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Student racers display art on wheels

May 6, 2004

Amid a cheering crowd of approximately 100 faculty, students and well-wishers, Tim Matthews and Alyssa Mykkeltvedt cruised to victory with the fastest car in the student-created race car competition Wednesday. Sponsored...

Financial services help students by giving low-interest emergency loans

May 5, 2004

University alumna Emilia Dibaki withdrew twice from her studies at the University because of dire financial difficulties. "My bills were overwhelming," she said. "And I always wished I knew a place where...

Speaker offers solutions to fix limited role of women in South Asian governments

April 30, 2004

Women need to be politically empowered if they want to help make decisions in their communities, said Mohini Giri, an international women's rights advocate from India. Giri will speak at the Humphrey Institute...

Friends of the Library rewards students for unique book collections

April 30, 2004

When graduate student Eric Fuchs received a $700 check from Friends of the Library, he felt guilty about taking the money. Though Fuchs - who won the Student Book Collection Competition on Wednesday evening...

Profs study race, religion

April 27, 2004

White Americans think racial discrimination is increasing although black Americans think it's decreasing, a recent nationwide telephone survey of more than 2,000 Americans found. The findings are the first...

U promotes study of Chinese language

April 23, 2004

The University's China Center celebrates China Day at Coffman Union today along with 400 metro area high school students who are studying Chinese. "The idea is to encourage high school students with their...

Business-plan competition nets students cash prizes

April 22, 2004

Winners of the Carlson School of Management annual business plan competition received approximately $25,000 in cash prizes Wednesday. Previously called Gopher the Gold Business Plan Competition, the New...

Students design access to light rail

April 15, 2004

A class project that could make light rail transit in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood more accessible to pedestrians is nearing completion. "We want to provide ideas and information the community can...

U expo to showcase study abroad options

April 14, 2004

A three-day international conference to integrate study abroad experience into undergraduate coursework will take place from Thursday to Saturday at the University. "The goal is to give students the opportunity...

Nigerian activist to speak on oil dependency at GC event

April 14, 2004

For most of her life, Annie Brisibe said she has exposed the negative impact multinational oil companies have had on her native Nigeria. Today, the activist and writer will share her expertise with students...

Law events focus on state constitutions

April 7, 2004

A series of events will discuss the balance between state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution beginning today at the University's Law School. The American Constitution Society is organizing the three-...

Global professionals develop their skills at the Humphrey Institute

April 6, 2004

For 17 years, Matilda Williams devised policies and strategies in the foreign ministry of her native Sierra Leone. Now, as a fellow at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, she is expanding her knowledge...

CNN anchor speaks in St. Paul on media

March 29, 2004

When University alumnus Aaron Brown created his first newspaper in 1958, he was still a child. The headlining article, "Divorce hits the neighborhood," was about the breakup of Brown's best friend's parents. More...

Students mentor law school hopefuls

March 25, 2004

When Reid LeBeau began at the University Law School two years ago, the volume of work he had to do shocked him. "I thought I was prepared for the challenge of law school after my undergraduate studies,"...

New dean named for School of Dentistry

March 23, 2004

Patrick Lloyd will serve as the new dean of the University's School of Dentistry starting April 1. The University's Board of Regents approved Lloyd's appointment March 12. He will replace William Liljemark,...

Asian beetles return to state this spring

March 12, 2004

Last spring, Asian lady beetles invaded William Bombo's Crystal, Minn., apartment, much to his disgust. "Seeing those creepy insects in my room makes me sick," the economics junior said. But the insects...

Hundreds gather for women’s day

March 8, 2004

When Bonnie Campbell was young, her mother's greatest wish for her was to find a good husband. In addition to fulfilling her mother's hope, Campbell also went to law school and eventually became the founding...

U foreign students connect with youth

March 3, 2004

As Avigya Karki delivered a presentation about the religions of his native Nepal to junior high school students Monday, a ninth-grader blurted out a common youthful response. "Holy cow!" said Bridget Denery,...

New Carlson School club provides students with real-life experience

March 1, 2004

A newly formed club gives business students the opportunity for real-life experience in exchange for assisting local businesses. Ventures Plus, the 2-month-old Carlson School of Management club, includes...

Hundreds audition for U’s music school

March 1, 2004

Conor O'Brien flew nine hours from Dublin, Ireland, to Minneapolis via Chicago for an audition at the University's School of Music last weekend. O'Brien, who applied to the music school's graduate program,...

Clinics train students for legal careers

February 26, 2004

Although Courtney Powell has not yet graduated from law school, she has spent the last two years working on lawsuits for low-income clients in the Twin Cities as part of the Law School's clinic program. "It...

CSOM competition spotlights local businesses

February 24, 2004

When University graduate Pete Bianco established Recovery Care in 1998, it was a small business that provided counseling to orthopedic surgery patients. When he sold it in 2002, it was a thriving enterprise. Bianco...

Contest rewards students for their rare-book collections

February 3, 2004

In high school, Jonathan Good taught himself the symbolism of coats of arms. Almost 10 years later, Good has collected more than 50 books of heraldry literature. Good, a University graduate student, came...

U libraries deal with password, ID misuse

January 30, 2004

When electrical engineering sophomore Imran Nsairat wants to use a computer at Wilson Library, he often has to wait for young children to finish playing online games first. The children are some of a growing...

Scandinavian course combines students from 3 languages

January 29, 2004

When junior Thea Fleming signed up for Scandinavian 3012, she wanted to continue learning Swedish, her minor. Instead, she also learned two additional languages - Danish and Norwegian. Scandinavian 3012,...

Panel argues pros and cons of the U.S. as a world superpower

January 26, 2004

A unipolar world with the United States as the lone superpower has both benefits and drawbacks, several panelists said during a Law School symposium Friday. The United States can use its superpower status...

Prof says negative ads keep truth in campaigns, even when the truth hurts

January 23, 2004

Negative political ads, while often controversial, tend to be more accurate than positive ads, Vanderbilt University professor John Geer argued at a lecture Thursday at the Humphrey Institute of Public...

MLK program offers advising services, friendship

December 12, 2003

For University student Fresona Vang, the Martin Luther King Jr. Program's office does more than advising. It is a friendly environment where students can meet friends, make friends and talk to staff on...

Day promotes human rights

December 10, 2003

University students, staff and others will debate and discuss human rights around the world today at Coffman Union. The program - which includes speakers, discussions and panels -is in observance of International...

Holiday break gives foreign students travel opportunities

December 8, 2003

While University students count down the days until winter break, international students have a variety of plans for the time away from school. Some travel to their home countries for the holiday season,...

U grad overcame blindness, adversity to publish book

December 4, 2003

University graduate Ladu Jada Gubek said he "fought two wars" to get his degree and write his book, which was published this year. Civil war forced him out of his native Sudan, and as a 10-year-old refugee...

University Briefs

December 4, 2003

T 3M Foundation gives U grant for infectious disease research he University's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy received a $450,000 grant Monday from the 3M Foundation to support the center's...

Foreign students share in holiday

December 1, 2003

For University graduate student Bhim Gurung of Nepal, a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and pies was an exciting experience. Thanks to a program organized by the Minnesota International...

Program helps foreign students navigate health-care system

November 24, 2003

After international students said U.S. health-care systems were difficult to understand, the University created a program designed to remedy the problem. A group of international students and Boynton Health...

Exhibits bring global culture, community members together

November 20, 2003

Amid posters and cultural artifacts, 75 international students from more than 20 countries presented exhibits from their native countries Wednesday at the Nolte Center as part of International Education...

U department hosts symposium on Latin American human rights

November 18, 2003

It is necessary to discuss human rights abuses to prevent them, Yale professor Rolena Adorno said in a symposium the University's Spanish and Portuguese department sponsored. The department attempted to...

Week of events to promote global education

November 17, 2003

International Education Week - designed to attract foreign students to the United States and broaden American students' horizons - begins today with more than 35 events planned by several University colleges. The...