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New life for one U student

December 15, 2004

While many University students spent Thanksgiving with family and friends, University student Audrey spent her Thanksgiving alone in Arizona. Nine days and $17,000 later, she came back to the University...

Stem cell research setbacks discussed at U

December 9, 2004

Biology might be a way to answer tough questions about stem cell research, University of California professor Evan Snyder said Tuesday. Snyder, who is also a program director at the Burnham Institute,...

Study: Low-glycemic diets reduce hunger

December 1, 2004

People might be able to stick with their diets longer if they get calories from the right sources. A University researcher found that low-glycemic diets, or diets low in sugars but with moderate levels...

Public health pioneer dies

November 24, 2004

Former University professor and public-health pioneer Ancel Keys died Saturday from natural causes at age 100. Keys was known throughout the world for research that established a connection between diet,...

Wis. stem cell plan might not be a threat to U

November 23, 2004

Efforts to beef up stem cell and biotechnology research are beginning to multiply across the nation. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced a plan last week to spend approximately $750 million on biotechnology...

Campaign for free higher ed. visits U

November 18, 2004

The last few years' tuition increases might cause some students to think the possibility of free higher education is nonexistent. But a national campaign aiming to erase the cost of higher education is...

Family meals benefit health

November 11, 2004

Eating broccoli salad or hamburger casserole might not be every teen's idea of family bonding, but a new study shows it can influence healthy eating habits in adolescents. In a study published this month,...

U grows red blood cells

November 10, 2004

University researchers are growing red blood cells from one of 19 federally funded functioning lines for embryonic stem cell research. Although researchers do not yet know how their findings could be used,...

U provides services for sexual assault victims

November 4, 2004

During his college career, communications studies junior Dan Frank became a victim of sexual violence. He was not a University student at the time, but said the crime occurred at a college party. Frank...

Flu vaccine arrives at U

November 2, 2004

Boynton Health Service received 6,000 flu vaccines from the state last week, said Dave Golden, public health and marketing director at the service. Although the vaccines have arrived, only people in high-risk...

Film sparks talks on obesity

October 26, 2004

When viewers saw "Supersize Me" in Moos Towers on Monday night, they didn't munch on french fries or chicken nuggets. Instead they savored carrots, apples, oatmeal bars and water. In an effort to encourage...

Keillor, Heinz rally for Dems at the U

October 26, 2004

During a week embedded with political visits, Garrison Keillor and Andre Heinz campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry on Monday at the University. The University DFL student group...

Research creates divide

October 25, 2004

Many say they believe the cures for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and spinal cord injuries lie in the realm of embryonic stem cell research. The possibility of expanding the research in the...

Two U profs receive high medical honor

October 21, 2004

Two University professors received one of the highest honors in the field of medicine last week. Neuroscience professor Apostolos Georgopoulos and public health professor Mike Osterholm were named to the...

Grant lets U expand science

October 19, 2004

The University will soon expand its research capabilities by increasing studies of natural products' medicinal purposes. The University's Center for Spirituality and Healing received a $2.3 million grant...

U lab buys more space

October 15, 2004

University students and faculty interested in biosciences most often relocate to California and Massachusetts to pursue their career goals, said University College of Biological Sciences Dean Robert Elde...

Conference addresses nursing industry concerns

October 13, 2004

University senior Julie Novotny did not know her future profession is misunderstood in the community, she said. But after attending a conference addressing current dilemmas in the nursing industry, Novotny...

Mini med school teaches public about neurology

October 12, 2004

Carleton College junior Mark Ericson said he isn't sure if applying to medical school is in his future plans. But he's testing the possibility through the University's Mini Medical School lecture series. For...

U will not get flu vaccine

October 7, 2004

University health officials usually encourage students to receive flu vaccinations each fall. But this year, officials are urging students to forgo the precaution. Boynton Health Service has not received...

U researcher makes swimming a sticky situation

October 6, 2004

Last summer, University professor Edward Cussler swam in a pool of a snot-colored, thick, sticky, syrupy substance for the sake of curiosity and science. In a study, he determined that swimming in a pool...

Speakers at U promote stem cell use

October 5, 2004

Recent University retiree Leslie Wilbert's lips trembled and her voice quivered as she flipped through a pink photo album of her granddaughter, Lauren Olson, who suffers from juvenile diabetes. Wilbert...

U to test HPV vaccine

September 30, 2004

In the next four years, a new vaccine could change women's reproductive health. University researchers will soon begin testing a vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted infection...

U confirms West Nile bald eagle deaths

September 28, 2004

Bald eagles face a new threat this year, but humans and toxins are not the culprits. The University's Raptor Center confirmed that the West Nile virus killed four male bald eagles in the Minnesota and...

Pawlenty continues support of Mayo and U’s partnership

September 27, 2004

During his tour of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Thursday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he will continue to support the biotechnology and medical genomics partnership between the University and Mayo Clinic. Although...

2003 Law School alumnus’ complaint won’t likely get him a new grade

September 22, 2004

University 2003 Law School graduate Shane Placek was .013 of a point away from graduating with honors. He said a violation of University policy prevented him from receiving that honor, and he decided to...

U researchers discover gene that kills baby horses

September 20, 2004

Horses are professor Stephanie Valberg's passion. For the last five years, she and other veterinary medicine researchers at the University have been working to find out why some horses die shortly after...

Bush campaigns in Minnesota again

September 17, 2004

College student Nathan Ellering went to see President George W. Bush speak yesterday as an undecided voter. By the end of the president's speech, his decision was made. "I'll vote for him," the Dakota...

Discussions arise on obesity litigation

September 15, 2004

Forecasting that obesity litigation could become the nation's next lawsuit wave, University and community health experts discussed the topic with 240 listeners at Coffman Union on Tuesday. More than 400,000...

Displaced students bunk in expanded housing

September 10, 2004

First-year student John Ballantine applied late to the University, and said he is now paying for it. Although the price does not affect his pocket book, it does affect his living arrangement. Ballantine...

U students volunteer at health-care clinic

September 8, 2004

In class, medical students are expected to learn the basics of medicine, such as taking blood pressure, testing for disease and learning general practice procedures. But more than 100 University students...

U to push clinical science

September 7, 2004

If knowledge that could cure cancer were discovered today, it might take 17 years before patients could benefit from it. Through a plan that emphasizes clinical science, the University is attempting to...

School of Nursing dean leaves U for Washington

August 18, 2004

As dean of the University's School of Nursing, Sandra Edwardson said she lost touch with her academic roots. On Aug. 31, she'll be returning to those roots when she resigns from her current post to join...

Lightning strike kills U nursing grad

August 11, 2004

Amy Wenger died doing what she loved. Wenger, who recently received her master's degree from the University's School of Nursing, died Aug. 2 at Wisconsin Badger Camp, near Prairie du Chien, Wis., when...

School of Public Health Dean Mark Becker to leave U for South Carolina

August 4, 2004

Typical days for School of Public Health Dean Mark Becker do not exist. His routine schedule of leading the school and teaching classes part-time is interrupted by last-minute meetings with student leaders...

University grad heads to Athens

July 21, 2004

Marcia Swanson beat out 400 applicants to go to the Olympics this year - not to compete, but to work with the finest athletes in the world. Swanson, a University sports massage therapist, will serve on...

Incoming Hmong refugees to receive medical help at several U clinics

July 14, 2004

The University's North Memorial Clinic provides medical aid to many cultures in the Twin Cities. But soon one of those populations will increase significantly, and the clinic is working to cater to its...

U requests changes to stem cell policy

July 6, 2004

The University endorsed a June 23 letter to President George W. Bush supporting embryonic stem cell research. The letter - sent by the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research - requests an update...

Researchers find protein to stall HIV

June 30, 2004

The human body contains a "search and destroy" protein that can directly mutate the human immunodeficiency virus, University researchers discovered last week. The protein might contribute to HIV resistance...

Study: results mixed on organic produce

June 23, 2004

Organic produce might contain more contamination than conventional produce does, according to a recent study by University researchers. The study - concerning the potential for disease-causing bacteria...

Delays in state legislation hurt biotechnology research

June 16, 2004

University and Mayo Clinic officials continue to push for a legislative special session to pass a bonding bill that would further their biotechnology and medical genomics partnership. The bill, which funds...

Maziar going to Notre Dame

June 1, 2004

University provost Christine Maziar compares herself to a graduating senior. She said she doesn't know where she'll be living this summer, she wants to spend time with friends before she leaves and she'll...

Petition circulates regarding treament of Iraqis

May 24, 2004

Approximately 300 University staff, faculty and graduate students signed a petition protesting the recent alleged prisoner torture and abuse in Iraq. A group of University professors and faculty started...

Pioneering U professor and surgeon dies at 91

May 6, 2004

Richard Varco, a retired regents professor and surgeon, died Monday at age 91. Varco performed the Midwest's first successful organ transplant at the University in 1963, said Dr. John Najarian, a retired...

Acting program prepares to graduate first students

May 6, 2004

Leah Curney spends a large chunk of her time packing her whole life into a backpack each morning. In it, she compresses acting props, homework assignments and clothing necessary for her classes. And for...

File-sharing lawsuits reach U

April 29, 2004

The Recording Industry Association of America slapped two individuals who used University Internet service providers to share copyrighted music with lawsuits Wednesday. The RIAA civil action suits - filed...

Forum mulls Middle East

April 26, 2004

Destroying myths and providing alternative ideas about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict created enthusiasm and dissent at an academic conference at the University last Friday. The conference - Fugitive...

Students praise Spring Jam despite bad weather

April 26, 2004

Because of uncooperative weather, Saturday's "Spring Jam Block Party" - which closed Spring Jam week - ended early. Four bands were supposed to play but only two performed because of increasing rainfall....

Lama promotes Buddhist spirituality and meditation for Westerners

April 21, 2004

Lama Ole Nydahl spoke about developing fearlessness, joy, active compassion and seeking truth through Buddhism to approximately 30 people at the Coffman Union bookstore Tuesday. After a book signing, Nydahl...

U club reaches for the heavens

April 19, 2004

Sophomore Lauren Goldenstein glanced anxiously at her friend Kristi Kotenberg and swallowed nervously while she prepared for the biggest jump of her life - a 14,200-foot dive from an airplane. "Goldenstein,...

New grant spurs student groups to work together

April 19, 2004

The number of registered student organizations is growing and more are choosing to work together, group members said. As of Wednesday, 615 student groups were registered at the University. Because of the...