'U' study: Working while pregnant doesn't hurt baby
A new University of Minnesota study should put the minds of many pregnant women who are still on the job full-time at ease. Dr. Katy Backes Kozhimannil and her colleagues compared women who worked full-time while pregnant with women who were not employed while expecting.
To Listen: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/03/15/u-study-working-while-pregnant-doesnt-hurt-baby/
Students hope crop drones will help farming
The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle lab at the University of Minnesota, which has studied the issue of civilian drones or UAV's since 2005, is working on a drone to help make farming easier.
To Watch: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/51157825#51157825
People and Lifestyle
Conversations with Lars: Jason Rohloff
Jason Rohloff, Special Assistant to the President, Government and Community Relations talks with Lars Leafblad of BePollen.com about his job, the role of philanthropy in higher education and what he does to 're-charge.'
Maple Grove native cleans up on 'Jeopardy!'
Drew Horwood’s life is in “Jeopardy!” — and he couldn’t be happier about it. The Maple Grove native [and U of M grad] has won eight straight times on the long-running game show...If his streak continues on Friday’s program, Horwood will be one of the most successful players of all time.
Making a difference: Dr. Anika Hartz
A professor at The University of Minnesota Duluth is doing ground-breaking research in the troubling problem of Alzheimer's Disease.
Northlands News Center
To Watch: http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Making-A-Difference-197910901.html
Commentary and Opinion
Training country docs already successful
Drs. Ray Christensen, James Boulger and Emily Onello write that training rural family physicians has been a successful mission of the U of M Medical School Duluth since 1972.
Duluth News Tribune
Updates and Events
Minnesota lawmakers consider funds for college
Minnesota lawmakers are weighing a request for more money to hold the line on tuition at the University of Minnesota, in the wake of an independent staffing analysis that found some inefficiencies within the school's administrative structure.
Wall Street Journal
Sinkhole problems raising questions in Minn.
Sinkholes have been making headlines, raising questions about the ground in Minnesota. And experts say the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" could also claim to be the "Land of 20,000 Sinkholes." Calvin Alexander, a professor of earth sciences at the U of M, and an expert on sinkholes in the state, comments.
To Watch: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2963817.shtml?cat=1
Local law schools make U.S. News list
Things are looking up for the state’s law schools — at least when it comes to their rankings. ...The University of Minnesota held onto 19th, by far the highest of the bunch.
U of M to-do list: $44.3M for engineering building updates
The University of Minnesota wants to update its aging Mechanical Engineering Building with a $44.3 million project that would replace obsolete systems, address building code issues, and make the building more accessible.
Finance & Commerce
News Releases and Multimedia
New evidence strengthens case that scientists have discovered a Higgs Boson; U of M physicists played a key role
The new particle discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland last summer is looking more like a Higgs boson than ever before, according to results announced today by the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN). ...Twenty-nine University of Minnesota faculty, researchers, students, engineers and technicians are currently involved in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment.
Chi Omega, Phi Mu sororities to return to U of M campus
For the first time in more than 30 years, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities plans to welcome two new sororities to its campus - Chi Omega and Phi Mu.