Inspiring Students with a Love of Learning

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Professor David Beaulieu is the Ruth A. Myers Endowed Chair in American Indian Education in the College of Education and Human Service Professions. An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation, Beaulieu earned his Ph.D. in education administration from the U of M.

Feb. 5 - Enslaved Underwater Divers

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Assistant Professor Kevin Dawson, University of California Merced, will present the lecture "Enslaved Underwater Divers: Challenging Concepts of Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World" Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda. Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the UMD Department of History and the Alworth Institute.

Feb. 7 - Flute Choir Day Concert

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Assistant Professor Paula Gudmundson, Department of Music, and the UMD Flute Studio will present performances on Feb. 7, 4 p.m., Weber Music Hall. The free public event is part of the second annual Flute Choir Day, which offers intensive workshops focusing on solo and chamber music performance for flutists. 

Feb. 14 - Soul Food Dinner

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The annual Soul Food Dinner, sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Kirby Student Board, features food, eclectic music, and poetry performances. 5 p.m., Kirby Ballroom.

UMD scholar-athlete awards

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Seven UMD scholar-athletes in four sports were named 2014-15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award recipients. These seven senior students--Courtney Driscoll, Aaron Handorff, Alyssa Kerkhoff, Amelia Maher, Katie Schneider, Maureen Stormont, and Ana Zdechlik--have each earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher and are on track to graduate.

Jan. 28 - Panel discussion on national identity and comic books

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A panel discussion, "Bullets, Bracelets, and Social Struggle: National Identity and Comic Books," will be held at noon in the Kathryn A. Martin Library rotunda. Sociology/Anthropology Associate Professor Mitra Emad and Writing Studies Associate Professor David Beard will discuss how comic books create and sustain cultural mythologies and how comic books as a genre can both maintain and disturb nationalism(s). Communications Assistant Professor Lawrance Bernabo will moderate.

Feb. 3 - Tweed Museum of Art's Tweevenings

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Professor Jim Klueg, ceramist and head of the Department of Art & Design, and Assistant Professor Liz James, ceramics area head, will each give a presentation as part of the Tweed Museum of Art's Tweevenings series. Their talks relate to the Tweed exhibition Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

'Go, Dog. Go!' musical

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The exuberant musical Go, Dog. Go! adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman and under the direction of Department of Theatre Associate Professor Rebecca Katz Harwood, will show Feb. 5-7 and 12-14, 6:30 p.m., and Feb. 7, 8, and 14, 2 p.m.

UMD Alumnus Named Commissioner of IRRRB

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gov. Mark Dayton recently appointed UMD alumnus Mark Phillips ’73 commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). Phillips was the founding chair of the UMD Center for Economic Development Advisory Board and has been a member of the LSBE Dean's Business Advisory Council since its creation in 1998. He served as the IRRRB’s director of economic development from 1983 to 1988.

Mapping environmental stress

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is combining 34 water-related variables with 207 land-based variables in order to produce a comprehensive map illustrating ecosystem stress on Great Lakes land and water. NRRI Statistician Meijun Cai is managing the data-intensive project, which is scheduled for completion in June 2015. NRRI Center Director Lucinda Johnson is the project lead.

Stories and Science of the St. Louis River Estuary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

UMD and UW-Madison faculty and staff have created the Stories and Science of the St. Louis River Estuary website, featuring topics such as recreation, fishing, wild rice, community, and restoration projects. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency funded the project. 

Music concerts through May

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

From January through May, more than two dozen music concerts are scheduled in Weber Music Hall. Concerts feature everything from resident artist and guest artist performances to faculty recitals and student concerts. 

Termuhlen named dean of UMD Med School

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Paula Termuhlen has been named dean for the U of M Medical School’s Duluth campus. She begins her tenure on March 31. Termuhlen was previously with the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she led the Community Medical Education Program.

Labovitz maintains AACSB accreditation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than five percent of the world's business programs have earned this accreditation, and LSBE is the only school in northeastern Minnesota to have attained it.

A lifetime of conservation accomplishments

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Geology Professor Emeritus John Green and his wife, Jan, a noted ornithologist, were recently profiled in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine for their contributions to conservation work in the Lake Superior region.

Native Nation Rebuilders cohort

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The sixth cohort of the Bush Foundation's new Native Nation Rebuilders includes Vanessa Northrup, who is currently earning her Master of Tribal Administration and Governance (MTAG) degree at UMD, and William Myers, an MTAG alumnus. Thirty-one individuals were selected for the cohort. Rebuilders attend a two-year program, learning about Native Nation building and strengthening their leadership skills. 

Hartman named Glensheen director

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Daniel Hartman, who has held the position of interim director of Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate, since May 2013, was recently named the director of Glensheen. Hartman is a UMD alumnus and graduated in 2005.

Nominations sought for Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Nominations are requested for this year’s Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards. The awards are given in five categories. Nominees and the business must be located in either northeastern Minnesota or Douglas County, WI. Nominations are due by Feb. 27.

RFP for Summit on Equity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The UMD Diversity Commission is requesting proposals for the Feb. 25 Summit on Equity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism (Creating Inclusion, One Story at a Time). Individuals, groups, and organizations may submit proposals for workshops, presentations, lectures, posters, and other educational formats that address the theme. For more information, email Chris Davila or call 218-726-8389.

Feb. 8 - Subway Big Jig Ice Fishing Tournament

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

On Feb. 8, UMD’s Subway Big Jig Ice Fishing Tournament will have a new venue for the first time in its 15-year history: Island Lake. The event is limited to the first 3,000 entrants. Registration is required. All proceeds support the UMD Student-Athletic Scholarship Fund.

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