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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Sam Boeser

Economic development rooted in funding forU turf grass research

Published February 9, 2005

Two Minnesota senators introduced a new bill that would give $75,000 in each of the next three years for turf research at the University. Co-authored by Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, and Sen. LeRoy Stumpf,...

Grant to aid U tick disease research

Published February 4, 2005

Researchers at the University will try to slow the spread of a tick-borne disease with a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Anaplasmosis spreads to humans and animals through tick...

New career center unveiled in St. Paul

Published February 2, 2005

University officials cut the ribbon and opened a new student career center Tuesday on the St. Paul campus. The St. Paul Career Center is the second such center at the University, with the first being on...

Upgraded vet lab improves research

Published January 31, 2005

The University has completed a $1.5 million renovation of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, officials announced in a ceremony Friday. "We were able to finish ahead of schedule and on budget," said...

Bioscience officials expect new facility to pay off

Published January 26, 2005

Fund raising for a new $20 million bioscience incubator, a center where startup bioscience companies conduct research and develop technologies, finished Friday. Bioscience incubators exist across the country,...

U climbing club members pick their way up slippery slopes

Published January 24, 2005

Clinging to a sheet of vertical ice, U Rock; U of M Climbing Club co-President Brian Wray ignores the 30-foot drop below him as he scales the frozen face of the St. Paul bluff he says he ascends just for...

New senior fellow named

Published January 24, 2005

The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs appointed Jay Kiedrowski to be a senior fellow within its Center for Leadership of Nonprofits, Philanthropy and the Public Sector on Friday. As one of the center's...

U professor, honored bird-genetics pioneer dies at 88

Published January 19, 2005

A University geneticist who was one of the first to link specific genes to animal traits and who contributed to the field for more than 60 years passed away Jan. 1. Robert Shoffner was 88 years old. "He...

Grant helps Raptor Center reach low-income students

Published January 18, 2005

Thanks to a new grant, the University's Raptor Center researchers and volunteers are using raptors to excite more minority and low-income children about learning. Teaming up with AmeriCorps, the new program...

Experts, U prepare for soybean disease

Published December 14, 2004

Since the discovery of Asian soybean rust this November in Louisiana, the University has been working with Minnesota farmers and soybean experts to prepare the state for the arrival of the disease. Soybean...

U helps form social-work program

Published December 8, 2004

The University is teaming up with other universities across the state to combat the declining number of social-service professionals working in child care. Their team effort consists of a new program that...

Lead slugs linked to eagle poisoning

Published December 7, 2004

Lead slugs used in deer hunting could be linked to lead poisoning in bald eagles, according to ongoing studies by researchers from the University's Raptor Center. The research team is studying the hypothesis...

Bell offers plan for move

Published December 2, 2004

When the Bell Museum of Natural History moves to the St. Paul campus, museum director Scott Lanyon hopes it will be more than a natural history museum. The new museum should combine features of a science...

Bell Museum to move to St. Paul

Published November 29, 2004

The Bell Museum of Natural History is moving to the St. Paul campus, said Nina Shepherd, director of media and public relations for the museum. The Bell Museum has been located on the East Bank campus...

Grant allows U anti-violence center to improve Web site

Published November 23, 2004

The University's Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse received a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for the continuation of its Violence Against Women Online Resources. The online...

Day of remembrance honors victims of anti-transgender violence

Published November 18, 2004

University students are honoring transgender victims of violence this week as part of a nationally recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is in its second year at the University. The week is...

Memorial honors anatomy donors

Published November 17, 2004

Amid smiles and tears, friends, family, faculty members and students gathered Tuesday night at the Ted Mann Concert Hall to recognize those who have donated their bodies to the University's Anatomy Bequest...

U researchers find antibiotic use in animals is beneficial

Published November 11, 2004

Using antibiotics in chickens bred for consumption could be beneficial for people who eat them, a team of researchers found. The team, led by Dr. Randall Singer of the University's College of Veterinary...

COAFES recognizes Minnesotans for achievements in agriculture

Published November 9, 2004

Three Minnesotans received the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture on Monday during a ceremony at the McNamara alumni center. The College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences recognized...