The Minnesota Daily

All content by Devin Henry

University student plays virtual Wall Street and wins big

October 26, 2007

Mr. Monopoly would be proud of University first-year Dan Rice. The finance and entrepreneurial management student recently began playing an online stock market simulation called "The UpDown," a game that...

Rybak rides in plug-in hybrid-electric style

October 24, 2007

When Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak decides to go for a drive, he makes sure it's environmentally friendly. In September, Rybak converted his city car, a gas-electric Toyota Prius Hybrid, to plug-in technology...

More money for science, from science

October 22, 2007

The University is "driven to discover" a way to increase ethnic minority involvement in science and technological fields. A recent donation could help in that mission. A University-led alliance will receive...

Wireless Minneapolis coming soon to campus

October 18, 2007

The city of Minneapolis, in conjunction with USI Wireless, is partway through constructing a new wireless Internet service, known as Wireless Minneapolis. The network will eventually provide wireless Internet...

New Finnish study: human urine is a good fertilizer

October 16, 2007

A research team from Finland confirmed the effectiveness of an inexpensive, organic and abundant fertilizer - human urine. In a study scheduled to be published in late October, researchers took human urine...

Nintendo’s Wii finds use in physical therapy

October 12, 2007

The Wii isn't just for Mario anymore. The popular Nintendo system's motion-sensing controller, originally popularized as a way to play virtual sports, also has an important use outside the realm of entertainment. Therapists...

Congress, president debate SCHIP bill

October 10, 2007

President George W. Bush's veto of a children's health-care bill Oct. 3 has ignited controversy from Capitol Hill to hospitals around the country. The legislation would have reauthorized the State Children's...

New Boynton clinic speeds up care for U

October 8, 2007

When a cup of chicken noodle soup is just not enough to cure that cold, Boynton Health Service's new care option, the Gopher Quick Clinic, might be just what the doctor ordered. Boynton launched the clinic...

Study: Gaming improves motor skills

October 3, 2007

While most "Halo 3" gamers are focused on "finishing the fight," studies conducted by University psychologists have shown that playing video games can also improve a player's motor skills. Assistant professor...

Nobel laureate speaks at U

October 2, 2007

Nobel Prize winner Dr. Roderick MacKinnon visited campus and spoke with students Monday as part of the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative. The program, a partnership between technology manufacturer Honeywell and...

Chipmark class is a real-world setting

September 27, 2007

Four years ago, a handful of computer science students named one of their department's programs after a rodent. Chipmark.com is a free, online service that lets users store their Internet bookmarks online...

Number of eligible blood donors low

September 26, 2007

Biochemistry senior Jessica Van Lengerich sat eating a cookie at McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday after donating blood for a Red Cross blood drive. This was her fifth time making a blood donation and...

University to phase out dial-up service

September 24, 2007

On Dec. 31, the University Networking and Telecommunications Services department will shut down the University modem pool, a service that provides students, faculty, staff and alumni with dial-up Internet...

Backpacks: Pack ’em light, wear ’em right

September 19, 2007

Many lessons students learn on campus prepare their minds for the future, but some can also save their bodies starting today. The University's Occupational Therapy program will host a "Backpack Awareness...