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UMN News: The language of luxury

A University of Minnesota researcher shows how advertisers’ language choices evoke different reactions.FROM UMN NEWS

Change, truth and small-town values

National political conventions are carefully staged galas where presidential candidates describe themselves on their own terms and present the image they want the public to like and support.

UMN News: MySpace, Facebook are more than cyberspace hangouts

A University of Minnesota study of social-networking habits finds that teens listed technology skills as the top lesson, followed by creativity, being open to new or diverse views, and communication skills.FROM UMN NEWS