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Tight construction schedule brings safety

November 25, 1998

University employees in the Mayo Memorial Building returned to work this week without the deafening noise and clouds of dust that intermittently filled the hallways through the past month. Racing against...

Tuesday’s settl…

November 18, 1998

Tuesday's settlement offers a mixed bag to health researchers at the University. Weary after the protracted battle against the Department of Justice, administrators find the conclusion a welcome relief. But...

‘Free speech’ wins in KQRS case

November 15, 1998

Supporters called it an olive branch. Critics labeled it a sell out, or a buy off, or censorship. But media law specialists agree: KQRS-FM's recent apology, over radio host Tom Barnard's refusal to apologize...

Students debate Ventura’s election

November 4, 1998

Scott M. Larson Bar patrons at establishments near the University sat firing political thought at each other Tuesday night as televisions flickered election results of a Jesse Ventura gubernatorial win. Many...

Officials find Mayo vent leak clear of radiation

November 3, 1998

University employees got wind of the news Monday: A vent in the Mayo Memorial Building misdirected air from a room where University employees disposed of radioactive waste. University officials, on the...

HMOs add complications to medical school programs

October 30, 1998

Editor's note: This is the final article in a series examining who pays for medical education and the economic changes in Minnesota's medical community that impact the University's Medical School. In...

Med school administrators unsure about financial future

October 29, 1998

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of five articles examining who pays for medical education and economic changes in Minnesota's medical community that impact the University's Medical School....

Medical faculty workloads increase

October 28, 1998

Editor's note: This is the third article in a series examining who pays for medical education and economic changes in Minnesota's medical community that impact the University's Medical School. Thursday's...

Rising med student debt makes tuition boost less attractive

October 27, 1998

Editors note: This is the second in a series of articles examining who pays for medical education and economic changes in Minnesota's medical community that impact the University's Medical School. Wednesday's...

New funding era brings changes for med school

October 26, 1998

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of five articles examining a national funding crunch in medical education and the Medical School's efforts to grapple with the changes. Tuesday's article will...

U doctors unite, cut costs

October 14, 1998

What's in a name? At the University, months of planning and the aspirations of more than 300 medical faculty members who now constitute the University of Minnesota Physicians. Following the kick-off of...

Meeting on common ground: training tomorrow’s doctors

October 7, 1998

The yellow school buses do not travel far: two and a half miles to the west. The destination lies less than 10 minutes away from the entrance of Mayo Memorial Building auditorium. The six buses intersect...

Syphilis study victims are remembered

October 2, 1998

A legacy of suspicion and abuse will not end with one apology, Dr. Vanessa Gamble told a crowd of 150 people at Coffman Union on Thursday evening. As director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity...

Student achieves feat of homework completion

June 8, 1998

Time stood still for Karen Ahab Monday at 3 p.m. Gently, she pulled the plug from the socket, stopping her alarm clock, commemorating her triumph forever. It was a moment to remember. For the first time...

Researchers discover another cause of muscular dystrophy

June 2, 1998

Dr. John Day found the scenario perplexing. A Minnesota family visiting the University's Muscular Dystrophy Clinic had all the symptoms of the disorder, but existing genetic tests yielded negative results. None...

U receives grant, Cancer

May 28, 1998

A line of glowing faces Wednesday relayed the good news: University cancer researchers and scientists won a highly competitive grant worth $5.4 million over the next five years. Doctors and administrators...

Med students get advice for

May 22, 1998

Jon Pryor was patient. And three hours later, Pryor's wait paid off. As a medical student interested in the University of Virginia, Pryor remained on campus after an interview to chat with a faculty member...

Program fuses

May 21, 1998

Jeevan Paul sat among the handful of medical students and faculty members gathered among pizza boxes and soda cans on Wednesday evening to talk shop. As an internal medicine resident, Paul works 80 hours...

U celebrates 75 years

May 12, 1998

As a medical technician at St. Joseph's Hospital in the 1950s, Sister Roland Davey sterilized and sharpened her own needles. Davey recalls mixing chemical solutions without gloves or protective gear....

Medical School retirement

May 11, 1998

Missing from the rows of budget items under scrutiny Friday at the Board of Regents meeting: the Medical School's bid for an early retirement package. Deadlines for including the proposal in the upcoming...

Tobacco jurors could decide

May 7, 1998

If smoking is a disease, as plaintiffs in Minnesota's tobacco trial contend, a $1.7 billion damage award sought by the state and Blue Cross Blue Shield could be the cure. University medical community...

Med students hone patient skills in exam simulation

April 28, 1998

Sitting side by side at 11 a.m., Mike Nelson and Mike Connelly appear drunk. The third-year University Medical School students have been somewhat tipsy -- on-again, off-again -- since 8:15 in the morning. Nelson...

Student

April 27, 1998

and Scott M. Larson A second-year University Medical School student and Boy Scout troop supervisor was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile male who was a member of the troop. Alan...

Botched printing

April 22, 1998

It wasn't the early hour that stymied the students. Almost 1,000 pre-medical students across the country taking the Medical College Admissions Test on Saturday morning found they could not answer the...

Center opens doors to educate

April 20, 1998

Smooth and pink, the color and size of a chicken breast, a healthy lung sits on the table sealed in a stiff plastic bag. Riddled with holes and pockmarked, a gray and tan emphysema-diseased lung rests...

Welfare cuts can affect health, U research shows

April 15, 1998

Weighing checkbook balances against the delicate equilibrium of insulin in their bloodstream may be getting more difficult for low-income diabetics, according to a University study published in today's...

U team

April 14, 1998

It's a discovery for the books -- the biochemistry books, not the record books. Published in today's issue of the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," biochemistry professor Greg Nelsestuen...

Vet college prof Hanson dies at 77

April 10, 1998

Family and friends will gather today in ravaged St. Peter, Minn., for the funeral of former University professor of veterinary medicine Dr. James Hanson. He died Sunday at Abbott Northwestern Hospital...

Cancer possiblyprevented

April 9, 1998

Long on the defensive in the battle against breast cancer, a national research team made a cautious move toward the offensive earlier this week, announcing the dramatic results of a preventative study...

Medical school names Moldow associate dean

April 9, 1998

Dr. Charles F. Moldow, chief of staff at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in south Minneapolis and a professor of medicine, will replace Dr. James White as Medical School associate dean for research on...

Allergies blossom in

April 6, 1998

Late nights and spring break hangovers aren't the only culprits causing the red eyes and stuffy heads around campus. The early arrival of spring might be a welcome relief for sun-deprived Minnesotans,...

State HMOs suffered operating losses in 1997

April 3, 1998

The first of April was no joke for the state's health care organizations who reported operating losses of $54 million for 1997. Although the organizations promised rate increases and further cost-saving...

Center puts animal organs to human test

March 31, 1998

It is an alluring prospect for surgeons: an ample supply of organs to end the loss of 3,000 patients who die each year while waiting for potential organs. The possibility of harvesting pig hearts and...

Head

March 30, 1998

Maroon paint covers all but a small orange rectangle with room numbers stenciled in white. In the hall opposite, the hallmark tangerine borders of the former University Hospital remain untouched. The...

Credit card offers lifetime relationship

March 15, 1998

They swarmed toward the student union. Uniformly clad in black from the aerodynamic sunglasses that covered their eyes to their silver-studded boots, representatives from the DiscoverDebt credit card...

Grant review is difficult process

March 11, 1998

The preparations began on a Friday. Dr. Greg Vercellotti cleared his calendar and his desk for the weekend. Senior Associate Dean for Education in the Medical School, Vercellotti returned to his office...

Ethics of AIDS study disputed

March 10, 1998

The good news arrived in mid-February, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the stunningly successful results of its study to reduce the transfer of the AIDS virus from mothers...

Yeast infections threaten large percentage of children

March 3, 1998

As an infectious disease specialist and a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Margaret Hostetter has seen the deadly yeast Candida Albicans attack, and sometimes kill, her young patients. "It was really the...

Payments to Fairview offset merger costs

March 3, 1998

Rent is due. With the ending of February, another $1 million transfers from the University to boost Fairview Health System's bottom line. The monthly payment is the 14th of 32 the University agreed to...

HMOs, doctors trade opinions

February 25, 1998

Minnesota's medical providers and health insurers -- two groups not known for seeing eye to eye -- sat down for a dinner together Tuesday night on the University's West Bank. Concluding the School of...

House cuts less than Senate in U budget bill

February 23, 1998

Members of the House Higher Education Finance Division cast a vote of confidence Friday to proposals affecting University faculty members, a law clinic, and financial aid left reeling from a round of...

rofs offered benefits to retire

February 18, 1998

Medical School administrators, wrestling tight budgets and pressures to reinvigorate the college, are considering an early retirement proposal for senior faculty. The one-time-only offer would release...

Grant prompts departmental cooperation

February 17, 1998

The simple off-white metal box -- a DNA sequencer -- is easy to miss among the rows of flashing computers. But at $125,000, it's one of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's most state-of-the-art tools....

Roe lawyer speaks for women

February 12, 1998

The nation needs more women in positions of power, the victorious lawyer of Roe v. Wade told a crowd of 40 students Wednesday at Coffman Union. The hour-long lecture was part pep talk and part history...

Healthservice testspositive

February 9, 1998

As patients wandered through Boynton Health Service's sterile hallways for examinations Friday, the doctors, nurses and administrators underwent an evaluation of their own. Friday capped the health clinic's...

Clinton impeachment debated

February 3, 1998

If recent allegations against President Clinton prove true, Congress should impeach him, associate law professor Michael Paulsen told an audience of about 150 on Monday at the Law School. Joined by Law...

Integrated

February 2, 1998

When the University's first class of pharmaceutical trainees starts its clinical rounds this summer, they'll have a little more elbow room. In a partnership approved by the Academic Health Center-Fairview...

Faculty are focus of med school speech

January 29, 1998

The words "moving forward with excellence," echoed many times Wednesday by Medical School Dean Alfred Michael, are words he hopes will become synonymous with the school's reputation by Jan. 1, 2000. On...

Vaccine might not beat new flu strain

January 23, 1998

January might be too late for students seeking protection against the headaches and fatigue of influenza from a flu shot. The shot is most effective if received in October, before the advent of the flu...

Biologycollegeentriesgrow

January 21, 1998

This year it's first come, first serve for freshmen applying to the College of Biological Sciences. The college, which admitted its first freshmen class in fall 1997, has become a popular option for prospective...

Secondhand smoke is bad for everybody

January 15, 1998

University students take home more than the stale smell of cigarettes from a visit to their favorite crowded smoky bar or coffee shop. According to a study published Wednesday, secondhand smoke greatly...

Study proves walking beneficial

January 15, 1998

A University first-year medical student is taking big strides with her study on small steps. Senior citizens who stroll the skyways in Minnesota's winter months now have some cold, hard facts to back...

Dental school requests funding to expand program

January 13, 1998

The University's School of Dentistry is banking on some extra cash from the state Legislature to establish a full-time clinic and satellite school in northern Minnesota. If the dental legislative request...

Clinical trial of gene therapy a success

January 12, 1998

Standing in a crowded third-floor room of the University's Masonic Cancer Center, Iowa native Jim Oliger said his good-byes and thank-yous to staff members assembled around him. Oliger concluded his participation...

First-year medical students don their white coats early

January 12, 1998

In a blinding concentration of white, the University's first-year medical students received their clinical coats and a warm welcome from Minnesota's professional community Saturday. About 150 students,...

Dean tours stateto support U’s budget request

January 8, 1998

Bob Elde, College of Biological Sciences dean, took a slight detour Tuesday in Hibbing, Minn., for a glimpse of Bob Dylan's boyhood home. Despite the slight diversion, Elde wasn't distracted from the...

Former U professor makes small wonder

January 7, 1998

For Stephen Chou, former University electrical engineering professor, less is better. Chou and his 16-member Nano Structures Laboratory pioneered a new manufacturing process that fits more information...

Web search tools help students find answers

January 6, 1998

Undergraduates returning for the new quarter can find some extra help preparing for papers online, thanks to two new World Wide Web search tools created by University librarians. Outnumbered 4,000 to...

Knee surgery replaces cartilage

January 5, 1998

The pain in 19-year-old Morgan Montgomery's knee hurt the most after a hard workout. His 7-year-old hockey injury continued to agitate him; the joint was often tender from walking or sitting too long. Montgomery's...

New year brings hope for flood victims

January 5, 1998

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Scott Balek's first trip back home to First Street following the April 18 flooding was to clean out the few remaining items that survived the river water that touched his bedroom's...

TV actor shares insights with students

May 12, 1997

It is possible for actors to live off of soup, cheese and tax returns while working for the "big break," said actor Richard Hatch -- and he speaks from experience. "We had a big bag of about 500 cans...

Despite their cost, cigars catch on around campus

April 17, 1997

Conveniently placed in front of the cash register at Dinkytown Liquor is the Bance's Unique, a $2 cigar that is the store's top seller. For many customers, the lure of the Unique is irresistible. "It's...

Teacher retells tales of tolerance

March 3, 1997

In the town of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., on the outskirts of the Bronx, Jack Zipes first experienced the bigotry and intolerance that would later become the focus of his life's work. Growing up Jewish in the...

Post-holiday debt can put strain on student budgets

January 28, 1997

For college students, the new year doesn't always mean a fresh start. January and February can become a stressful time for students on a limited budget as they struggle to balance holiday credit card...

Let the Net surfer beware: fact, fiction mix on Web

December 3, 1996

The use of unsubstantiated World Wide Web information by a former White House press secretary sparked debate at the University surrounding Internet reliability. Pierre Salinger made public accusations...