Officials pleased by report on U of M administrative efficiency
A report released Friday shows the University of Minnesota is fairly efficient in how it staffs its management.
New Ulm Journal (via Associated Press)
Regents approve arboretum, AHC lease
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve both projects.
Locally grown food moving mainstream in northeast Minnesota
The region’s largest medical system has pledged to buy 20 percent of its food -- hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth each year -- from local sources by 2020, another sign of a growing local food movement taking hold across northeast Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. University of Minnesota Duluth researchers found a potential economic benefit for the region of more than $1 billion if the “buy local” food effort reaches its full potential.
Grand Forks Herald
Economists study early education
Megan Gunnar, professor of child development at the University of Minnesota, comments in an article that examines the economic argument made by proponents of expanding early-childhood education in the U.S.: that it more than pays for itself in economic returns, in the form of better employment prospects for participants and lower costs in crime and social programs for society.
Wall Street Journal
Hardening of the arteries common in ancient mummies
Researchers have found clogged arteries, or what's left of the arteries, in mummies from nearly 4,000 years ago. Marlene Zuk, a biologist at the University of Minnesota and author of "Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live,” comments.
ABC News Colorado
Study: Sugar availability linked to type 2 diabetes
A recent study found that increased sugar availability in the food supply of 175 countries — including the USA — in the past 10 years was associated with higher rates of type 2 diabetes. Endocrinologist Elizabeth Seaquist, president-elect of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association and professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, comments.
Female chimps more hostile with each other
Humans may be more like monkeys than they realize. New research from the University of Minnesota published online last month in the American Journal of Primatology shows female chimpanzees gesture more aggressively with each other than they do with males.
Business and Politics
Poll finds minimum wage hike support
A recent poll finds a majority of Minnesotans support raising the state's minimum wage, but are divided on which amount it should be. Professor Ann Markusen, an economist at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, comments.
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People and Lifestyle
Mayo Clinic tests do-it-yourself prenatal care
The idea of patients doing some of their own prenatal care isn’t entirely new. It’s a common practice at group prenatal visits, also known as “centering groups,” where women chart their own vital signs with a medical professional in the room. Katy Kozhimannil, a maternity-care researcher at the University of Minnesota, comments.
Daylight saving could impact health
Many Minnesotans likely will have lost an hour of sleep Sunday because of daylight saving time. According to University of Minnesota neurology expert Michael Howell, the loss could impact your health.
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Duluth civic leaders get the robotics bug
Duluth City Councilor Emily Larson has attended the FIRST regional in Duluth every year since 2011, the first year it was held. So has James Riehl, dean of engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Duluth News Tribune
Double mastectomy: A pre-emptive strike against breast cancer
The rate of prophylactic — or preventive — mastectomy among U.S. women with cancer in one breast rose by about 150 percent from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s, according to multiple research studies. Dr. Todd Tuttle, Medical School, comments
Daniel Landers, of the University of Minnesota Medical School, talks about pregnancy's scary stuff.
Commentary and Opinion
'Driving change' panel: In a good leader, no substitute for passion
Jack Geller of the University of Minnesota-Crookston comments on aspects of leadership presented in “The organizer: Millie Engisch-Morris cultivates a Brainerd arts scene.”
Updates and Events
Bookmark: University of Minnesota reading series to host Colum McCann
This spring, the English Department at the University of Minnesota will host author Colum McCann for a free lecture. McCann, author of “Let the Great World Spin,” which won the 2009 National Book Award, will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in Coffman Theater. McCann’s newest novel, “Transatlantic,” will be published in June.
New sorority to be added to the U this fall
A new sorority is coming to the University of Minnesota for the first time in decades. Three national chapters — Phi Mu, Chi Omega and Tri Delta — brought their case to a committee of students, alumni and staff over the weekend.
UMC to celebrate women in STEM
History of science expert Sally Gregory Kohlstedt will make a presentation 7 p.m. March 27 at the Eagles Nest in the University of Minnesota-Crookston’s Sahlstrom Conference Center.
Grand Forks Herald
Home landscaping, garden fair is at activities center
The University of Minnesota Extension, Anoka County Master Gardener program is sponsoring the 2013 home landscaping and garden fair Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd. N.W., Andover.