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We Can Ride participant Sam Galles gets excited riding Mel, a therapy horse, with volunteers by his side at Barenscheer Arena in St. Paul.

[Photo] Service group to leave University

Published October 23, 2012

We Can Ride participant Sam Galles gets excited riding Mel, a therapy horse, with volunteers by his side at Barenscheer Arena in St. Paul.

Outside hitter Katherine Harms spikes the ball against Perdue on Saturday night at the Sport Pavilion.

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Outside hitter Katherine Harms spikes the ball against Perdue on Saturday night at the Sport Pavilion.

Outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Purdue on Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] As Gophers battle, wins keep coming

Published October 22, 2012

Outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Purdue on Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

Dr. Jill Biden speaks to canvassers about the importance of getting people to vote at the Obama Campaigns Minneapolis office.

[Photo] Candidates pass over MN for swing states

Published October 22, 2012

Dr. Jill Biden speaks to canvassers about the importance of getting people to vote at the Obama Campaign's Minneapolis office.

Joyce Lyon, co-curator of the “shadows traces undercurrents” exhibit and a University associate professor, reflects on her work.

[Photo] Mapping the invisible

Published October 18, 2012

Joyce Lyon, co-curator of the “shadows traces undercurrents” exhibit and a University associate professor, reflects on her work.

Banh mi, a French-Vietnamese sandwich, from Trung Nam French Bakery. The bakery is also well-known in the metro area for its croissants.

[Photo] St. Paul’s best sandwiches

Published October 18, 2012

Banh mi, a French-Vietnamese sandwich, from Trung Nam French Bakery. The bakery is also well-known in the metro area for its croissants.

Political science senior Gina Bussman expresses her concerns about University students and faculty’s knowledge of white privilege.

[Photo] U administrators host talk on diversity

Published October 18, 2012

Political science senior Gina Bussman expresses her concerns about University students and faculty’s knowledge of white privilege.

This crepe and caramelized banana recipe is one of Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Living” Pinterest recipes.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Martha knows best

Published October 18, 2012

This crepe and caramelized banana recipe is one of Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Living” Pinterest recipes.

George Metzler hangs up a poster for his son, Chris Metzler, for whom he was walking at Out of the Darkness on Sunday in St. Paul, Minn. (Bridget Bennett)

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George Metzler hangs up a poster for his son, Chris Metzler, for whom he was walking at Out of the Darkness on Sunday in St. Paul, Minn. (Bridget Bennett)

Grant Horvath and Robert Bohn reflect on their time with Logan Rafnson, whom they walked for at Out of the Darkness in St. Paul, Minn. (Bridget Bennett)

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Grant Horvath and Robert Bohn reflect on their time with Logan Rafnson, whom they walked for at Out of the Darkness in St. Paul, Minn. (Bridget Bennett)

Out of the Darkness Community Walk participants view posters hung in memory of friends and family Sunday in St. Paul, Minn. (Bridget Bennett)

[Photo] Community walks to prevent suicide

Published October 15, 2012

Out of the Darkness Community Walk participants view posters hung in memory of friends and family Sunday in St. Paul, Minn. (Bridget Bennett)

Pumpkin seeds fresh out of a pumpkin and pumpkin puree make up these festive fall recipes for Spicy Pumpkin Seeds and Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies.

[Photo] College Kitchen: The great pumpkin

Published October 11, 2012

Pumpkin seeds fresh out of a pumpkin and pumpkin puree make up these festive fall recipes for Spicy Pumpkin Seeds and Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies.

Fisheries and wildlife senior Jade Thomason works on homework Tuesday at the Natural Resources Library

[Photo] Combined libraries offer hush-hush study space

Published October 10, 2012

Fisheries and wildlife senior Jade Thomason works on homework Tuesday at the Natural Resources Library

Dan Gaarder, guitarist and vocalist, preforms with Trailer Trash at a wedding in Edina, Minn. Trailer Trash has been performing together since the ’90s.

[Photo] Q&A: Trailer Trash

Published October 4, 2012

Dan Gaarder, guitarist and vocalist, preforms with Trailer Trash at a wedding in Edina, Minn. Trailer Trash has been performing together since the ’90s.

Sophomore speech-language-hearing sciences major Lauren Shibley does an improv warm-up exercise with the rest of the MinnProv teammates during their first meeting of the year at Coffman Union.

[Photo] MinnProv members make it up as they go along

Published October 4, 2012

Sophomore speech-language-hearing sciences major Lauren Shibley does an improv warm-up exercise with the rest of the MinnProv teammates during their first meeting of the year at Coffman Union.

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[Photo] College Kitchen: Team Tofu

Published October 4, 2012

Chemistry junior Billy Ogden assists graduate student Kate McGarry on Friday in a lab in Kolthoff Hall. McGarry is one of the graduate students leading a safety effort.

[Photo] U labs aim for a safer environment

Published October 1, 2012

Chemistry junior Billy Ogden assists graduate student Kate McGarry on Friday in a lab in Kolthoff Hall. McGarry is one of the graduate students leading a safety effort.

Designer Oskar Ly displays one of her vibrant pieces at her studio in St. Paul. The skirt she has the traditional vibrant colors of Hmong culture. Ly will be displaying her looks with other designers at the upcoming Hmong Fresh Traditions fashion show.

[Photo] A breath of fresh air

Published September 27, 2012

Designer Oskar Ly displays one of her vibrant pieces at her studio in St. Paul. The skirt she has the traditional vibrant colors of Hmong culture. Ly will be displaying her looks with other designers at...

University Apple Breeding and Cultivar Development Research Scientist David Bedford cuts a piece of apple to taste at his office Friday at the Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn. Bedford says that this apple was one of his favorites so far from this season.

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University Apple Breeding and Cultivar Development Research Scientist David Bedford cuts a piece of apple to taste at his office Friday at the Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn. Bedford...

University Apple Breeding and Cultivar Development Research Scientist David Bedford tags a tree with orange spray paint at Friday the Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn. The trees with apples that are tasted that do not make the cut are tagged with orange.

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University Apple Breeding and Cultivar Development Research Scientist David Bedford tags a tree with orange spray paint at Friday the Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn. The trees with apples...

University Apple Breeding and Cultivar Development Research Scientist David Bedford samples a fruit Friday at the Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn.

[Photo] Tasting 600 apples a day keeps apple breeder busy

Published September 26, 2012

University Apple Breeding and Cultivar Development Research Scientist David Bedford samples a fruit Friday at the Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn.

Minnesota libero Lindsey Lawmaster plays against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 1 at the Sports Pavilion.  Lawmaster earned the starting libero position with Minnesota as a freshman and has played all 38 sets so far this season.

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Minnesota libero Lindsey Lawmaster plays against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 1 at the Sports Pavilion. Lawmaster earned the starting libero position with Minnesota as a freshman and has played all 38 sets so...

Minnesota libero Kalysta White serves during a match against North Dakota State on Sept. 10 at the Sports Pavilion. White started her volleyball career in eighth grade and is mainly a serving and defensive specialist for the Gophers.

[Photo] Lawmaster, White brighten backline

Published September 19, 2012

Minnesota libero Kalysta White serves during a match against North Dakota State on Sept. 10 at the Sports Pavilion. White started her volleyball career in eighth grade and is mainly a serving and defensive...

A calf waits for food at Bucks farm Saturday. When they get older, they want to socialize just like you do when you go off to school, Ann Buck explains to her granddaughter.

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A calf waits for food at Buck's farm Saturday. "When they get older, they want to socialize just like you do when you go off to school," Ann Buck explains to her granddaughter.

Dave Bucks wife, Ann, feeds the farm’s newest calf Saturday. Dave Buck estimates that the calf was born five weeks premature.

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Dave Buck's wife, Ann, feeds the farm’s newest calf Saturday. Dave Buck estimates that the calf was born five weeks premature.

A few of Bucks cows have lunch at his farm Saturday in Goodhue, Minn. Buck said they typically feed six times a day.

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A few of Buck's cows have lunch at his farm Saturday in Goodhue, Minn. Buck said they typically feed six times a day.

Dairy farmer Dave Buck admires a newborn calf at his dairy farm Saturday in Goodhue, Minn. The calf was born earlier that day.

[Photo] Congress unlikely to pass 2012 Farm Bill

Published September 19, 2012

Dairy farmer Dave Buck admires a newborn calf at his dairy farm Saturday in Goodhue, Minn. The calf was born earlier that day.

Mahmoud El-Kati, left, and Walt Jacobs, right, reminisce about their hometowns during a short break at the Huntley Houses, a living learning community for african american males located in Sanford Hall, opening celebration Friday at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center. El-Kati is one of the first faculty members of the Universitys black studies department.

[Photo] Hopes, concerns expressed at Huntley opening

Published September 17, 2012

Mahmoud El-Kati, left, and Walt Jacobs, right, reminisce about their hometowns during a short break at the Huntley House's, a living learning community for african american males located in Sanford Hall,...

Mahmoud El-Kati, left, and Walt Jacobs, right, reminisce about their hometowns during a short break at the Huntley Houses, a living learning community for african american males located in Sanford Hall, opening celebration Friday at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center. El-Kati is one of the first faculty members of the Universitys black studies department.

[Photo] Huntley House officially opens

Published September 14, 2012

Mahmoud El-Kati, left, and Walt Jacobs, right, reminisce about their hometowns during a short break at the Huntley House's, a living learning community for african american males located in Sanford Hall,...

Block party organizer Jake Heinitz laughs while he chips brush off the wall of a parking lot that borders Nomad World Pub, where the block party will be held.

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Block party organizer Jake Heinitz laughs while he chips brush off the wall of a parking lot that borders Nomad World Pub, where the block party will be held.

Chali Ahmed primes the wall of a parking lot that borders Nomad World Pub.

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Chali Ahmed primes the wall of a parking lot that borders Nomad World Pub.

Jordan Hamilton, local community artist and advocate for the mural project, explained the proper way to use the tools to prep the wall of a parking lot that borders Nomad World Pub, where the block party will be held. Brian Coyle Community Center members are prepping the wall for a mural.

[Photo] A Hip-Hop Harambee

Published September 13, 2012

Jordan Hamilton, local community artist and advocate for the mural project, explained the proper way to use the tools to prep the wall of a parking lot that borders Nomad World Pub, where the block party...

Minnesota libero Kalysta White spikes the ball during the second match of the night.

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Minnesota libero Kalysta White spikes the ball during the second match of the night.

Central Senior High School senior Annamarie Rutledge, and PSEO student, hang sout behind Coffman with other PSEO students, and discus their first event this year happening on Friday. Rutledge is a board member of PSEOSA, the Universitys PSEO student association.

[Photo] PSEO program gives high schoolers a head start at the U

Published September 11, 2012

Central Senior High School senior Annamarie Rutledge, and PSEO student, hang sout behind Coffman with other PSEO students, and discus their first event this year happening on Friday. Rutledge is a board...

Maggie Houghton, Austin Zyvoloski and Rachel Blair relax to watch the Video Music Awards after a long day of classes Thursday in Comstock Hall. Lavender House, a GLBTA living-learning community, is one of several reasons that the University is considered a safe place for LGBT students.

[Photo] U programming earns LGBT-friendly recognition

Published September 10, 2012

Maggie Houghton, Austin Zyvoloski and Rachel Blair relax to watch the Video Music Awards after a long day of classes Thursday in Comstock Hall. Lavender House, a GLBTA living-learning community, is one...

Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon watches his team play against Miami on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] McCutcheon savors team’s solid start

Published September 3, 2012

Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon watches his team play against Miami on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.

Peppermint Park CEO and founder Jessie Conners readies bags for display in her store Sunday morning in Dinky Town. Conners had been at work since 4:00 a.m. prepping the store to open the following day.

[Photo] Dinkytown designer shop opens

Published September 4, 2012

Peppermint Park CEO and founder Jessie Conners readies bags for display in her store Sunday morning in Dinky Town. Conners had been at work since 4:00 a.m. prepping the store to open the following day.

Doctoral candidate Allison Dzubak runs nuclear magnetic resonance tests at the Nanoporous Materials Genome Center office Friday in Smith Hall. The group recently received a $8.1 million research grant from the Department of Energy.

[Photo] U receives $13M for 2 campus chemistry centers

Published September 4, 2012

Doctoral candidate Allison Dzubak runs nuclear magnetic resonance tests at the Nanoporous Materials Genome Center office Friday in Smith Hall. The group recently received a $8.1 million research grant...