Tuesday, October 5, 2004; VOLUME 22, NUMBER 3

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The College of Pharmacy-Duluth and the Pharmacy Alumni Society received the 2004 Program Extraordinaire Award from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) for development of the new Duluth pharmacy program. In addition to University personnel, development of the new program involved alumni and students in a number of projects and celebrations. The award is to recognize exceptional program accomplishments in which UMAA alumni societies are involved.

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UMD welcomed 51 new faculty members at a campus orientation on September 3. Various speakers discussed unique aspects of UMD. Campus tours were provided and collegiate units offered follow-up orientation sessions. An all-campus faculty breakfast was held earlier that day, where all new faculty were introduced by their deans. Thirteen P & As (professional and administrative) personnel were hired this fall.

New civil service and union staff are provided with packets by the UMD Human Resources Office and that office met with each new person to discuss details of the materials and benefits. For information contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration.


MBJ, Inc., structural engineers for the UMD Weber Music Hall, recently received an Excellence in Structural Engineering award. Given annually by The National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA), the award recognizes creativity and innovation in structural design.

Paul Johnson, senior structural engineer and manager of MBJ’s Duluth office, credited the project’s success to the cooperative relationships established among architects, engineers, and contractors, as well the detailer, fabricator, and erector. The 350-seat Weber Music Hall has been hailed as “the gem” in UMD’s arts triangle because of its soaring copper dome and superior acoustical environment.

Cesar Pelli & Associates (New Haven, CT) was commissioned as architectural designer to provide an intimate setting for musical performance at UMD. MBJ worked with Pelli and architect of record SJA to develop a 3D digital model of the building’s roof. Because a large volume of air was needed within the hall to carry sound, engineers and architects had to find a way to, literally, “raise the roof” high enough to create the superior acoustics for which the hall is now acclaimed. The end result was an 80-foot-high dome set atop a very small footprint of 10,000 square feet. UMD photographer, Brett Groehler, provided the photographs for the award submission.



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