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Daniel Necas displays an immigrant letter on Monday in the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) in the Elmer L. Anderson Library.  The IHRC is working to digitize, translate, and interpret thousands of letters exchanged between immigrants and their loved ones between 1850 and 1970.

U digitizes early immigrant letters home

December 7, 2010

On Feb. 3, 1957, Latvian citizen Anna Paikens wrote somberly to her son, who had recently moved to Minneapolis: âÄúYou know that well that I am lonely. When I receive your letter it is like a sun...

Public discusses high-speed train

December 1, 2010

Fifteen years of planning led to the first public discussion of a high-speed train from the Twin Cities to Chicago this week. A forum held Monday night focused specifically on a train from the Twin Cities...

15 U students heading to UN

November 24, 2010

Fifteen University of Minnesota students and one professor are heading to Cancun, Mexico for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference is the 16th of its kind and begins Nov. 29. It...

Troubled semester leads to greek peer monitoring system

November 24, 2010

After a semester marred with sexual assault allegations, University of Minnesota fraternities are coming together to form the greek party police. Organizers plan to implement Arkeo, as it will be known,...

Smoking rates see dramatic drop

November 18, 2010

Smoking rates have decreased more than 50 percent since 1980, according to a Minnesota Heart Survey study. The study, published in the Nov. 23 issue of the journal Circulation, was conducted through surveys...

Plunkett employee Casey Mitchell moves a heater being used in an apartment in West St Paul Tuesday afternoon. To exterminate the bed bugs, heaters bring the room from 120 to 140 degrees and the fans circulate the air for five hours.

Growing bedbug epidemic reaches U

November 10, 2010

They suck human blood while their prey sleep, silently infest entire living spaces, and have been known to cause insomnia and anxiety in their victims. TheyâÄôre bedbugs, and theyâÄôre...

Corner stores to promote fresh food

November 3, 2010

For many people on a budget, fresh and healthy foods are hard to find. The city of Minneapolis hopes to make that less of a problem this fall with a program to help corner stores redesign their layouts...

Recalled drug may treat cancer

October 28, 2010

A notorious sleep aid that caused birth defects in children in the 1950s may have new life as a cancer-fighting drug. In clinical trials last month University of Minnesota researchers found that adding...

Swedish delegates study Mpls Somali population

October 25, 2010

More than 50,000 Somalis live in Sweden, where the group makes up one of the highest refugee populations in the country. This may sound familiar to Minneapolis residents, who share the city with 25,000...

Last of RNC8 accept plea bargain, avoid jail

October 20, 2010

After two years of trials and hearings, the RNC 8 ordeal resolved Tuesday with plea hearings. The remaining four RNC 8 defendants pleaded guilty at a packed court hearing to various offences stemming from...

Dr. Tara Krosch works in the University Medical School’s pancreatic cancer research lab in Moos Tower Wednesday.  The lab is supervised by Dr. Ashok Saluja, professor and vice chair of research in the Medical School’s department of surgery.

New drug aims to treat tough pancreatic cancer

October 15, 2010

More than 43,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed this year with one of the most aggressive cancers with very few treatment options âÄî pancreatic cancer. Very little is known about...

MTV co-hosts scholarship contest

October 5, 2010

Applying for financial aid can be difficult and confusing, but a national competition is offering a $10,000 prize for students who build a tool to simplify the process. The âÄúGet Schooled Challenge,âÄù...

Zebrafish genes advance U research

Zebrafish genes advance U research

September 30, 2010

They are less than a fingerâÄôs length long and cost only 20 cents each, but zebrafish could help save lives through University of Minnesota research. The Molecular and Cellular Biology building ...

Technology association organizes research park

September 20, 2010

Plans for a 32-acre, $750 million research facility adjacent to the University of Minnesota campus were unveiled by organizers from a nonprofit technology association Thursday. The project’s organizers...

Research: Foods can play role in study habits

September 16, 2010

        Superfoods have become food for thought. The foods students eat could help increase memory, energy levels and attention capacity, according to multiple studies and nutritionists. For...