mndaily.com - all articles http://mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Celebrate Hmong New Year with a feast, song and dance http://mndaily.com/ae/2015/11/24/celebrate-hmong-new-year-feast-song-and-dance By: Brenda Tran<br/><p>The local Hmong community gets a double dip on holiday festivities this week, with the arrival of Thanksgiving and Hmong New Year.</p> <p>From Nov. 27-29, the Hmong Family Foundation will host a Hmong New Year celebration at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The three-day celebration features Hmong cuisine, dancing and singing contests, Hmong folk music performances, and the Miss Hmong pageant.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/ae/2015/11/24/celebrate-hmong-new-year-feast-song-and-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E A&E Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:43:54 +0000 jbekker@mndaily.com 103796 at http://mndaily.com University of Minnesota Department of Philosophy receives $1.2 million donation http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/27/university-minnesota-department-philosophy-receives-12-million-donation By: Aaron Job<br/><p>The University of Minnesota&rsquo;s Department of Philosophy received the largest donation in the program&rsquo;s history on Wednesday.</p> <p>Dr. Stephen Setterberg of PrairieCare &mdash; a local, psychiatric health care provider &mdash; donated over $1.2 million to the department. According to University officials, the donation will be allotted incrementally over the next five years.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/27/university-minnesota-department-philosophy-receives-12-million-donation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:15:13 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 116791 at http://mndaily.com University of Minnesota professor launches bone cell experiment into outer space http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/27/university-researcher-launches-bone-cell-experiment-outer-space By: David Clarey<br/><p>A University of Minnesota scientist has blasted his latest research project miles above the Earth&rsquo;s surface, en route to the International Space Station.</p> <p>Once in space, scientists at the ISS will test bone cell function to better understand why human bodies experience accelerated bone loss in space &mdash; one of the biggest health plights for astronauts, said Bruce Hammer, a University of Minnesota professor and the project&rsquo;s principal investigator. The experimental effort, referred to as OsteoOmics, may also contribute to osteoporosis research, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/27/university-researcher-launches-bone-cell-experiment-outer-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Research Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:08:45 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116786 at http://mndaily.com Minneapolis City Council vote on $15 minimum wage could put amendment on ballot http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/07/27/minneapolis-city-council-15-minimum-wage-vote-could-put-measure-ballot By: Ryan Faircloth<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Minneapolis has drawn contention from some who think it will negatively affect businesses.</span></p> <p>The petition, with over 8,000 signatures, was received by the City Council Friday. The proposal would raise the city&rsquo;s minimum wage incrementally over several years to $15 per hour.</p> <p>If passed by the council, voters could expect to see the city charter amendment on the November ballot.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/07/27/minneapolis-city-council-15-minimum-wage-vote-could-put-measure-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:08:20 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116781 at http://mndaily.com Charges filed against Anthony Sawina in alleged Dinkytown hate crime http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/07/27/charges-filed-against-anthony-sawina-alleged-dinkytown-hate-crime By: <a href="/users/eschreibermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Eliana Schreiber</a><br/><p>A 26-year-old man has been charged in the late-June shooting of two Somali men near the University of Minnesota.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anthony Sawina, of Lauderdale, was charged in Hennepin County District Court Friday with five counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the case.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sawina allegedly shot at five Somali men, striking two, near the intersection of 14th Avenue Southeast and Sixth Street Southeast early June 29 after a member of Sawina&rsquo;s group made derogatory comments directed toward Muslims.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/07/27/charges-filed-against-anthony-sawina-alleged-dinkytown-hate-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Crime Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:07:08 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116776 at http://mndaily.com Amid election discord, students show partisanship http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/27/amid-election-discord-students-show-partisanship By: Aaron Job<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Despite polls showing historic unpopularity among the two main presidential candidates, the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s College Republicans and College Democrats plan to support their party&rsquo;s candidate.</span></p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/27/amid-election-discord-students-show-partisanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:05:48 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116771 at http://mndaily.com At Circus Juventas, youth learn the ropes http://mndaily.com/ae/theater/2016/07/27/circus-juventas-youth-learn-ropes By: <a href="/users/svilensky" title="View User Profile">Sophia Vilensky</a><br/><p>Walking into Circus Juventas a week before summer show time, the scene is reminiscent of any other heavily youth-casted community play. Parents paint sets, the best brushes daub on stage makeup and Soffe-clad tweens practice the subtle art of flirting.</p> <p>Then they start to bend.</p> <p>Suddenly, you&rsquo;re no longer in another local auditorium. The ceiling, you realize, is a big top. There&rsquo;s a wall of unicycles behind the stadium seating, and that Cirque du Soleil performer contorting over yonder? They go to the high school down the street.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/ae/theater/2016/07/27/circus-juventas-youth-learn-ropes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater Local Theater Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:05:41 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116766 at http://mndaily.com U welcomes new transfer students http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/26/u-welcomes-new-transfer-students By: Aaron Job<br/><p>As Elizabeth Momanyi left Coffman Memorial Union last week, she realized she forgot to get the all-encompassing campus pass &mdash; her U Card.</p> <p>&ldquo;Are you from Minnesota?&rdquo; a student worker at the U Card office asked.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;I mean, I was born in Kenya, but I&rsquo;m a citizen,&rdquo; Momanyi said.</p> <p>Momanyi, whose family emigrated from Kenya when she was a baby, took PSEO classes in high school and got her associate&rsquo;s degree at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/26/u-welcomes-new-transfer-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Student Groups Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:27:51 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116761 at http://mndaily.com With the Baby Boomer generation, University of Minnesota adjusts to surge in faculty retirement http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/26/baby-boomer-generation-university-minnesota-adjusts-surge-faculty-retirement By: <a href="/users/kbeckman" title="View User Profile">Kevin Beckman</a><br/><p>As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, colleges and universities &mdash; including the University of Minnesota &mdash; across the country are dealing with growing numbers of retiring faculty members.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/26/baby-boomer-generation-university-minnesota-adjusts-surge-faculty-retirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus CFANS Colleges/Universities Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:25:56 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116756 at http://mndaily.com Dept of Surgery sees 110th anniversary http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/26/dept-surgery-sees-110th-anniversary By: David Clarey<br/><p>The home of several world-first operations, the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s department of surgery is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year.</p> <p>While the department has experienced some turmoil &mdash; ethics professors still look to the &nbsp;&rsquo;90s allegations and investigations into its selling of an unapproved drug &mdash; prominent surgeons reflect on what it was like to be a part of leading research efforts and groundbreaking procedures from open-heart surgeries to kidney transplants.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2016/07/26/dept-surgery-sees-110th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:25:03 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 116751 at http://mndaily.com