CSE students light up campus
Friday night kicks off the 20-minute spectacle of light and music that is the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s Winter Light Show.
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U course straightens out students' study habits
Scott Slattery, program director for UCCS’ Student Academic Success Services, comments on the one-credit academic refresher course that helps students boost their study skills.
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Two universities battle meningitis outbreaks
Officials at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Princeton University are struggling to get control of a dangerous meningitis outbreak, and arranging to provide a vaccine not licensed in the USA. Michael Osterholm, U of M School of Public Health, comments.
How does salt melt ice?
Among our weapons to fight winter is an ingredient that's also on our kitchen table. But how does salt melt ice? Chris Cramer, U of M chemistry professor, helps answer this good question.
Heart patients should take it easy shoveling snow
Doctors say clearing a sidewalk or driveway is not worth risking your health, if the job is too big or requires too much exertion. Greg Helmer, U of M Medical School, weighs in.
A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting
"Sleep texting" is an abnormal sleep behavior, similar to sleepwalking. It’s also a growing concern among doctors grappling with a sleep-deprived population: young people who can’t be separated from their cellphones. Michael Howell, U of M Medical School, comments.
Sexual ads turn women off, unless it's for posh items
Marketing gurus often use sexual imagery in magazines and TV ads to lure buyers to purchase a new product. But new research suggests that women tend to find ads with sexual imagery off-putting, unless the advertised item is an elite product of substantial value. Kathleen Vohs, U of M Carlson School of Management, comments.
ASHP forecast calls for profound changes
A survey of 164 pharmacy stakeholders from across the country suggests that health-system pharmacists should brace themselves for mounting financial pressures and expanding clinical responsibilities, among other big changes. Pamela Phelps, U of M College of Pharmacy, shares.
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This device lets people video chat with their pets
Who says you can't Skype with your cat or dog? With PetChatz, owners alleviate separation anxiety and even give their furry friends a special treat. Margaret Duxbury, U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, is quoted.