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A shared love of the outdoors fuels
a lifetime of conservation accomplishments.
John and Jan Green

John Green, a well-known geologist and professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and his wife Jan, one of the state's most knowledgeable ornithologists, lead a generation of conservationists in their effort to maintain the integrity of the Lake Superior region. (read more)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Undergraduate Colloquium:

Title: "How Hard Are Old School Nintendo Games?"

Speaker: Karl Wimmer, Duquesne University

Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / SCC 120

Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7576,

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

No Seminars

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Title: “Smart Composites”

Speaker: Michael Greminger, associate professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMD

Time/Place: 12:00 – 12:50 PM / Engr 290

Host: Ping Zhao, SCSE Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 726-8802,

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Title: “Patient Care: An Art or a Science?”

Speaker: Olihe Okoro, Ph.D., MPH, M. Pharm., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Minnesota

Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall

Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday, January 30, 2015

Title: "Aromatic Amino Acids: Privileged Side-Chains for Small Molecule Discovery"
Speaker: William Pomerantz, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Time/Place: 3-4 PM / Kobilka Lecture Hall, Chem 200

Host: Steven Berry, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7087,


Title: “Floristic Quality of Coastal and Inland Wetlands of the Great Lakes Region”

Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Danz, associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Time/Place: 3:15 PM / LSci 185

Host: Tom Hrabik, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-7626,


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Congratulations UMD Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Earth and Environmental Science students with your second and third place wins in the 29th annual Conference on the Environment’s annual Environmental Challenge. The second place cash prize was awarded to Olivia Dawson-Olson (ChE), Jeremy Hurley (Geol), Carissa Kloncz (ChE), and Joseph Sternberg (CE). The third place cash prize  was awarded to Katherine Bakken (ChE), Matthew Dankers (ChE), Mitchell Kruse(ESci), and Morgan Loth (CE)



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