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A hero of a horse at the Large Animal Hospital helps out others in need

August 17, 2005

Few creatures earn their keep as a full-time blood donor. But staff and faculty members at the University's Large Animal Hospital said the job is perfectly suited to a 1,800-pound Belgian draft horse that...

U researchers publish results of seven-year bone marrow study

August 10, 2005

The results from one of the largest studies to date of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donors were published Aug. 2. The study, led by University researchers along with 16...

U transmits HIV into human tissues

August 10, 2005

University researchers announced Monday they have successfully transmitted HIV into human tissues in the laboratory. The reconstruction of sexual transmission has not been achieved previously in human...

U prof stresses planning for flu

August 3, 2005

University professor Michael Osterholm has spent his career raising awareness of public health preparedness, particularly in the area of pandemic influenzas in recent years. Osterholm, who is also the...

U exits faith, health group

July 27, 2005

The University withdrew from the Minnesota Faith Health Consortium this month after being sued by a Wisconsin-based group that promotes the separation of church and state. The consortium is made up of...

U discovery could boost treatment for Alzheimer’s

July 20, 2005

Hope for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease could be closer than previously thought. Researchers at the University reversed memory loss in mice with significant brain degeneration for the first time,...

Dental School gives care to migrant workers’ children

July 20, 2005

Andrea Ramirez, 9, found out last week that she is dangerously close to having her first cavity. She received her checkup from the Dental School residents, students, faculty members and staff members....

University’s solar car ready to roll

July 12, 2005

The battle for solar supremacy will be decided on the open road this summer. The University's Solar Vehicle Project Team is days away from the 2005 North American Solar Challenge, a 2,500-mile race from...

Regents approve reciprocity change

July 12, 2005

Tuition for some professional programs is set to increase for the majority of students from North Dakota in fall 2006. Newly negotiated changes in the tuition reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and...

U gets patients for facial surgeries

July 6, 2005

Victims of disfiguring oral and facial injuries and medical conditions are finding some relief in Moos Tower, thanks to work being done in the University's Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Clinic. Dr. Beth...

Concerns regarding toxic shock syndrome on the rise

June 29, 2005

Concern over toxic shock syndrome is higher than it has been since the 1980s, according to a study released by a group of University researchers. The study shows that toxic shock syndrome cases reported...

U, Belgium form stem cell partnership

June 22, 2005

The University's stem cell research became an international affair Thursday at the McGuire Translational Research Facility. Leaders from the University and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium...

Study examines researchers’ practices

June 15, 2005

The integrity of scientific research across the nation might be questionable, according to a study by Minnesota researchers. Roughly one-third of researchers polled admitted to engaging in questionable...

U officials unveil 37M medical esearch facility

June 15, 2005

University officials opened a new $37 million research facility Tuesday, where researchers will study global health threats such as tuberculosis, HIV, heart disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord...

University’s Medical School graduates first Somali student

June 8, 2005

When civil war broke out in Somalia, Mohamed Ibrahim felt he lost his only chance of going to medical school in his home country. More than a decade later, Ibrahim is half a world away and is accomplishing...

University researcher who linked smoking to cancer dies at age 92

June 8, 2005

Dr. Leonard Schuman, a University professor emeritus and researcher, died May 31 from complications to a heart attack he suffered in mid-May. He was 92. Schuman served on the U.S. Surgeon General's Committee...

University police receive motorcycle certification

June 1, 2005

Some University and Minneapolis police officers said goodbye to their squad cars Friday at a ceremony in Williams Arena. The ceremony honored five Minneapolis police officers and one University police...

Peeping Tom sought by University police

June 1, 2005

A 42-year-old woman called police May 25 after discovering an unknown man looking under her stall in a restroom inside the Mayo Building, according to police reports. The woman described the man as 35...

U football player arrested, stolen UDS van recovered

May 25, 2005

University football player Everett Pedescleaux was arrested and later released Thursday on a misdemeanor bench warrant for failure to appear in court. Pedescleaux's court date was in relation to an arrest...

U Student Senate’s vote backs protests

May 6, 2005

The University Student Senate adopted a resolution Thursday supporting students who stage nonviolent protests in public buildings during business hours. The stance was made a day after police were needed...

Police dig up clues to crimes with plants at Bell Museum

May 5, 2005

The Bell Museum of Natural History uses plants for more than its wide variety of exhibits. Anita Cholewa, a curator of plants at the museum, said the collections of plant research are helping criminal...

Recruiting: The search for soldiers

May 4, 2005

People often know them when they see them. They're handing out brochures, telling success stories and encouraging people to serve their country and the freedoms they enjoy. From an office in Dinkytown...

Primate research earns top award for U professor

May 3, 2005

Anne Pusey, director of the University's Jane Goodall Institute's Center for Primate Studies, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences last week. The awards are for leaders in...

Sit, shake, show your pearly whites

April 27, 2005

TTHE U'S VET CENTER OFFERS DENTAL CARE FOR PETS here are drills, scalers, dental lights and X-ray units. The room looks like any ordinary dentist office. But its patients walk on all fours and have tails. The...

Bruininks discusses University’s future

April 21, 2005

University President Bob Bruininks discussed on Wednesday the possible changes coming to the University from the recent task force recommendations. From the Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics...

Campus reacts to new pope’s election

April 20, 2005

WCARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER WILL BE THE 265TH POPE ith unusual speed and little surprise, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, of Germany, became Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday. The 78-year-old leader, who is now the...

Fire at Pioneer Hall ruled accidental

April 19, 2005

Two or three power strips caused a fire in the south side of Pioneer Hall in room 467 on Friday, according to Minneapolis Fire Department reports. The power strips were overloaded with extension cords...

College of Biological Sciences to rebuild cabins

April 19, 2005

The College of Biological Sciences is fund raising to rebuild two cabins on Lake Itasca, in northern Minnesota. Severe deterioration from years of aging has damaged the cabins at Itasca Biological Station...

Hate-crime victim’s mother reflects

April 18, 2005

Judy Shepard, the mother of a Wyoming student who was killed in a 1998 anti-gay hate crime, met with community members Friday at Rarig Center to discuss adversity for the gay, lesbian, transgender and...

Student groups put their milking techniques to music in St. Paul

April 14, 2005

The only thing missing from the Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center on the St. Paul campus Wednesday was cookies. Representatives from 10 St. Paul campus student organizations competed in the Milkmaid...

Lumberjacks come alive in St. Paul

April 11, 2005

Cutting logs, spitting chew and other events challenged students, staff and faculty members experiencing lumberjack life at Forester's Day on campus Friday. The annual event, organized by the Forestry...

Students, public march against domestic violence

April 8, 2005

Chants of "2, 4, 6, 8, down with violence, down with rape!" resounded through Uptown from participants of the annual Take Back the Night event Wednesday. Organized by the Minnesota Public Interest Research...

Rare blooms spring up at U plant sale

April 7, 2005

The smell of orchids and basil filled the halls on the first floor of the St. Paul Student Center on Monday. The smell was coming from the fourth annual exotic plant sale, organized by the College of Biological...

Event celebrates Pakistani culture

April 4, 2005

University students, staff and faculty got a taste of Pakistani culture, music, politics and food Saturday at the St. Paul Student Center. Approximately 120 people attended Pakistani Culture Night, said...

Fire destroys ecology research building

March 31, 2005

A major fire destroyed an important off-campus research and storage building for the University in East Bethel, Minn., on Monday. The cause of the fire that destroyed the facility in the Cedar Creek Natural...

Foundation helps Raptor Center with gray owl care

March 29, 2005

Caring for great gray owls continues at the University's Raptor Center, but the bills are adding up. Julia Ponder, the Raptor Center associate director, said caring for the large number of injured birds...

U Web site offers design students simplified access to research articles

March 28, 2005

Sammie Palen didn't have time to search through hundreds of research pages for her office design project. Instead, the fifth-year interior design student turned to InformeDesign, a University Web site...

U biology faculty try to polish program

March 24, 2005

Changes could be coming to undergraduate programs for the College of Biological Sciences. A task force of 13 faculty members at the college is preparing a list of recommendations for possible improvements...

U cuts, merges grad programs

March 21, 2005

The University's Graduate School on Tuesday announced a major reorganization that will close four programs, merge 16 others and leave room for more changes in the future. According to a document from the...

Faculty task force examines howto best finance graduate programs

March 10, 2005

Rising education costs and shrinking financial support from the state has caused University faculty members and administration to look at ways to change graduate programs. In January, a task force of 12...

Study finds light cigarettes are no safer than regular

March 9, 2005

Light cigarettes are no healthier than regular cigarettes, according to a University study published Tuesday. The study, completed by the University Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center and the...

Minnesota honeybees’ behavior could help decrease mite problems

March 8, 2005

Researchers within the University's department of entomology are breeding honeybees with a special Minnesota secret that could save many future colonies. By studying honeybees with a gene to keep their...

U reps seek fundingfor St. Paul campus

March 3, 2005

University students, staff and faculty members promoted St. Paul campus programs with the Legislature on Wednesday at the Capitol. Twenty-two representatives from the College of Biological Sciences and...

Raptor Center helping more owls

March 1, 2005

The University's Raptor Center is treating a record number of injured Canadians. These Canadians are great gray owls that have migrated to Minnesota. They came in search of rodent species that are their...

New Web site to aid students’ job hunt

February 28, 2005

University students might dread their first job hunt a little less starting early July. The Office of Information Technology and career services offices at the University are working together to develop...

U plans Equine Center in St. Paul

February 25, 2005

Life might soon get more luxurious for horses living on the University's St. Paul campus. University officials have plans to break ground this summer on a $12 million new center on the northeast side of...

Students use blogs to practice their First Amendment rights online

February 22, 2005

Carlson School of Management student Wes Strait said he was originally looking for a space on the Internet to write about his life to keep his family and friends updated. Strait, a junior, is one of many...

Two task forces work to better U

February 16, 2005

Students, staff and faculty members got an opportunity to make suggestions Tuesday on how to make the University one of the top three research facilities in the world. Two task forces, appointed by University...

Minority women have less degrees

February 15, 2005

Minority women in Minnesota don't have as many degrees as white women, according to a report from the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. The study found that black, Hispanic and American Indian women, on...

Peace Corps continues to enrich lives of U grads

February 14, 2005

This May, many seniors at the University will consider job prospects. Others will consider graduate programs. A very select few will prepare to say goodbye to their families and friends for more than two...