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A heavily used pedestrian bridge that spans I-35W in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood is set to receive a much needed change.State officials will rebuild the Fifth Street Bridge, a popular trail for residents and University of Minnesota students alike, with federal money amid community safety and structural concerns.
For the first time ever, a fish embryo survived being frozen and thawed, which could help preserve species and repopulate oceans.For decades, researchers have successfully cryopreserved — frozen and thawed — mammal embryos and a variety of animal sperm, but scientists were unable to do the same for fish embryos. Now, with a pairing of gold nanoparticles and lasers that thaw at millions of degrees per minute, University of Minnesota scientists successfully cryopreserved zebra fish embryos.
Monday was going to be Tyler Hanson’s first day working full-time with Wells Fargo.He was set to hang up his cleats in exchange for a suit and tie.
Minnesota rowing and Anna Cruse accomplished a first over the summer.Cruse, a Minnesota rower who graduated in 2017, was the first rower from the University of Minnesota to qualify and be selected for a roster spot on the Under 23 National Team, as the national team was fully selected on July 7.“It’s definitely an honor,” Cruse said.
This fall will see the largest University of Minnesota freshman class in 40 years.In the Board of Regents’ first meeting led by new Chair David McMillan, administrators and officials reported Wednesday on plans for the fall and its new crop of students, along with updates on the past year’s progress in athletics and long term academic goals.University President Eric Kaler detailed the incoming freshman class in his annual report to the board.He said the new class was the largest in 40 years with around 6,000 students.
A new research initiative from the University of Minnesota aims to analyze population trends in order to reinvigorate rural Minnesota.With a recent $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture in tow, the ten-person, three-year project attempts to examine data that shows rural communities are growing but need to improve to thrive in the future.Bucking a popular narrative, statistics show rural communities have increased in population by 11 percent, predominantly in the form of 30-49 year olds, since 1970.
Though her time with the Gophers is up, Sara Groenewegen is far from finished with fastpitch softball.In the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch draft, Groenewegen was selected second overall by the Akron Racers.
How do people perceive different smiles?Sofia Lyford-Pike, University of Minnesota assistant professor, assembled a top-notch team to study just that.Lyford-Pike, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, works on patients with paralyzed faces.
The X Games will soon bring skateboarding, BMX and Moto X events to the Twin Cities, but art will also come with these staples.Mark Rivard, a local skateboard artist, will take part in one of a handful of featured art installations at the Games.
Minneapolis residents might start sharing rides more often in coming years. The Shared-Use Mobility Center, a nonprofit that promotes “shared mobility” services, introduced an action plan to Minneapolis City Council Tuesday to lay out its goals and plans for the future of Twin Cities ride sharing.
Beginning July 1, a bill that bans state vendors from boycotting Israel was enacted as law in Minnesota.The law bans the state of Minnesota, including colleges and universities, from contracting with vendors boycotting Israel, requiring anyone who enters a contract worth more than $1,000 with the state to certify they would not engage in discrimination against Israel.
I’ve spent two summers in long distance relationships, this being my second. Two different summers, two different relationships.
The University of Minnesota is set to treat one of the two dogs that were shot and injured Saturday by a police officer in North Minneapolis.Jennifer LeMay, owner of the Staffordshire Terriers, said one of the dogs, Ciroc, is slated to begin recovery treatment through the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center on Wednesday morning.Ciroc and the other dog, Rocko, received emergency medical treatment on Saturday at Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service in Golden Valley, she said.
In 2011, Brittany Seaver gave birth to her third child. It was her first while in prison.She was looking for support during her pregnancy, but the confines of prison made support difficult to find.
Disabled people face multiple types of discrimination throughout their lives.In November, a bill was passed that allowed the city of West and South St. Paul to prohibit those who use government assistance for physical and mental disabilities from being able to move into new houses in the community. Many of the houses in the area are not well suited for the needs for disabled people, and those that are attempting to live in the city will only be able to if another tenant using the same services moves out.
Some say the best ideas begin as sketches on napkins. That’s exactly how “Hot Air,” a film noir-inspired play created by University of Minnesota students, got its start.Art junior Fletcher Wolfe had written “Hot Air” as a short story when English and theater junior Nick Saxton, came to him wanting to write a play.
As memory-testing technology becomes increasingly common in courthouses and police precincts, one University of Minnesota law professor is testing the gizmos to prevent misuse.Professor Francis Shen and a team of neuroscience and law students published a report in June showing jurors trust evidence from new memory-testing technology enough to merit its implementation, but not so much that it threatens to over-influence their vote.When it comes to introducing new neuro-technology to courts and police houses, Shen said, hitting this legal sweet spot is key.The technology in question, Electroencephalography Memory Recognition (EEG), is used to detect if a subject recognizes a given image or word by tracking activity in memory hotspots of the brain through a skull cap equipped with sensors, said Emily Twedell, a research professional on the project.The technology works as a more accurate and specialized lie detector, and could help lawyers or police determine if a subject is lying about recognizing unique stolen property, a victim or a crime scene, Shen said. “The idea is that law can do its job more effectively with the advent of new technology,” Shen said.
Minneapolis recently passed an ordinance to bring the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, which has drawn the criticism of many.
The movement toward $15 hourly wage laws in the U.S. has caught the attention of University of Minnesota experts.After Minneapolis passed an ordinance June 30 to bring the $15 minimum wage by 2024 and two recent studies evaluated Seattle’s climb to $15, several researchers and experts weighed in on what the change could mean for Minneapolis.Under the law, “large employers” with over 100 employees will start increasing wages in January 2018 and reach $15 hourly by July 2022.
From the White House to Hennepin County, a University of Minnesota graduate student is fighting the spread of HIV.With part of the $2.5 million in federal funding Hennepin County received in June, the board’s HIV prevention and treatment initiative, Positively Hennepin, hired University graduate student Jake Maxon as its strategy implementation coordinator.Nearly 4,349 Hennepin County residents live with HIV, making up 55 percent of the entire state’s HIV population.