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U observes Bhopal gas-leak tragedy

December 6, 2004

Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal, India, gas leak, now dubbed the Hiroshima of the chemical industry. The leak, caused by 27 tons of the lethal gas methyl isocyanate escaping on the night...

Study: Alcohol lowers men’s restraint more than women’s

November 24, 2004

Patrons at Grandma's Saloon & Grill became more and more intoxicated Saturday night with every resounding chorus of "Cheers!" and dull thud of plastic cups crashing together. With the heightened levels...

U offers course on teaching older adults

November 18, 2004

The University is offering a new course this spring devoted to the unique theories and methods of teaching older adult learners, or students older than 50. The three-credit course, Educating Learners in...

New network connects earthquake research sites nationwide

November 16, 2004

A new network will allow faculty and students at the University's MAST Laboratory to cross four time zones and visit nine states without ever leaving their research facility. The George E. Brown Jr. Network...

Study: Higher-ed at risk

November 11, 2004

The future of higher education in Minnesota is in danger, according to a study released Tuesday by the Citizens League, an independent, nonpartisan group. The group's executive director, Sean Kershaw,...

American Indian scholarship created

November 8, 2004

American Indian students attending the University's General College will have access to $100,000 in scholarships thanks to a recent donation. According to a University News press release, Scott Davis of...

U prof’s diet catches national attention

November 5, 2004

Much to his chagrin, a University professor gained national media attention and received offers for book deals in recent weeks for creating a new diet. "It's really silly," said David Bernlohr, head of...

Army Gen. Wesley Clark campaigns for Kerry at U

November 1, 2004

Approximately 400 people turned out to hear Army Gen. Wesley Clark campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry on Friday at the Law School. Clark devoted most of his speech to national...

Bell Museum hosts ‘oddities’ exhibit

October 25, 2004

The University's Bell Museum of Natural History celebrated the approaching Halloween holiday this weekend with its fifth annual "Oddities and Curiosities of Nature" exhibit. Displays, including the skull...

Non-profit group to offer online course warehouse

October 22, 2004

Higher education institutions around the world will have access to pre-made online courses they can deliver to their students next year. A nonprofit education group, the Monterey Institute for Technology...

Grant will let U study child sexual abuse

October 20, 2004

Researchers in the University's Academic Health Center received a grant to study whether there are any unique factors or characteristics that lead adolescent sexual offenders to commit child sexual abuse...

Goldy Gopher chases national title

October 18, 2004

Goldy Gopher, the University's mascot, has cheered for the school's athletic-events for approximately 50 years. But now, Goldy is the one in need of cheering. For the next 10 weeks, Goldy will take part...

U ranks 2nd in enrollment

October 14, 2004

With approximately 51,000 enrolled students, University officials said Wednesday that the institution has become the second-largest four-year institution in the country. The University has 50,954 students...

Celebration honors American Indian students

October 11, 2004

Dressed in ceremonial attire, complete with headdresses, feathers and elaborate beadwork, a group of American Indian dancers moved to the thunderous, rhythm of drums at a powwow Friday in the St. Paul...

University tries out program to combat academic dishonesty

October 5, 2004

The University is launching a pilot program this fall to educate students about academic integrity. Student Advocates for Academic Integrity will be composed of approximately 10 students. The Student Judicial...

U senior chosen for Cosmo bachelor list

October 4, 2004

Cosmopolitan magazine named a University student one of its 50 most eligible bachelors in the nation. Jansen Sauvageau, a finance senior, will be featured in the November issue of the magazine - the largest...

Donors give record $145M to U

October 1, 2004

A record-breaking number of donors gave $145 million in gifts and pledges to the University during the 2004 fiscal year. The majority of the 81,979 donors are alumni, comprising 52 percent of the total. More...

Ad campaign highlights job opportunities

September 29, 2004

Faculty members in the University's Department of African-American and African Studies said they hope to dispel students' misconceptions about a career in their field. Too often students believe they will...

U study aims to recommend books

September 24, 2004

Thousands of Web sites such as Amazon.com offer products tailored to individual users, based on their prior purchases. But the lists these sites offer are too generic and narrow for Cai-Nicolas Ziegler,...

Laboratory celebrates grand opening at U

September 22, 2004

A new research facility on campus allows scholars around the nation to apply some major pressure - more than a million pounds of it. The MAST Laboratory, which celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, studies...

Nonprofit group to offer institutions online courses

September 16, 2004

Higher-education institutions around the world will have access to premade online courses they can deliver to students next year. A nonprofit education group, the Monterey Institute for Technology and...

U works to attract tech students

September 13, 2004

The University and eight other higher-education institutions received grants last month that will enable them to research teaching methods that will attract students to science and engineering. The $10...

Bush calls for year-round Pell Grants

September 10, 2004

President George W. Bush revealed more details of his proposals for higher education late last week. Most of the new proposals would increase the amount of federal student aid disbursed each year. Bush...

Marcy-Holmes residents gather to ‘light up the night’

September 7, 2004

The Panhellenic Council, the governing body for the University's sororities, shed some light on tgreatest safety concern last week. The council co-hosted the "U Light Up the Night Block Party" to increase...

Flasher suspect in police custody

September 7, 2004

University police arrested a suspect that they had sought the public's help in locating. Richard Lee Sanders was arrested on the morning of Sept. 3 near campus. Sanders was arrested for probable cause...

Student union offers variety of services

August 18, 2004

University folklore says students will have good luck on their next exams if they toss coins into the fountain on the terrace behind Coffman Union, said Karen Lyons, the student center's assistant director...

Zeta Beta Tau returns to campus

August 18, 2004

North America's oldest and largest historically Jewish fraternity will return to campus this fall. Zeta Beta Tau is now searching for students who will help establish a chapter at the University. The fraternity's...

Homeless vets get help on campus

August 11, 2004

George Jordan said he usually sleeps on the University's campus. But Jordan isn't a student taking a nap between classes. He is a homeless veteran. Jordan, who served in the Army from 1979 to 1983, said...

U students displaced as Dinnaken sells land

August 4, 2004

An abandoned couch, dresser, chair and mattress littered the boulevard along the 500 block of Ontario Street on Monday. People are being displaced in this part of Stadium Village, and sometimes possessions...

U research facility opens to the public

July 28, 2004

Until a few years ago, "Keep Out" and "No Trespassing" signs surrounded UMore Park, the University's 7,500-acre research facility near Rosemount, Minn. But even after the signs were removed, an aura of...

U to offer GLBT minor

July 28, 2004

Starting this fall, the University will offer a minor in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender studies. The College of Liberal Arts faculty proposed the minor during the 2002-03 academic year and administration...

Students bus for Democrats

July 21, 2004

During the last few months, political science junior Chris Montana has been planning a bus trip. "I've pretty much given up my social life for this," Montana said. The 6-foot-2-inch Montana planned to...

U’s solar car team test drives for race

July 14, 2004

People passing by the Minnesota State Fairgrounds inevitably stopped, pointed and gawked despite the high humidity and hot summer sun Saturday afternoon. Members of the University's Solar Vehicle Project...

RIAA cites students for file-sharing

July 14, 2004

Last month, University officials provided the Recording Industry Association of America with the names of two students who were sharing copyrighted music using the University's Internet Service Provider. One...

Hindu celebration at U honors teachers as ‘gurus’

July 6, 2004

Prayers, chants and music filled Coffman Union Theater on Friday at the Guru Puja Celebration. Approximately 150 University students, faculty and Hindu family members took part in the event. The celebration,...

Memorial service honors U student

June 30, 2004

Elizabeth "Betsy" Johns, a second-year student at the University, died June 22 at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth of complications from leukemia. Betsy studied flute performance and French at the University...

Latino students less likely to complete B.A.s

June 30, 2004

Hispanic undergraduates are less than half as likely as white undergraduates to complete a bachelor's degree, according to a national study released last week by the Pew Hispanic Center. The study examined...

U students strut, design for modeling show

June 23, 2004

Two years ago, University sophomore Amber Rowe spent $600 on modeling classes that promised to provide her with auditions for fashion industry work, she said. But the only audition Rowe received was casting...

U, Science Museum partner in new exhibits for community

June 23, 2004

University President Bob Bruininks announced a formal partnership between the University and the Science Museum of Minnesota at a luncheon yesterday. The partnership has been planned for several years, said...

Albright accepts leadership award from Humphrey Institute

June 16, 2004

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright received one of four leadership awards from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs on June 8. The awards honor public leadership and service at the local,...

Budget deficit closes ESL center

June 7, 2004

Noshin Askani, an international student from Iran, took English as a second language courses at the Minnesota English Center to refresh her English. But Askani, who will be a first-year student at the...

Somali event bolsters culture

May 24, 2004

Cheers and jeers erupted for more than one basketball game in Minneapolis on Friday night. Before the Timberwolves were on the court to face the Lakers, approximately 150 people watched the battle between...