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Regents to discuss new U buildings

June 7, 2006

Although the Board of Regents usually meets in committees to discuss University policies, one item on the June meeting agenda was important enough to warrant the full board's attention. Regents will learn...

Staff members assume new roles at the University

June 7, 2006

Three University faculty members will receive new appointments July 1. Two will help ease the transition process as the University changes the faces of two of its colleges as part of its realignment. The...

Woman still missing after disappearing from U area

May 24, 2006

Feelings of anxiety were tempered for the afternoon by a strong sense of togetherness as 150 members of the Somali community gathered Friday at the Brian Coyle Community Center. The desperate look on many...

Woman of firsts Sandra Day O’Connor makes repeat visit

May 24, 2006

A record crowd of 4,500 gathered in Northrop Auditorium on Tuesday evening to hear from a frail-looking but still razor-sharp former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. O'Connor, 76, spoke of different...

Regents approve building renovations on campus

May 24, 2006

The Board of Regents gave the go-ahead at its May meeting for major renovations to three campus buildings but encountered opposition from one regent concerning housing summer campers in the residence halls. Besides...

Marching Band mainstay showcases baton twirling

September 9, 2005

Since she was 4 years old, Aimee Barmore has felt the urge to twirl. The public relations senior has spent the past four years as the featured baton twirler for the University Marching Band. This is the...

U study examines premature ejaculation

May 5, 2005

Premature ejaculation occurs in approximately two minutes, compared with approximately seven minutes for men not plagued by the disorder, according to a recent study co-authored by Jon Pryor, University...

U offers free skin-cancer exams

May 3, 2005

Despite a cloudy, overcast day, more than 300 people visited the University's dermatology department Monday for skin cancer screenings. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays happens year-round,...

New U institute takes on viruses

April 28, 2005

Microscopic molecules, some of which can be deadly to humans, are the focus of the University's new Institute for Molecular Virology. The institute, which received official approval in January, studies...

U pharmacy college ranks high in nation

April 25, 2005

The University's College of Pharmacy ranked fourth in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's list of top pharmacy programs. Marilyn Speedie, dean of the college, said one reason the school ranked...

Lecture focuses on history, ethics of stem cell research

April 21, 2005

Embryonic stem cell research holds major economic promise, and states around the country are taking notice, Alta Charo said in a speech about stem cells Wednesday in Coffman Union. "States are in a mad...

Discussion at U looks at U.N. policy

April 20, 2005

The University got a chance to weigh in on the future of the United Nations on Tuesday at Moos Tower in a town hall meeting about recent reforms proposed for the international organization. Approximately...

U to offer a complementary and alternative medicine program

April 19, 2005

Starting in fall, the University's School of Public Health will offer a concentration in complementary and alternative medicine. The concentration is a result of the increased popularity of alternative...

Policies expire for grads

April 18, 2005

When Lisa Johnson graduates in May, she will no longer be covered under her parents' health-insurance plan. The psychology senior said her parents are looking for a transition plan that would cover her...

U competes in medical error contest

April 11, 2005

Students from across the country tried to solve hypothetical health-care problems at a competition at the University this weekend. The first CLARION National Interprofessional Team Case Competition attracted...

Program brings health care to homes

April 7, 2005

Her Elvis collection and family pictures surrounding her, 73-year-old Joan Peterson got her blood pressure and heartbeat checked by a nurse in the comfort of her home Wednesday. After she took a bad fall...

U study looks at genes, religion links

March 31, 2005

Genetics might play a part in determining how religious a person is, according to a recent study by University researchers published in The Journal of Personality. Environmental factors play a significant...

Simulators help train health students

March 30, 2005

At Metropolitan State University on Tuesday, Bridget Tangney, a University of Minnesota Nursing School graduate and nurse at Regions Hospital, encountered a 37-year-old woman named "Sarah." The woman had...

Act would fund more lines for stem cell study

March 29, 2005

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives will vote in a few months on legislation that would relax President George W. Bush's policy on stem cell research. If it passes through the House...

Coleman visits campus, applauds U group’s efforts

March 24, 2005

Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., spoke to a group of approximately 70 students, community members and military personnel as part of a donation drive put on by the Comfort for Courage student group Wednesday. During...

U master’s in occupational therapy program suspended, future uncertain

March 21, 2005

Senior Alexia Crewson created her own major at the University so she would be ready to enter the occupational therapy master's program in the fall. But in September, Crewson said, a professor in the department...

Students’ plans for spring break vary

March 10, 2005

Sarah Howard said she is looking forward to spending spring break with her family in sunny Mazatlan, Mexico. "I'm going to lie in the sun, drink a lot of margaritas and not do any homework," said Howard,...

Tampon risks on the rise in metro

March 9, 2005

Toxic shock syndrome, a rare, life-threatening bacterial infection often associated with tampon use, is on the rise, according to University researchers. In the early 1980s, the disease infected more than...

U law students put spin on ‘Wonka’

March 4, 2005

Charlie Bucket dreamed of winning a golden ticket so he could attend Walter Wonka's Lawyer Factory and help "the little guy" by becoming a good-hearted lawyer. Charlie got his ticket to law school and...

Nurse school entry harder

March 3, 2005

Mary DeRocher said she's a little anxious about being admitted to the University's School of Nursing. DeRocher, an engineering sophomore, said she has heard getting into the school is very difficult because...

Eating disorders not limited to anorexia nervosa and bulimia

March 1, 2005

This week, University groups will observe National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which brings information about all types of eating disorders to the public. Eating disorders are not limited to women...

State senators visit local clinic to see how U medical students help

February 28, 2005

As state senators Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, and Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, toured the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic on Friday, they encountered Academic Health Center students pretending to have various...

Study shows effectiveness of stop-smoking programs

February 24, 2005

Middle-aged smokers who were assigned to a program to help them quit smoking had a lower death rate than those not in the program, according to a study by University researchers. The smokers assigned to...

Study finds way to aid Type 1 diabetics

February 23, 2005

University researchers might have found a way to reverse the effects of Type 1 diabetes, according to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The results of the study...

Science museum holds cancer event

February 18, 2005

A fish that could help stop tumor growth in humans will be part of Saturday's fifth annual Cancer and the Human Body event at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. Stephen Ekker, the University...

Survey: Parents want to know if children buy contraceptives

February 18, 2005

The majority of parents who participated in a survey by University researchers said they think a law requiring parental notification when a teen requests prescription birth control from a clinic is a good...

University to open dietarysupplement safety center

February 15, 2005

The University announced Monday that it will open a center that will study the safety of dietary supplements. Richard Kingston, the director of the Center for Dietary Supplement Safety, said companies...

U science funding uncertain under Bush’s budget

February 15, 2005

University astronomy professor Robert Pepin said he has mixed feelings about how President George W. Bush's budget proposal will affect space travel. The proposal, which was submitted to Congress last...

Coleman seeks solution to decline in int’l students

February 14, 2005

After spending $600 on transportation and lodging, and waiting seven hours without food or water at the U.S. Embassy in London, University student Ali Dolbear said, she finally received her student visa. "It...

TA announces candidacy for City Council

February 9, 2005

Under a disco ball at the Blue Nile Restaurant in Minneapolis, University graduate teaching assistant Dan Miller officially announced his candidacy for the Minneapolis City Council on Tuesday. Miller will...

U researcher finds erectile dysfunction might be a sign of serious health risks

February 8, 2005

A recent study by a University professor published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine explores why erectile dysfunction might be one of the earliest signs of larger cardiovascular health problems. Erectile...

Low-income children get free dental care at U

February 7, 2005

It had been approximately two years since Marissa Peterson, 16, an Eagan High School sophomore, had been to the dentist. Still, as she sat with her parents waiting to be examined Saturday at the University's...

Bush proposes Social Security change

February 3, 2005

.The mood was unfailingly upbeat at Stub & Herbs as approximately 40 College Republicans crowded around to watch the address. The only down moment of the night was when Bush introduced the parents...

Study finds financedstem cell lines are useless

February 1, 2005

All lines of human embryonic stem cells approved for research by the federal government are useless for medical treatments, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine. Embryonic...

Campaign seeks more blood donors

January 31, 2005

Megan Bartel donated blood three times as a high school student in Duluth, Minn., where her school had well advertised and heavily attended blood drives twice a year. Since coming to the University, Bartel,...

Med School tops price list

January 27, 2005

The University Medical School is the most expensive public medical school in the country, according to a tuition and student fees report the Association of American Medical Colleges released last week. "State...

U researchers to study effects of vitamin E on Alzheimer’s sufferers

January 25, 2005

Researchers at the University will receive $8.1 million to study the effects of vitamin E on people suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. "Our population is aging, and increased age is one...

Snow brings delays, fun for some at U

January 24, 2005

As the Twin Cities' first significant snowfall of the season blanketed the University campus Friday, some students found the snow frustrating because it delayed their weekend plans, while others embraced...

Water line in Marcy-Holmes snaps, causes flooding on Fourth Street

January 20, 2005

A private home's water service line broke during the weekend, causing water to run down Fourth Street Southeast in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood for more than a day, said Robert Urquhart, a Minneapolis...

Rural docs in high demand; U helps

January 20, 2005

She is only a third-year medical student, but Julie Dejong is on call around the clock in her tiny hometown of Montevideo, Minn. Dejong said she has seen everything from mundane colds to chronic cases...

Study adds diabetes to list of known fast-food side effects

January 19, 2005

Although he has read "Fast Food Nation," seen "Super Size Me" and once successfully swore off fast food for three weeks, first-year University student Adam Anderson can't let go of his unhealthy eating...

Stem Cell Institute’s director will leave the U for a Belgian university

January 18, 2005

Although Dr. Catherine Verfaillie said she will miss colleagues and friends when she steps down as the director of the University's Stem Cell Institute, there is one aspect of Minnesota life she will have...

Clothing donations offer help to many

December 13, 2004

Minneapolis resident Cheryl Griffin searched through seemingly bottomless piles of new and used clothing Friday. She grabbed shirts, khakis and other church clothes for her son. Griffin, a peer educator...

Rappers use words to battle at Coffman

December 6, 2004

After they finished spouting profanities at each other and exchanging dirty glances, the two men shook hands like old friends and quietly left the stage. This scene was repeated many times throughout the...

Boynton aims to combatsickness with free flu packs

November 29, 2004

As temperatures outside get chillier, many students are seeing their own temperatures rise. To aid sick students and prevent viruses from spreading, Boynton Health Service has compiled more than 20,000...