U of M doctors trying to learn more about fragile X syndrome
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are trying to learn more about a rare disorder. Fragile X Syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality which can cause intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities.
People and Lifestyle
Raptor Center promoting lead free ammunition
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center and Maxime the Bald Eagle visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about the benefits of using lead free ammunition this hunting season.
To watch: http://www.kare11.com/news/article/995207/16/Raptor-Center-promoting-lead-free-ammunition
Cell phones could be a source of neck, thumb pain
It is estimated Americans spend about 2.7 hours a day on cell phones. All that talking — and texting — can literally be a pain in the neck. ...U of M orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Putnam says all that pounding with the thumb could cause trauma to your joints and ligaments.
To watch: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/10/18/cell-phones-could-be-a-source-of-neck-thumb-pain/
Commentary and Opinion
Public affairs educators ask, will this change benefit society? And the answer is no
On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom to marry, reserving it exclusively for opposite-sex couples. ...As public affairs educators, it is our obligation to advance the common good in a diverse world and contribute to statewide discussions on important questions of policy and law. By Joe Soss, Cowles professor for the study of public service, and Debra Fitzpatrick, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Minnesota Public Radio
Jaded journalist tours Twin Cities metro area - and gets a shot of hope
Last week, I got a shot of hope. It happens so infrequently that I had to lie down for a while to recover. ...Next stop: the University of Minnesota, where Monique MacKenzie, the director of planning and development, filled us in on the school's efforts to transform itself into a "transit-influenced campus" from a car-dominated place where my sister used to say that a freshman course requirement was Parking 101. By Marlys Harris.
University of Minnesota trying to learn from Penn State
It was very good to read that the officials at the University of Minnesota are taking the time to look over the situation of the Penn State scandal and seeing what they can learn from it. By Mike Bryant, contributing attorney.
Updates and Events
Sustainability, ethics and global systems
On Monday, Oct. 15, the Dalai Lama participated in a whole-day forum, in which he shared the stage with a diverse group of experts. The event, titled “Global Systems 2.0,” focused on global issues, such as world hunger, climate change, and global health. ...Panelists included James Orbinski (current international president of Doctors without Borders and Nobel Peace Prize recipient), several MIT professors, and Jonathan Foley (director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota).
Harvest tally shows crazy quilt of crop yields
The autumn harvest brought “a nice surprise” to Greg Toben, who farms about 2,500 acres of cropland planted to wheat, corn and soybeans north of Clear Lake, S.D. ...Liz Stahl, a university of Minnesota Extension educator for crops, said people had pretty low expectations going into the fall.