behavior is much more malleable than IQ as individuals age. The second is that human capital investments are complementary over time. Early investments increase the productivity of later investments. Early investments are not productive if they are not followed up by later investments. The returns to investing early in the life cycle are high. Remediation of inadequate early investments is difficult and very costlyhuman capital, life cycle of skill formation

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    Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) of Minnesota: An Annotated Checklist and New State Records

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    Pentatomidae have been relatively poorly documented in Minnesota. Based on literature and museum records, an annotated checklist of the Pentatomidae of Minnesota was created. State-level and county-level records for Minnesota and the distribution of each species in North America are provided. Fifty-one species of Pentatomidae (12 Asopinae, 37 Pentatominae, and 2 Podopinae) are recorded for Minnesota. Of this total, 15 species are newly recorded for the state. Knowledge of the fauna of Pentatomidae in Minnesota will be important for providing baseline data for monitoring of potential shifts in the fauna resulting from the invasions of exotic Pentatomidae. Furthermore, a list of native Pentatomidae will be necessary for monitoring non-target impacts, if classical biological control is implemented for management of exotic Pentatomidae

    Pillars Of Prosperity: Leveraging Regional Assets To Grow Minnesota's Economy

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    Minnesota has always been rich with assets -- a skilled labor force, good jobs in diverse industries, globally competitive companies, and abundant lakes and parks that provide a high quality of life for the people who call it home.However, to maintain its strong economy and quality of life, Minnesota must adapt to fast-changing trends in the global economy, trends that affect each of the state's regions and communities differently.This report explores how the state of Minnesota -- the governor's administration together with the Minnesota Legislature -- can partner with regional networks to foster economic growth and extend prosperity to greater numbers of Minnesotans
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