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Bruininks: More police to patrol campus

September 5, 2006

Last year the University experienced a lot of crime. What is the University doing to ensure student safety? The safety of our students is a very important priority for the University. We are adding police...

Students can view portion of teacher evaluations online

August 16, 2006

Although they might be tedious, students could find some benefit in filling out teacher evaluation forms honestly. Thomas Dohm, director of the University's office of measurement services, said the student...

Group warns of bedbug resurgence

August 16, 2006

Not letting the bedbugs bite, classically just a line in an old nursery rhyme, has become an irritatingly real challenge for some. According to the National Pest Control Management Association, the bedbug...

U gets national fundraising award

August 16, 2006

The University's fundraising efforts garnered national attention when the school was awarded a 2006 CASE- WealthEngine Award for Sustained Excellence in Educational Fundraising. The award honors fundraising...

New U VP to focus on diversity

August 2, 2006

Rusty Barceló, the University's new vice president for access, equity and multicultural affairs, said she hopes to liven up the campus' diversity climate with her own bag of unique tricks. Barceló...

U takes new approach to funding medical technology

July 26, 2006

The University is taking a fresh approach in licensing a new invention that one day might treat macular degeneration. The new technology, created by University professors Art Erdman and Timothy Olsen,...

Bruininks discusses views on University-based stem cell research

July 26, 2006

With the summer session near its end and the new school year creeping up, University President Bob Bruininks expressed his thoughts to the Daily on student concerns, recent legislation and the environment. How...

TCF banks on U stadium naming agreement

July 19, 2006

Besides putting its logo on everything but Goldy's forehead, TCF will get additional perks for signing on to the University's stadium project. In exchange for $35 million, the University will give TCF...

Regents approve program to boost health workforce

July 19, 2006

A center said to be intended to reduce growing health workforce shortages was approved at last week's Board of Regents meeting. The Center for Allied Health Programs will collaborate with the University's...

Regents meeting to cover construction projects

July 12, 2006

The Board of Regents will meet today to discuss a handful of construction projects that might be launched within the next few months. Administators will present final project proposals and regents will...

More police added for summer

July 5, 2006

More police in north Minneapolis this summer are intended to increase safety. Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced last week the addition of six state troopers to the 4th Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department. "We're...

U goes ahead with planned college mergers

July 5, 2006

As the University realignment train moves forward, the plan for academic alignment reached a destination Saturday. With six colleges merging into three, July marks a time for new administative titles,...

Faculty members work to achieve tenure, professorship

June 21, 2006

Ben Munson, an assistant professor in the department of speech/language/hearing sciences, has a new title. After an intense application process, Munson received tenure status and will start the new academic...

Obesity remains a problem in United States

June 14, 2006

The latest national statistics indicate obesity continues to be a problem. According to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 32 percent of American adults are...

American Indian prof doubles up on doctoral degrees

June 7, 2006

A University professor recently added to her credentials and marked a medical first for the American Indian community. Margaret Moss, an associate professor in the School of Nursing and a Three Affiliated...

U’s T-cell research could cure diseases

May 31, 2006

University researchers are taking on the roles of superheroes, hoping their discovery could one day treat gastrointestinal diseases, help underdeveloped countries and protect the United States from bioterrorism. Researchers...

U researchers confirm negative effects of secondhand smoke on infants

May 24, 2006

A University Cancer Center study suggests that exposing infants to secondhand smoke could contribute to cancer risks later in life. Researchers studied the urine of 144 infants exposed to cigarette smoke...

Moms to talk live about motherhood

May 5, 2006

A University mother and daughter will get together to discuss motherhood every weekend starting this Saturday - not around a kitchen table drinking tea, but in front of a microphone chatting live on radio. Marti...

Dental program to bite the dust

May 4, 2006

The closing of the advanced education in general dentistry program in the Dentistry School has some concerned and others excited for a better future. The program, which has been around for more than 20...

Student survey reports on religion and politics, society

May 1, 2006

UEditor's note: This story is the last in a series that examines students' experiences with different faiths. Today's story looks at additional results of a Minnesota Daily survey on religion. niversity...

Wakeboard club makes waves at national contest

April 28, 2006

While some University students enjoy a casual bicycle ride through the park, Meghan Gruszynski, a junior civil engineering student, grabs a rope and dances through the air behind a speeding boat. To her,...

Survey: Religions vary greatly for U students

April 28, 2006

The largest percentage of students, 17.9 percent, reported themselves as Catholic. "There was a pretty big Ö wave of Catholic settlement in the late 19th, early 20th century in and around the Twin Cities,"...

U to offer health coaching certificate

April 25, 2006

Medical students who dream of coaching patients toward a more healthful lifestyle now have the opportunity to participate in a specialized education track. The University's Center for Spirituality and...

Students walk for life and relay message of survival

April 21, 2006

University students will gather tonight to participate in a 12-hour walk for cancer research. Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, brings together the community and those who have...

Locally financed film draws audience to discuss American Indian land issues

April 20, 2006

The University's American Indian Student Cultural Center brought together students, tribe members and interested community members to discuss American Indian land issues. People gathered Wednesday at the...

U researchers’ discovery could advance testing for lupus

April 17, 2006

University researchers have identified a gene variant prominent in people who have lupus. A team led by Timothy Behrens, a University professor of medicine, studied DNA samples of lupus patients as well...

Reported STI cases reach record high

April 11, 2006

Sexually transmitted infections set a record high last year with nearly 16,000 cases reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Luisa Pessoa-Brandão, HIV/STD surveillance coordinator for the...

Cancer conference helps alleviate fears

April 7, 2006

Being labeled a "cancer survivor" might have a lot of positive implications, but most survivors run into later problems as a result of their treatment. The University Cancer Center plans to bring together...

Life-saving defibrillators dot campus map

April 5, 2006

During their time on campus, many students will stroll past a device that someday could save a life. These devices, called automated external defibrillators, are around campus to help in case of a sudden...

Proposal could benefit research

March 30, 2006

A proposal requesting $330 million for new biomedical science research facilities has the potential to benefit many in the Twin Cities, said Regent Tony Baraga. The funding would allow the University to...

Academic Health Center promotes holistic medicine

March 28, 2006

Academic Health Center students and faculty members will gather Wednesday at the McNamara Alumni Center to watch a documentary produced by Twin Cities Public Television. The documentary, called "The New...

U works to update disability services

March 27, 2006

As students walk up the stairs to the One Stop Student Center inside Fraser Hall, Rachel Garaghty, a political science and French sophomore, sits in her electric wheelchair, waiting for someone to open...

U researchers find help for memory loss

March 20, 2006

University researchers have awakened hope in finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The team, led by Karen Ashe, professor of neurology, found a protein in the brain that has been shown to cause memory...

Tips for a safe spring break

March 9, 2006

Jennifer Comeau, a French studies sophomore who is planning to work during next week's break from classes, is aware spring break can be a dangerous time for some students. "(Students need) to use common...

State deals with lack of resources for mental health

March 8, 2006

People suffering from mental illness continue to struggle through Minnesota's complex mental health care system. Hospitals also are struggling to provide adequate care because of a shortage of beds, a...

Iraq conference educates anti-war effort

March 6, 2006

On Saturday, about 125 students and community members gathered at Carlson School of Management to listen to activist speakers, watch a spoken word poetry performer and hold discussions on the Iraq war. The...

S.D. abortion ban’s effect on Minnesota unclear

March 3, 2006

With South Dakota on the verge of passing a nearly full ban on abortion, some wonder whether neighboring states, such as Minnesota, will be affected. The bill is awaiting the approval of Republican Gov....

Norovirus reports stress hand washing

February 28, 2006

Students who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom might be eating more than they bargained for during their next meal. Reported cases of noroviruses this year have increased in Minnesota. The...

Plastic packaging could be a cancerous cause for concern

February 23, 2006

Students relying on quick microwavable meals might want to think twice before popping in their next bowl of ravioli or soup. People have forwarded e-mails around the Internet for years claiming that cooking...

U researchers experiments bring hope to battle against diabetes

February 21, 2006

University researchers are closer than ever to finding a widely accessible cure for diabetes. Researchers at the Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation found a way to successfully reverse...

U researchers testing possible asthma treatments

February 16, 2006

University researchers hope a nationwide study will bring relief to asthmatics. The pulmonary allergy and critical care division of the department of medicine is holding a study that tests the effects...

Prof touts therapy for depression

February 14, 2006

University psychiatry professor Michael Browne has what some might consider a unique perspective on depression treatment. Depression is defined as a medical disorder characterized by feelings of sadness,...

Safer Sex Week extols alternatives

February 8, 2006

Students can enjoy "Bowling for Condoms" during Safer Sex Week and gain sexual health knowledge at the same time. This week the Sexual Health Awareness and Disease Education group is again coordinating...

Dental School event gives low-income kids reason to smile

February 6, 2006

Jahnese Jones, 2, sat in a dentist chair Saturday at the University School of Dentistry adorned with pink sunglasses and a pink butterfly hairclip as junior dental hygiene student Christine Patrick "painted...

Red Cross calls extra calling a glitch

February 3, 2006

Holly Hagan first donated blood last semester when the Red Cross bloodmobile came to the University. Since then, the first-year nursing student has received one to three phone calls a week from the Red...

Alleged rape shakes hospital security

February 2, 2006

After a rape, victims often go to the hospital for medical help. There the victim escapes the rapist and the crime location. But a hospital might not be a place of refuge when a rape occurs within hospital...

Massage therapist relies on her touch

February 1, 2006

Patients coming in for massage therapy at Boynton Heath Service find themselves enchanted by the energetic Coca-Ioana Vladislav, a blind massage therapist with a master touch. "They know a person with...

Unhealthful activity more common in young adults

January 26, 2006

During a typical weekend, students on campus might scarf cheeseburgers, smoke with their friends or spend a night drinking at a party. According to a study by the Carolina Population Center at the University...

Hot issue up to its ears in supporters, skeptics

January 24, 2006

In the back room of Magus Books and Herbs in Dinkytown, Mela Amara, a massage therapist, unwrapped a candle to reveal small chunks of orange earwax residue. The procedure Amara offers is called ear candling,...

U ophthalmologists point a critical eye at vision myths

January 23, 2006

There are 6-year-old children wearing glasses today while their grandparents still have near-perfect vision. First-year biology student Nissma Eldeeb depends on good eyesight as a member of the University...