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September 4, 2015
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United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will speak at the University of Illinois at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, about the role of public research universities in addressing international food security. The event, hosted by the International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) initiative, will be held at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Urbana. The event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, registration is requested. To attend, visit http://go.illinois.edu/Vilsack.
 
Unemployment is down, full-time work is up and wages have modestly rebounded. But, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, these improvements in the labor market have not led to more Millennials living apart from their families.
 
According to the World Resources Institute, the world’s demand for water is likely to surge in the next few decades. Rapidly growing populations will drive increased consumption by people, farms and companies. More people will move to cities, further straining supplies. An emerging middle class could clamor for more water-intensive food production and electricity generation.
 
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