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  • Dead birds: One woman’s focus

  • Posted on March 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service Dead birds: One woman’s focus Environment, Profile   Cover photo by Allison Kronberg By Allison Kronberg/Murphy News Service One might think that the most terrifying moment in Miranda Brandon’s life was when she went skydiving for her 30th birthday three years ago. But, actually, she said she felt the most......read more



  • Feminist scholars at the U and worldwide come together through Wikipedia

  • Posted on March 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service Feminist scholars at the U and worldwide come together through Wikipedia Education By Kerry Gaynor Murphy News Service Feminists and Wikipedians alike are huddled around their laptops today in honor of Ms. Magazine’s Fembot Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. At the University of Minnesota, a handful of feminist-minded folks came together to edit......read more



  • Namaste next to the cubicle

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service Namaste next to the cubicle Health By Kaitlin Merkel Murphy News Service  The 9 to 5 stress of the workplace can at times be overwhelming for employees, bosses and CEOs. Incorporate Yoga seeks to lower this stress by inviting companies to hold yoga classes in the workplace. The Twin Cities......read more



  • The Somali Museum of Minnesota brings nomadic hut to Minneapolis

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service The Somali Museum of Minnesota brings nomadic hut to Minneapolis Community By Brianna Vitands Murphy News Service The Somali Museum of Minnesota has become the home to a traditional Somali hut this March. The traditional hut travelled from Somalia, through Dubai, and to Minneapolis-a distance of almost 8,200 miles. The......read more



  • Winter’s last hurrah? Warmer temps are on the way next week

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service Winter’s last hurrah? Warmer temps are on the way next week News By Morgan Wolfe and Sam Schaust/Murphy News Service Tuesday’s snow has passed, and Thursday’s frigid sub-zero temperatures will linger until Friday — but the promise of warmer spring weather lies just ahead for next week. For some students......read more



  • The U wants you to help it name its new apple variety

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service The U wants you to help it name its new apple variety Food, News, U of Minn “We try to find names that hopefully say something good about the variety, and suggestive about its characteristics.” — James Luby, plant breeder, professor and director of fruit-breeding programs at the U’s Department......read more



  • U’s Boynton uses arts as mental health talk ice-breaker

  • Posted on March 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service U’s Boynton uses arts as mental health talk ice-breaker Art, Community, Health, Music, News, U of Minn   Dr. Gary Christenson of Boynton Health Services fields questions from the audience last week during the Mind and Music mental health event.                    ......read more



  • Video story: Middle schoolers converge at U’s CSE science expo

  • Posted on March 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video story: Middle schoolers converge at U’s CSE science expo Education, News, Science, Technology, U of Minn, Video ...read more



  • Study of famous ‘Siamese Twins’ covers race, class and disabilities

  • Posted on March 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service Study of famous ‘Siamese Twins’ covers race, class and disabilities News By Kerry Gaynor Murphy News Service Circus “freak” sideshows might seem like a taboo topic for academia, but not for Joseph Orser. In a lecture at the University of Minnesota Tuesday afternoon Orser discussed the topic of his recent......read more



  • Robbinsdale poet earning international attention

  • Posted on March 3, 2015 by Murphy News Service Robbinsdale poet earning international attention Literary, News, Profile By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service As Nicole (Coley) Spooner opened the door to her charming 1920s Robbinsdale home, an immediate rush of tranquility echoed her friendly smile. Spooner took a seat upon her cream-colored couch and began to describe the piece of......read more



  • New Excelsior bakery caters to entire Twin Cities market

  • Posted on February 24, 2015 by Murphy News Service New Excelsior bakery caters to entire Twin Cities market News This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service Tracy Kohler hovers over a tray of chocolate cupcakes, carefully topping them with a pink raspberry frosting inspired by Valentine’s Day until she hears the timer go off on her state-of-the-art......read more



  • UMPD Alert: Sexual assault reported near campus

  • Posted on February 24, 2015 by Murphy News Service UMPD Alert: Sexual assault reported near campus Breaking News, Crime, Public Safety, U of Minn By Allison Kronberg/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota issued a crime alert today reporting an instance of sexual assault that occurred  Saturday off-campus at about 2 a.m. The assault victim was either coerced or......read more



  • U-area pregnancy centers vary as to info and services provided

  • Posted on February 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service U-area pregnancy centers vary as to info and services provided Education, Health, U of Minn By Brianna Vitands/Murphy News Service The University Life Care Center on Fourth Street in Dinkytown offers free pregnancy testing, STI screening and ultrasounds to women who schedule a visit. The information given to women there,......read more



  • U one of relatively few schools to take part in AAU sexual assault survey

  • Posted on February 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service U one of relatively few schools to take part in AAU sexual assault survey Crime, Education, News, U of Minn By Chris Chesky Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota will be just one of 28 schools to participate in the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) national sexual assault climate......read more



  • Bite Squad continues to grow despite being app-less

  • Posted on February 22, 2015 by Murphy News Service Bite Squad continues to grow despite being app-less Business, Food, News, U of Minn By Todd Barin Murphy News Service A Minneapolis based food delivery company continues to grow despite not having what some may say is a necessity to succeed in today’s world — a mobile app. Kian Salehi......read more