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UMD In the News July–Dec 2013

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Dec 10 "The Future Of Trees The Natural Resources Research Institute is helping revive timber companies, along with other traditional extractive industries. --- Twin Cities Business
Dec 10 "UMD's Wiese Named a Finalist for COY First-year UMD head football coach Curt Wiese has been named a finalist for the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award for Division II --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 9 "UMD Faces Multi-Million Dollar Budget Shortfall" With rising tuition costs, lower enrollment and fringe benefit changes, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has seen a budget shortfall of $11.9 Million this fiscal year. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 9 "If you go: Cultural entrepreneurship class presentations" Students in the cultural entrepreneurship class at UMD will present their final projects from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Zeitgeist Arts building --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 9 "UMD Rugby Wins Division II Nat'l Title" The UMD rugby team won the USA Rugby Division II fall championship on Sunday. --- Northland's News Center
Dec 9 "UMD students learn about business with cultural twist" Presentations as part of UMD's new major for cultural entrepreneurs begin soon. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 9 "College rugby: UMD claims national title" The Fighting Penguins are national champions. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 7 "UMD students seek to solve cultural problems" A group of liberal arts majors at UMD is trying to use the power of business to solve cultural problems as well as turn a profit. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 6 "UMD Synchronized Skating team preps for competition season" The UMD Synchronized skating team only gets three minutes to convince a set of judges they're number one. --- Northland's News Center
Dec 6 "UMD engineering students conduct concrete stress tests" UMD is one of the few civil engeneering programs in the country to conduct stress testing on beams. --- Northland's News Center
Dec 6 "UMD Students Take on Stress Test" UMD Civil Engineering students took on a unique stress challenge Friday. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Dec 6 "Duluthians treasure Mandela’s example" Mandela was a hero not only in Africa, but to the world, said Chang`aa Mweti, an associate professor in UMD’s education department and a native of Kenya. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 6 "'Stage Beauty' strives for authenticity" THEATER REVIEW: The production that opened Thursday at UMD is well-directed and acted, with excellent production values. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 5 "Best Bets: And then there were women" “Compleat Female Stage Beauty” is showing now at UMD's Mainstage Theatre --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 4 "Students Spend Snow Day in Massive Snowball Fight" Students at UMD made good use of the snow mounds on their campus. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Dec 3 "University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior College closed for Wednesday" The University of Minnesota Duluth is closing its Wednesday because of a snowstorm; a move it rarely makes. --- Duluth News Tribune
Dec 3 "Reader’s view: Fewer high school grads means fewer in college" There simply are not as many high school graduates in the past two years. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 29 "Reader's view: Science behind climate change is undeniable" A local woman recounts her visit to a a forum on climate change at the University of Minnesota Duluth with U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 29 "Family opens home to UMD Bulldogs football team for Thanksgiving" For four years the Wicklunds have opened their home to teammates who wanted to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 24 "Reader’s view: Holocaust education prevents complacency" UMD American Indian Studies chairman Tadd Johnson took part in a series of presentations on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 22 "'The Magician' shows promise, but still needs refinement" “The Magician” opened Thursday the 21st in the UMD’s Dudley Experimental Theatre. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 21 "UMD looking for cuts to make up $12 million deficit" The deficit comes from a reduction in state aid as well as a fringe benefit shortfall discovered last year and an unexpected decrease in enrollment. --- Duluth News Tribune --- Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal
Nov 20 "Web Extra: Majoring in Debt" Colleges and universities of the Northland are putting great effort into helping keep college affordable. --- WDIO-TV (ABC) UMD Response
Nov 18 "Twin Ports colleges, businesses team up on research" Staff and students at UMD, UWS, and the College of St. Scholastica are teaming up on research to boost the local economy. --- Minnesota Public Radio --- Duluth News Tribune --- Northland's News Center
Nov 18 "Vote could eliminate 'blood quantum' rule for White Earth Band of Ojibwe" "Creating a new constitution is... nothing short of monumental," said Jill Doerfler, assistant professor of American Indian Studies at UMD. --- Minnesota Public Radio --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nov 15 "Nolan hosts climate change conference at UMD" U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will host a public conference on climate change solutions at UMD. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 13 "Minnesota drug advisory council to hear Duluth concerns" Fliers have been sent out to many colleges, including UMD, in hopes of bringing a large group of students to the event. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 12 "Moose dying due to climate change" Minnesota moose are dying en masse, and one of the prime suspects is climate change. --- Global Magazin
Nov 12 "Duluth exhibit details Nazi treatment of Jewish lawyers" UMD theater professor Tom Isbell will dramatize opening comments from the Nuremberg trials. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 11 "MN lawmakers, experts debate legalizing medical marijuana" More than 200 people attended a public forum at UMD Monday on a bill to legalize marijuana introduced this spring with help from Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Nov 11 "Column: When we cook manoomin" Linda LeGarde Grover on the cultural importance of 'wild rice' --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 11 "MN lawmakers, experts debate legalizing medical marijuana" The UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy sponsored a panel discussing the proposed law allowing the purchase of marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. --- Northland's News Center
Nov 10 "Faces" Area students receive Alworth Memorial Fund scholarships. part two --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 10 "Our view: There’s no shortage of ways to honor veterans tomorrow" At the University of Minnesota Duluth, beginning at midnight tonight, the Air Force ROTC will post watch for 24 hours. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 10 "A quiet deer opener beneath the pines near Grand Rapids" When the time is right, UMD student James Olin likely will return to hunt deer again. But his priorities are on school at the moment. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 10 "UMD teammates remember Mandy Matula" Her softball teammates each took the stage taking turns detailing Mandy's favorite moments of life. --- Kare 11 News --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nov 10 "Passion to Profit, UMD Grad Turns Schoolwork Into Career" For about two years Spencer Johnson has been busy with his new business Sota Clothing. It actually started as a school assignment. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Nov 8 "Approaching Comet Gathers Attention"" UMD Astrophysicist, Alec Habig, says the passage of a comet is a pretty unique event. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Nov 7 "UMD Theater presents "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove"" The UMD Theater Department is opening their show, "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove" on Thursday, November 7th. --- Northland's NewsCenter
Nov 7 "Author speaks at UMD about copper-nickel mining" UMD hosted a discussion about the potential impact of a copper–nickel mine. --- Northland's NewsCenter
Nov 7 "Health notes: Grant allows Northland health agency to expand" A panel discussion on the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota will take place Monday on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 7 "In the north woods, the deer hunt is a family thing" UMD students are among the many Minnesota hunters keeping up the yearly tradition. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 7 "Best Bets: Check out 'Last Summer at Bluefish Cove'" This was a rarity in the early 1980s: a mainstream story featuring lesbians as central characters. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 7 "Eh? Minnesota medical pot?" The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsoring a panel discussion regarding the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana in the state. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 5 "Zombie U symposium held at MTU" John Dahl of the University of Minnesota-Duluth explored diseases that exist today that have a zombie-like effect on victims. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Nov 5 "UMD, and CSS Propose New Trail" Students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and The College of St. Scholastica who want a break from walking, driving or catching the bus could have more options to get to campus. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Nov 4 "Copper-mining author to speak at UMD" Author Bill Carter will speak about copper and the impacts of mining at noon Thursday in the Kirby Rafters at the Kirby Student Center. --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 3 "Fond du Lac tribe’s leader stands firm in casino fight with Duluth" Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac band was the first Indian woman to graduate from UMD's business school, the Labovitz School of Business and Economics. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nov 3 "College football: Ring, Bulldogs ring in a huge victory" Captain Colby Ring got down on one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Nadine Abu Azzam, via the Bulldogs’ new video scoreboard. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 30 "New Masters Program at UMD" Starting next fall, UMD will be offering a Masters of Psychological Science Program, a unique program for our area. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Oct 29 "6 finalists named for Touchstone Award" Students in UMD’s fine arts program formed Voyageurs in 2008 to work with Duluth middle-school students to produce musicals with a message for elementary students. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 27 "Chancellor's view: UMD transforming higher education" Chancellor Lendley "Lynn" Black: "Working together as a campus and community we can and will find collaborative, creative solutions that position UMD students for increased success for decades to come." --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 26 "Hartley Hosts a Happy Howl-O-Ween" Hartley Nature Center held its sixth annual Howl-O-Ween event Saturday. The event is a partnership between Hartley and the UMD Eearly Childhood Studies program. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Oct 25 "Gogebic Taconite questions rock fiber findings" Samples of the fiber have been shipped to laboratories at the University of Minnesota Duluth, as well as two other universities. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 24 "For 65 years, Alworth Memorial Fund has supported science ambitions of Northland students" Decades before college costs ballooned beyond the reach of many northern Minnesota families, Duluthian Marshall W. Alworth set up a scholarship fund to help students pay for tuition and other expenses. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 24 "1,000 Pumpkins Shine Bright at 'Glensheen Spooktacular'" Thursday kicked off Glensheen Mansion's 3rd Annual Jack O' Lantern Spooktacular. --- Fox 21 KQDS --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Oct 23 "University bookstores struggle to make ends meet" The University of Minnesota Bookstores, which include every bookstore system-wide except one on the Duluth campus, aren’t bankrupt or in a financial crisis — but they are struggling. --- Minnesota Daily
Oct 22 "Duluth School Board and City Council candidates square off" Electronic cigarettes are banned on UMD's campus for this academic year. --- Northland's NewsCenter
Oct 21 "UMD Bans E-Cigs -- For Now" Electronic cigarettes are banned on UMD's campus for this academic year. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 19 "Saving the Great Northwoods"Across Minnesota, a determined counterattack is emerging against a looming threat to the northern forest — climate change. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Oct 19 "Eh? Doing the right thing" Marty Essen, University of Minnesota Duluth grad, shares facts, stories and photographs taken while writing his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rafters at UMD. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 19 "Go to Glensheen and help carve community’s pumpkins" Starting Saturday, Oct. 19, community volunteers of all ages will team up to carve 1,000 pumpkins for the Glensheen’s third annual Jack O’ Lantern Spooktacular. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 17 "UMD Honors Distinguished Alumni" UMD paid tribute to some of their most successful alumni Friday. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 17 "Duluth on List for Most Scenic College Towns" rated Duluth among the top 10 places for students to get higher education. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 17 "Health Notes: Dealing with the end of life" The University of Minnesota Duluth is hosting a talk on end-of-life care 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Room 120 at UMD’s Solon Campus Center. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 17 "Best Bets: The bat seeks revenge in UMD’s comic opera" Director Alice Pierce describes the oft-performed “Die Fledermaus” as “one of those ‘who has tricked whom’ pieces.” --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 17 "Best Bets: ‘Creamily exquisite’ mezzo-soprano opens Matinee Musicale season" Sasha Cooke opens the Matinee Musicale season with a concert Tuesday at Weber Music Hall. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 15 "UMD pushes for new science building" The new building is expected to house at least 175 additional undergraduate and graduate students and allow for eight faculty and two staff members. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 15 "Column: Bird researcher gets early morning show" Edmund Zlonis is counting birds as part of a master’s thesis project through the University of Minnesota Duluth. ---Duluth News Tribune
Oct 14 "UMD 'Web of Life' discussion today" Starhawk, an author, activist and ecofeminist, returns to UMD for a pair of presentations. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 14 "Die Fledermaus" UMD cast members discuss the upcoming comedy operetta, Die Fledermaus. --- WDIO
Oct 11 "UMD Monster Trifecta Event Series" UMD hosts a three night moster series througout the month of Oct. celebrating vampires, zombies and werewolves. --- WDIO --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 10 "Duluth Public Library announces seed lending library" UMD Greenhouse Director Deb Shubat to provide a free seminar next Thursday in the Duluth Public Library's Green Room. --- Northland's NewsCenter --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 10 "UMD speaker to tackle media’s role in addiction"Jean Kilbourne, labeled by the New York Times as one of the most popular speakers on college campuses, will be in Duluth next month to talk about the media’s role in alcohol and tobacco addiction. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 9 "U of M – Duluth: Money not deciding factor in coming program cuts" Andrea Schokker, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, gave her take on this fall’s sweeping evaluation of campus services and academic programs. --- MPR News
Oct 8 "UMD Communications Grads "Comm" Home; Some Hope For Good" Graduates of the communications program gathered at the Greysolon Ballroom for a reunion as UMD celebrated Homecoming. --- Northland's NewsCenter
Oct 8 "UMD College of Education and Human Service Professions to induct alumni" The College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota Duluth is inducting its first group of distinguished alumni. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 8 "Why UM-Duluth faculty are uneasy about program evaluations, cuts" This fall the university will scrutinize both academic and nonacademic areas. --- MPR News
Oct 7 "UMD Dedicates Library in Former Chancellor's Honor" Kathryn Martin spent 15 years improving the university, but more prominently, the library. --- Fox 21 KQDS --- Northland's NewsCenter
Oct 4 "UMD's homecoming parade is all wet" Despite the rain, UMD students watched the homecoming parade in downtown Duluth on Thursday evening. --- Duluth News Tribune --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 3 "3 inducted into UMD's Society of Prometheans" School of Fine Arts Dean William Payne: (these three alumni) “are inspiring examples of dedication and excellence in their respective fields." --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 2 "On campus beat: University of Minnesota sites shows off neediest buildings" Projects include ... $36 million for a new science and engineering building in Duluth. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Oct 1 "Senate committee hears bonding bill project proposals" UMD officials say the college of science and engineering continues to see record enrollment and upgrades would allow the school to better meet student demand. --- Northland's NewsCenter --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Oct 1 "UMD Hosts First-Ever Homecoming Corn Roast" UMD homecoming week kicked off Tuesday by hosting their first-ever corn roast. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 30 "On the Job with Nicole Kor" Nicole Kor graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in May with a Management Information Sciences (MIS) degree and “no relevant work experience.” --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sep 30 "UMD renames library in honor of former Chancellor" To honor her support and commitment to the University of Minnesota Duluth, the college will rename their library next week to the Kathryn A. Martin Library. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS) --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Sep 28 "UMD homecoming parade heads to downtown Duluth" UMD is taking its homecoming parade downtown this year for the first time in generations. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 27 "It's 'Science Friday' aboard the Blue Heron in Duluth Harbor" It was the fourth of five “Science Friday” events hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large Lakes Observatory. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 26 "O'Neil honored posthumously by UMD social workers" Steve O’Neil has posthumously been awarded the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Social Work’s “Outstanding MSW Field Supervisor and Civic Engagement Award.” --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 26 "New UMD Initiative Aims to Cut Millions" This year, UMD needs to cut millions from their budget. They are tackling the task with a new initiative, Program Prioritization. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Sep 25 "On campus beat: UMD blends liberal arts with entrepreneurship" Michael Mullins, German professor: "At a time when people are questioning the value of a liberal-arts degree, this can be “a game changer.” --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sep 24 "UMD Organization Encourages Students to Vote" A student organization at UMD is behind a push to get more students registered to vote. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 23 "Column: Creative process is not a frill, but a doorway to learning in every subject" William E. Payne, dean of the School of Fine Arts at UMD, weighs in on Duluth’s school ballot questions. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 22 "Journey Garden has successful year" UMD helped organize and fund a program that taught American Indian students about valuable life skills. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 22 "Top Chefs Compete at Lake Superior Fish Classic" Tickets are going fast for a professional chef fish cook-off and tasting event hosted by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs at the Depot on Oct. 4, 2013. --- Net News Ledger --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Sep 21 "Myers-Wilkins open house" Ruth Myers was a longtime Duluth School Board member — the first American Indian elected official in Duluth — who also was co-director of the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus Center of American Indian and Minority Health. --- Business North
Sep 21 "Doctors in Training Look Forward to Health Care Changes" The Affordable Care Act will give more people access to health care and put pressure on primary care physicians according to doctors. Students at UMD's medical school said they're ready to take on the challenge. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Sep 19 "UMDCED named finalist for national award" The UMD Teen Enterprise program was developed by CED in 2012 to encourage entrepreneurship for students ages 14–18. --- Business North
Sep 19 "Duluth News Tribune's 20 under 40 features eight people with ties to UMD" Eight members of the extended UMD community with an extraordinary effect on the Twin-Ports area. Aliina K. Charging Hawk | Jill Doerfler | Daniel Fanning | Rachael Kresha | Adam M. Pine | Dave Schaeffer | Ryan J. Stauber | Thor Underdahl --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 19 "Eh?: UMD brown bag series renamed" From now on, the series will be known as the Martha B. Alworth International Brown Bag Series, in honor of the woman who contributed her passion for travel and social justice to the series. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 18 "UMD grad named Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year" Richard Erickson is a 20-year veteran of the School District of Bayfield, and a UMD graduate. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 18 "Campus beat: UMD's search for new students pays off" The freshman class jumped to 2,060 students this year, up from 1,881 last year — a 9.5 percent increase. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sep 18 "UMD to Hold Homecoming Parade in Downtown Duluth" For the first time ever, UMD will hold its homecoming parade on Superior Street. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 18 "UMD students claim men's hockey season tickets; no lines" Minnesota Duluth students didn’t even need to leave bed to order men’s hockey season tickets this year. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 18 "UMD Connects Students to Volunteering" UMD hosted its Community Involvement Fair Wednesday on campus. --- WDIO-TV (ABC), --- Duluth News Tribune --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 17 "UMD is Hosting 'Farm to Fork' Events" Events run Tuesday through Thursday, and are focused on experiencing UMD's 10-acre organic farm and enjoying it's fruits and vegetables. --- WDIO-TV (ABC), --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 16 "Tree planting party brings new life to Duluth neighborhoods" Dozens of people came together in the Lester Park area of Duluth on Monday for a community tree planting party sponsored by the City of Duluth and the Natural Resource Research Institute. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Sep 15 "Local expert view: Barbie’s image warps boys’ views of women" UMD assistant professor, George Hoagland talks about women's body image. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 14 "UMD’s Nobel laureate returns to lecture hall named in his honor" Brian Kobilka admitted to an overflow crowd Friday at the University of Minnesota Duluth that he was “a bit more nervous here than I’ve been in a long time.”--- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 13 "UMD Nobel Prize winning graduate honored with namesake dedication" alumnus Dr. Brian Kobilka to lecture in the same room where he once sat as a student.--- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Sep 13 "UMD’s own Nobel laureate returns for lecture" alumnus Dr. Brian Kobilka to lecture in the same room where he once sat as a student.--- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 12 "Eh? Go hear a Nobel Prize winner at UMD" The Eh? Desk suggests you take advantage of listening to UMD alumnus Brian Kobilka on Friday at the University of Minnesota Duluth. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 11 "NRRI taking part in $3 million study on impacts of human activity in Great Lakes Basin" The Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth will take part in a $2.9 million research effort for Great Lakes restoration projects funded by the University of Michigan Water Center. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Sep 11 "UMD receives grant to study human impacts on Great Lakes" A nearly half-million-dollar grant will enable a team led by a University of Minnesota Duluth researcher to provide information to help guide future decisions about restoring the Great Lakes. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 9 "Duluth among most scenic U.S. college towns" Duluth has been named among America’s 10 Most Scenic College Towns by DreamPlanGo. --- MPR News
Sep 8 "Robin Washington column: Learning because they want to" Local historian Tony Dierckins on University for Seniors: "These people want to be there. It’s not a required class. It’s not a requirement of life" --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 6 "Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species" UMD aquatic invasive species program coordinator Douglas Jensen comments on the emerald ash borer --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 6 "UMD Prioritizes Programs" UMD uses tool to address new budget realities --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Sep 5 "Duluth’s own BB: Jazz guitarist and instructor turns 71, shows no sign of slowing down"UMD faculty performs eight times per week --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 5 "Citations Issued" UMD police report number of parties down on move-in weekend --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Duluth News Tribune --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 4 "UMD Auctioning Off Part of Malosky Scoreboard" UMD puts up for auction Football National Championship scoreboard sign. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Sep 4 "UMD Ranked among Best Lifelong Investments for Education"UMD ranks high for after graduation earnings. ---Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Sep 3 "America's 10 Most Scenic College Towns" Canal Park, Northshore and Aerial Lift Bridge propel Duluth top spot. ---Online magazine dreamplango
Sep 2 "UMD engineering group on cutting edge in car safety" When cars talk to each other, everyone on the road is safer, says UMD professor Imran Hayee. --- Duluth News Tribune, --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sep 2 "Free Pancakes for Freshmen" Intervarsity Christian Fellowship provided breakfast to provide new students a welcoming environment. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Aug 30 "UMD welcome a bit less rowdy" Students gather along College Street to welcome freshmen arriving at the school on move-in day. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 29 "Nature is nurtured in a mesmerizing show at MIA" UMD prof Ryuta Nakajima's "mesmerizing" work is on view in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Aug 29 "UMD Move-In Day" Chancellor Black reports the freshmen enrollment is up. College students party and greet new arrivals. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Aug 27 "Yobeat’s Top 10 Colleges For Snowboarding" UMD scores high as a top snowboarding and skiing destination --- Online Magazine YoBeat
Aug 22 "Local leaders will seek change through art" UMD announced the 25 community leaders who will participate in the Creative Community Leadership Institute. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 22 "Local leaders will seek change through art" UMD announced the 25 community leaders who will participate in the Creative Community Leadership Institute. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 20 "Finding Minnesota: Inside Glensheen Mansion" UMD's Glensheen allows photography inside mansion.. --- WCCO (CBS Minnesota)
Aug 20 "UMD named one of most GLBT-friendly schools" UMD earned accolades for being inclusive when it was named to a list of the 25 campuses deemed most friendly in the nation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. --- Duluth News Tribune
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"UMD Makes Top 25 List of GLBT-Friendly Universities" UMD received five out of five stars for its overall campus climate. --- Northland's NewsCenter ç --- MinnPost

Aug 19 "Duluth Students Working on Vehicle Communication" New technology promises to alert drivers about upcoming accidents as well as keep traffic moving through work zones and rush hours. --- KSTP Minneapolis (ABC)
Aug 19 "Column: Tea with scones and stories" UMD faculty member Linda Grover shares stories with the women in her family about growing up in Minnesota. --- Duluth News Tribune, Budgeteer
Aug 19 "BlueStone Lofts in Duluth opens doors to first tenants" Tenants move into BlueStone Lofts, a new housing development on the edge of UMD's campus. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 18 "UMD student moonlights as bass tournament angler" Junior communication major mixes classes with a tournament fishing career. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 15 "Duluth's world-renowned 'Mummy Doctor' dies" Pathologist, explorer and professor in UMD's medical school died in Duluth. He was 90. --- Duluth News Tribune, International Falls Journal
Aug 13 "Community Greets New UMD Athletic Director" The Northland met UMD athletic director Josh Berlo at public social event in downtown Duluth. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Aug 12 "Reader's view: Local project improves writing skills" UMD praised for its Lake Superior Writing project, a summer program which helps teachers bring new writing practices into classrooms. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 11 "Glensheen Hosts its 19th Fine Art Festival" Glensheen, UMD's historic estate, showcases 70 artists at art fair. --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Aug 10 "Will Woodland Avenue Bluestone development be the new Dinkytown?" Students and community members imagine possibilities for new Woodland Avenue neighborhood. --- Duluth News Tribune, Budgeteer
Aug 7 "From the Farm to UMD's Dining Hall" UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project provides produce straight from the farm to the campus salad bar. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Aug 7 "Northlanders Learn Mental Health First Aid Training First Hand" UMD's Continuing Education Department hosts course which points out red flags seen in youth that may be developing mental health issues. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Aug 6 "UMD Grads Highly Successful in Job Hunting" UMD survey shows 96 percent of graduates surveyed are employed or continuing their education. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Aug 5 "Healing economy crimps enrollment at Northland colleges" UMD this year expects a 7.5 percent increase over last year's first dip in enrollment in over a decade. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 5 "Enrollment Ups and Downs Heading Into Fall Semester" UMD officials report the projected overall enrollment will only be a couple of percentage points lower. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Aug 1 "UMD to offer flexible master's programs in liberal studies" Students can put together a degree program that suits their interests, with both online and on-campus courses. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 1 "UMD plans meetings to help direct future American Indian programming" UMD will host a series of meetings with tribal members and educators to discuss the needs of Indian country. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug "A Natural Fit" Hundreds of Minnesota ventures have partnered with the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth. --- Minnesota Business
July 28 "KUMD recognized for community programming, partnerships" --- Duluth News Tribune
July 22 "Column: Honored to be an elder," UMD faculty member Linda Grover shares stories about Native young people who serve food to their elders at feasts. --- Duluth News Tribune, Budgeteer
July 18 "To Stop Invasive Carp, Train Them Like Dogs," UMD Biology Department study demonstrates how carp can be conditioned to sound --- Popular Science Online Magazine,
July 18 "Reader's view: Student contributions threatened by debt," UMD student comments on lowering interest rates for student loans --- Duluth News Tribune
July 17 "Soudan Mine Braces For Nerd Invasion," UMD researchers join tourists at neutrino experiment site --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
July 17 "Longtime activist, St. Louis County Commissioner Steve O'Neil dies after battling cancer," UMD alumnus remembered --- Duluth News Tribune
July 16 "Screening at Teatro Zuccone highlights transgender stories," UMD alumni and GLBTS director comment --- Duluth News Tribune
July 11 "A magic mix of magnetite and microwaves offers a super year-round pothole fix," NRRI researchers use unusual methods to repair roads --- Better Roads on-line magazine
July 9 "UMD Criticized for High Net Cost," UMD administrators working to hold costs down --- Fox 21 KQDS
July 8 "Students React To Bigger Interest Rates On Student Loans " --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
July 8 "Researchers use LiDAR to Pinpoint Erosion Following Floods " --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
July 6 "'Stuff theTruck' Kicks Off at Bridge Festival " --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)

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