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After witnessing the departure of multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf, Menomena makes some adjustments.

Out of the mine field

March 3, 2011

Who: Menomena When: March 4, 8 p.m. Where: Whole Music Club in Coffman UnionâÄôs basement, 360 Washington Ave. SE. Cost: $10-$15 Some albums just end up taking more out of a band than others. For...

Heavy metal riff raff

Heavy metal riff raff

February 24, 2011

 WHAT: Rifflord vinyl release show with Red Desert, Buzzard WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 26 COST: $8 advance/$10 door If Josh Homme, Tony Iommi and Lemmy were...

Review: Radiohead — King of Limbs

Review: Radiohead — “King of Limbs”

February 24, 2011

"King of Limbs" Artist: Radiohead Label: Self-released ItâÄôs been three years since the last Radiohead album, but in the video for âÄúLotus Flower,âÄù Thom Yorke jerks and writhes...

Black Keys @ Roy Wilkins July 3rd

February 22, 2011

Huzzah! America's favorite blues duo The Black Keys just announced dates for their upcoming summer tour and it turns out they'll be performing at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul on July 3rd with...

Dre pride

February 17, 2011

WHAT: Dre Day party WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave WHEN: Saturday February 19th COST: $12 adv/$15 door HeâÄôs the Doc who brought you your Ice Cube, your Easy-E and yes even the...

Review: Bright Eyes — The Peoples Key

Review: Bright Eyes — “The People’s Key”

February 17, 2011

âÄúThe PeopleâÄôs KeyâÄù Artist: Bright Eyes Label: Saddle Creek Few musicians waltz into the rock âÄônâÄô roll pantheon without enduring a fair share of mudslinging...

Q&A with Marc Maron

February 11, 2011

So if the story on Thursday wasn't enough for all you WTF'ers, I've transcribed my interview with Maron in its entirety below. Remember, Maron's performing at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy at the MOA...

Culture Compass — Wavves, Best Coast, Nick Thune, Robyn

February 10, 2011

Friday Best Coast and Wavves The Varsity 1308 Fourth Street SE 9 p.m. $18-$20 When it comes to this unanimously adored surf-rock couple, IâÄôm a minorityâÄôs minority. But donâÄôt...

Dial-Up members Aila O’Loughlin (top left), Elliott Snyder (bottom middle), and Andrew Jansen (top right) pose for a picture outside a friend’s house Friday afternoon in Minneapolis.

Doing it digital

February 10, 2011

WHAT: Dial-Up EP release show with Phantom Tails and Buffalo Moon WHERE: Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Avenue South  WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 10 COST: Free When Minneapolis pop-rock trio A Paper Cup Band disbanded...

The veteran comedian and host of WTF is performing for four nights at Rick Bronsons House of Comedy.

WTF is up with Marc Maron

February 10, 2011

WHAT: Marc Maron WHERE: Rick BronsonâÄôs House of Comedy, 408 E Broadway WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 10 âÄì Sunday, Feb. 13 COST: $15-$19 Veteran comic Marc Maron suffers from all of the typical...

Atmosphere Announces New Album: “The Family Sign”

February 5, 2011

Twin Cities rap moguls Atmosphere announced that their seventh official studio album "The Family Sign," is slated for release on April 12th. It's fair to say Slug's raps have certainly gotten tired over...

Bay Area’s local distortion

February 3, 2011

If it werenâÄôt for Irish visionary Kevin ShieldsâÄô unyielding diligence in the production of âÄúLoveless,âÄù the fine art of psychedelic rock mightâÄôve been forever...

Sun Mee Chomet as True and Saikong Yang as Sunday in Mu Performing Arts production of WTF, Written by Katie Ka Vang, Directed by Randy Reyes, Scenic and Properties Design by Mina Kinukawa, Ligting Design by Karin Olson, Sound Design by Mike Hollenbeck, Costume Design by Cana Potter, Video Design by Sinan Goknor and Luke Anderson, Technical Direction by Kristin Larsen, Rap Composition by Fres Thao, Stage Management by Lisa Smith, Featuring Tom Thao, Billy Xiong, Fres Thao, Saikong Yang, Sun Mee Chomet, Daniel Sach Le, Gaosong Yang, Mimo Xiong, Pam Xiong.

‘WTF’ sparks race and roles debate

January 31, 2011

When Twin Cities director and performer Randy Reyes first heard about the uproar concerning a casting selection in his latest play, entitled "WTF," he wasnâÄôt all that surprised. But thatâÄôs...

Upcoming Shows: Spring 2011

January 31, 2011

Below is a listing of some notable shows to look forward to as you scramble for new ideas to stave off those post-holiday winter doldrums. Also, don't forget about Best Coast & Wavves next week,...

The Icelandic son

January 27, 2011

For an artist whose music is built around such colossal sounds and seriousness, Ãìlafur ArnaldsâÄô mild-mannered demeanor is perplexing. Over the phone, Arnalds is modest, reticent and...

Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

January 27, 2011

What: Ruby Isle CD Release show with Me and My Arrow, New Century Masters & Spyder Baby Raw Dawg 3000 When: Saturday, Jan. 29 Where: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. Cost: $7   Sometimes...

Show Review: The Current turns 6 @ First Ave

January 24, 2011

  "Everyone here is all a little weird!" proclaimed Current DJ Mark Wheat to a roaring audience. And in a way he's right. There is something a little weird about hundreds of people crawling out of...

Albums You Missed in 2010: James Blake

January 20, 2011

If I didn’t know any better, I’d guess that James Blake’s now-leaked but soon-to-be-released self-titled was the musical creation of some sad robot living in a hopeless dystopian future. The ought’s...

Albums You Missed in 2010: Tyler, the Creator

January 20, 2011

“This is what the devil plays before he goes to sleep.” That’s the chilling line that opens up Tyler, the Creator’s debut “Bastard.” It’s an album so outrageously dark it makes Slayer’s...

The Brooklyn-based trio’s signature brand of “joke rap” raised plenty of eyebrows.

Das actually politically correct

January 20, 2011

If Black Star were ever forced into a studio booth with nothing but Bollywood movies, a fully loaded gravity bong and enough Noam Chomsky to inspire a revolution, the result would probably sound something...

Minneapolis cream of the crop

Minneapolis’ cream of the crop

January 20, 2011

WHO: Various artists WHAT: Phantom Tails, Pink Mink, The Goondas, others WHERE: First Avenue WHEN: Jan. 26 COST: $7   If thereâÄôs any certainty in this cruel, cruel world, itâÄôs...

The Ghav’s Opinion – Best Music of 2010

December 16, 2010

Best Albums of 2010 1. Titus Andronicus "The Monitor" 2. Janelle Monae "The ArchAndroid" 3. LCD Soundsystem "This is Happening" 4. The Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" 5. Kanye West "My Beautiful Dark Twisted...

You’re ‘loco’ if you enjoy Four Loko

November 22, 2010

  On Thursday night a group of Minnesota Daily employees convened in a two-bedroom apartment off Seventh Street and Fourth Avenue with a dozen cans of Phusion Projects LLC alcoholic energy drink Four...

The FDA’s fear-based labels

November 18, 2010

Last Thursday, as a part of an effort to prevent tobacco use, the U.S. Drug and Food Administration unveiled and proposed 36 warning labels to appear on cigarette packages by late 2012. Unsurprisingly,...

U alumna assaulted by aggressive ex

October 20, 2010

Former University of Minnesota student Amanda Ebert reported being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend early Friday morning at the 800 block of Fourth Street Southeast. The victim said she invited the 24-year-old...

Final RNC 8 defendants to accept plea deal next week

October 15, 2010

The four remaining RNC 8 defendants, including a former University of Minnesota student, will accept plea agreements in Ramsey County court Tuesday morning.  Rob Czernik, Garret Fitzgerald, Nathanael...

Rybak speaks at Coffman Union

October 14, 2010

Partnering with Get Up MN, Mayor RT Rybak made an appearance in front of Coffman Union Thursday imploring students to vote in the Nov. 2 election. Standing alongside Get Up Minnesota volunteers, Rybak...

MnSCU Office of Chancellor to cut $4.2 million

October 14, 2010

The Office of the Chancellor for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will make $4.2 million in budget cuts and eliminate 41 positions by July 1, 2011. The budget change is a result of expected...

USD student caught shoplifting at bookstore

October 13, 2010

University of Minnesota police arrested a 19-year-old University of South Dakota  student for shoplifting during the Tucker Max  book signing at the Coffman Union  bookstore Monday. The...

Radio K loses federal funding over low ratings

October 12, 2010

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has cut $50,000 in federal funding from Radio K after reports of low ratings. Radio K made the announcement, which coincides with its annual pledge drive, via Twitter...

Homecoming crime rate dips from last year

October 6, 2010

Despite the GophersâÄô upsetting loss to the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday and a Friday night Kid Cudi concert that attracted nearly 7,000 students, the University of Minnesota Police Department...

IFC okays dry-house rule

October 4, 2010

The University of Minnesota Interfraternity Council has unanimously approved an IFC-wide dry-house policy to go into effect Monday in response to numerous IFC policy violations. The decision was made during...

Chi Psi has turbulent past

September 30, 2010

Since 2004, Chi Psi fraternity has a history of sanctions implemented by the University of Minnesota Interfraternity Council, including social probation, community service work and mandatory letters of...

Stone Temple Pilots will be playing a sold-out show at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Friday

Stone Temple Pilots: Don’t call it a comeback

August 10, 2010

Ever since their chart-topping debut âÄúCore ,âÄù Stone Temple Pilots have born the brunt of an avalanche of criticism. But despite being dismissed by critics as blatant mimics of their...

A week on the Fringe

August 10, 2010

Twin Cities Fringe Festival WHEN: Times vary WHERE: Locations vary PRICE: Admission Button: $4 Single: $10-$12 Twin CitiesâÄô residents mightâÄôve felt a sudden influx in creativity with...

Wavves: Don’t believe the hype

Wavves: Don’t believe the hype

August 3, 2010

Every now and then a band emerges and changes everything. Their sound rattles walls, breaks boundaries and challenges the set-in-stone rules of rock âÄònâÄô roll. They leave critics speechless...

The Uptown Art Fair attracts over 300,000 attendees each year.

Eat your art out

August 3, 2010

Uptown Art Fair When: August 6-8 Where: Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, âÄúThe MallâÄù area, 1406 West Lake St. Cost: Free For nearly half a century, MinneapolisâÄô Uptown Art...

Weekend Culture Compass — Bouncer Fighter, Labyrinth

July 28, 2010

Thursday MusicâÄì Neil Young There are maybe five singer-songwriters alive on this planet who rival this undisputed rock deity. ItâÄôs probably the best thing to happen to the UniversityâÄôs...

The lowdown on Lowertown

July 27, 2010

The majority of Twin Cities block parties and festivals have come and gone, but this yearâÄôs St. Paul Lowertown Music Festival has the remedy for your midsummer malaise, delivering a lineup that...

The Cry of the Tiger

July 27, 2010

In a hip-hop scene as close-knit as the Twin CitiesâÄô, itâÄôs hard for your album to go unnoticed âÄî especially if youâÄôre of Doomtree ilk. In just a few short years,...

Pitchfork Profile: DâM-FunK

Pitchfork Profile: DâM-FunK

July 21, 2010

Funk: George Clinton defined it, Dr. Dre revived it through rap music and the Red Hot Chili Peppers brewed their own brand of it. Funk has earned its rightful place as a permanent fixture in the annals...

Pitchfork profile: Sonny Smith

July 21, 2010

ItâÄôd be unfair to simply label Sonny Smith as a musician. HeâÄôs a tireless jack-of-all-trades kind of artist that explores everything from film or art to trying to write the next great...

Major Lazer hype man Skerrit Bwoy jumps into the crowd during their Sunday performance at Pitchfork Music Festival.

Pitchfork’s up-and-comers

July 21, 2010

Ten years ago, Pitchfork was nothing more than a microscopic blip in the world of music journalism. Facing Goliath-like competition from well-established rags like âÄúRolling Stone MagazineâÄù...

Pitchfork profile: Netherfriends

Pitchfork profile: Netherfriends

July 21, 2010

Some listeners might promptly discard ChicagoâÄôs Netherfriends as yet another watered-down, run-of-the-mill Animal Collective rip off. While Netherfriends operates in the same mold, frontman Shawn...

Pitchfork Day 2 recap

July 18, 2010

The torrid Saturday sun beat down on Chicago’s union park as Free Energy opened day two of the Pitchfork music festival on the Aluminum stage. Their bouncy, 70s-inspired power pop resonated with their...

Pitchfork profile: Wyatt Cenac

July 18, 2010

Stand up comics can seem out of place at a noise-filled environment like the Pitchfork music festival. But this year marked the first time comedy made it to the festival. Fortunately, break-through comedians...

Pitchfork Day 1: Radio K coverage

July 17, 2010

Here are some morsels from our friends at Radio K: Friday was the first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. It was a very long day for the Radio K crew, but enough about us. Let's talk about...

Review: STAR WARS: IN CONCERT

Review: STAR WARS: IN CONCERT

July 14, 2010

After four decades, six theatrical productions and a never-ending onslaught of books, video games and vast array of die-hard collector items, one would think the industry had exhausted George Lucas’...

Culture Compass — Band of Horses, Inception and Blingo

Culture Compass — Band of Horses, Inception and Blingo

July 14, 2010

Thursday Bar âÄì Blingo at the Triple Rock Social Club Blingo seems to be the new craze sweeping the Minneapolis bar scene as of late. ItâÄôs basically bingo at a bar with an unexplained...

Interview: Angus Andrew of Liars

Interview: Angus Andrew of Liars

July 14, 2010

Few bands can mirror LiarsâÄô uncanny penchant for converging catchy melodies with experimental arrangements. Born in the wake of the early oughtâÄôs indie explosion and fronted by Filipino-born...

Cult Status shows a little skin

July 14, 2010

Peep Show Where: Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S. When: July 9 âÄì July 29 Price: Free Ever since Cult Status Gallery opened earlier this year, the newfangled Uptown art house hasnâÄôt...

You think you know, but you have no Eyedea

You think you know, but you have no Eyedea

July 7, 2010

Eyedea and Abilities w/ Tapes âÄôn Tapes and Total Babe Where: Walker Art Center When: July 11, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cost: Free In 2000, a 17-year-old Twin Cities-based MC by the name of Eyedea bewildered...

Books and Bars host Jeff Kamin Thursday at the Aster Café.

Brews, books and jokes at Bryant Lake

July 7, 2010

Ah, book clubs. The mere thought of them makes one shudder and the mind reel with images of stay-at-home moms sitting at Perkins âÄúdiscussingâÄù OprahâÄôs pick of the month over...

Radio K live @ 7th St. Entry: HEALTH “Die Slow”

July 1, 2010

Radio K gives us yet another morsel of raucous fun from LA noise band HEALTH. The performance is of Die Slow and is a sample from Radio K's footage of the band's June 15th show at First Ave's 7th St. Entry.

A spicier taste of Minnesota

June 29, 2010

When it comes to the Fourth of July, America is about excess. We like our food in heaps, our stereos turned up to 11 and our fireworks extravagant. For nearly three decades, the Taste of Minnesota has...

G-Biz: Politics and Hip-Hop 101

G-Biz: Politics and Hip-Hop 101

June 29, 2010

From Bob DylanâÄôs decade-defining protest-folk to the fight-the-power fist-raisers of Public Enemy to RadioheadâÄôs the-planet-is-dying, Bush-era doom and gloom, artists have never been...

Black Blondie show their pride

Black Blondie show their pride

June 22, 2010

One year removed from their critically acclaimed debut album âÄúDo You Remember Who You Wanted to Be,âÄù Black Blondie arenâÄôt the only ones still struggling to pin down their...

Twin Cities Improv Festival turns four

Twin Cities Improv Festival turns four

June 22, 2010

Fourth annual Twin Cities Improv Festival When: June 24-27 Where: Brave New Workshop Cost: $12 Over the course of nearly half a century, Chicago has built a reputation for being the mecca of improvisational...

The Love (Show)boat promises something for everyone

The Love (Show)boat promises something for everyone

June 16, 2010

WHAT: âÄúTriumph of LoveâÄù by Pierre Marivaux WHEN: June 18 âÄì August 28 WHERE: The Minnesota Centennial Showboat, 330 21st Ave. S. Sitting quietly on St. PaulâÄôs riverfront,...

Culture Compass — John Hodgman, Ant-Civ Showcase and Ramblin Jack Elliott

Culture Compass — John Hodgman, Ant-Civ Showcase and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

June 16, 2010

Thursday Music Kaiser Cartel This Brooklyn-based pop duo used to be elementary school teachers. And itâÄôs not all that surprising considering their reputation for garish and cutesy live shows...

A long, hard look at Lookbook

A long, hard look at Lookbook

June 16, 2010

In a city dominated by an ever-burgeoning hip-hop scene and a plethora of lo-fi indie acts, one might expect Lookbook âÄòs âÄô80s-inspired dance-rock to draw snickers and sneers from snarky...

Best bars to watch people score

Best bars to watch people score

June 9, 2010

In a world as volatile and uncertain as this one, itâÄôs important that we as a people take a moment every now and then to set aside our differences and come together as one. And, hey, what better...

Lambert brings his celebrity sass to our neck o the woods this weekend.

Culture Compass — Adam Lambert, John Butler Trio and a movie about Rush

June 9, 2010

Thursday MusicâÄî John Butler Trio This rabid bunch of Australian hippies have had no trouble gaining notoriety for their eclectic jam rock. After a lineup revamp and new album, Butler is still...

Miles Mendenhall tackles reality TV

June 9, 2010

After becoming the youngest artist ever to receive a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, 23-year-old Miles Mendenhall went from being a laborious University of Minnesota art student to one of MinneapolisâÄô...

What’s what at Grand Old Day

June 1, 2010

Dubbing St. PaulâÄôs annual Grand Old Day celebration a block party may be a bit of an understatement. The event, taking place Sunday, is a garish three-mile-long sprawl packing more than twenty...

Profile: A Paper Cup Band

Profile: A Paper Cup Band

June 1, 2010

WHAT: A Paper Cup BandâÄôs release of âÄúSitting Shotgun to a StatueâÄù WHEN: Friday, June 4, 10 p.m. WHERE: The Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Mpls. TICKETS: Free If Rivers Cuomo...

Mpls. street food 101

Mpls. street food 101

May 26, 2010

The absence of street food vendors in a bustling, pedestrian-ridden city like Minneapolis is perplexing. While there are an endless number of restaurants and obligatory fast-food chains, street carts,...

Kristoff Kranes LP release is this weekend at The Cedar. PHOTO COURTESY SATORI IMPRESSIONS

Weekend Culture Compass – Kristoff Krane and Menergy

May 26, 2010

Thursday Theater âÄî Bedlam TheatreâÄôs Full Moon Cabaret Swing by the Bedlam Theater for a colorful night filled with shadow puppets, skits and music. The moon is full only once a month....

Bethany Larson and The Bees Knees is an A&E band to watch at Memory Lanes block party. PHOTO COURTESY BETHANY LARSON

Bands, brews and bowling at Memory Lanes

May 26, 2010

Considering the vast array of clubs and bars spread across Minneapolis , a bowling alley may seem like a peculiar place for a music venue. But that didnâÄôt stop Keith Hinrichs, general manager...

PHOTO COURTESY DFA

Review: LCD Soundsystem’s “This is Happening”

May 19, 2010

LCD Soundsystem ALBUM: âÄúThis is HappeningâÄù LABEL: DFA For a genre already rife with clichés and imitators, LCD SoundsystemâÄôs James Murphy has always had his work...

LRT construction to begin soon

May 4, 2010

After years of legislative wrangling and sluggish progress, the opening phases of Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line construction will begin this month in the Washington Avenue area. Summer construction...

U physicians hold free skin cancer screenings

May 3, 2010

University of Minnesota physicians from the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center offered free skin cancer screenings and advice for patients as a part of their annual Melanoma Monday event. Screenings...

Poet and writer Quincy Troupe speaks about his art experiences Wednesday at Coffman Union.

Famed author and poet speaks at Coffman Union

April 28, 2010

With content ranging from his mother to NBA superstars, poet and famed author Quincy Troupe dazzled and electrified an audience with his hard-edged poetry at the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Coffman...

Psychology senior Kristine Volovsek picks up backpacks Monday from the Coffman Union lawn.

Backpack display raises awareness

April 26, 2010

More than 1,000 backpacks lay strewn across the lawn in front of Coffman Union on Monday. None of them belonged to University of Minnesota students. In an effort to raise awareness about college suicide,...

Senior advisor to the Bush administration and author Karl Rove speaks to the University of Minnesota College Republicans at Smith Hall on Thursday.  After his lecture, Rove signed copies of his new book, Courage and Consequence.

Karl Rove speaks at U

April 22, 2010

Greeted with everything from resounding applause to scornful chants, Karl Rove, a former senior advisor to George. W. Bush, spoke in front of about 100 people Thursday in Smith hall. Partnering with Young...

Former University runner places 12th in Boston Marathon

April 19, 2010

Three months of rigorous training paid off Monday for University of Minnesota alumnus Antonio Vega, who placed 12th in the Boston Marathon. Vega clocked in at 2 hours, 13 minutes and 47 seconds, averaging...

Mpls to install new, high-tech parking meters

April 18, 2010

A new on-street parking meter system approved by the City Council on Friday may have fewer Minneapolis drivers scrambling for spare change. While the city is still in the process of negotiating contracts...

Panel talks social host ordinance

April 14, 2010

Before a panel comprised of University of Minnesota faculty, law enforcement and a county attorney, University students and members from the surrounding community expressed their concerns regarding the...

Karl Stoerzinger fixes a bike Tuesday at the Midtown Bike Center.

Bike center coming to U campus

April 13, 2010

Breaking free from the mobs of bikes on campus during the school year, cyclists who are willing to pay will have a new, exclusive spot all to themselves beginning in August. Located in the Oak Street Parking...

Mayor R.T. Rybak prepares Minneapolis for state aid cuts

April 9, 2010

On Thursday afternoon, Mayor R.T. Rybak detailed his plan to prepare for an additional $9.2 million in state aid cuts. Rybak stressed that certain pre-emptive financial decisions made by the city mitigated...

2009 Minnesota STD rates down 5 percent

April 6, 2010

Reports of sexually transmitted diseases declined 5 percent in 2009 according to a study released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. While chlamydia cases remained steady, reports of gonorrhea...

Hideaway employee Broke Johnson shows a package of Salvia. Legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill that could criminalize the hallucinogenic herb.

Senate approves bill to ban salvia

March 29, 2010

Minnesota may be poised to join the ranks of 17 other states that have passed legislation prohibiting the sale and possession of the hallucinogenic drug salvia. The Minnesota Senate approved a bill Monday...

Students get their hands wet with river research

March 23, 2010

Researchers hope a course that began this semester at the University of Minnesota could spark policy changes for local industries near the Mississippi River. The course, Biology 4950, is based on the Minnesota...

$8 million award to aid in wind turbine research

March 22, 2010

A recently finalized $8 million Department of Energy grant will help University of Minnesota researchers meet the DOEâÄôs goal of utilizing wind power for 20 percent of U.S energy needs by 2030....

U researcher: Public is key to environmental success

March 10, 2010

While scientists and researchers are well versed in hot-button issues like climate change, University of Minnesota researcher Patrick Hamilton said he thinks science museums and educational institutions...

U grad to take a second shot at House of Representatives

March 9, 2010

Despite being defeated in 2008 by more 40 percent of the vote, University of Minnesota alumnus Ole Hovde is taking another shot at the Minnesota House of Representatives. Hovde, who graduated from the...

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Prominent agronomy professor to retire at age 70

March 4, 2010

With more than four decades to show for it, Ronald Phillips redefines the meaning of school spirit. Phillips, a RegentsâÄô professor of agronomy at the University of Minnesota, is retiring after...

Jeff Crump, a professor of housing studies, presents his project during research slam on Friday in Rapson Hall.

Design faculty compete for funding

February 28, 2010

With nothing but five minutes of time and a projection screen, professors and faculty from the University of Minnesota College of Design competed for $1,000 in professional development funds at the schoolâÄôs...

Expert warns of pending environmental crisis

February 22, 2010

While environmentalists and scientists debate pressing issues like renewable energy and climate change, University of Arizona professor Robert GlennonâÄôs concern is over a seemingly ubiquitous...

University sophomore Christopher Swanson shovels snow with other Beyond Coal members Thursday in front of Coffman Union to form a mountain structure for a demonstration.

Student group protests coal mining

February 18, 2010

Equipped with shovels and flyers, members from the University of Minnesota student group Campus Beyond Coal constructed a 10-foot snow mountain in front of Coffman Union to raise awareness for the environmental...

Research shows nicotine-free cigs can help quitters

February 15, 2010

A recent study conducted by the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center concluded that nicotine-free cigarettes are effective in hindering prolonged cigarette...

University graduate student Brandon Hathaway explains the process of biomass gasification Monday in the Mechanical Engineering building.

Solar research goes thermal

February 10, 2010

From solar-powered vehicles to solar gasifiers, students and faculty at the University of Minnesota have participated in more than a dozen research projects as part of an effort to develop new methods...

Peter Reich

U prof. awarded for leaf research

February 8, 2010

After conducting a 20-year study that spanned two continents, Peter Reich knows a thing or two about leaves. Reich, a professor in the Department of Forest Resources, received the BBVA FoundationâÄôs...

Student group hosts housing brainstorm

February 3, 2010

Students from the University of Minnesota College of Design bridged the gap between the academic and professional worlds Saturday in Rapson Hall to host a design brainstorming session for a future housing...

U approves new study abroad options in Israel

February 1, 2010

For years, University of Minnesota students were required to seek special permission to study abroad in Israel. However, a recently approved petition will open the door for more students to study in the...

Bruininks appeals to Legislature for funds

January 27, 2010

Following Gov. Tim PawlentyâÄôs recommendation to cut the University of MinnesotaâÄôs $240 million request for state funds to $130 million, University President Bob Bruininks asked legislators...

Supreme Court ruling spurs debate

January 25, 2010

A ravenous, non-indigenous fish has infested Midwestern waterways, leaving some fish and wildlife experts concerned. Described as âÄúaquatic vacuum cleaners,âÄù the Asian carp has the potential...

MPIRG shifts health care goals

January 20, 2010

While the future of federal health care reform remains uncertain, the student-directed Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) has launched a campaign in hopes of bringing a single-payer plan...

Minnesota students get hands-on experience with engineering

December 10, 2009

Equipped with glue guns, goggles and hand saws, middle-school students from across the state gathered at the University of Minnesota on Thursday morning for a hands-on introduction to the world of mechanical...

Minneapolis Police Department faces layoffs

December 9, 2009

While the Minneapolis City CouncilâÄôs newly approved 2010 budget spared the division responsible for investigating civil rights complaints in the city, the Minneapolis Police Department was not...