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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Jerimiah Oetting
University Ecology, Evolution and Behavior professor Dr. Craig Packer has been involved in conservation efforts and research around the globe.

Project analyzes foreign aid use

Published December 9, 2009

âÄúAll I know how to do is measure stuff,âÄù Dr. Craig Packer said over a plate of sushi, chewing his first bite of lunch thoughtfully. It was a modest statement. Packer, an Ecology, Evolution...

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

‘Itasca’ to boost U computer power

Published December 8, 2009

Deep in the underbelly of the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Walter Library, Dr. Birali Runesha is at home among the long rows of humming computers and blinking lights. The Minnesota Supercomputing...

Cord blood research offers hope

Published November 30, 2009

Recent findings at the University of Minnesota may give new hope to patients battling leukemia, but donating to the cause is easier said than done. In the November issue of Blood, Dr. John Wagner and Dr....

First-year students from Dr. James Flatens freshman seminar, Spaceflight with Ballooning, stand by payload boxes they designed and built during the semester.  The class launched the boxes along with a helium high-altitude balloon and parachute on Oct. 30.

Students’ balloons sent near space

Published November 29, 2009

Few people make it to space, but some first-year students at the University of Minnesota can get pretty close. A seminar course offered through the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department called...

Task force seeks to bring broadband to rural Minn.

Published November 17, 2009

In an ancient home surrounded by the solitude of rural Minnesota, a man sits quietly in his rocking chair downloading episodes of âÄúThe OfficeâÄù and playing World of Warcraft on his laptop....

Modern Warfare 2 brings high sales and controversy

Modern Warfare 2 brings high sales and controversy

Published November 12, 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which was released on Tuesday, might be the most anticipated video game of all time, but its realistic violence has some people concerned. Estimated sales for the first...

Google’s popular e-mail client available for use

Published November 11, 2009

After nearly a year of negotiating and testing, the University of Minnesota will begin offering GoogleâÄôs suite of applications to undergraduates throughout the next month. GoogleâÄôs...

Net neutrality under public debate

Published November 5, 2009

As the Internet has developed into a powerful tool of communication, its regulation and accessibility has become a subject of fierce debate. A recently proposed set of regulations from the Federal Communications...