The Minnesota Daily

All content by Geoffrey Ziezulewicz

National Academy of Sciences honors U prof

October 30, 2003

A University professor received one of the highest honors in medicine Wednesday when the National Academy of Sciences named him to its Institute of Medicine. Regents Professor Ashley Haase, head of the...

Health care underlies many labor disputes

October 29, 2003

Rising health-care cost, one of the main reasons University clerical workers are on strike, has sent others across the country to the picket lines. From striking grocery workers in California to the collective...

Medical education group offers rural study opportunities

October 23, 2003

After finishing his first year of medical school at the University's Duluth campus, Paul Tonkin spent a month working with 10 doctors at a hospital and a clinic in Moose Lake, Minn. During that month,...

Studying animals to save people

October 22, 2003

For third-year veterinary student Kari Ekenstedt, going into veterinary medicine was a natural choice. She has always loved animals, and as she grew older, she said, she realized she loved science, too....

Vet school gets $1 million federal grant

October 21, 2003

In an attempt to combat a shortage of veterinary researchers, the National Institutes of Health awarded the University's College of Veterinary Medicine a five-year, $1 million grant Thursday to attract...

Cerra: Health center faces best and worst

October 16, 2003

Citing "A Tale of Two Cities," Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Frank Cerra said the Academic Health Center is "in the best of times and the worst of times" in his annual address Wednesday at...

Gay students ‘come out’ in annual celebration

October 14, 2003

The University's Queer Student Cultural Center kicked off National Coming Out Week with a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rally outside Coffman Union on Monday. Under a gray autumn sky, GLBT students...

Prof’s test finds heart disease early

October 14, 2003

A University professor is trying to change the way society looks at cardiovascular disease issues. Cardiovascular disease includes not only diseases of the heart but also the blood vessels that nourish...

O’Neill calls for improvements in patient care, health care

October 10, 2003

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill called for improving patient care by eliminating careless medical mistakes and bureaucratic problems in health care Thursday at the University's Carlson School...

Ability to control SARS not known

October 3, 2003

As cold weather arrives and flu viruses flourish, lack of funding might hurt hospitals' ability to contain a potential re-emergence of SARS, University and state health officials said this week. "I have...

Duke researcher to lead University’s heart-repair center

September 24, 2003

Dr. Doris Taylor's decision to leave the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina to head the University's new Center for Cardiovascular Repair pitted one part of her heart against another. "It...

Neurosurgery department announces new chairman

September 19, 2003

Dr. Stephen Haines - former chairman of neurological surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina - will head the Department of Neurosurgery the University announced Thursday. University Medical...

U study: Twin Citians decrease harmful trans-fat intake

September 19, 2003

Junk food lovers have another risk to consider when eating chips, cookies and fast food: trans-fatty acids, or trans-fats. Trans-fats are manmade fats that form when vegetable oils are converted to solids...

Nursing School dean announces resignation

September 17, 2003

After more than a decade as dean of the University's School of Nursing, Sandra Edwardson announced yesterday she will step down from her position. Edwardson became dean of the school in 1991. When her...

Therapy study might help transplant patients

September 15, 2003

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University a five-year, $2.1 million grant to study the benefits of alternative medicine for organ transplant recipients. The study aims to show the benefits...

U receives $1 million grant to coordinate biodefense research

September 11, 2003

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University a $1 million grant to begin coordinating biodefense research with other universities. The grant was announced along with $350...

U officials object to Goldy endorsement in liquor ad

September 9, 2003

A flyer claiming Zipp's Liquor Store is "where Goldy Gopher shops" was not authorized to use the mascot's name, University officials said. "I can guarantee you, they were never given permission to use...

Recent U teaching graduates are learning a tough lesson

July 7, 2003

When Joshua Larson graduated from the University and received his teaching license in early June, he was ready to go out and fulfill the desire to teach that he first realized as an undergraduate. His...

SARS impedes summer plans for many U Chinese students

June 16, 2003

Many University students and staff are finding out just how wide-ranging the effects of SARS can be this summer. Continued concerns over SARS, have led many Chinese students and researchers at the University...

U participating in program to give teenagers work experience this summer

June 9, 2003

The University will play host to approximately 130 Minneapolis teenagers this summer in a variety of jobs, internships and recreational activities, as part of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's "Step-Up" program,...

University officials study CDC SARS guidelines for campus disease control

May 27, 2003

To plan for cases of SARS, University health officials are creating a policy based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The recommendations, released May 14, offer advice to schools...

Event encourages Somali students to consider college

May 9, 2003

Nimco Ali, a Roosevelt High School student, said she wants to go to a big college with strong accounting and finance schools. "But I will not go to Normandale (Community College)," Ali said. Ali was one...

Poll shows most Americans are satisfied with higher education

May 6, 2003

A poll recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education shows Americans are more than satisfied with the level and quality of higher education in the United States and their faith in higher education...

U student: SARS changes life in China

May 2, 2003

With her parents working in Beijing hospitals, University graduate student Joy Du is ready to fly home to Beijing if necessary. "I would fly back immediately if one of them got SARS," Du said. "If people...

Most U students not leaving Hong Kong, China

April 16, 2003

Despite government- and University-issued travel warnings resulting from the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreaks, most of the 11 University students studying in Hong Kong and China are not coming...

Advocates hope to increase low-income students’ enrollment in selective schools

April 10, 2003

A report released last week by the Educational Testing Service shows college students from low-income families are the most underrepresented group at the nation's 146 most selective universities. That...

U student to return from China amid SARS concerns

April 10, 2003

The first University student to leave China because of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak is expected back in Minnesota next week, a University official said. Al Balkcum, Global Campus' study...

SARS concerns trigger U-issued Hong Kong, China travel warning

April 9, 2003

In response to U.S. State Department and World Health Organization advisories, the University provost's office sent an e-mail to its directors, department heads and deans Monday recommending that no one...

Despite war in Iraq, military recruitment is ‘business as usual’

April 4, 2003

The Dinkydome Army recruiting office is a cozy little room nestled on the third floor overlooking the bustle on 15th Avenue Southeast. But the large number of people walking past the building is a stark...

As a 10-year-old, U student spent days as Iraqi hostage

March 27, 2003

Penny Nabokov's British Airways flight was scheduled for a one-hour refueling layover at Kuwait International Airport on Aug. 2, 1990. Unfortunately for Nabokov, it was the same day the Iraqi army invaded...

U pep band plays for ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

January 27, 2003

MThe band took the stage for the live broadcast just after 5 p.m. in the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. In the little slice of Keillor's Minnesota that is "A Prairie Home Companion," the band...

String-Busting Rock at The Quest

September 26, 2002

It is a fine example of the illogic of the music industry machine that 93X talked up the fuzz-box rock of California's Queens of the Stone Age for weeks prior to their show, yet rarely if ever played them....

Still into the Replacements

September 5, 2002

Sunset Black has no rock star vibe. Vocalist Brandon Sammons, guitarist Mike Evans, bassist TJ Matthews and drummer Jaime Gehly are as down to earth as any band in Minneapolis, and an exemplar of Midwest...