GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Xiong Vang, a UMD senior statistics and actuarial science major, has been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for his participation in a study abroad program to Thailand fall semester 2009. The Gilman Scholarship is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and awarded specifically for study abroad.
REDUCING STORMWATER RUNOFF
The construction of stormwater diversions on a street in the Lakeside
area of Duluth is almost complete. Over the last several weeks, ditches,
rain gardens, rain barrels, infiltration trenches, and lawn aeration were
installed to determine if these efforts can reduce the peak water flow
to Amity Creek after a storm event. The data will be compared to control
neighborhoods where no stormwater protection measures were taken and to
data collected last year. The project is a collaborative effort involving
the City of Duluth, UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute and
Minnesota Sea Grant, with assistance from the South St. Louis County Soil
and Water Conservation District, Barr Engineering, the Minnesota Conservation
Corps, the Regional Stormwater Protection Team, and volunteers. Funding
is from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Environmental
HOUSING NEEDED FOR INT’L STUDENTS
This fall, UMD will welcome approximately 50 new graduate students to
our campus from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Iran, Mexico,
and Nigeria. The International Student Services Office is looking for
temporary housing (two days to two weeks) for these students while they
search for permanent housing in Duluth. If you would be willing to host
one or more student, contact Trisha O’Keefe at: email@example.com or call 726-7531.
GREEN YOUR OFFICE
Wondering what you can do to help save the university
some money AND help save our planet? Go green! UMD’s Office of Sustainability
is launching a “Green Your Office” program, which gives practical
tips about many topics related to sustainability including recycling,
energy conservation, and ideas on how to reduce paper use, make better
consumer choices, and host green events. Interested in starting discussion
in your office? Contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation, and keep in touch with UMD sustainability
news at www.addinguptozero.com
UMD Market Day in the Plaza is held every Wednesday thru Sept. 30 from
2-4:30 p.m. and features the farmer’s market, live music, and artist’s
booths. UMD Stores offers specials during the Market Day that include
1/2-price fountain pop and selected hot beverages and 20% off one regularly
priced item when using the black UMD reusable bags. (Some exclusions apply.)
UMD Stores gives away 20 black UMD reusable bags each Wednesday through
the summer. Visit http://www.umdstores.com
or listen to KUMD 103.3 fm on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. to find out
what’s happening at UMD Market Day in the Plaza each week. http://www.kumd.org.
UMD Stores Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held through
Aug. 2 in Kirby Plaza. Summer Cash for Books textbook buyback will be
held through Fri., July 31 from 8 am - 3 pm in front of UMD Stores
Online textbook reservations for Fall semester
is now open and online textbook buyback is available at www.umdstores.com.
Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year
round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD
Stores street level.
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit
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