UMD In the News 2015

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Nov 24 "Crowell Happy to Host Harvard for Thanksgiving" UMD's women's hockey coach will host former colleagues and players --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 22 "Outdoors notes" UMD's RSOP is mentioned as fun outdoor winter activities --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 21 "Ask a master gardener" Controlling thrips on gladiolus --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 21 "Entrepreneurs class turns projects into reality" UMD students create businesses from coursework --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 20 "Theater review: 'Watson Intelligence' is an entertaining puzzlement" A UMD show challenges, enlightens and entertains --- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 20 "Spreading Holiday Cheer" UMD Cheerleaders raise money for the Woodland YMCA --- WDIO (ABC)
Nov 19 "Duluth community rallies around injured Minot football player" When serious injuries occur, UMD Football lends a hand --- Northland News Center
Nov 19 "On Thin Ice: Big Northern Lakes Are Being Rapidly Transformed" UMD's Jay Austin takes part in lakestudy --- Yale 360
Nov 18 "Glensheen prepares for Christmas tours" The holiday season is getting into full swing at Glensheen --- WDIO (ABC)
Nov 18 "Annual Women's Luncheon Held at UMD" Mayor Emily Larson speaks about her political journey --- WDIO (ABC)--- Fox 21
Nov 18 "'Stamp Out Stigma' Raises Awareness for Mental health" Social Work Students at UMD hosted a 'Stamp Out Stigma' Even t--- WDIO (ABC)
Nov 16 "UMD production features Watson throughout the years" UMD's latest production, 'The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence' --- Fox 21
Nov 16 "UMD Hosts Consent Week" UMD's consent week addresses sexual assault --- Fox 21
Nov 14 "Four-Time Iditarod Champion Comes to Duluth" The Champion helped raise money at UMD for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathom --- WDIO (ABC)
Nov 13 "Swenson College Celebrates Female Athletes" UMD honors 50 years of female athletics and spectacular GPA's --- Fox 21
Nov 11 "ROTC Cadets perform 24 hours of silent guard duty at UMD" Future veterans stood watch over America's flag-- Northland News Center
Nov 11 "UMD hosts Environmental Humanities Day" Students and Researchers Gather to Discuss the Environment--- Fox 21
Nov 10 " Worden tabbed as UMD's Tennis Coach" Worden comes to UMD from Hermantown--- Northland News Center
Nov 10 "Greater Downtown Council announces return of Holiday pop-up stores" UMD stores will return around town with a few others--- Northland News Center
Nov 9 "Paul fires up libertarian students in Duluth campaign stop" Paul spoke to students and the Duluth community on Monday--- Duluth News Tribune --- Northland News Center
Nov 8 "In appreciation: UMD visit showcased school's real importance" President Eric Kaler wrote a letter to the editor on his visit to Duluth--- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 8 "Local view: 'He Named Me Malala': Conversing on human grounds" UMD professor Runa Das comments on community in Pakistan and Duluth--- Duluth News Tribune
Nov 7 "Community members get a taste of UMD " The University of Minnesota Duluth International Club held their annual International Taste of UMD Potluck. --- Fox 21
Nov 5 "Xcel Energy grant to NRRI moves biofuels forward" The NRRI at UMD has received $1.9 million dollars from the Xcel Energy's Renewable Development Fund ---Northland News Center
Nov 5 "Rand Paul to Campaign in Duluth" The Republican candidate will hold a rally at UMD on Monday, Nov. 9--- Duluth News Tribune --- Fox 21
Nov 4 "UMD Chancellor Calls Town Hall Stlye Meeting"The meeting was focused on student retention --- Fox 21
Nov 3 "White House tabs local tribal leader"UMD graduate heads to the White House--- Prarie Business --- Indian Country
Nov 3 "UMD takes step back, Has Halloween Fun" The UMD volleyball team took a step back and held its annual costume party practice. --- Northland News Center
Nov 2 "End Of An Era" Don Ness got his start in politics at UMD --- Northland News Center
Nov 2 "Moose population expanding-and thriving- on Saskatchewan farmland"Biology professor Ron Moen of UMD comments--- CBC News.Ca
Oct 29 "WHO gets it wrong again: As with SARS and H1N1, its processed-meat edict went too far"  UMD Professor and book author, Jeremy Youde comments --- National Post
Oct 29 "Ojibwe fashions to be on display"  Great Lakes Woodland Skirts Fashion Show to be held at Tweed Museum of Art --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 28 "Super-fast Antarctic drills ready to hunt for oldest ice"  Geology Professor John Goodge participates in the project---
Oct 28 "UMD Hosts 'Haunted Halls' For The 20th Year"  UMD celebrates 20 years of joining the Duluth community and students for Halloween in the residence halls --- FOX 21--- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 28 "How Squirrel Hearts Protect Themselves From The Chill"  UMD biologist's work on Squirell hearts is recognized --- American Chemical Society
Oct 27 "Our view: UMD stays positive in face of negatives"  UMD is still prospering and remains a fluorishing campus --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 27 "MPCA opens public comment period on wild rice standards"  UMD biology professor Jon Pastor provides input on wild rice standards --- St. Cloud Times
Oct 27 "Trick-or-treat at UMD today"  Duluth community is invited to come trick or treat in the residence halls --- St. Cloud Times
Oct 25 "Cloquet students' papers picked for state junior water prize" Prize awarded to UMD student research paper on Round Gobies --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 25 "‘Hitchcockian’ thriller filmed at the Glensheen Mansion airs Sunday night" Movie filmed at Glensheen, starring Clint Eastwood's daughter premieres --- Bring Me The News
Oct 24 "UMD Students Host Cancer: Go Fly A Kite" UMD Students hold the first ever Cancer: Go Fly A Kite fundrasier --- Fox 21
Oct 24 "Univeristy of Minnesota President optimistic about UMD future" That's what Eric Kaler is trying to do, figuring out ways to improve the school --- Northland News Center ---WDIO (ABC)
Oct 23 "U of M president states support for UMD campus" President Kahler visits UMD and expresses admiration of the school's progress --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 22 "UMD Invites Elementary School Students for Story Hour" More than 300 elementary students took a seat in Weber Music Hall for "Story Hour", a special UMD Orchestra performance --- FOX 21
Oct 22 "ROTC Sturdy Wings compete for chili champ title" Several UMD cadets competed for a Chili Cook Off Title --- Northland News Center
Oct 22 "Best Bets: 'Dance Works' at UMD features multiple dance choreographies"'Dance Works' features jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance. --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 21 "Best Bets: Tweed hosts opening reception for Sharon Louden and Rober Minichiello exhibtions" Tweed Museum of Art's Sax Gallery holds sculputers, paintings, music and theatrical lighting --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 21 "Icebreakers Expand Girls Hockey Opportunities" Role models from UMD Womens Hockey Team recognized for their work on the Duluth Ice Breakers Program  --- USA Hockey
Oct 20 "UMD students raise money for Relay for Life " Students fly kites to help the fight against cancer --- Northland News Center
Oct 20 "Eh?: Kirby’s new look" Ribbon-cutting ceremony indicates completion of Kirby renovations --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 19 "Google Visits UMD" Two Google Software Engineers held a tech talk at UMD --- Fox 21(KQDS)
Oct 18 "Volunteers Carve Pumpkins for Glensheen's 'Spooktacular'" Hundreds of people gather to help Glensheen prepare for their Spooktacular event --- FOX 21 (KQDS)
Oct 18 "UMD Academy of Science and Engineering inductees" John Green, Mengtao He and Phillip Powers added to names of Swenson's distinguished alumni and associates --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 15 "UMD Invites Area Students to Tour Campus" High School Students Spend MEA Weekend at UMD --- Fox 21 (KQDS)
Oct 14 "Health care leaders from former Soviet Union visit Duluth campuses" 19 European health care professionals visit UMD on nationwide tour --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 13 "Study places UMD economic impact at more than $500 million" UMD contributed more than $500 million to the local economy and provided thousands of jobs beyond the campus --- Duluth News Tribune --- Northland's News Center
Oct 9 "Eye on Education: Art Activities at the Hostfest"Art Education Professor teaches children at Viking Village--- KX News
Oct 8 "Gosen gives familiar sounds a twist for 'The Birds'" Former UMD student involved in local play--- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 8 "KUMD adds two programs" Take it With You" and "Under the Needle" are added to the station --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 8 "UMD Holds Annual Job Fair" More than 400 students took place in the Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 8 "UMD Homecoming Parade Marches Down Superior Street" UMD Bulldogs take over Downtown Duluth during Homecoming Parade --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Northland's News Center
Oct 7 "UMD Hosts Cardboard Races" UMD Homecoming continued with Cardboard races Wednesday. --- Fox 21 KQDS --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Northland's News Center
Oct 7 "UMD Holds Annual Coming Out Day Luncheon with Discrimination Lawsuit Pending" Approx. 200 Faculty, Students and Staff gathered for "Coming Out Day Luncheon" --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Fox 21 --- Northland's News Center
Oct 7 "UMD Hosts Rally and March to Promote College Sexual Assault Awareness" More than 100 students gathered to "Take Back the Night" --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Northland's News Center
Oct 7 "UMD Receives Funding to Continue Great Lakes Wetland Research" Wetland research receives another five years of funding --- 610 KDAL
Oct 6 "UMD Professor Worked with Scientists Who Won 2015 Nobel Physics Prize" Alec Habig continues Nobel Prize-winning study. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 6 "UMD Professor's Nobel Prize Connection" UMD's Dr. Alec Habig, professor at UMD, worked with Dr. Takaaki Kajita on the Super-Kamiokande experiment in Japan as a post-doc. --- Northland News Center
Oct 6 "UMD Physicist Connected with Nobel Prize Winners" Dr. Alec Habig is an associate of the two winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 5 "UMD Business School Hosts 'China Town Hall'"LSBE students learn the importance of a relationship with China--- Fox 21
Oct 5 "UMD kicks off Homecoming" Students ready for a full week of activities ---Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 5 "Love Your Melon sale at UMD" Students sell knit hats for kids battling cancer --- Fox 21 KQDS
Oct 4 "Sports store goes all-hockey" UMD-strong hockey family switches store focus to an all-hockey venue --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 3 "Duluth's own Pulitzer Prize-winning war photographer to speak at fundraiser for relief organization" Cheryl Diaz Meyer returns to Duluth to speak on her experience in Iraq --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 2 "UMD cycling club prepares to host first race event" Club hosts North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship at Spirit Mountain on Oct. 10-11 --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 1 "Theater Review: Dead men do tell tales" UMD’s “Spoon River” finds moments to celebrate life and ponder its mysteries --- Duluth News Tribune
Oct 1 "Entrepreneurship Conference Held At UMD" UMD"s Business School holds first Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 30 "UMD honoring their givers" UMD's American Indian Learning Resource Center thanks Northlanders for generous donations. --- Northland News Center
Sep 30 "UMD Student Hosts Grammy Nominated Artists" Cultural entrepreneurship major at UMD is up to big things --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 30 "UMD Brings Planetarium to Elementary School" Students were given a skyview during their time in the GeoDome --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 30 "Duluth schoolkids take 'a tour of the universe" The universe came to Myers-Wilkings school on Wednesday --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 30 "UMD's mobile planetarium brings outer-space to Duluth schools" UMD unveils a new and mobile part of the planetarium --- Northland News Center
Sep 30 "UMD Brings Geodome to Myers-Wilkins" Students at Myers-Wilkins had a out-of-this-world experience on Wednesday --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Sep 28 "UMD hosts banned book event" UMD library showcases banned books as part of Nat'l Banned Books Week. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Sep 22 "Minnesota House Lawmakers Tour Duluth" MN House Representatives visit UMD. --- FOX 21
Sep 22 "Minnesota Senator Roger Reinert set to lead UMD Homecoming Parade" Senator Reinert will be the parade's Grand Marshall along with his wife --- Northland News Center
Sep 22 "Welinksi, Kaskisuo Earn NCHC Honors" UMD's men's hockey goaltender and defenseman named to preaseason All-NCHC team --- Northland News Center
Sep 21 "For UMD, new coach is "Exciting, Refreshing" UMD women's hockey captain says future looks bright--- Northland News Center
Sep 21 "The 40 Best College Farms" UMD's farm selected as one of the best in the country. --- College Ranker
Sep 20 "UMD's SAP farm celebrates sustainability " Crowds gather for UMD's Farm Festival. --- Northland News Center
Sep 19 "UMD Hockey Players Volunteer for Boys & Girls Club "Day For Kids" " Bulldogs Mens and Womens Hockey partake in "Day for Kids" event. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "Best Bets: Closing reception for Chee exhibition at the Tweed " Internationally renowned watercolorist's exhibit concludes and is named "Best Bet". --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "20 Under 40: Native leader, artist takes inspiration and runs with it " UMD alumna guides Native community to healthy living. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "20 under 40: Nahom Abegaze " UMD grad Nahom leads children's program at CHUM. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "20 Under 40: Jamie Tolaas" UMD grad becomes Maurices health and wellness specialist. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "20 under 40: Matt Rosendahl " UMD's Library Director Matt Rosendahl is recognized for his community involvement. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "Northern Minnesota study tracks nesting habits of threatened bats" UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute assists in summerlong study. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 17 "Minnesota Sea Grant gets new leader" Internationally prominent reseacher and educator to become director as well as professor. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 16 "UMD to cover cost of attendance for men's and women's teams" UMD will provide it's scholarships athletes with up to approximately an extra $2,700 --- Duluth News Tribune --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Northland's News Center
Sep 15 "#1 Bulldog VB Helps Usher in 'New Tradition' at UMD" When a UMD Bulldog team is the nation's top ranked team, a flag will be flown. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Sep 14 "Wild coming back to Amsoil Arena for preseason practices" UMD will act as the host for Wild at Amsoil. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 11 "University of Minnesota schools redefine consent" Students at UMD are being greeted this school year with a new sexual assault policy. --- Northland's News Center
Sep 10 "5 tips to stay safe on and off campus" Office Shovein talks about self defense classes. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 10 "Word from the wise" UMD professors give education tips. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 10 "For UMD's Fletcher, Confidence Breeds Success" Standout football player talks about confidence. --- Northland's News Center
Sep 10 "UMD plans to honor former football player on Military Appreciation Night" Veteran will flip coin at Saturday's game. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 10 "Minnesota Power will build Northland's first community solar garden in Duluth" UMD's Mindy Granley comments. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 9 "Tiny animals may have a big impact on Minnesota fish" UMD Professor Donn Branstrator adds his expertise on spiny waterflea. --- MPR News
Sep 8 "Lake Vermilion gives up long lost class ring after 38 years" A UMD student recovers a lost piece of jewelry. --- Crookston Times
Sep 8 "Returning Glensheen’s grounds to original glory" After the Duluth flood, the Glensheen grounds reclaim their glory. --- Finance & Commerce
Sep 7 "'Walk a Mile in Our Shoes' Fundraiser Coming Up" Bulldogs athletic department is a big part of the Walk a Mile. --- WDIO- TV (ABC)
Sep 6 "Earthworms from Europe are changing our boreal forests" Ryan Hueffmeier is helping to identify invasive earthworms. --- Columbus Dispatch
Sep 6 "Iron Range epitomizes labor" UMD's David Woodward explains history of labor unions on the Iron Range. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 4 "Legal, political actions continue to define tribal sovereignty" UMD starting a Tribal Sovereignty Institute. --- The Circle News
Sep 2 "Heat, humidity caused UMD to cancel some classes Tuesday" UMD keeps students safe from heat exposure. --- Duluth News Tribune
Sep 1 "KUMD makes its debut at the fair" KUMD can now be spotted at the State Fair broadcasting live. --- Duluth News Tribune


Aug 31 "Northland sees spike in college enrollment" UMD’s enrollment was mentioned --- Northland's News Center
Aug 31 "College Rank Names The 50 Most Beautiful Campus Quads" UMD places at the top of U.S. campuses. --- College
Aug 28 "UMD Students Study Deadly Disease" Two students frpm UMD study the deadly Chagas disease and try to find a way to kill it. --- WDIO- TV (ABC) --- FOX21 KQDS
Aug 25 "UMD's move-in day a kaleidoscope of activity "UMD welcomes students to campus. --- Duluth News Tribune --- Northland's News Center
Aug 24 "UMD Welcome Week Starts Wednesday" Incoming students to be welcomed at UMD's Bulldog Welcome Week .--- FOX21 KQDS
Aug 23 "Repurposing with purpose" UMD Alumna shares sustainability passion with community. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 20 "Your Green Life: Environmental impact of cement" Undergraduate students at UMD research sustainable concrete mixture. ---Northland's News Center
Aug 18 "Candidate's view: Duluth’s next mayor needs to look at big picture for new ideas and solutions " UMD alumnus runs for Mayor of Duluth. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 18 "Undergraduate Research on display at UMD " UMD's Summer Undergraduate Research Program features UMD student projects.---DeWitt Media Inc.
Aug 17 "Scientists, volunteers study North Shore streams to try to save trout " Researchers at UMD'S NRRI look for a supportive trout habitat as climate temperatures rise. --- MinnPost
Aug 16 "Esko comic artist forges his own path through tough business " Associate professor at UMD comments on nationally recognized comic arist from Minnesota. ---Duluth News Tribune
Aug 11 "Explaining Minnesota's dwindling moose population " Graduate student at UMD researches negative factors influencing moose health.---Minnesota Public Radio
Aug 11 "Experiment Looks at Neutrinos, Local Professor Involved " UMD professor involved with Neutrino research project. ---FOX21 KQDS--- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 10 "Rubio, Paul, and Walker assembling campaigns in Minnesota" UMD professor comments on upcoming elections. ---Northland's News Center
Aug 9 "Dead Wood Breathes New Life: Duluth artist is inspired by nature that surrounds his new Duluth home" UMD's former sculpture instructor discusses passion for art. --- Duluth News Tribune
Aug 7 "Six to be inducted into UMD Hall of Fame" Former UMD athletes scheduled to enter UMD's Hall of Fame in January.---Duluth News Tribune
Aug 5 "UMD Students Create Eco-friendly Concrete" Sustainable concrete mixture is poured onto UMD's campus for research testing.---FOX21 KQDS
Aug 5 "New commander takes over Border Patrol at Grand Forks" UMD alumnus named chief patrol agent of the Grand Forks Border Patrol.---Grand Forks Herald
Aug 4 "NRRI researcher looks at liver fluke impact on deer and moose" UMD's NRRI strives to increase moose survivorship.---Northland's News Center
Aug 3 "Glensheen set to unveil $3.5 million restoration project" Restoration project on UMD's Glensheen mansion to be announced.---Northland's News Center
Aug 1 "Maurices’ Goldfarb leads company on its record run" UMD alumus George Goldfarb discusses his successful journey with Maurices.---Duluth News Tribune
July 31 "UMD Program Puts on 'Science on Deck' Events " UMD's research vessel welcomed families aboard for the 'Science on Deck' program.---WDIO-TV(ABC)
July 31 "UMD buys properties for improved entrance, green space " Long-term planning begins for UMD's new property.---Duluth News Tribune
July 30 "Middle school girls embrace engineering at UMD summer camp " Young teens explore engineering opportunities at a UMD summer camp.---Duluth News Tribune
July 30 "Best Bets: ‘Avenue Q’ features puppets for grown-ups " UMD's student-run stage 2 theatre presents "Avenue Q" production. ---Duluth News Tribune
July 29 "Munch completes epic stand-up paddleboard journey around Lake Superior " UMD student Jared Munch successfully completes journey. ---Duluth News Tribune--- WDIO-TV(ABC)
July 27 "How Star Wars music impacted saga " UMD music department professor discusses importance of Star Wars music. ---Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
July 26 "Research is a full-time job for some UMD students " BURST program provides UMD students with summer research opportunities.---Duluth News Tribune
July 20 "Nepali Dinner, Silent Auction for Earthquake Relief " UMD student's organize Nepali earthquake fundraisers.---WDIO-TV(ABC)
July 19 "Bat study focuses on nesting trees in Northland as deadly disease spreads " UMD's NRRI partners with other agencies on forest bat research project in Minnesota.---Duluth News Tribune
July 19 "Iranian composer to debut puppet show in Duluth " UMD will host "Kalileh" puppet production at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.---Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
July 19 "UMD adds programs in financial planning, entrepreneurship " Labovitz School of Business and Economics prepares to fill business needs with new programs at UMD.---Duluth News Tribune
July 18 "'A LAND LAB': UMD garden engages students and faculty to grow food for the university’s dining service " UMD farm managers discuss the opportunities of the farm.---Duluth News Tribune
July 16 "UMD to display rare Shakespeare book " UMD scheduled to host national traveling exhibition on Shakespeare's first pieces.---Duluth News Tribune
July 14 "Survey: Most UMD grads find jobs related to studies " Survey indicates an increase in job placement within UMD student's related studies.---Duluth News Tribune--- WDIO-TV(ABC)
July 2 "UMD reduces tuition for MBA program "Tuition falls nearly 25 percent for students enrolled in UMD's MBA program. ---Duluth News Tribune--- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS) ---KAAL-TV (ABC)---Star Tribune
July 1 "Two officers sworn in on the UMD campus " New officers join UMD police department.--- Northland's News Center (NBC,CBS)
June 30 "Duluth Building Holds Scientific Research History " UMD emeritus professor of biology shares historic Limnology Lab experience. --- FOX21 KQDS
June 28 "Neighbors: Linguist keeps ear open for Duluth accents " Will Salmon, linguist at UMD, searches for a Duluth english accent for his study. --- Duluth News Tribune
June 25 "Your Green Life: "Victus Farm Update " Mike Mageau, UMD Assistant Professor, and Tony Ledin, UMD graduate, discuss sustainability goals of victus farm. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
June 24 "On the Iron Range, a push for a new kind of iron " Don Fosnacht, metallurgical engineer at UMD, discusses the mining industry's iron production shift. --- Minnesota Public Radio
June 23 "Photographers in awe of Northern Lights display " UMD astrophysicist, Alec Habig comments on recent Northern Lights displays. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
June 19 "Group of friends will be 'running for Chase' on Saturday " UMD student, Taylor Johnson, and other close friends run race in honor of UMD studnet, Chase DeDominces. --- Duluth News Tribune
June 17 "Founder of Amsoil Steps Down as President" Founder of Amsoil Steps Down, Two UMD Alumni Take Leadership Roles.---Fox 21 KQßœDS ---Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS) ---WDIO-TV (ABC) --- Duluth News Tribune
June 17 "SUP paddler eating up the miles on Lake Superior " UMD student, Jared Munch, covers distance on paddleboard journey around Lake Superior. --- Duluth News Tribune
June 16 "UMD survey prompts improvement effort for faculty, staff" UMD utilizes survey to enhance the performance of faculty and staff.---Duluth News Tribune
June 15 "Newly crowned Miss Minnesota has a Northland connection" UMD graduate, Rachel Latuff, earns Miss Minnesota title. --- Northland's News Center (NBC,CBS)
June 13 "McMillan elected vice chairman of U of M Board of Regents" UMD alumnus David McMillan '83, named Vice Chairman of UM Board of Regents --- Duluth News Tribune
June 8 "UMD Students Encourage Networking, Creative Ventures with New Alliance" UMD students Jessica Church and Sam Quackenbush organize new networking program "North Coast Creative Alliance." --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
June 2 "Earthlings From Outer Space" performance set for Friday" UMD hosts play production at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
June 1 "Best Places to Start a Business in Minnesota" UMD's Elaine Hansen comments on Minnesota's business growth.--- Nerdwallet, INC.
May 26 "UMD student's unbelievable recovery from typically lethal stroke" UMD student Christian England-Sullivan overcomes severe stroke. --- FOX9 KMSP.
May 25 "UMD Alumni Featured on Animal Planet Show" 2006 UMD Alumni Tyler Selden appears on Animal Planet show 'The Last Alaskans.' --- FOX21 KQDS.
May 25 "Miss Minnesota Shares Domestic Violence Story" UMD Student Alexis Adu-Bobi speaks out against domestic violence. --- FOX21 KQDS.
May 21 "Your Green Life: "Helping frog habitat" Natural Resources and Research Institute's Jennifer Olker comments on amphibian habitat.---Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS).
May 21 "Best Bets: ‘Thunder of Freedom’ at Teatro Zuccone" UMD faculty Cheryl Reitan's screenplay is being performed.---Duluth News Tribune.
May 20 "One man's adventure on Lake Superior" UMD senior Jared Munch embarks on paddle board journy around Lake Superior.--- KARE 11 (NBC)
May 20 "Habitat projects aim to help Minnesota's moose" UMD associate professor of biology Ron Moen discusses moose habitat improvements.---Duluth News Tribune ---KARE 11 (NBC) ---Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS) --- Mpls. StarTribune ---St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 19 "Mosquito Season About 2 Weeks Out" UMD's Tim Craig comments on abrupt mosquito season opener.--- FOX 21 KQDS
May 19 "Initiative seeks better habitat to help Minnesota's moose" UMD's Ron Moen comments on lack of food sources for moose. --- LaCrosse Tribune
May 19 "Scientists research warming Lake Superior" Developing a comprehensive picture about the function of Lake Superior. --- Associated Press
May 19 "Understanding health insurance challenges some college grads" Madeline Thomas, UMD student, and Kim Dauner, UMD assistant professor of economics, comment on the struggles with health insurance. --- Duluth News Tribune.
May 19 "Researchers sample Superior's waters to study lake's rapid changes" Science paints a picture of how Lake Superior functions. --- Minnesota Public Radio
May 19 "Large Lakes Observatory to Begin Lake Ecology Research" --- Four voyages, each to 12 sites planned for 2015. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
May 19 "UMD research vessel sets course for unique study on Lake Superior" Scientist Elizabeth Minor, a "bio-geo-chemist," leads research. --- Duluth News Tribune
May 19 "Scientists Prepare For 3-Day Cruise on Lake Superior" Gathering info to keep healthy ecosystems in the Big Lake. --- FOX 21 KQDS
May 18 "Bird Flu Impacting Egg Sales in Northland" UMD's Monica Haynes, Director of Economic Research comments. --- FOX 21 KQDS
May 16 " Klobuchar Addresses UMD's Class of 2015" --- Senator Amy Klobuchar gives UMD commencement speech. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
May 16 "Hats off to the Graduates" Thousands of UMD Students Walk Across the Stage --- Duluth News Tribune
May 15 "Three generations, one graduation" Dad, daughter, and granddaughter graduate from the Tribal Administration and Governance program. --- Duluth News Tribune
May 13 "UMD Students Decorate Graduation Caps" Excitement grows before Commencement Ceremony --- FOX 21 KQDS
May 14 "The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: 1974-2014" Chee's work will be displayed at the Tweed Museum of Art through September. --- Duluth News Tribune
May 12 "Glensheen Mansion unveils newly restored son's bedroom." Visitors view a room closed to the public for the past 36 years. --- Duluth News Tribune
May 8 "Passion, determination, dedication and a patient spouse." Retrospective of Chee's work opens at the Tweed Museum of Art. --- Duluth Budgeteer
May 8 "Minnesota mountaineer to speak at UMD." Lonnie Dupre will share photos and tales about climbing Mount McKinley. --- Duluth Budgeteer
May 6 "UMD strives to create prosthetic hand." UMD professor and students progress in creation of affordable prosthetic hand. --- Duluth News Tribune
May 6 "UMD Students work on New Design for Prosthetic Hand." Engineering students work to revolutionize prosthetics.  --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
May 6 "With bats dying, MN could help research." Ron Moen, associate biology professor at UMD, will head the habitat-based research efforts.  --- Minnesota Daily
May 4 "UMD Professor Hosts Musical Journey Through Star Wars." Jefferson Campbell gives a presentation through the films.  --- FOX 21 KQDS
May 4 "UMD students want to get kids outside this weekend." UMD's event management class puts on event for Northland kids.  --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
May 2 "A Walk to End Using the “R” Word." Locals took to UMD’s Malosky stadium for the first Spread the Word to End the Word 1 and 5K’s.  --- FOX 21 KQDS
Apr 30 "Boom, Bust & Beyond: Diversifying the Iron Range economy." UMD Study finds wood-based biochemicals could create more than 400 jobs and a $55 million dollar impact.  --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
Apr 28 "Minnesota Secretary of State to visit UMD." Steve Simon to host a roundtable discussion with UMD students.  --- Duluth News Tribune
Apr 28 "UMD students raise money for Nepal earthquake victims." So far, UMD students have raised $700.  --- Northlands News Center (NBC, CBS)
Apr 27 "University System President Addresses UMD Budget Concerns" Kaler at UMD to ease budget cut concerns. --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- FOX 21 KQDS --- Duluth News Tribune
Apr 27 "UMD Highlights NYC Melting Pot in Broadway Opera-Musical." Opening night for a new production at UMD.  --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Apr 26 "UMD Students, Community Celebrate Astronomy Day." Audience learns about solar system. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
Apr 22 "UMD Celebrates New Wind Turbine" A new UMD research project displays unique, energy-efficient technology. --- FOX 21
Apr 21 "Minnesota comedian to perform at UMD" Comedian Sean Leary performs at the UMD at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
Apr 20 "UMD students organize Relay For Life on Friday" UMD students organize an American Cancer Society Relay For Life. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
Apr 18 "UMD announces updated plan to address budget deficit" Academic departments at the UMD will face cuts in the next fiscal year. --- Duluth News Tribune
Apr 17 "Your Green Life: "Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center" Learning center manages large land plot. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
Apr 16 "Prints for Paws raises money for animal therapy team scholarships" UMD seniors created the scholarship fund as class project. --- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS) --- FOX 21 KQDS
Apr 13 "UMD students compete to keep service members cool" UMD students, will get a test run by military officials today in Boston. --- Duluth News Tribune
Apr 11 "Celebration of UMD Women's Hockey" --- Fox 21 KQDS --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Apr 3 "UMD Unveils Technological Motion and Media Lab" --- Duluth News Tribune --- Fox 21 KQDS --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Apr 1 "First-Ever NorthFest Music Festival" UMD Campus Celebrates Local Artists --- Fox 21 KQDS
Apr 1 "UMD Funding Level" UMD student leaders are concerned the Duluth campus isn’t receiving a fair amount of funding. --- Minnesota Daily
Mar 29 "KUMD to Host First Ever Campus Music Festival" Thirteen bands, seven stages, one day; it's happening Wednesday on the UMD campus. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Mar 29 "Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award nominees are announced" UMD’s Center for Economic Development nominated companies last week. --- Duluth News Tribune
Mar 28 "'March into Mentoring' Wraps Up With Music Fest" Mentor Duluth celebrated the end of its "March into Mentoring" campaign. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Mar 28 "Local Event Focuses on Health and Financial Freedom The 6th annual Northland Community Wellness day kicked off inside UMD's Romano gymnasium. --- Fox 21 KQDS--- Northland's News Center (NBC, CBS)
Mar 27 "Arrowhead Chorale Teams Up with Local Singers for 'St. Matthew Passion" That talent is coming from a wide variety of Northland groups, including the UMD University Singers. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Mar 26 "UMD Clinic helps stroke survivors with speech therapy" A unique clinic at UMD is providing assessments and therapy for people with communication difficulties. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Mar 24 "As mining industry watches, MPCA announce new approach for protecting wild waters" John Pastor, a UMD biologist, helped develop the new approach. --- Star Tribune
Mar 24 "Range lawmakers welcome proposed wild rice protections; key scientist calls plan indefensible" UMDs John Pastor comments. --- Star Tribune
Mar 24 "Twin Ports campuses celebrate World Water Week" At UMD on Tuesday, students took a simple water test. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Mar 24 "U campus adds GLBT minor" UMD is introducing a new gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender studies minor. --- Minnesota Daily
Mar 23 "Northland Campuses Celebrate World Water Week" UMD will be hosting a water fair at the Kirby Bus Hub Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. --- Fox 21
Mar 12 "Racism still at large in Duluth, say community leaders" Community Activist and senior at the UMD Classie Dudley said "The key to breaking down racism and stereotypes is education". --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Mar 11 "UMD puts modern twist on 1,000-year-old plays" “Detestable Madness,” performed at UMD's Dudley Experimental Theatre, combines “Callimachus” and “Sapientia” by 10th-century playwright Hrotsvit of Gandersheim.. --- Duluth News Tribune
Mar 11 "Hip-hop, rap acts to perform at UMD" Hip-hop and rap artists make the lineup of 2015's Springfest concert at the DECC. --- Duluth News Tribune
Mar 10 "UMD to offer gender inclusive housing" Starting next year, students will have the option to live with a member of the opposite gender or someone who doesn't traditionally identify as male or female. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS) --- Fox 21 KQDSNews
Mar 10 "Title: UMD's Clean Snowmobile Team is Top Innovator" For the second year in a row, UMD's team has won the Innovation Award and were recognized with the Best Manufacturability Award. ---Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Mar 10 "Rep. Rick Nolan visits UMD, continues push to end "dark money" in campaigns" Nolan spoke with the UMD political polarization class on Tuesday afternoon. --- Northlands News Center
Mar 10 "Eh UMD Snowmobile Team Most Innovative" UMD Clean Snowmobile Team Cleans House at international competition. --- Duluth News Tribune
Mar 8 "Learning innovations a priority at UMD" UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering faculty recently received three grants for learning innovation. --- Duluth News Tribune
Mar 5 "Trumpeter's Duluth concert canceled due to NYC weather" The Tom Harrell concert, part of UMD's 42nd annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival, is off and has not been rescheduled. --- Duluth News Tribune
Mar 5 "UMD to provide LGBTQ minor for students " UMD faculty members in gender and sexuality studies spent two years developing the minor. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Feb 27 "UMD researcher sorts out climate variability from climate change" Research by UMD professor points to a likely cause of the warming planet. --- Pioneer Press Twin Cities --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Feb 27 ""The global warming slowdown is real — but that’s no reason to question climate science" SCSE's Byron Steinman is the lead author of a scientific paper of global significance. --- The Washington Post --- The LA Times --- MPR News
Feb 26 "First Collection of Shakespeare's Plays Coming to UMD" The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays. --- WDIO-TV (ABC) --- The Washington Post
Feb 26 "UMD presents ‘Shakespeare in Death’" UMD will perform a quick-hit performance featuring a visiting French artist. --- Duluth News Tribune
Feb 26 "UMD's clean snowmobile team prepares for international competition" The challenge is an international competition made up of fifteen teams, with some coming from as far away as Sweden and Finland. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Feb 25 ""Students vie for best toothpick bridges at Duluth event’" SCSE hosted the 22nd Toothpick Bridge Building Contest Wednesday. --- Duluth News Tribune
Feb 24 ""Student Gives Old UMD Lounge a Big Makeover" A student lounge at UMD that was due for a much needed makeover was unveiled Tuesday morning. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Feb 24 ""Diversity summit at UMD: From detained to Duluth" A day of diversity culminates in with keynote speaker journalist Roxana Saberi. --- Duluth News Tribune --- Northlands News Center
Feb 20 ""American Indians' autopsy protests lead to a teachable moment" Tribal advocates urge public officials to honor Indian religious traditions. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune
Feb 20 ""Love Your Melon" Donation Event" Last November, a group of 6 students at UMD formed their own crew. --- Fox 21 KQDS--- Duluth News Tribune
Feb 19 "UMD Leaders Working on Ways to Address Budget Deficit" Leaders and staff from UMD are working on ways to reduce the university's $6 million deficit. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Feb 19 "Medical students talk autopsy issues and Native American tradition" UMD medical students discuss sensitive issues of cultural beliefs applied to medical practice. --- Grand Forks Herald
Feb 9 "Council approves more money for Glensheen" Duluth City Council approved sending $50,000 from tourism tax collections to the University of Minnesota to help support the local tourist attraction this year. --- Duluth News Tribune
Feb 5 "City Set to Approve Glensheen Funding" The city of Duluth is set to approve $100,000 worth of funds to make repairs at Glensheen. --- Fox 21
Feb 3 "UMD Engineering students work with local businesses" UMD students work towards long–term sustainability with Lincoln Park businesses. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Feb 3 "WEB EXTRA: The Bakken Shift" UMD graduate Jason Reid discusses a shift in lifestyle in the Bakken Oil Fields. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Feb 3 "UMD Students Benefit from Sustainable Classroom" UMD students hear the sounds of nature during class in the Bagley Nature Area. --- Fox 21 KQDSKQDS
Feb 3 "UMD to trim $6 million this year and next" UMD plans to eliminate its remaining budget deficit in the next two years. --- Duluth News Tribune
Feb 3 "Northland Uncovered: Bagley Outdoor Classroom" In this week's Northland Uncovered, we look at a unique classroom available to UMD students. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Jan 27 "UMD Theater Students Act Out Children's Book" UMD theater students are brightening up the days of kids around Duluth. --- Fox 21 KQDS
Jan 17 "Making a good cup of joe, plus fertilizer and soap, from a coffee bean" The new products have caught the attention of UMD. --- Star Tribune
Jan 14 "Your Green Life: Recycling for Research" Eleva Potter, a Research Assistant at UMD, recycles paper to turn a profit to fund other sustainable projects. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Jan 13 "Wayzata theater company helps young actors reach for the stars" UMD student returned to youth based theater in Wayzata to act as stage manager, actor, and set designer over winter break. --- Star Tribune
Jan 13 "New book details Duluth/Superior street car system" UMD library's historic archives aid in the production of a new book. --- Great Lakes Echo
Jan 11 "Duluth-based Citon Computer expands its market reach with purchase" Duluth-based computer company, founded by UMD alumni, expands. --- Duluth News Tribune
Jan 10 "The Graduates hope for jam-packed summer of gigs" UMD student hopes to continue performing with his younger band, The Graduates. --- Star Tribune
Jan 9 "A Family Affair: Ex-spouses pen children’s book in honor of their daughter" Parents of UMD student Zoe LaTour co-write children's book. --- Duluth News Tribune
Jan 7 "Former state economic development chief Phillips named IRRRB commissioner" Gov. Dayton appoints Mark Philips as IRRRB commissioner. --- Duluth News Tribune
Jan 5 "Grandma's Marathon, UMD Team Up for Saturday Morning at the Races" Grandma's Marathon and UMD Athletics hold youth races. --- WDIO-TV (ABC)
Jan 4 "Speech therapist's accident helps him relate to patients" UMD graduate Josh Sorvik empathizes with rehabilitation patients. --- Crescent-News
Jan 3 "Northland High School students learn skills through FIRST Robotic program" UMD's Kirsi Kuutti involved in FIRST. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Jan 2 "Threatened golden-winged warbler finds oasis near Grand Rapids" The future for this species is uncertain as it is called the "greatest conservation need" in MN. --- Northland's NewsCenter (NBC, CBS)
Jan 2 "Artist Spaces: Step into her realm" UMD art and design dept. staff Alison Aune is one of few members who have studio space in downtown Garrick Building. --- Duluth News Tribune

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