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Nursing students guide path for Ebola volunteers in Liberia

Nursing students guide path for Ebola volunteers in Liberia

Haley Madderom

November 24, 2014

As health volunteers pack up and head to an Ebola clinic in a small Liberian village this month and next, a group of University of Minnesota nursing students are constructing maps of the place, which is practically invisible on Google and Bing maps from thousands of miles away. In some of the Universit...

Eventful week brings campus discussion of Israel and Palestine into focus

Roey Gilad, Israel's Consul General to the Midwest, speaks to Univeristy students about current affairs in the Middle East in Coffman Union Tuesday afternoon.

John Thomas

November 12, 2014

Events this week across the University of Minnesota’s campus have highlighted the conflict and connection between Israel and Palestine. University groups Students Supporting Israel and Students for Justice in Palestine are holding cultural and educational events this week to raise awareness about unr...

Leagues away from home

Betsy Helfand

October 29, 2014

In the second month of her freshman year, Titania Markland called her grandparents in tears. Like many freshmen, she was homesick. But unlike some of Markland’s peers, her family doesn’t live in the state. Most of them are still in Jamaica, where she grew up. Markland, a sprinter on the ...

Independent entity to ease international relations

Jessie Bekker

October 29, 2014

The University of Minnesota is working to protect itself from hitting bumps in the legal system when conducting research overseas. Following the lead of other higher education institutions, University administrators proposed earlier this month to create a “buffer entity” to help the schoo...

U hospital set to provide Ebola care

Cody Nelson

October 27, 2014

The University of Minnesota Medical Center has agreed to care for patients diagnosed with Ebola, the Minnesota Hospital Association announced Friday. The West Bank hospital is one of four health care facilities in Minnesota that will provide ongoing treatment for the deadly virus if necessary. The country’s ...

Countries away, helping farmers

Parker Lemke

October 27, 2014

It’s already taken root in India’s agricultural market, but now an irrigation distribution company founded by University of Minnesota alumni will use international funding to fertilize its growth. A panel of development agencies from three countries nominated MyRain last month as one of 17...

Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia

Kevin Karner

October 20, 2014

Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday — becoming the first city in the country to do so — in an effort to strengthen international ties with Somali-American residents. The City Council voted to add Bosaso, Somalia, as Minneapolis’ 12th sister city in an arr...

MN groups set up Ebola aid, outreach

Sarah Connor

October 14, 2014

As Ebola rages on, Minnesotans are shipping massive containers filled with hundreds of thousands of meals, facemasks and gloves to areas overseas affected by the deadly virus. And back home, they’re also working to eliminate stigmatization and educate Minnesotans about the disease. Members of the Brooklyn ...

University officials monitor Ebola outbreak in West Africa

University officials monitor Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Haley Hansen

September 8, 2014

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague parts of West Africa, the University of Minnesota and other colleges nationwide are adjusting their travel policies to comply with new recommendations from the federal government. The advisements, which the Centers for Disease Control released ...

World turns to University professor amid Ebola outbreak

Kaylee Kruschke

September 3, 2014

When other children were nursing cuts, bruises and colds, a young Michael Osterholm decided he wanted to study infections and illnesses. “Even in high school, I knew this is what I wanted to do,” Osterholm said. He spent afternoons studying microbes at a nearby hometown college. Fast-forward to ...