Breaking down college budgets
In the last two decades, the share of the University of Minnesota’s budget that comes from the state has dropped by more than half. Tuition in that time has increased by more than six times for undergraduate state residents.
Research partnership uncovers cancer clues
When it comes to making inroads in the fight against cancer, two heads are better than one. So are two teams. That's the premise behind a research partnership between a Mayo Clinic molecular biologist and a U of M medicinal chemist.
Cold-tolerant grapes expand wine country
Cold-tolerant grapes developed by U of M researchers have sparked the doubling of the number of wineries in the state in the past six years.
Hidden price hikes at the supermarket
A new study conducted by Daniel Levy from the economics department at Bar-Ilan University shows that American food retailers often engage in what he says are creeping price hikes. The study was done in collaboration with researchers from various business schools, including Mark Bergen from the University of Minnesota.
Everything you wanted to know about sex, in yeast
Like many fungi and one-celled organisms, Candida albicans – a normally harmless microbe that can turn deadly – has long been thought to reproduce asexually. But a new study by Prof. Judith Berman of the University of Minnesota and Tel Aviv University and colleagues shows that the well-known bacterium, that causes yeast infections, is capable of sexual reproduction after all.
Business and Politics
Minnesota draining its supplies of water
Nature can’t keep up with demand, prompting disputes in some cities. ...Such choices may come as a shock to to Minnesotans’ assumptions about water, said Deborah Swackhamer, co-director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota.
Mayo, a financial powerhouse, is poised to propel expansion
Mayo clinic wants to invest billions of dollars of its own money in a project aimed at bolstering the medical center's position as a world destination for health care. The clinic is now trying to line up state subsidies and private investors to round out financing for what would be a grand expansion. Steve Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota, comments.
U of M: Bill would let Gophers hockey, hoops fans buy beer
After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to also allow hockey and basketball fans at the U of M to buy beer and wine. Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, introduced a bill Thursday, Feb. 21, that would extend alcohol sales to Mariucci and Williams arenas.
People and Lifestyle
A child's struggle inspires drive for cure
5-year-old Rafi Kopelan's struggle with epidermolysis bullosa inspires drive for a cure. A group working to support Rafi raised $200,000 last year that went to Dr. Jakub Tolar, director of the U of M Stem Cell Institute, who conducts early-stage research on EB treatments.
Without laws, many tanning salons would allow kids
More than 40 percent of indoor tanning facilities doing business in Missouri -- a state where the practice is unregulated -- say that tanning is totally risk-free, a new survey reveals, with the vast majority indicating that their doors are wide open to children as young as 10. DeAnn Lazovich, from the University of Minnesota Medical School, commented.
Fox News-Austin Texas
Inspired by care, couple reach out to other families
Inspired by the care they received from their care team when their daughter, Grace, was hospitalized at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Kirsten and Dillon Okimosh, Coon Rapids, are reaching out to blanket other patient families in comforting support. (Note: Author Maria Thompson is communications consultant with the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital)
Coon Rapids Herald
Veg congress day one: The fact vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters is 'one of the most consistent findings of nutritional epidemiology'
People on a plant-based diet are consistently slimmer and healthier than meat eaters, with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, according to research unveiled at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN). David Jacobs, PhD, Mayo professor in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota, comments.
BCA stats show self-defense shootings rare for Minnesota permit holder
Even though a record number of Minnesotans have permits to carry firearms, only a tiny number ever have pulled the trigger in self-defense. Five instances of justifiable use of a firearm by a permit holder have been reported to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) since 2003, although some recent self-defense shootings haven’t been counted. Jennifer Green, an associate professor and director of human rights litigation with the University of Minnesota Law School, comments.
Commentary and Opinion
Should Minnesota raise minimum wage? Yes
Updating our minimum wage is a smart policy for Minnesota’s economy. Co-author Aaron Sojourner is an economist at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Updates and Events
Veterans recruited for MBA programs at U of M's Carlson School of Management
As with a growing number of colleges and universities, the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management is launching what it sees as a unique initiative to recruit and support veterans for its master of business administration (MBA) program, selling itself as military friendly with the marketing slogan “Change your stripes.”
University of Minnesota to offer free online courses
The University of Minnesota will create and offer free massive open online courses for students and the general public this year.
Grand Forks Herald
Black History Month not forgotten
For University of Minnesota alumnus Robert Bailey, Black History Month isn’t just about dates in a textbook. ...[Black Student Union] members said they hoped their events this month helped to inform all students about black history, especially what occurred at the University to promote equality.
'100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs'
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is listed in Becker's Hospital Review’s "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs." These hospitals are on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research, and the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology.
Beckers Hospital Review
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