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Three-day conference highlights

November 17, 2000

Historical and contemporary issues of race, ethnicity and migration are the topics of a three-day University conference that kicked off Thursday. Hosted by the University's Immigration History Research...

Celebrations wrap up as College of Human Ecology looks forward

October 27, 2000

The College of Human Ecology is wrapping up its year of centennial celebrations with a look into the future. As part of a daylong celebration the college will highlight past and current research by its...

Instructor wins award for teaching Ojibwe language, traditions

October 26, 2000

Earlier this month Dennis Jones was greeted with congratulations from his co-workers in the American Indian studies department. "Is my wife pregnant?" Jones recalled asking after so many congratulations....

Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department celebrates 25 years

October 18, 2000

Although female student athletes have played for the University for 100 years, the Department of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The first recorded women's...

University joins in nationwide program for violence awareness

October 16, 2000

Facing statistics that show domestic violence as the number one cause of women's visits to emergency rooms, communities across the nation are fighting to lower the numbers this month. Organizations at...

Panel focuses on portrayal of women athletes in the media

October 4, 2000

The media portrayal of women athletes in the Olympics will be the topic of a panel tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Center. The University's Tucker Center for Research...

nti-smoking program geared toward GLBT student community

October 2, 2000

The University's Youth and AIDS Projects have received $220,000 from the Minnesota Department of Health for a tobacco prevention program geared toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. "I'm...

ormer U employee finds second chance for many

September 29, 2000

After 24 years filling vending machines on campus, George Brady is now filling job openings. Brady, a former University vending employee and University graduate, single-handedly started an employment agency...

American Indian art exhibit hopes to inspire

September 28, 2000

In a small and bold drawing entitled, "The Three Bears," an elder American Indian is portrayed in the late 1800s imprisoned in black and white. Behind him, a colorful and vibrant painting by American Indian...

aptor Center cares for birds, educates people

September 25, 2000

Two years ago, six-year-old Tony Gonzalez found a barn swallow in his backyard. The bird was small and sick. Gonzalez kept it in a sock inside a shoe box for a few days before his parents brought the ill...

Animal science prof regarded as meat specialist dies at 58

September 18, 2000

University animal science professor Richard Epley died last week of a brain tumor. He was 58. Epley came to the University 30 years ago after receiving a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri...

Trip connects Jewish students to heritage, fosters pride in Judaism

September 11, 2000

A single candle burns in the middle of a dark room surrounded by mirrors; thousands of candles are reflected. A woman's voice is heard listing names and ages of people who died in the holocaust. This image...

Dinkytown area convenient but costly

August 21, 2000

Standing across from campus, the Dinkydome is synonymous with its neighborhood -- known for student roamers and a small-town atmosphere. From Falafel King to the Loring Pasta Bar, Dinkytown appeals to...

Construction projects create state-of-the-art U

August 16, 2000

For the past two years, the University has undergone tremendous construction and renovation work. From road work to new building constructions, the three-year plan will cost the University nearly $760...

St. Paul farm camp leaves 43 children ill

July 31, 2000

Parents of children attending a farm camp at the St. Paul campus did not seem concerned about an outbreak of a parasitic infection there. At least three children got sick and 40 others are reported ill...

$8 million in congressional funds draw criticism

July 28, 2000

The University received nearly $8 million in controversial academic funding this year from Congress, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report issued Monday. The controversy associated with the...

Conference opens quietly despite officials’ fears

July 24, 2000

Despite an increased police presence with nearly $200,000 in new riot gear, the University-sponsored animal genetics conference in downtown Minneapolis kicked off with the silence of a lab mouse this week. Barricades...

Dinkytown convenience carries high price

July 17, 2000

Standing across from campus, the Dinkydome is synonymous with its neighborhood -- known for student roamers and a small-town atmosphere. From Falafel King to the Loring Pasta Bar, Dinkytown appeals to...

High school students are monitoring state’s waters

July 12, 2000

For two years, Jane Potterfield's 10th-grade science class has taken a close look at the biological importance of water. The 30 students in Potterfield's Apple Valley East Ville High School science class...

U, Design Institute play host to challenging Design Camp

June 9, 2000

Given a bag of materials -- including fabric, foam, stockings and bubble wrap -- five high school student teams designed launchers to throw two weighted air balloons into a bed of nails. The students also...

U Rec Center offers variety of fitness facilities

June 7, 2000

To all full-time students using the I-can't-afford-to-join-a-health-club excuse: You're already paying for a gym membership. All full-time students pay for a membership to the University's recreational...

Libraries abound on U campus

June 7, 2000

It is hard to decide which library to go to on campus when faced with a list of more than 40 facilities. But most students will only use a few during their tenure at the University. The University Libraries...

Campus congestion alleviated by carpooling, bus commutes

June 7, 2000

Serving an average of nearly 80,000 people daily, University Parking and Transportation Services offer students a number of options to ease their commute to campus. Although providing nearly 18,500 parking...

Former president of pharmacy alumni dies

May 30, 2000

Former president of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Alumni Society James Remes died Saturday, May 20. He was 67. For the last nine years, Remes lived in almost total paralysis, a result...

Festival celebrates GLBT issues in movies

May 26, 2000

In one short film, the actors communicate entirely in body language, with no spoken word. In another, a Brazilian gay pride carnival splashes across the screen, spoken in Portuguese with English subtitles. The...

Daily welcomes new president of Board of Directors

May 24, 2000

The Minnesota Daily recently appointed Kevin Nicholson, a political science junior from Milwaukee, as its 2000-01 Board of Directors president. Nicholson, who currently lives in Washington, D.C., will...

Arms race fuels tensions in India and Pakistan

May 22, 2000

In a period when the world's powers are advocating nuclear disarmament, India and Pakistan have been embroiled in their own nuclear race, using funds critics say could instead go to sorely needed social...

U launches violence awareness initiative

April 28, 2000

Sunbathing and frisbee-tossing students in the Superblock courtyard, where Territorial, Centennial, Pioneer and Frontier residence halls converge, participated in the launching of an anti-sexual violence...

Student exhibit displays creative design

April 26, 2000

When she started on the University's sailing team, Lyndsie Hakala, a clothing design senior, realized she could not find many places selling women's sailing clothes. She merged her major with her hobby,...

Water quality in Minnesota to be topic of event

April 25, 2000

One of Minnesota's most abundant resources is the topic of a two-day conference, bringing national and local speakers and organizations to the University. Water resources, in the land of 11,842 lakes,...

Young leaders to take Daily helm in June

April 24, 2000

Two young University students will lead The Minnesota Daily next year, as the paper enters its second century of campus coverage. Twenty-year-old Julia Grant will be the youngest editor in chief in the...

Professor remembered for advancing program

April 20, 2000

The man who now holds Ralph G. Ross' former post as head of the Humanities Program remembers Ross as an eloquent speaker and an effective lecturer. "He was very active in promoting the Humanities Program,"...

U-Pass earns full approval from council

April 19, 2000

University officials will announce today the approval of two bus programs intended to give students, faculty and staff members unlimited rides on city buses for a discounted user fee. The Metropolitan...

Renewable energy is focus of Earth Day

April 18, 2000

By making paper from old clothes and camping out on the St. Paul campus, University students will usher in the 30th annual worldwide Earth Day celebrations this week, the first with a global theme focusing...

Pseudo arrests sweep campus for philanthropy

April 11, 2000

A rash of "arrests" might sweep campus today as students and instructors in class are whisked away by members of the Minneapolis Police Department to a tent-jail in front of Willey Hall. Once in custody,...

Human ecology celebrates centennial

April 10, 2000

After a 45-year absence, trolleys, forerunners to today's campus connectors, returned to the St. Paul campus. Instead of carrying University students around campus, the trolleys took about 100 alumni on...

Opportunities abound at biology fair

April 7, 2000

Brent Huberty started his microbiology career with an internship he found at the College of Biological Sciences' annual career fair in the mid-1990s. He returned to the fair Thursday, but this time, he...

U-Pass aims to expand bus use

April 6, 2000

The U-Pass proposal, intended to give students unlimited rides on city buses for a discounted user fee, is in its final steps. The pass program, which the University's Executive Committee will review today,...

Yudof discusses grad student compensation

April 4, 2000

Wearing a white polo shirt and squeezing one of the "stress balls" that were passed around before the meeting, University President Mark Yudof praised the caliber of graduate students on campus Monday...

U designs, hosts annual meeting for entomologists

April 3, 2000

Presenting cutting-edge information on insects, a branch of the world's largest entomology organization had its annual meeting at the University during spring break. "This is an opportunity for people...

Candidates promise more student input

March 17, 2000

Although they are running for president and vice-president of the Minnesota Student Association, Laura Taken and Aaron Street plan on becoming MSA co-presidents. "We each have a lot of experience and strength,"...

Sports coverage, greek system dominate Daily in 1930s

March 15, 2000

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a 10-part series of stories highlighting each decade of the 20th century and how The Minnesota Daily covered them. The series will appear on Wednesdays leading up to...

Iron Range scholarships benefit Minnesotans

March 15, 2000

More than 500 University freshmen received almost $600,000 last year in scholarships from University-owned land in northern Minnesota. The Iron Range Merit Scholarship Program is the state's largest and...

MSA candidates run with narrower focus

March 15, 2000

Focusing their campaign on transportation and on-campus dining, Minnesota Student Association presidential candidate Matt Clark and his partner for vice president Rachel Boeke intend to carry the momentum...

Award recognizes University staff

February 28, 2000

Leaving home, family and the desert Southwest is the topic of creative writing assistant professor Ray Gonzalez's newest book, "Cabato Sentora." Gonzalez is one of 12 University faculty, affiliated faculty...

European-like pig

February 22, 2000

A European-like version of a deadly virus affecting pigs might lead to increased production costs for American swine producers. The virus has no affect on consumers, however. University researchers identified,...

Confederation to teach value of healthy eating

February 14, 2000

In an attempt to change 100 years of unhealthy eating habits among Native Americans, a confederation of six tribal colleges are working to research and teach Native American communities about the impact...

Chinese New Year welcomes the Dragon

February 8, 2000

Wearing large, round hats covering their faces and long, black dresses with colorful trim, a group of Thai dancers performed slow and perfectly synchronized choreography. Set against the backdrop of the...

Research findings open door to easier antibiotic production

February 3, 2000

A University researcher might have found a key element to quicker and cheaper production of antibiotics and other drugs. Microbiology associate professor David Sherman and graduate student Yongquan Xue...

Group raises awareness of affirmative action

November 12, 1999

Without affirmative action in school admissions policies, minority students will be denied opportunities to higher education, said two defendants Thursday in the University of Michigan anti-affirmative...