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In the News 2015

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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 NewsCenter (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)r
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 about Duluth's streetcars. --- 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 after finishing the school year" 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" Divorced 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" Governor Mark 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 team up to hold youth races for fundraising. --- 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 valuable skills through FIRST Robotic program" UMD engineering student Kirsi Kuutti involved in FIRST robotics team. --- 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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