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February 26, 2008

U of M's I-35W Bridge Collapse Class

When University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment research associate Pat Nunnally and his colleagues decided last fall to create a class on the I-35W Bridge collapse, it quickly became an experiment in teaching with some interesting findings.

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Posted by dswain at 4:14 PM

February 21, 2008

"Support the U Day" Draws a Capitol Crowd

University of Minnesota backers from all campuses rallied at the State Capitol to urge legislators to support the university's 2008 capital request. University president Robert Bruininks spoke about the many needs of a vibrant university. Bruininks also reiterated the importance of higher education to Minnesota's vitality.

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Posted by dswain at 11:54 AM

February 18, 2008

Housing Market Continues to Falter

In today's uncertain economy, the status symbol might not be how many bathrooms you have in your home but whether or not you have the mortgage paid off. Jeff Crump, University of Minnesota associate professor in the Housing Studies program, explains how the housing market got to this point.

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Posted by dswain at 4:56 PM

February 11, 2008

Stick with Chocolate this Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day, when you're looking for the perfect box of chocolates for your special someone, you might want to buy in bulk. University of Minnesota food science and nutrition professor, and chocolate expert, Gary Reineccius, says despite negative perceptions, chocolate isn't all that bad for your diet.

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Posted by dswain at 2:54 PM