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Annual tree sale funds Forestry Club

December 9, 2003

The absence of December snow has not discouraged students and Twin Cities residents from getting into the holiday spirit. The University Forestry Club's annual Christmas tree sale is in full swing, and...

U prof supports wolves’ removal from U.S. endangered species list

December 8, 2003

Wolves - long on the federal endangered species list - might soon lose that protection if a University professor has his way. Professor David Mech recently became the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chief...

Advisers: Natural resources students’ job outlook is bright

December 3, 2003

From creating new paper products to fighting forest fires, College of Natural Resources students have access to unique courses that make them fierce job competitors. Although some students said they are...

U gets grant to design St. Paul affordable housing

December 2, 2003

Architecture faculty will use a federal government grant they received this week to design more affordable housing for a low-income St. Paul neighborhood. The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture...

Fairgrounds all but closed: Winter use is quiet, tensive

November 25, 2003

Signs for deep-fried cheese curds and ice-cold soda still hang at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, but none of these delicacies can be found there this time of year. Although the fairgrounds appear deserted,...

Lab to transform research

November 18, 2003

A new lab in St. Paul will revolutionize biology research, University students and professors said. Plant genetics, AIDS and cancer research are just a few of the projects that will transpire in the Supercomputing...

Tracking a chronic disease

November 17, 2003

University student Laura Peterson got her first hands-on anatomy lesson cutting out deer lymph nodes in the flat-bed of a pickup truck for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' chronic wasting...

U opens state-of-the-art DNA research center

November 14, 2003

A new, high-tech genetics research lab opened on the St. Paul campus Thursday. The lab is equipped with the most recent genetics software programs and will allow University researchers to produce three-dimensional,...

St. Paul City Council approve measure to revoke problem landlords’ licenses

November 13, 2003

The St. Paul City Council approved a resolution Wednesday that allows the city to revoke landlords' rental licenses or criminally charge landlords for receiving four or more housing violations. Council...

New U cheese vat proves efficient

November 10, 2003

The food science and nutrition department now has its own small-scale cheese-making machine. The unique machine allows students to create new recipes and creates a more efficient cheese production. It...

Students have a cow, and judging it has taught them life skills

November 7, 2003

Sarah Olson said she knows many might think her hobby is old-fashioned, but she still has pride in it. Olson is one of four agriculture students on a team that will represent the University at a national...

St. Paul council takes up housing

November 6, 2003

St. Paul might soon make landlords more accountable for poor housing conditions and rowdy tenants. At the St. Paul City Council meeting Wednesday, St. Paul's Neighborhood Housing and Property Improvement...

U entomologist tests biological controls to solve soy aphid problem

November 5, 2003

Small insects no larger than a pinhead create an enormous predicament for Minnesota farmers: whether to use insecticides. Because soy aphids - miniature fly-like insects that eat soy plants - arrived in...

U prof uses MRI for food research

October 30, 2003

Like doctors who can examine a beating heart without making a single incision, biosystems and agricultural engineering professor Roger Ruan can virtually dissect a bean, layer by layer, while it is safely...

U student might serve as national FFA president

October 28, 2003

Some students take a year off school to travel the world, and others to work. But Beth Lauwagie is hoping she will spend the next year leading FFA - an organization formerly called Future Farmers of America. This...

Profs, students showcase heart research

October 23, 2003

University medical school professors and students - some on the cutting edge of cardiovascular research - displayed their work at the Basic Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Facility on Wednesday. Kicking...

Technology eases studying for handicapped students

October 21, 2003

Education student Jeremy Heyer wheeled his wheelchair into a closet-sized computer room, tugged on the keyboard's extendable arm to lower it to his lap and began typing his homework into a machine that...

Goodall leads chimp research reunion

October 20, 2003

Sounding a chimpanzee call before a packed auditorium, world-renowned chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall began a reunion of researchers Saturday at the University's Molecular and Cellular Biology Building. As...

Roundtable talk covers safety, housing

October 17, 2003

Students raised campus safety and housing concerns with police, violence counselors and student government leaders at a roundtable discussion Thursday night. The sparsely attended meeting was the first...

Prof discusses climate science’s limits

October 14, 2003

Hundreds flocked to the St. Paul campus Monday to hear geological expert Henry Pollack discuss the key points of his recent book, "Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World." His message to students was the...

Students and faculty question proposed study abroad mandate

October 10, 2003

Education and foreign language students have mixed feelings about a bill that would require all future Minnesota K-12 foreign language teachers to study abroad for one year. The bill's author, Rep. Mike...

Students evaluate Dems in televised party debate

October 10, 2003

DFL representatives joined students at Coffman Union on Thursday to watch a live debate of Democratic presidential hopefuls, telecasted from Phoenix. The Minnesota Young DFL - an unofficial branch of the...

College Republicans are major financial players in campaigns

October 8, 2003

Campus political organizations can be major players in national politics, according to a recent report on nonprofit fund raising. Derek Willis, co-author of the Center for Public Integrity's yearly report...

DFL leaders endorse Dean, tout his knowledge of key issues

October 3, 2003

Minnesota DFL leaders met at the State Capitol on Thursday to personally endorse former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean to be the Democratic candidate for the 2004 presidential race. Dean supporters, including...

Forum evaluates affirmative action ruling

September 30, 2003

With a more holistic admissions review process, undergraduate applicants to the University could benefit from a diverse student body, law professor Carol Chomsky said Monday at a forum on affirmative action...

Friends recall smiles and laughter

September 25, 2003

Ushers hurriedly set up extra chairs as Elizabeth Wencl's friends and family filed into Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Minn., on Wednesday afternoon. A snapshot of "Liz," arm-in-arm with friends,...

‘All-around good guy’

September 22, 2003

A star baseball player and enthusiastic Gophers fan, 19-year-old Brian Heiden was "an all-around good guy," friend Luke Estanbock said. On Sunday afternoon, Brian's father Richard took a moment from planning...

Survey: students depend on loans

September 18, 2003

Students are increasingly dependent on student loans to attend college, according to a nationwide survey released Wednesday. The Coalition for Better Student Loans said the results show two-thirds of students...

After the ball is over

October 18, 2001

Noodles without butter and salt-not the type of food that one might imagine a wealthy man in 1950's France to insist on eating day after day. By consuming such oodles of noodles, Messerschmann, a supporting...