Is Carlson as good as Ross or Haas? Sri Zaheer thinks so
If Dean Sri Zaheer could wave a magic wand to improve the standing of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, what would she wish for? To have the Carlson School mentioned in the same breath as two of the best business schools at public universities in the world: the University of Michigan’s Ross School and UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Poets and Quants
U of M gets $4.3M to study impact of land use on water quality
The University of Minnesota will be getting $4.3 million to look at interactions between climate, water, and land-use systems. The five-year Water Sustainability and Climate grant comes from the National Science Foundation. It will be used to look at the impacts of land use and climate change on water quality, specifically looking at the Minnesota River Basin.
Short ampho course works in cryptococcus
Short-course amphotericin B plus fluconazole (Diflucan) represents an effective -- and cost-effective -- means of treating the deadly fungal infection cryptococcal meningitis in countries with few healthcare resources, researchers determined.
Med Page Today
Business and Politics
Now, everyone in Twin Cities has a stadium
Now, with the Minnesota Vikings poised to select an architect Friday for a $975 million downtown Minneapolis stadium and the St. Paul Saints nabbing a $25 million state grant earlier this month, nearly every major local sports team has a sparkling new venue or is about to get one -- all with some public subsidies. ...Stephen Ross, associate professor of sport management at the University of Minnesota, said the public's reluctance to use public dollars for stadiums wavered little through the years despite an "onslaught" of proposals and some "very, very strong lobbying" by the teams.
People and Lifestyle
U of M program gives bikers incentives to ride
The [ZAP] program is a way to reward people for riding their bikes to school or work. Riders register online and then attach a small tag to the spokes of their front wheels. There are 20 ZAP stations on campus, 9 in downtown Minneapolis and 7 in downtown St. Paul. As soon as they ride by a ZAP station they will hear a beep if they've been read.
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Updates and Events
The future of train travel
It appears that the future of train travel could be light rail and high-speed rail. Donald Fosnacht, director of UMD's Center for Applied Research Technology Development, talked with WCCO-AM's Jordana Green about how they're looking to move forward by going back.
Middle East SARS-like mystery virus may come from animals
Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert from the School of Public Health says knowing that the SARS-like virus may come from animals provides clues on how to stop it.
Warm heart of Africa
University of Minnesota alumnus Ben Blair hopes to raise enough money [at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Kieran's Irish Pub] to fund his documentary about an orphanage in Malawi.
U of M honors outstanding alumni
The University of Minnesota will be honoring outstanding alumni volunteers, groups, and programs at an upcoming event.
News Releases and Multimedia
President Kaler to discuss tech transfer innovations in Washington, D.C.
In recognition of the University of Minnesota’s leadership in the field, President Eric Kaler will speak to a gathering of university presidents Monday, Oct. 1, at the U.S. Department of Commerce on the topic of “University Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration.”
University of Minnesota Homecoming 2012 service opportunities open to everyone
Student Unions & Activities and Homecoming 2012 welcome members of the University of Minnesota campus community and members of the public Twin Cities area to get involved in community service opportunities as part of Homecoming 2012 from Saturday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 14. All community service events are open to the general public and include a 5K run, Food Drive, Blood Drive and Thank U event.