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Obama budget gives light rail $200 million

February 15, 2011

President ObamaâÄôs 2012 budget proposal on Monday allocated $200 million to the Central Corridor light-rail line. The federal money is necessary to make the project go forward, Tim Busse, University...

Haley Hamman creates floral arrangements for pre-Valentine’s Day orders Wednesday at Sheffield’s Floral on Washington Avenue.

Valentine’s Day: the holiday you love to hate

February 10, 2011

Hailey Hamman, florist at SheffieldâÄôs Floral on Washington Avenue, said the store expects more than 100 orders for ValentineâÄôs Day âÄî half of which are destined for University...

Sustainability sophomore Rosalyn Murphy sorts through Centennial Hall’s trash Monday during the Conservation Madness kick off at the dorm. Between February 7-20th, all residence halls will be competing against each other to increase recycling and reduce their electricity usage, with the winning dorm earning a national basketball tailgate party.

Dorms compete to turn off lights, ramp up recycling

February 2, 2011

Every University of Minnesota residence hall produces 500 pounds of waste every day, but students are competing to keep that figure down. Conservation Madness, beginning Feb. 7, is a competition between...

Toy-making class required for new U minor

January 26, 2011

University of Minnesota students will have a chance to play Geppetto as they model their own toy concepts during a new course that debuted this semester. Assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz in the College...

U students take new course, become toymakers

January 25, 2011

University of Minnesota students will model their own toy concepts during a new course which debuted spring semester. Assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz in the College of Design will teach 20 students...

Student groups to host State of the Union event

January 25, 2011

University of Minnesota student groups will watch and discuss the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama on Tuesday night in Dinkytown. The event, organized for the first time by Students...

Casey Skalbeck, Mark Kruze, and Danie Feld relax in the lounge of their Arts Living Learning Community floor in Middlebrook Hall with other students who share similar majors and interests.

Students to form own dorm communities

January 20, 2011

When it comes to residence halls, University of Minnesota students Linnea Johnson and Alexander Cook prefer high academic standards over square footage or location. ItâÄôs easier to relate to people...

E. coli in burger sparks meat industry controversy

October 11, 2009

In the wake of a stark exposé on safety practices in the beef industry that appeared last week in The New York Times , consumers are taking a second look at the meat they eat. The media backlash...

Jeanie Laube, daughter of Norman Borlaug, speaks at her father's memorial service at McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday.

U holds memorial service for Norman Borlaug

October 8, 2009

Norman Borlaug was dismayed when he had to go to Norway to accept the Nobel Peace Prize . The world-renowned agronomist, who was credited with saving nearly a billion lives, didnâÄôt want to leave...

U Extension program closes two offices

October 1, 2009

In an attempt to save money without cutting staff, University of Minnesota Extension closed a regional office in Albert Lea Wednesday and another is slated to close in December. Extension was started at...

Radio K switches, now easier to find

September 30, 2009

Radio K once juggled its programming between several stations and radio formats. Now it can finally broadcast 24 hours a day on one station âÄî in FM, no less âÄî making Radio KâÄôs...

U to host international science conference

September 27, 2009

The University of Minnesota will be hosting the 2009 Transatlantic Science Week September 27-30. Scientists, dignitaries, and businesspeople will speak about pressing global issues revolving around energy,...

Conference looks to strengthen scientific ties between North America, Norway

September 27, 2009

Some of the worldâÄôs brightest minds will be discussing the worldâÄôs biggest problems at the University of Minnesota during Transatlantic Science Week 2009, a conference on world issues...

Task force aims to combat hunger.

September 22, 2009

While hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are at risk of going hungry, Minnesota farmers are throwing out food because they donâÄôt have the means to sell it. The new Feeding Minnesota Task Force...

Breakfast is served at the Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Symposium on Monday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center.

Symposium tackles obesity and food issues

September 21, 2009

The world is fat, which is part of the reason that processed foods âÄî the kind that can sit in the cupboard for three years without going bad âÄî have been demonized. Instead, health advocates...

Group launches Web site for dangerous chemicals

September 16, 2009

A Minnesota group advocating for stricter chemical regulations in commercial products launched a new Web site Wednesday that lets people see the toxicity of more than 5,000 consumer and household goods....

New stadium uses drainage system to stay green

September 10, 2009

The new TCF Bank Stadium not only looks nice, but itâÄôs also designed to maximize efficiency and sustainability. One element essential to the stadiumâÄôs green design is its complex and...

George Weiblen , a professor of plant biology at the U, has been documenting biodiversity in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea for 15 years.

U professor works with local tribes on rainforest conservation

September 8, 2009

Papua New Guinea , an island nation just north of Australia, has been an ecological hot spot for years, but like many tropical locales, its rainforests and cultures are in danger of disappearing due to...