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Alternative medicine assists with surgery

September 7, 1999

Carefully gauging the rhythm and tone of his voice, Dr. Donald Houge gently guides his patients through special moments and recollections of their lives. He pays attention to their breathing patterns,...

Funding falls short of health center’s request

September 1, 1999

Despite a yearlong plea for support on a $37 million budget request, the state Legislature granted the Academic Health Center little more than 40 percent of the money they asked for. Health center officials...

Psychology professor James Rest dies at 58

July 22, 1999

James R. Rest, a professor of educational psychology and a co-founder of the University's Center for the Study of Ethical Development, died Saturday from a degenerative genetic disorder. He was 58. "Professor...

Grant used to promote science with youth

July 22, 1999

Some researchers in the science community fear interest in general science is beginning to fade among middle school students. But several University researchers hope a $300,000 national grant will help...

Senate vote yields hands-off patient protection

July 16, 1999

Four days of partisan warfare on the Senate floor ended Thursday night, giving legislative preference to large insurance companies and leaving doctors and patients continually dependent upon the decisions...

Health insurance costs a barrier for students

July 16, 1999

Despite efforts in the Senate to strengthen consumers' foothold in a health care system dominated by managed care, many University students will still be footing the bill on their own. Boynton Health Service...

Testosterone, homophobia are indicators of machismo

June 7, 1999

A team of researchers at the University's Academic Health Center discovered a link between "Mucho Macho" male traits and extremely high levels of testosterone and even homophobia. Their findings will be...

Refund given on grant used to buy cocaine

June 4, 1999

The University announced Thursday it will reimburse the National Institutes of Health for $11,000 in grants it awarded a University researcher who used the money to purchase cocaine for his research. The...

Racial allegations put spin on shut-down of hip-hop show

June 4, 1999

and Nichol Nelson In less than a year, a small Dinkytown juice and sub shop became a mecca for Minneapolis' grassroots hip-hop movement. Yet despite the popularity of the Sunday night shows, the building's...

Med exams intensify studying for students

June 1, 1999

As University undergraduates adjust the margins for their final papers and hunt down their dust-collecting textbooks in preparation for next week's final exams, second-year medical students have already...

Nicotine patches assist Boynton’s smoking cease-fire

May 25, 1999

Smokers looking for an alternative to kicking the habit cold turkey can turn to the Boynton Health Service for free help. Each Monday, students interested in quitting smoking can go to Boynton for a six-week...

Health centers’ funding falls short

May 21, 1999

With a beefy tax surplus, the windfall from a $6.1 billion tobacco settlement and a third-party governor, the 1999 state legislative session proved to be one of the strangest in years. And not everybody...

Guthrie active with U program

May 20, 1999

Every year thousands of starry-eyed aspiring actors and actress step off buses in New York or Los Angeles with dreams of fame. Fresh-faced with high school diploma in hand, many budding thespians look...

University to replace voice mail system

May 13, 1999

With more than 28,000 lines and 19,000 voice mail boxes, the University's phone system can't afford any Y2K hang-ups. By the end of June, the University will spend almost $1.5 million to implement a new...

High graduate placement

May 13, 1999

The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded the University Medical School's family practice department with its Gold Achievement Award. The award -- the academy's highest accolade -- is given to...

May Day festival reflects community’s celebration of nature, labor and life

May 3, 1999

Giant vibrant puppets wobbled down the street while children dressed as robins, elephants and pandas danced to the rhythmic beat of tribal drums. Thousands of people celebrated earth, life and humankind...

Afshar sets political goals aside after loss

April 30, 1999

The anticipation hung thick atop the Chateau in Dinkytown as Sarah Afshar and a small party of campaign supporters anxiously expected the Minnesota Student Association presidential election results. Patiently,...

Isolation strengthens blow of domestic abuse in rural areas

April 28, 1999

The neighbors nervously listen, while terrifying screams echo through their walls and collide with thundering threats and belittling vulgarity. The sound of dishes shattering against the kitchen floor...

Researchers subscribe to new grant system

April 16, 1999

As one of the premiere public research institutions in the country, the University receives thousands of research grants each year. Last year University researchers garnered more than 350 million sponsored...

Forum addresses

April 12, 1999

Dr. Barry Levy asked members of the University and Twin Cities health care organizations to address global health issues and to start here in Minnesota. More than 150 students, faculty members and staff...

U researchers get smart with tumors

April 5, 1999

Researchers at the University's Department of Neurosurgery are beginning trials on a treatment for reoccurring brain tumors more than 50,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. Dr. Walter Hall, associate...

Medical

March 29, 1999

Impatiently stirring vegetable dip with carrot sticks or poking meatballs with toothpicks, more than 225 fourth-year medical school students nervously waited to receive a small white envelope that would...

Med School eased by comradery

March 12, 1999

and Nichol Nelson Medical school is daunting. New classmates, mind-boggling course work and unbelievable pressure are only a few of the elements that make a medical education challenging. To ease the transition...

Foote to become head of medical division

March 11, 1999

A two-year search for a new director of the Health Services Research and Policy Division of the University's School of Public Health is finally over. University administrators recently named Susan Bartlett...

Speedy synapses come into play for Brain Bee

March 5, 1999

Electrical impulses raced across the surface of students' gray matter as they spouted out answers as fast as their synapses could snap. They responded to questions about Huntington's disease and cranial...

Clinton taps U bioethics

March 2, 1999

A new discovery in cell research has the president asking a University professor for help in ethical decision-making. Dr. Jeffrey Kahn was recently chosen as a consultant to President Clinton's 17-member...

Medical School works to sensitize,

February 26, 1999

When Erin Krebs goes to the doctor for her annual exam, the line of questioning usually goes something like this: The doctor asks, "Are you sexually active?" and when Krebs answers, "Yes," the doctor --...

Researchers offer

February 24, 1999

Dubbed the "hidden epidemic," genital herpes is a condition many people contract but few want to discuss. It is estimated that one in five adults will contract genital herpes in their lifetime. Although...

Proposed bill would

February 17, 1999

A proposed bill to the state Legislature would stick students in the arm and then poke them in their wallets. Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, recently penned a bill requiring all University and state...

Clinton’s budget proposal affects U researchers’ plans

February 12, 1999

While President Clinton's proposed budget for the National Institutes of Health falls short of expectations, University researchers say they should still fare well. In Clinton's next year's budget, the...

Aggravated by construction, parking shortage strains medical staff

February 11, 1999

When Ward Ortmann drives to work in the morning, he has several parking options. The laboratory researcher can hope to find a spot in the Huron Boulevard lot, pay up to $24 per day for ramp parking or...

Grant funding falls short in Clinton’s proposal

February 4, 1999

While President Clinton's 2000 budget request provides a slight boost in federal aid for higher education, under Clinton's package students who receive Pell Grants will continue not to get as much money...

Students include cadavers’ families in memorial service

February 2, 1999

When first-year medical students walk into the gross anatomy laboratory for the first time, the sight of a cadaver can be unnerving. But the bodies under the sheets, lying cold and stiff across the tables,...

Ventura’s budget

January 29, 1999

In his first biennial budget proposal, entitled "A Taxpayer's Budget," Gov. Jesse Ventura is directing 70 percent of all new spending to education, and the University's medical community stands to gain...

New policy will speed up

January 27, 1999

Itemizing a detailed research budget can be cumbersome for investigators who want to concentrate on the scientific merit of a project. Now, in an attempt to reduce notification time in reviewing grant...

Emblem

January 25, 1999

Beginning this month, first-year Medical School students will add another dimension to their rigorous world of highlighters and heavy textbooks. They will start seeing patients. More than 160 students...

Sign of the times:

January 21, 1999

Medical students are constantly at the brink of the latest technological advances. But when it comes to test-taking they still prefer to use the old paper and pencil. This June, second-year medical students...

Student volunteers

January 19, 1999

When Shizu Mochizuki finishes her classes she likes to stop by Fairview-Riverside Medical Center on her way home to check on her patient. Since December, Mochizuki, an international student from Japan,...

Outreach, optimism highlight

January 14, 1999

The Medical School attributes much of its success to the accomplishment of the faculty, but the future of the school lies in the hands of its students, Dr. Alfred Michael told more than 80 faculty members...

New center aims to improve U’s

January 7, 1999

Support for biomedical research must begin in the Medical School, Dr. David Nathan told more than 50 University Medical School staff and professionals Wednesday at the Weisman Art Museum. Wednesday's event,...

MSA

December 2, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association narrowly ratified the Fees Committee slate in a 22-20-3 vote Tuesday during its bimonthly forum. Along with the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, the association...

Uncanny change sends chairs flying

November 28, 1998

Subway asks their customers if they are ready for a wrap. But now Subway might consider asking their employees if they are ready to be rapped in the face by a customer wielding the right side of a restaurant...

Low participation is a primary concern

November 23, 1998

It is difficult to interpret the student mandate when the winning candidate for student body president garners just 1 percent of the eligible vote. When Nikki Kubista and Erin Ferguson won the presidency...

After one quarter,

November 23, 1998

Infighting and apathy continue to plague the Minnesota Student Association, but members are optimistic for the coming quarter. As her first quarter in office draws to a close, president Nikki Kubista said...

MSA attendance policies

November 18, 1998

Nikki Kubista said she felt like a mom Tuesday when she delivered her "unhappy speech" to the Minnesota Student Association's forum. "We can do better for students on campus," said Kubista, president of...

Turnout statistics show Humphrey won the campus vote

November 16, 1998

Gov.-elect Jesse Ventura shocked the world by jumping off the top rope of the wrestling ring and into the governor's mansion. Ventura claimed he muscled over the other candidates with the strength of the...

Customer signatures reach

November 13, 1998

More than 400 patrons of a treasured Dinkytown lunch spot signed a petition this week to prevent its possible closing if the University decides to purchase the Newman Center building. The future of the...

Coalition discusses free speech on campus

November 12, 1998

Robyn Hubbard challenged more than 40 students and staff members to clasp their hands over their mouths and shout a muffled "free speech" in an exercise to defend the First Amendment on Wednesday. In reaction...

More players choose NBA before B.A.

November 11, 1998

For the past eight years, the lure of million-dollar contracts has persuaded more men's basketball players to drop out of college in favor of short-term professional careers. "We can sit around and talk...

Students’ light course loads put four-year graduation plan in jeopardy

November 6, 1998

Although tuition costs are rising around the country, many students will not graduate in four years, causing them to sign on for another year of student loans. University students are averaging just 12.5...