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Volunteers Invited to Help Plant 100 Trees

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Alliant Energy, MIU will be planting about 100 trees on campus this month, with volunteers invited to help with the planting on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24.

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PhD Student Receives $5,000 Research Grant

Dinesh Gyawali, a doctoral student in physiology, recently received a grant from the Cochrane Collaboration to help subsidize expenses associated with his project to systematically review research on the effect of Ayurvedic preparations on cardiovascular risk factors, specifically high cholesterol.

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Dr. Thimmaiah Offers Agriculture Workshop in Italy

Professor A. Thimmaiah presented a two-day workshop on Biodynamic Agriculture last month in Cissone, Italy, as well as speaking at a school and a university and networking with various individuals and organizations, including discussing internship opportunities for MUM students.

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Makerspace Relaunches: New Staff, Added Tools, More Hours

The community makerspace in the science wing of the Library has recently been reorganized and remodeled, including additional tools and the hiring of two highly qualified staff.

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Graduation Address by Jim Carrey Viewed Over 10 Million Times

The 2014 commencement address by actor Jim Carrey has now been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube.

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100% of Dining Hall Food Waste Now Being Composted

Since late December, all of the food waste from Annapurna Dining Hall —leftovers from veggie prep, leftover food in serving trays at the end of a meal, and diners’ uneaten food deposited in the colored bins — is being composted, amounting to about 720 lbs per day.

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Study Finds TM Reduces Stress in Caregivers

A new study involving 23 caregivers, most of whom were taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s, found that over a two-month period practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique helped to reduce the stress associated with caregiving.

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ELI Hosts Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course in Bali

Enlightened Leadership International (ELI) is hosting an international Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course in Bali in September. ELI announced the event last month at a campus event, which 100 young professionals, students, and alumni attended, and another 60 watched via teleconference.

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New Study Finds Reduced PTSD, Medication Use in Active-Duty Service Members

A new study reports that regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique enables some active-duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better control of their debilitating symptoms.

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New Publication Explores Neural Correlates of Doshas

A new paper by faculty researchers Fred Travis and Keith Wallace published in the Journal of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine lays out the possible areas of the brain that are associated with each of the three doshas: basic body types described by Maharishi AyurVeda that are fundamental to mind, behavior, physiological function — and health and well-being.

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