Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 17 | PDF

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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 Protection Agency.

administrative NEWS

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: pokeefe@d.umn.edu 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 sustain@d.umn.edu to schedule a presentation, and keep in touch with UMD sustainability news at www.addinguptozero.com

UMD STORES
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 lower level.

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 www.umdstores.com.http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/09/statefair09.html.

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