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U researchers discover elusive atom particle

September 5, 2000

An international collaboration of 54 physicists, including eight researchers from the University's School of Physics and Astronomy, found the last piece of a century-old puzzle. With the first direct evidence...

Israeli ambassador visits Minneapolis

September 5, 2000

At a crucial time in the Middle East peace process and just two months before the American presidential elections, President Clinton's collaboration with Israelis and Palestinians could turn out his last...

New housing complex opens on West bank

August 18, 2000

Grace Song remembers the days when coffee shops and retail stores livened up areas surrounding the West bank. Song, a 1997 Law School graduate, said the arrival of the GrandMarc, a housing complex at Seven...

African-American literature collection receives donation

August 9, 2000

Former Governor Elmer L. Andersen, 91, is having a lot of fun with his aide surfing Internet auction sites for more books for the Givens Collection of African American Literature. The collection is part...

Grad students will have new health insurance

July 28, 2000

The University will unveil a new graduate health insurance plan starting Sept. 1. The new health insurance plan, to be provided by the BlueCross BlueShield company, will be similar to the current two-year...

Summit calls for increased security

July 12, 2000

University police started stepping up security over the weekend, more than a week before an international conference on animal genetics. The International Society for Animal Genetics will meet July 22-26...

Children’s literature lauded in Andersen Library exhibit

July 5, 2000

To celebrate one of the University's less-publicized treasures, Andersen Library is hosting a conference series highlighting its children's literature collections. The 23rd annual Children's Literature...

Study shows heightened binge drinking

June 21, 2000

Underage binge drinking is rampant on campuses across the country despite efforts to enforce underage-drinking laws, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study released Monday. At the University,...

4-H’ers plant garden for U

June 14, 2000

More than 400 4-H youth gathered on the south end of Northrop Mall Tuesday to plant gold marigolds, white cascade petunias and crimson pigmy barberry in the shape of the sesquicentennial logo. The event...

Actors receive Powell with skepticism, scorn

June 14, 2000

In addition to supporters, General Colin Powell's appearance at the University's Gateway alumni center Tuesday attracted a number of skeptics. The protesters expressed their disappointment with Powell...

Cancer Center receives support from TV actress

June 12, 2000

Actress Meredith Baxter donated research money Saturday to the University's Cancer Center as part of her ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer. She presented a $10,000 check to Rosemary...

Yudof urges new class to seek balance

June 7, 2000

A large research university can be an especially daunting place for new undergraduates, but University President Mark Yudof has offered some advice to quell student concerns. The president stressed that...

Campus area offers varied night life

June 7, 2000

Although not as rich as the downtown Minneapolis night life, campus night life is diverse, widespread and offers an opportunity to meet other students. With more than 45,000 students attending the University,...

Minnesotans gather to commemorate veterans

May 30, 2000

With the recent barrage of Vietnam War remembrances resulting from the 25th anniversary of the United States' most controversial war, Memorial Day holds a special significance this year. At the Minnesota...

Safety, cost of irradiated meat debated

May 26, 2000

A week after several large grocery chains, including Cub Foods, Lunds, Byerly's and Rainbow Foods, started selling irradiated meat in the Twin Cities, local distributors and consumers are divided on the...

Conference discusses Asian trade relations

May 22, 2000

In this era of economic globalization, Minnesota companies are increasing their presence around the world, particularly in Southeast Asia. As an example, George Yeo, Singapore's minister of trade and industry,...

Forum looks at German issues

May 4, 2000

Whether in literature, cinema or the news, traces of anti-Semitism linger in the new Germany. The 1949 German movie "The Last Illusion" traces the life of a German Jew who flees to California to escape...

Students unite to remember Holocaust

May 3, 2000

Seeing his parents' graves in the New York area a few weeks ago reminded Henry Greenspan, a University of Michigan psychology professor and playwright, of those who don't have a sepulcher to be remembered...

Student reactions mixed over seizure of Elian

April 28, 2000

The University community reacted with mixed opinions Thursday to the latest events in the Elian Gonzalez story. While some students did not want to see the 6-year-old sent back to Cuba with his father,...

Former U.S. senator urges students to help Isreal

April 26, 2000

When Rudy Boschwitz went to Israel in 1940, he saw the Israeli prime minister speak about how Western powers had abandoned the Jewish people during the war. Now Boschwitz is encouraging Jewish students...

New director for China Center brings enthusiasm

April 26, 2000

In hopes to foster stronger links with students and other Chinese associations, the China Center hired Hong Yang as its new director. And though Yang's experience earned him a candidacy to fill the spot,...

Former U art professor, renowned artist dies at 80

April 19, 2000

George Morrison kept a photograph of himself with a statue of Pablo Picasso that he had taken at the wax museum in Paris. The trick was meant to grab the interest of guests, so the painter and sculptor...

Arab Association celebrates culture

April 18, 2000

In the mid of internal troubles, members of the Arab Student Association are trying this week to erase negative stereotypes and celebrate Arab culture with the University community. Nael Banat, the group's...

Students view Cuban perspective in Cuba

April 12, 2000

When Keli Lerdal and a number of University students attended a neighborhood gathering in Havana, Cuba, last month, they were surprised to see the people of Cuba had no axe to grind against them about...

Spring Pride Week raises gay awareness

April 12, 2000

Kissing through a rainbow "out" door on Northrop Mall is just one of a series of annual campus events today, engineered to bring out information about a diverse University community. Following the success...

Students saluted for involvement in community

April 11, 2000

Sarah Morgan is one of many University students who have discovered the benefits of community involvement. Morgan, a journalism freshman, spends time each week at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center...

Lecture focuses on China’s consumer revolution

April 10, 2000

When Hui Niu, who left China to pursue a sociology doctorate at the University in 1996, went home two years later, she was shocked by the change. Niu said the Communist Party propaganda had been replaced...

Washington Avenue construction to cause traffic jam

April 7, 2000

For the next two summers, commuters will face traffic buildup along a main University artery as the Washington Avenue Bridge is given a new look. The $5.8 million project to repaint the bridge railings...

African, U.S. education compared in forum

April 5, 2000

Although money is a serious concern for young African adults when they reach college age, the concept of both studying and working full time is often foreign to them. Ahortor Godson, a graduate religion...

Fencing community adjusts to a new face

April 5, 2000

The story behind Daria Jmill is perhaps as uncommon as the sport in which she participates. Ten years ago, a car drove over Jmill's legs as she was crossing a street. The accident left her unable to walk. While...

Zen author lectures at Weisman on the benefits of writing

March 21, 2000

From her early childhood on, Natalie Goldberg always loved to write. But after college, she was sidetracked into the restaurant business in Ann Arbor, Mich. She put down her menu and picked up her note...

Students speak against U.N. sanctions on Iraq

March 17, 2000

While Ben Grosscup was in Basrh, Iraq, last December, he met children of all ages who showed him with pride the scars they had suffered from bombings. Grosscup also met a young girl named Israh. Her arm...

Student groups pursue alternative funding options

March 14, 2000

Size matters is a lesson student groups learn in trying to find the funds to keep their activities and programs afloat during the school year. Other than competing for a share in the same $16 million pot...

Eritreans plea for peace in native land

March 1, 2000

Before leaving for the University in 1996 for a doctorate in geography, Yohannes Gubsa was a lecturer at the University of Asmara in the Eritrean capital. Eritrea, which seceded from Ethiopia in 1993,...

Students protest aid to Colombia

February 28, 2000

Weeks before the U.S. Congress has to decide whether to approve President Bill Clinton's budget proposal, a number of University students are protesting increased U.S involvement in the half-century old...

Iranian students vote for reform

February 28, 2000

Although not the main actors in the push for change, Iranian students are at the heart of the current events in their country. A police attack on a Tehran University dormitory in mid-July launched a week-long...

Northern Ireland politics featured at peace forum

February 21, 2000

Two Northern Ireland political figures blamed the Irish Republican Army for recent setbacks in the peace process intended to give the province partial autonomy from the British government. But Twin Cities...

U senior awarded

February 15, 2000

Enduring a yearlong application process, a University student is set to study the laws and politics of the country of lords and queens. History and political science senior Katie Ballintine was recently...

African-American literature focus of read-in

February 7, 2000

Other than Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and a few other major writers, the chances that a high school student would have contact with an African-American author before reaching college are quite slim. A...

Grants monitoring system will

February 4, 2000

In working to shake the shackles of probation from its single largest research grant donor, the University developed a $12 million electronic grants monitoring system, which it also plans to share with...

Sports injuries affect athletes’ motivation

November 29, 1999

After months of physical therapy and with many more to come, student-athletes can lose the motivation to push on with their healing process, said Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, a University associate professor...

Exhibit displays evolution of architect’s diverse life

November 18, 1999

Colored photographs of buildings marked the two decades Andrzej Piotrowski has worked and studied as an architect under Eastern and Western political systems. With these photographs, his exhibit, "Structures...

Author wins second elite British award

November 4, 1999

Two-time Booker Prize winner John Michael Coetzee wrote his first novel, "Dusklands," in 1974, after reading a remote ancestor's account of explorations of southwest Africa by European colonialists. "It...