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The UMD Faculty Art Exhibit will be on display through Sun. Mar. 4.

Where the Two Came to Their Father – A Navajo War Ceremonial will be on display Tues., Jan, 31-Sun., Aug. 5. This exhibition features stencil prints from a 1943 portfolio by artist and ethnologist Maud Oakes (1903-1990), who recorded the Diné (Navajo) ceremony called Where the Two Came to Their Father.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Jordan Scott from Jan. 24-29, Jarid Waniger from Jan. 31-Feb. 5, Amanda Brunner from Feb. 7-12, Nora Sandstrom and Sophie Gray from Feb. 14-19, and Morgan Losure from Feb. 21-26.

For information, visit the Tweed Museum website, email the Tweed Museum, or call 218-726-8222.



A faculty artist recital with Betsy Husby, cello, and Alexander Chernyshev, piano, will be performed on Sun, Jan. 29, 2012 at 3 pm.

A Junior High Honor Choir Concert, coordinated by Stanley R. Wold, will be performed on Tues., Jan. 31, 2012 at 4 pm.

Tuba Love will be held on Mon., Feb. 13, and Tues., Feb. 14. at 7:30 pm.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Department of Music website or call 218-726-8561.



The Miracle Worker by William Gibson will be performed on Feb. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm and Feb. 12 at 2 pm at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

For information, call the UMD Box Office at 218-726-8561 or see the Department of Theatre website.



The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Bemidji State on Sat., Feb. 4 at 4 pm, Minnesota State-Moorhead on Fri., Feb. 10 at 8 pm, and Minnesota Crookston on Sat., Feb. 11 at 6 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.


The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Bemidji State on Sat., Feb. 4 at 2 pm, Minnesota State-Moorhead on Fri., Feb. 10 at 6 pm, and Minnesota Crookston on Sat., Feb. 11 at 4 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.


The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Michigan Tech on Fri., Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28 at 7:07 pm. They will play North Dakota on Fri., Feb. 10, and Sat., Feb. 11 at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.


The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Ohio State on Fri., Feb. 3 and Sat., Feb. 4 at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.


The UMD Tennis team will play Bethany Lutheran College on Sat., Feb. 4 at noon and U of Sioux Falls on Sat., Feb. 4 at 4 pm. They will play Minnesota State-Mankato on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 9 am. All matches are played at the Arrowhead Tennis Center in Duluth.


The men's track team will compete in the St. Scholastica Invitational on Sat., Feb. 11 (time to be determined) at the College of St. Scholastica.


The UMD Women's Track team will compete in the St. Scholastica Invitational on Sat., Feb. 11 at 10:30 am at the College of St. Scholastica.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 218-726-7518.



The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening. All shows begin at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Planetarium presents the following: "Tour of the Solar System" on Jan. 25 and 27, "Stargazing Tonight" on Feb. 1 and 3, "Arrowhead Astronomical Society Presents: Jupiter's Moons" on Wed., Feb. 8, and "Spacecraft on the Frontier of Discovery" on Fri., Feb. 10. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

"Larry Cat in Space", a cartoon feature for children about a curious stowaway cat who has lunar adventure, will be presented on Sat., Jan. 28 at 2 pm. The Planetarium will present "The Voyager Encounters" on Sat., Jan 28 at 7 pm. "Cosmic Colors" will be presented on Sat., Feb. 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm. There is a small entrance fee for Saturday shows.


The lecture "Valley Evolution in South-Central Minnesota: The Role of Geomorphic History on Modern Sediment Loading" by Karen Gran, assistant professor, UMD Department of Geological Sciences will be held on Thurs., Jan. 26.

All lectures are held at 3:30 pm in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served at 3 pm. For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.


Recreational Sport Outdoor Programs (RSOP) offers the following events: "Making Studded Bike Tires" on Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5-8 pm in SpHC 9; "Tracking Animals" on Mon., Jan 30 from 3-5 pm at Bagley Nature Area Classroom; "Outdoor Career Day" on Wed., Feb. 1 from 9:30 am-2 pm in SpHC 9; "Make Your Own Sleeping Bag Liners" on Wed., Feb. 1 from 5-7 pm in SpHC 119; "Explore Ice Fishing" on Fri., Feb. 3 from 4-8 pm, meet in the SpHC Lobby; "Learn to Skate or Classic Cross-Country Ski" on Sat., Feb. 4 from 12-5 pm, meet in the SpHC Lobby; "Snowshoeing at Gooseberry Falls State Park" on Sun., Feb. 5 from 12-5 pm, meet at the "Trailhead" in SpHC Lobby; "Moonlight Snowshoe" on Tues., Feb. 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm, meet in the SpHC Lobby; Green Fire film showing on Thurs., Feb. 9 from 7-8 pm in BohH 90. For more info and registration, visit Recreational Sports Outdoor Program.


A lecture by Edward G. Gillian, associate professor, Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa will be held on Fri., Jan. 27.

A lecture by David Blank, associate professor, Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota- Twins Cities will be held on Fri., Feb. 3.

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Katelynn Spurgin, Shirisha Gurrapu, and Sravan Jonnalagadda will be held on Fri., Feb. 10.

All lectures are held from 3-4 pm in LSci 175 , unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


The lecture "Assessing Corrosion of Port Infrastructure in the Duluth-Superior Harbor: Microbiological and Water Quality Factors" by Ryan Oster in the IBS program will be presented on Fri., Jan. 27. Randall Hicks will host the seminar.

All lectures are held at 3:15 pm in LSci 185, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Biology.


The 14th Annual Citizens in Action Workshop will be held on Sat., Jan. 28 from 9 am-2:30 pm at First United Methodist �Coppertop� Church, 230 E Skyline Pkwy. The Duluth Citizens in Action is a daylong training program designed to educate citizens about the political process and how they can get involved at the local, state, and national level. The League of Women Voters of Duluth, UMD's Office of Civic Engagement, and many cooperating organizations sponsor this free event that is open to the public. For more information, contact Steve Wick with questions or call 218-726-6623.

Community Involvement Fair will be held Thurs., Feb. 2 from 9 am-2pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Students, staff, and faculty interested in volunteering or a service-learning placement will have the opportunity to explore the possibilities and connect with over 50 community organizations and schools. There will be opportunities to serve in education, environmental sustainability, social justice, animal welfare, health care, and art and culture. For more information, contact Alyssa Peoples with questions or call 218-726-7758.


The Spring Semester Film Series launches with Mirrors of Privilege, Making Whiteness Visible on Mon., Jan. 30 from noon to 1:30 pm in Griggs Center.

Tim Wise, author of Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son, and other books will present a lecture on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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Five films will be presented as part of the UMD spring semester film series, The Holocaust: Resistance and Survival. An introduction of each film will be presented by Alexis Pogorelskin, associate professor of History. An informal discussion will follow. The films will be shown on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Montague 70.

The films are: The Mortal Storm on Feb. 2, Casablanca on Feb. 9, The Pianist on Feb. 16, Defiance on Feb. 23 and Schindler’s List on Mar. 1. There is no admission charge, and the public is invited.

The series is presented by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies and the History of Hollywood class, HIST 3346. The series co-sponsors are Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies and Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration. This film series shares the goal of the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration, “to remember, with dignity, the lives and sufferings of the victims and to encourage change through the dissemination of truth, justice, and peace.”

For information, contact Alexis Pogorelskin or call 218-726-7548.


Boulder Lake offers the following events: Moonlight/Candlelit Ski or Snowshoe Family Fun Event on Fri., Feb. 3, Winter Tree and Shrub Identification on Sat., Feb. 11, and Nature Writing Workshop on Sat., Feb. 25. For more information, including times, costs, registration, and driving directions, visit the Boulder Lake website, contact John Geissler or call 218-721-3731.


Amze Emmons, assistant professor of Printmaking, will give a lecture on Tues., Feb. 7 at 6 pm.

Gregory Volk, a New York–based art critic and freelance curator, will give a lecture on Tues, Mar. 20 at 6 pm.

All lectures are held in MonH 70, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.



Study Abroad 101 is held every Wed. during spring semester at noon in 311 KSC across from the Dining Center. It is a weekly open information session for students to learn the basics of study abroad at UMD. This session guides students on how to find affordable study abroad and other international opportunities that will work for their budget, academic, and personal goals.

For more information, visit IEO events or stop by Kirby Plaza 138.


UMD Career Services will present the workshop "Getting Ready for the Job Fair" on Wed., Jan. 25 OR Thurs., Jan. 26, from 4-5 pm in SCC 42. Contact UMD Career Services or call 218-726-7985 to confirm date.

The Head of the Lakes Job Fair will take place on Wed., Feb. 15 from 1-5 pm at Yellowjacket Union Great Room at University of Wisconsin Superior. Students and alumni can explore networking opportunities, learn about the current market, and find internships, summer, full-time, and part-time positions. Free admission and free parking. Register at the door. Professional dress is advised. For more information, contact Career Services.

The UM Job and Internship Fair will take place on Fri., Feb. 25 from 10 am-4 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Nearly 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. The Fair is sponsored by the Career offices on all U of M campuses. For more information, attending recruiter list, and tips, visit the UM Job Fair website. UMD Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the Fair and back. Attendees must sign up by Feb 17 in Career Services, 22 SCC. A $10 deposit will hold a seat and will be returned to those on the bus. Registration for the event does not guarantee a seat on the bus.


Sara Benincasa will perform her one-woman show Agorafabulous! in the Kirby Ballroom on Fri., Jan. 27 at 9 pm. She mixes humor into her story about her struggle with mental illness, also talking about self-esteem and self-image. The show is free to the UMD campus community and is sponsored by Late Night Kirby.

For more information, contact Christiana Geissler, 218-726-8739.


Learn about the U’s legislative agenda and hear President Kaler’s vision for the U of M on Wed., Feb. 1 at 6 pm. The session will be broadcast from the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis on a livestream link. For information, contact Betty Greene at 218-726-6140.


UMD has a organized blood drive on Thurs., Feb. 2 from 8 am-4 pm. To reserve a time slot, visit Memorial Blood Centers, enter sponsor code 2094, and follow the instructions. For more information, contact Kirby Student Center or call 218-726-7163.


The following workshops will be offered: "Restorative Pruning of Older Trees" on Sat., Feb 4 and "Pruning to Train Young Trees" on Sun., Feb 26. Visit the Duluth Community Garden Program website for more information and to register.


On Mon., Feb. 6, from 6 pm-8 pm, UMD’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsoring a panel discussion on the legal and ethical concerns associated with the Minnesota Marriage Amendment. The event will take place in BohH 90.This event is free and open to the public.

The CEPP will host a panel discussion equally representing both sides of this important and contentious issue. The goal is to create an open discussion in which many sides can exchange ideas/concerns in a respectful atmosphere. For more information about this event, visit the Center for Ethics and Public Policy website.


On Tues., Feb. 7, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, UMD's Amerian Indian Learning Resource Center is holding its Spring Feast in Kirby Ballroom. The speakers for this event are Ron Morton, professor, UMD Department of Geology and Carl Gawboy, an alumni of UMD, a well known artist, and a past instructor in the American Indian Studies Department. They will talk about their book, Ancient Earth and the First Ancestors, a Cultural and Geological Journey. Their book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will also be a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the American Indian Learning Resource Center at 218-726-6379.


The 30th anniversary of UMD's Women's Studies Department will be celebrated with a concert on Sat., Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm in the Weber Music Hall. For more information, contact Beth Bartlett or call 218-726-8284.


UMD’s Annual Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week will be held Feb. 27-Mar. 2. This year’s theme will be “Family and Friends,” and UMD will be hosting keynote speaker and UMD alumna, Kitty Westin, on Mon., Feb. 27 at 7pm in BohH 90. Westin is the founder of the Anna Westin Foundation and Anna Westin House and is a therapist at The Emily Program. Kitty’s daughter, Anna, battled with an eating disorder for five years and eventually ended her own life. The Westin family has worked to increase insurance coverage for individuals struggling with an eating disorder and developed the first residential treatment facility in the state of Minnesota.

For more information about this event, visit the Health Services website.


The Spring Edwin Eddy Lecture "Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech" by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will be held on Sat., Mar. 24 from 8:30 am-4 pm in LSBE 118. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This course will emphasize clinical decision-making regarding diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech based on best available evidence. Considering the relative contributions of co-occurring articulation disorder, phonological disorder, and/or dysarthria will be discussed.

The cost is $50 if registered before Fri., Mar. 2 and $60 after. For more information, visit the CSD Department.



The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, site is open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm; first tour begins at 10 am, and last tour begins at 3 pm. Weekday tours are available upon request, based on availability.

For more information, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.

Other Events - Faculty and Staff


The Instructional Development Service (IDS) is offering a series of sessions designed for faculty. It is open to any faculty or TA who has primary instructor status, but newly hired faculty will be given first priority on the available slots. The series is designed to give faculty the necessary teaching tools and support at the outset of their careers that will enhance their teaching and their students' learning, and also help them focus their energies more effectively on their research, decreasing the stress that can accompany the first years of a faculty career.

All sessions meet every other Friday from 12-2 pm in EduE 142. The classes are:
Jan. 27: Starting Out on the Right Foot
Feb. 10: Managing Classroom Dynamics
Feb. 24: Backward Course Design
Mar. 9: Student Assessment
Mar. 23: Active Learning Strategies
Apr. 6: Teaching Assessment
Apr. 20: Finding Balance and Wrap Up

Those who sign up should make every effort to attend all seven sessions because they are designed to help participants build solid and coherent syllabi and course curricula over the course of the series. To register, please contact Shelley Smith or call 218-726-7715 by Thurs., Jan. 26. For more programming, visit the IDS website.


Tech Talk Plus #1 "Cleaning Out Your E-Closet" will be held on Thurs., Feb. 2 from noon-1pm in EduE 142. The workshop will cover archiving, storing data, and safely disposing of outdated documents. Tech Talk Plus offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to come together over lunch and discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. RSVP to Leane Rutherford or call 218-726-6207.

For information on Tech Talk Plus events, visit Instructional Development Services.


The workshop "Identity Meets Diversity" will be held on Fri., Feb. 3 from 12-1:30 pm. All sessions meet in EduE 142.

Just Us is an ongoing training and discussion group for faculty and staff on creating curriculum/programming to address cultural competence, racism, and establishing a more welcoming climate for all faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, contact Leane Rutherford or call 218-726-6207.


The webinar "Increasing Engagement, Persistence & Learning," presented by Joe Cuseo, professor emeritus of Psychology from Marymount College and student success consultant, will be held on Fri., Feb. 3, 12:00-1:30 pm in the Garden Room (KSC). Bring a lunch, beverages will be provided. The event is sponsored by UMD Retention and Student Success.

This webinar is built on the premise that student motivation for the college experience cannot be assumed; instead, it must be intentionally ignited by classroom instructors, academic support specialists, and student life professionals through the systematic application of powerful motivational principles. Visit the Innovative Educators website for a full webinar description and learning objectives.

To register for the webinar, contact Mary Keenan.

Campus News

Academic News


Nominations are being accepted for the 24th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA). Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 1. Anyone can nominate a book for the NEMBA awards. Complete a nomination form and submit one book along with a $25 nonrefundable entry fee made out to the UMD Library for each title. Books may be nominated in one of six categories (1) General Nonfiction, (2) Fiction, (3) Art/Photography, (4) Children's Literature, (5) Poetry, and (6) Memoir/Creative Nonfiction. The subject matter of nominated books must substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle. Visit the NEMBA Web page or call 218-726-7889 for more information. The UMD Library will announce NEMBA winners in an evening celebration on Thurs., May 17, 2012, in UMD’s Kirby Ballroom.

The UMD Library Connection newsletter is available online. For more information, visit the UMD Library website.


UMD Human Resource & Equal Opportunity, the Office of Student Employment, and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations encourage campus departments to take time during National Student Employment Week to celebrate the contribution of its nearly 1,500 student employees at UMD. National Student Employment Week is celebrated across the nation during the first part of April.

To honor UMD student employees, consider nominating them for the "Student Employee of the Year" competition. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Fri., Feb. 17. Contact Mary Cameron with questions or call 218-726-7912.


The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a consortium of UMD and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, has received a five-year cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to address environmental issues that face shipping and marine transportation. GLMRI studies funded by MARAD also address maritime commerce on the Great Lakes. GLMRI was established in 2004. Its mission is to develop and improve economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research. For more information, visit the GLMRI website.


Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black and the Diversity Commission (DivCom) invite students, faculty and staff to participate in the year-long 2011-2012 campus project How Did You Come To Be Here? The entire UMD community is encouraged to watch “The Danger of a Single Story” and share their story on a special website.

Faculty and staff are asked to consider integrating the theme into their spring courses. Several faculty and staff integrated the Share Your Story theme into their courses this fall. The resource will continue into spring term as well. The DivCom has created a website dedicated to the integration of equity, diversity and social justice into the curriculum across disciplines. The website includes information and ideas on syllabus creation, creating an inclusive classroom climate, resources including videos, websites, curriculum, etc. as well as tips and examples from colleagues across campus. Contact Shelley Smith, Department of Instructional Development Service or Paula Pedersen, DivCom curriculum integration chair, for guidance or suggestions.

This spring, there will be an official call for proposals across campus and academic units to submit examples of curricular and co-curricular development around the theme. Selected submissions will be compiled into a multidisciplinary “lesson guide” to accompany a DVD of the production.

The UMD’s Commission on Women is seeking “How Did You Come To Be Here?” stories from women in academia. Send submissions to and indicate if the story may be shared with the author's name, anonymously, or simply added to the archives. UMD's Instructional Development Service (IDS) will be choosing from the stories that may be shared for an article that will be published in the IDS Newsletter. All stories will be added to the Commission on Women's website


Limited funds are available to support UMD-centered activities sponsored by UMD staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and students or student organizations that focus on diversity, discrimination, social justice, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity/affirmative action and inclusivity.

Effective 2011-2012, $2,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for diversity initiatives for students and/or student organizations, and $3,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) diversity initiatives. Small grants (up to $300.00) may be awarded to staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and individual students or student organizations. Major grants ($301 and above) may also be awarded to staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and individual students or student organizations.

Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as long as funds are available. For more information. visit the grant guidelines and application website. For questions, contact Mary Cameron or call 726-7912.


This spring, the Office of Civic Engagement with be holding its second annual CHAMP (Connecting Hopes with Action to Mobilize People) Day of Service. The 2012 event will be held on Sat., April 21, as a culmination to National Volunteer Week. This community day provides an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to give back to the Duluth community by working on a number of site-based projects with local agencies. Visit the OCE website for more information about their initiatives.

Administration News


The UMD campus now has a new interactive map, available at the main maps page on the About UMD web page. To use the new interactive features, select the different tool icons in the maroon bar at the top of the map. Or use the arrows and slider in the upper left of the map. And notice the different views across the top of the map.

This map is the work of a team of individuals at UMD, using advanced Geographic Information tools: Project Manager: Stacey Stark (GIS Lab); Business Analyst: Peter Angelos (CLA); Testing and GIS Lab students Web Developer: Andy Manteuffel (ITSS); Data Development: Steve Graham (GIS Lab) and Erik Larson (FM) The map was built with tools developed by UMTC University Services IT with special help from Bill Kanfield and Dan Sward from this group. Others who lent their support and helped with planning were: John King (interim VCFO), John Rashid (FM), John Sawyer (FM), Cheryl Reitan (External Affairs), and the Campus Web Committee.


The UMD LEED Gold certified James I. Swenson Engineering Building was among the honored buildings recognized with a 2011 AIA/CAE (American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture Education) Educational Facility Design award. UMD was presented with a CAE Merit award for exhibiting superior quality. The design details recognized by the AIA/CAE Merit award in the UMD James I. Swenson Engineering building included the incorporation of sustainable strategies including energy efficiency and advanced site engineering techniques.


The UMD women's hockey team donated $7,950 to the Essentia Health Foundation's Breast Health Program following an on-ice fundraiser.
The Bulldogs wore pink jerseys on Dec. 3 during a game against St. Cloud State. They then autographed the jerseys and held an online auction. The money will be used to help in the fight against breast cancer.


Listen to Northland Morning weekday mornings from 6-9 am for music, features, and interviews with a local perspective. This week on the program, KUMD focuses on the upcoming Citizens in Action workshop, which happens Sat., Jan. 28 from 9 am-3 pm at Duluth’s First United Methodist Church. Interviews include:

Wed., Jan. 25, 8 am: Steve Wick with UMD's Office of Civic Engagement talks about how to maintain objectivity, listen to opposing viewpoints and manage difficult conversations.
Thurs., Jan. 26, 8 am: Julie O'Leary with the League of Women Voters talks about the challenges of ballot amendments.
Fri., Jan. 27, 8 am: Liz Olson with the League of Women Voters talks about how citizens can get involved in effecting change and offers tips on effecting lobbying.

Live from Studio A offers interviews and performances. Coming up this week at 2 pm on Thurs., Jan. 26: The Brothers Burn Mountain

World Café weekday afternoons from 3-5 pm features an eclectic mix of contemporary music and live performances and interviews. This week’s guests include:
Wed., Jan. 25: Australia’s Grace Woodroofe
Thurs., Jan 26: The Alabama Shakes
Fri., Jan. 27: R&B songstress Betty Wright  

For a complete list of programming, visit KUMD.


UMD Stores has partnered with Saffron & Grey Couture Floral Design to offer flower bouquets starting on Mon., Jan. 30 in the street level store. Pre-order valentine bouquets and roses at any UMD Stores campus location from Jan. 30 - Feb. 8 for pick-up or delivery on Valentine's Day.

UMD Stores has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation's largest textbook wholesaler, to offer the best prices for used books. Sell books anytime under "textbooks" and receive free shipping.

Shop UMD Stores. Get rewards. Every dollar spent at UMD Stores equals one point. Hit 1,000 points and earn a $10 UMD Stores Gift Card. Sign up for UMD Stores Rewards and receive 100 points just for signing up.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level.

Don’t take a plastic bag and get a wooden nickel to drop in the charity bin. Bring a bag or purchase a reusable bag at UMD Stores. Local charities benefit from this conscious effort to go green at UMD Stores. (Purchases must be "baggable" merchandise to earn wooden nickels for charity.)

For store hours , events, and merchandise visit the UMD Stores website. UMD Stores is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Faculty and Staff News

Academic News

A number of UMD Library staff members, including Tom Ambrosi, Brenda Bonnema, Charlene Brown, Martha Eberhart, Jodi Grebinoski, Anne Hovde, Liz Benson Johnson, Kim Pittman, and Bill Sozansky attended the Minnesota Library Association state convention held in Duluth Oct. 12-14. Pittman also attended a workshop for instruction librarians called “Reflecting with Every CLIC” at Macalester College, St. Paul, on Oct. 28.

Steve Bardolph
, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, is exhibiting his graphic design panorama Imagínense Viviendo Aquí (Imagine Living Here) at the Museo de Historia Natural de San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. This design is an outcome of “The Mesa Verde Project,” a trans-disciplinary collaboration with an archaeologist, a poet, a philosopher, a Pueblo studies scholar, and a documentary filmmaker in the Mesa Verde region in the southwestern United States, examining and retelling the ancient Pueblo story from multiple perspectives. Research is funded by the University of North Texas Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity and UMD’s Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab. Bardolph’s graphic design panorama was accepted into the museum’s collection in December 2011 for ongoing display. Bardolph’s graphic design is also featured at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University in Quebec, Canada. His graphic design panorama Wilderness Is Not a Luxury was installed at the Cloutier Lab in December 2011 for permanent exhibition.

Art & Design Department Head James Klueg's ceramic vessel, "Faraway Places," is included in Brigette Martin's recently published book, Humor in Craft, by Schiffler Publishing.

Beth E. Koch
, assistant professor of Design, defended her dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree on Fri., Dec. 9, 2011 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, College of Design. The dissertation "Human emotion response to typographic design" will be available shortly through ProQuest. Committee members included Barbara Martinson, committee chair, Brad Hokanson, and Sauman Chu, co-chairs, and Patricia Avery, committee member from Curriculum and Instruction.

Gene Koshinski, assistant professor of Percussion in the Music Department, was recently named the 32nd annual recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize. His winning work for full orchestra, entitled Concerto for Marimba and Choir, was selected from among 230 entries. The Nissim Prize is presented annually to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed professionally and is named for Dr. Rudolf Nissim, former head of ASCAP's International Department. A jury of conductors selects the winning score. The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs.

Romesh Lakhan, instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was featured in an article in the Hibbing Daily News after visiting with Honors chemistry students at Hibbing High School.

Patricia Maus, UMD Library, was named the university archivist in charge of a new department at the Library which combines Archives and Special Collections (including the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center).

Merry Rendahl
, Department of Writing Studies, had her essay, "New Eyes," featured on UMTC's Techniques in Learning and Teaching blog.

Natural Resources Research Institute News

Gerald Niemi, Euan Reavie, G.S. Peterson (EPA-NHEERL), J.R. Kelly (EPA-NHEERL), Carol A. Johnston (South Dakota State University), Lucinda Johnson, R.W. Howe (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay), George Host, Tom Hollenhorst (EPA-NHEERL), Nick Danz (University of Wisconsin Superior), Jan Cibrowski (University of Windsor), Terry Brown, and Rich Axler published “An integrated approach to multiple stressors in Lake Superior” in the journal Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, Vol. 14, 2011.

Reavie and Lisa Allinger published “What have diatoms revealed about the ecological history of Lake Superior?” in the journal Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, Vol. 14, 2011.

Minnesota Sea Grant News

Donn Branstrator, associate professor, Department of Biology, talked about his Sea Grant-funded research on WTIP radio on Wed., Jan 18 .

Branstrator along with Meghan Brown and Lyle Shannon, recently published Sea Grant-funded results, “Population regulation of the spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in a reservoir: Implications for invasion,” in Limnology and Oceanography.

Tom Hrabik, associate professor, Department of Biology, talked about his Sea Grant-funded research on WTIP radio on Thurs., Dec. 22. Listen to the archived interview.

Doug Jensen and Marte Kitson, aquatic invasive species specialists, assisted with the Stop Aqautic Hitchhikers! booth at the Minneapolis Boat Show, Jan. 19�22.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use extension educator, will be presenting at the Living Green Conference in Duluth on Sat., Feb. 4.

Large Lakes Observatory News

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Medical School-Duluth News

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Pharmacy Department News

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, assistant professor, was an invited keynote speaker at the Indigenous Women in Science Network 3rd Annual Conference held Nov. 9-10, 2011, in Minneapolis, where she presented “Chronic Pain and Implications for American Indians: A Research Journey.”

Debbie Sisson, assistant professor, attended the 46th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting held Dec. 4-8, 2011, in New Orleans, where she facilitated a network session titled “Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Big Ideas for Small and Rural Hospital” and presented “Small/Rural Hospital Practice” at a pharmacy student forum career pearls session.

Dan Tomaszewski, graduate teaching assistant, was recently appointed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Drug Formulary Committee for a three-year term. The Drug Formulary Committee functions as a pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) advising the DHS on drug coverage issues.

Megan Undeberg, assistant professor, participated as a panelist for the Nov. 17 episode of the PBS-TV Doctors on Call program on “Diabetes.” She joined Dr. Alan Johns of the Medical School Duluth, Dr. Christina Helterbrand of Essentia Health/Duluth Clinic’s Diabetes Center, and Dr. Kim Ogle of Essentia Health-Ashland Internal Medicine.

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