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Signs point student to deaf education

February 13, 1997

Most people rely on their hands in some way for their livelihood, but for some, their hands are the key for gaining entry into their culture. Delrene Schmidt is a graduate student studying deaf education...

Students enjoy this paper chase

February 10, 1997

In the basement of Kaufert Laboratory, students throw chipped wood into a machine that pressure-cooks it at 320 degrees Fahrenheit until it turns into pulp. This is a basic paper-making course, where...

People warming up to quiltmaking as an art

February 4, 1997

Improvisational quiltmaking has gone far beyond its original purpose of keeping people warm in bed; in the last decade, it has come to be seen as a distinct art form. Usually, improvisational quiltmakers...

Trying topull together

January 29, 1997

Biology at the University will have a different face in coming years if proposals currently being discussed by faculty members and administrators are implemented. But although basic goals motivating the...

t. Paul’s best kept secret

January 27, 1997

The hustle of academic life in the hallways of the St. Paul Student Center dissolves within the gentle light and soft music surrounding the puffy, colorful artifacts in the Paul Whitney Larson Gallery. Just...

Vet school revamps curriculum

January 21, 1997

It's becoming an all-too-common paradox in higher education: The abstract academic exercises required in many courses, such as fact memorization and lecture absorption, do not fully prepare students for...

Public art can draw attention

January 15, 1997

"The big silver thing by the bookstore" is both a common reference point for East Bank pedestrians, and one of several examples of public art on campus. The true purpose of public art is debatable, some...

Small-town Morris shares big issues with U

January 13, 1997

MORRIS -- In west central Minnesota, an island of academic pursuit floats amid a sea of agriculture. The University of Minnesota --Morris exists in a rural, Midwestern town, a setting that is much different...

Agricultural site is grounds for a debate

December 4, 1996

Editor's note: This is part three in a three-part series about the University's response to urban sprawl in the Twin Cities. Seen from a car, the paved roads lined with neat suburban lawns and cookie-cutter...

U plays role in combating urban sprawl

December 3, 1996

A line of cars puffing clouds of exhaust and steam wait on a wide University street in morning rush-hour traffic, momentarily paused on their way to the flat asphalt parking lots that dot the fringes...

Suburbs’ spread threatens quality of city life

December 2, 1996

America's cities once teemed with street corner shops and immigrants from every corner of the globe. But the melting-pot cities of old have lost some of their spirit to the sprawling suburbs that now...

Event reflects on Million Man March

November 22, 1996

The Million Man March sparked several national debates in the days leading up to and following the Oct. 16, 1995, rally in Washington, D.C. The discussions left unanswered the question of whether such...

Professor reaps agriculture prize, $50,000

November 15, 1996

He is a scientist with much to brag about, but University Professor of Agronomy Don Rasmusson is humble about the extent his work in barley crop varieties has affected agriculture. "Crop variety is only...

On wheels, on foot, ballet company dazzles U’s eyes

November 14, 1996

Of the three dancers who made their way onstage, only two danced on their toes. The third, Mary Verdi-Fletcher, coasted in her wheelchair. "People need to see that they can achieve their dreams and aspirations...

U mulls uses for rural land

November 11, 1996

Minnesota farmland is often the battleground between the rural tradition and suburban encroachment. Nowhere is this struggle more evident than on the University's 12-square-mile Rosemount property in...

Comic thinks globally, performs locally

November 11, 1996

Ted the talking tennis ball lip-synched the Beatles' "Revolution," his spongy mouth and puppet eyes moving like a cross between Ringo Starr and Pac Man. Ted's purpose was to teach an environmental lesson,...

Theories about conservation evolving

November 5, 1996

Spotted owls and other endangered species may not always be worth saving, according to contemporary environmental-resource theories being discussed this quarter at the University. Instead of saving individual...

The whole world’s a school

November 4, 1996

Most people who have volunteered for the Peace Corps say the experience changed their lives, but not many can say it as sincerely as Kevin Burns does. In addition to his eye-opening cultural exposure,...

Forum gives minorities a voice in journalism

November 4, 1996

any minorities who find themselves stonewalled when applying for media positions are denied more than jobs -- they're also denied their constitutional rights to free speech, according to the Freedom Forum. The...

Career Day puts ‘resources at fingertips’

October 24, 1996

Despite the fact that few of the companies present were hiring, hundreds of University students showed up to shake hands, trade phone numbers and network with possible employers. The 1996 Agricultural...

If the shoe doesn’t fit, doctoral student can help

October 22, 1996

Our feet have been fighting a war against mass-produced shoes since the 1700s, and a new method developed by a University researcher may help us even the odds. Susan Sokolowski, a doctoral candidate in...

Homecoming breakfast honors farmers

October 21, 1996

University alumni, students and staff members ate a $7 breakfast Saturday and paid only 50 cents -- the price that a farmer would receive for the food in a wholesale market. More than 350 people attended...

St. Paul campus hosts Homecoming contests

October 16, 1996

A warming sun shone brightly Tuesday on the St. Paul Campus Mall, as Homecoming royalty hopefuls milked cows and cheer squads chanted their Gopher pride as part of St. Paul Campus Day. "You couldn't have...

and Nancy Ngo R…

October 14, 1996

and Nancy Ngo Rapid drumbeats drove the footsteps of 40 dancers in the normally quiet North Star Ballroom in the St. Paul Student Center. The jingle dresses of some female dancers provided a musical accompaniment,...

Board of Colleges dedicated to voice of St. Paul students

October 11, 1996

The four miles that separate the St. Paul campus and Morrill Hall can seem like an unbridgeable chasm -- impossible for concerned students to cross. The St. Paul Board of Colleges is dedicated to countering...

Study examines youth job trends

October 9, 1996

A new University study is focusing on why high school and college students drop out, and what skills students need to ensure a livable wage. "The study is basically a look at the educational and economic...

Changes come to Homecoming

October 7, 1996

Elizabeth O'Sullivan The celebrations before the football game between the Gophers and the Michigan State Spartans will include events designed to draw participation from students faculty, students' parents...

School’s ranking slip spurs talks of overhaul

October 3, 1996

With nearly one in three professors at the University teaching in the biological sciences, the proposed reorganization of biology education might radically change the nature of education here. Or then,...

College pioneersfirst automated job line at the U

October 1, 1996

In addition to their bank account balances and voice mail messages, some University students can now get information about jobs and internships over the telephone. Students and alumni from the College...

Center looks like, serves as crossroads

September 27, 1996

The St. Paul campus has traditionally prided itself on its slower-paced, closely knit community. At the St. Paul Student Center, workers and administrators are trying to make the campus student union...

St. Paul campus has own charms

September 24, 1996

The occasional smell of manure on the St. Paul campus is, to some faculty members, preferable to the more common odor of automobile exhaust in Minneapolis. Yet some students who attend the University...

Student rides waves, studies at same time

July 22, 1996

During her summer of study abroad, Alex Larson's campus had all of the typical amenities and one additional feature -- it floated. "It's like a floating university," Larson said about the S.S. Universe...

Using both backpack straps may ease neck, shoulder strain

June 19, 1996

Unexplained soreness and fatigue in the neck, shoulders or back could signal that a student is overloading or misusing his backpack. "We do see that it can be a problem," said Karen Swanson, a registered...

Designer stresses importance of color

June 17, 1996

If Uwe Koos had his way, University classrooms would be more colorful on their outsides and more neutral on their insides. Koos, a color consultant from a German design company, StoDesign, spent last...