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Champ on a tractor at the UMD Farm

UMD Land Lab Named a ‘Top Five’ Farm

June 19, 2018

Bulldogs are celebrating their farm being named one of the nation’s “top five college farms” by Best Value Schools.

2018 Awards & Scholarship Recipients

June 6, 2018

Congrats to Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology department students who received scholarships and awards for the 2018-19 academic year.

NEMBA Winners Announced!

May 25, 2018

Winners of the 30th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards were honored on May 24.

Lisa Wheeler Wins Staff Award

May 22, 2018

Library Director Matt Rosendahl presents cataloger Lisa Wheeler with the spring semester Kathryn A. Martin Library Staff Award. 

Top Students Inducted Into International Honor Society

May 18, 2018

LSBE congratulates the 25 students who have accepted invitation into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) membership. 

Dr. Jill Doerfler Promoted

May 17, 2018

The Department of American Indian Studies is proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Jill Doerfler to full professor.
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Faculty Promotions 2018

May 14, 2018

Congratulations to UMD faculty who received promotions and/or tenure.
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Faculty Retiring in 2017-18

May 3, 2018

Several faculty members have announced their retirements.
UMD Professor Linda LeGarde Grover &  Onigamiising book cover

An Ojibwe Woman's Life

May 2, 2018

Linda LeGarde Grover shares perspectives on family, language, customs and culture.
UMD's Center for Economic Development building

Lundeen Honored

May 1, 2018

Mary Lundeen, of the UMD Center for Economic Development, named Minority Small Business Champion.

Dr. Jennifer Brady Awarded Tenure

April 30, 2018

Professor Brady is an active and dynamic scholar.

UMD French Professor Attends Macron Address to Congress

April 25, 2018

Professor Dana Lindaman attended as guest of Representative Nolan.

Chinese Professor Receives CLA Teaching Award

April 25, 2018

Weiqing Zhang receives 2018 College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award
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2018 Faculty/Staff Awards

April 24, 2018

Faculty and staff were recently recognized for their exceptional work and years of service.

David Bowen Exhibition Items

April 23, 2018

David Bowen, associate professor in Art and Design, has work in a number of upcoming exhibitions.

Whitney Jacobson Published

April 15, 2018

English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies professor published creative work locally.

CLA Research Award - Tenured Category Recipients

April 10, 2018

Jennifer Gómez Menjívar and William Salmon share this year’s Tenured category award.

Avesa Rockwell Published in Lake Time Magazine

April 10, 2018

English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies professor writes about her passion for cycling in the Spring 2018 issue.

2018 NMU Invitational Programming Contest

April 8, 2018

UMD students won third place in the overall all-team accomplishment award.
Milan Kovacovic

New Countries, New Languages

April 3, 2018

Milan Kovacovic looks back on his education and teaching career.

Chef Channie Takes Home Silver

March 30, 2018

Her winning dish was Oyster Stuffed Squid Udon with Littleneck Clams!
UMD's Kirby Student Center

Congrats Kirby Student Center!

March 29, 2018

Kirby Student Center received the Association of College Unions International's Facility Design Award.

Financial Markets Team Heading to Malaysia

March 26, 2018

Five students in LSBE’s Financial Markets Program have earned a trip to Kuala Lumpur. 

Aptly Awarded Advisor

March 23, 2018

Tracey Bolen, director of LSBE Advising and Academic Services, honored with U of M Tate Award for Excellence. 
UMD Assistant Professor Bryon Steinman

SCSE Faculty Member Honored

March 22, 2018

Assistant Professor Byron Steinman has been honored as a McKnight Land-Grant Professor. 
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Two Faculty Members Honored

March 15, 2018

Mitra C. Emad, Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology, and Geoffrey G. Bell, Management Studies, receive Horace T. Morse Awards.
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Kim Pittman Honored

March 15, 2018

A UMD librarian receives the 2018 Instruction Section Innovation Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Glensheen's Dan Hartman receives Rising Star Award

Hartman Honored

March 12, 2018

Dan Hartman, Glensheen director, named Rising Star of the Year.

Financial Markets Team Wins Big Again!

March 2, 2018

Students in LSBE's Financial Markets Program earned first place in the Upper Midwest final of the CFA Institute’s Annual Research Challenge.

Dr. Chongwon Park Named to Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

Associate Professor Chongwon Park, senior faculty member in the Linguistics Program, has been named to the editorial board of ... more
UMD Associate Professor Emily Gaardner

Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Public Service

February 16, 2018

Emily Gaardner to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Public Service for 2017-18.
Steven Just in the pharmacy lab

Believing is Achieving

January 31, 2018

Steven Just has a new role: American Indian Science and Engineering Society Junior National Student Representative

Will Bruggeman

January 30, 2018

Music student honored at Regional Theater Festival for original composition.

David Bowen Exhibition News

December 13, 2017

Associate Professor David Bowen has his work featured in a variety of art exhibitions.
Minnesota Sea Grant educators and researchers aboard the Blue Heron

Hagley Honored for Teaching Excellence

December 12, 2017

Cynthia Hagley, Minnesota Sea Grant educator, receives top national teaching award.  

Darren Houser

December 10, 2017

Art and Design Assistant Professor Darren Houser featured in a variety of current art exhibitions

Darren Houser Exhibition News

December 8, 2017

Darren Houser's work is featured in a variety of art exhibitions.
UMD Professor Linda LeGarde Grover

New Stories

December 5, 2017

Linda LeGarde Grover's new book is Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year.

CSD Students Present at 2017 ASHA Conference

November 28, 2017

Communication Sciences and Disorders students and faculty presented at a national conference.

2017 DigiKey Coding Competition

November 28, 2017

Two teams of Computer Science students competed this year.
Aidan Fawcett

Solar, Wind, and More

November 2, 2017

SUN Delegation president aims to further on-campus sustainability.

James Klueg's Work Selected

November 2, 2017

James Klueg's work accepted into permanent collection at the China Yixing Ceramics Museum.

Joellyn Rock Featured in Perfect Duluth Day

November 1, 2017

Associate Professor Joellyn Rock was interviewed by Perfect Duluth Day.
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Four Faculty Named IonE Associates

October 23, 2017

IonE recently selected four UMD faculty to join a cohort of IonE Associates.  

Elizabeth James Exhibition

September 22, 2017

One show in St. Peter, Minn. and one in LaVeta, Colo.

Ryuta Nakajima Exhibition

September 20, 2017

Solo Exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Wanda Pearcy's Work in "A Thousand Words"

September 18, 2017

At the Tweed Museum of Art
U of M Regents Award

Swensons Honored

September 6, 2017

James I. and Susan G. Swenson receive U of M Regents Award.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush in Solitude

September 4, 2017

Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush's work published.  

David Bowen Exhibition News

August 30, 2017

David Bowen, associate professor of Sculpture, featured in a variety of art exhibitions.

Jim Klueg in Visions of Clay 8

August 29, 2017

Jim Klueg, professor and head of Art & Design, has his work featured in exhibition.

Eun-Kyung Suh Exhibition

August 27, 2017

Eun-Kyung Suh, professor in Art & Design, has her work featured in exhibition.

New Adventures in New Zealand

August 2, 2017

Andrew Achter, our featured Study Abroad Student, talks about his adventurous semester in New Zealand!
UMD faculty member John O'Neill - graphic design

The Awareness Project

June 19, 2017

Professor uses design to generate positive change.
SCSE MinneWic Recipients

Byte by Byte

June 14, 2017

UMD women in Computer Science earn top prizes.
Sunfish Pond in Brooklyn Park

Nature-based Recreation

May 30, 2017

UMD students envision a plan for recreation in the City of Brooklyn Park and receive an award for their efforts.
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Faculty Promotions 2017

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to UMD faculty who received promotions and/or tenure.
artistic commencement cap tassels

Faculty Retiring in 2016–17

May 11, 2017

Several faculty members have announced their retirements.
Dr. Bilin Tsai and UMD women faculty

Decades of Positive Change

May 10, 2017

UMD professor receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
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Inspiring Student Success

May 3, 2017

Career and Internship Services director receives Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award.

Philosophy Student Wins Scholarship

May 3, 2017

The College of Liberal Arts congratulates Autumn Soli on her Darland All-American Scholarship award.
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MN Sea Grant News

May 2, 2017

Thomas Beery joins UMD's Sea Grant College Program as the coastal resilience extension educator.  
UMD LSBE students inducted in BGS

LSBE Students Inducted

April 27, 2017

Associate Professor Abram Anders, Business Communication, and 38 students became members of Beta Gamma Sigma. 
Labovitz Award logo

Labovitz Award Winner Announced

April 26, 2017

The 25th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award recipients were honored on April 26, 2017.
Elizabeth Austin-Minor check samples on the deck of the Blue Heron Research Vessel.

Distinction in Academia

April 24, 2017

Large Lakes Observatory scientist receives a 2017 teacher-scholar award.
birch trees

Tribal Training to Deliver Maximum Impact

April 21, 2017

A new UMD certificate program is designed to train elected and appointed tribal leaders and administrators

Library Photo & Film Contest Winners

April 21, 2017

Winners of the 2017 My Beautiful Library Photo & Film Contest survived a photo battle to claim their prizes.

Math/Stats Team Takes Second at State Competition

April 20, 2017

UMD Math/Stats Team excels at Advance IT Minnesota Data Derby Minnesota and is the only team to place in both divisions of the contest.
Sebastian Nemec

Folx for Folks

April 11, 2017

UMD student wins startup funding to create an e-commerce retail store for transgender people.

Student Photographer Published

March 21, 2017

Emily Theisen, graphic design major and photography minor, has been named a finalist in the Best of College Photography Annual.
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Faculty to be Honored

March 15, 2017

The recipients of the Chancellor's Teaching, Research, and Service awards will give talks on Thur., April 20 at 2 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush

March 15, 2017

Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush's upcoming exhibition.

Eun-Kyung Suh Exhibitions

March 13, 2017

Professor Eun-Kyung Suh's upcoming exhibitions.
Chef Maki's dish "Swine in the Brine"

UMD Chef Wins Gold

March 10, 2017

After an award-winning dish, a UMD chef brings home the hardware.
UMD Graduate student Jason Weaver

Grad Student Receives Lifesavers Scholarship

March 6, 2017

Jason Weaver named 2017 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar.

Fully Accredited!

March 3, 2017

The Department of Social Work announced the accreditation of their Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) program, effective immediately.

A Big Win for LSBE's Financial Markets Program Team

March 3, 2017

UMD’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ Financial Markets team earn first place.
Summer image of two students picking vegetables at UMD's farm

An Endowment, an Award, and a Certification

March 2, 2017

Big strides for the future of UMD’s farm.
Terresa Hardaway

Designing Change

March 1, 2017

UMD faculty member works for social justice.

New Addition to ITSS Systems Team

February 24, 2017

Current ITSS staff member, Nancy Hanson, accepted a Systems/Database Design position.
UMD student work at DAI

Emerging Photographers

February 21, 2017

UMD Art & Design student work in Duluth Art Institute show.
UMD Professor Douglas Dunham's work "Fractal Monarchs"

Mathematics and Art

January 18, 2017

Computer Science Professor Douglas Dunham's work "Fractal Monarchs" receives Mathematical Art Exhibition Award.
UMD's Center for Economic Development Labovitz Award pic

Nominate Those Who Dared to Dream

January 16, 2017

Nominations accepted through Wed., Feb. 15, for the 25th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards.
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Support for American Indian Children

December 7, 2016

UMD will improve the delivery of the Indian Child Welfare Act through a new federal grant.
UMD as seen from the air

Jeni Eltink Honored

December 7, 2016

Jeni Eltink receives the Association of College Unions International's Inspiring Vision Award.

Niemi Receives Recognition for Ornithology Career

December 6, 2016

A career dedicated to avian science leads to ornithology award for NRRI Scientist Jerry Niemi.

2016 ASHA Convention

November 21, 2016

UMD faculty and students present at annual convention
UMD Associate Professor Abram Anders

Anders Receives Rising Star Award

November 15, 2016

Association for Business Communication honors LSBE Associate Professor Abram Anders.

4North Exhibition

November 9, 2016

 Featuring Dr. Alison Aune's Work, UMD Art Education professor
2016 Geosciences Department Head meeting UMD

SCSE Hosts National Geoscience Meeting

October 23, 2016

Geoscience department heads from across the Big 10 met at UMD.
Book cover with an image of a man wearing an Native American headdress

Bravery and the Sound of Thunder

October 17, 2016

A new book by Brian McInnes, Sounding Thunder, tells the story of bravery and community service.
KUMD's Lisa Johnson

KUMD's Lisa Johnson Honored by S.A.V.E.

September 26, 2016

KUMD’s Lisa Johnson Receives Minnesota Journalism Award for Reporting on Suicide.

David Bowen Exhibitions

September 25, 2016

Associate Professor David Bowen's upcoming exhibitions 
Photo of Rebecca Hoversten-Mellem

Social Work Supervisor Announced

September 17, 2016

Rebecca Hoversten-Mellem from Amberwing receives the 7th annual "Outstanding MSW Field Supervisor and Civic Engagement Award"
UMD Campus with Lake

UMD Continuing Ed Expands Development Team

September 8, 2016

Michelle Purvis has joined UMD Continuing Education as an Instructional Designer. 
Solar arrays top the Bagley Nature Center classroom.

UMD is a Sierra Club "Cool School"

September 1, 2016

UMD named a Sierra Club "Cool School." 
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Dr. Andrea Schokker Honored

August 31, 2016

Professor Andrea Schokker Honored by INSIGHT 
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Muskies Inc. Partners with Sea Grant to Award $1,000 Scholarship

August 10, 2016

Elizabeth Alexson's research on sediment cores in the St. Louis River estuary paved the way to a hefty scholarship.

ITSS Staff Update

August 8, 2016

We have a number of ITSS staff changes for this fall.
UMD as seen from the air

UMD Receives Two Equity & Diversity Transformation Awards

August 3, 2016

UMD has received two Equity & Diversity Transformation Awards.
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UMD Research Recognized

July 26, 2016

UMD faculty members receive IDEA Multicultural Research Awards
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UMD Faculty Receive IDEA Awards

July 18, 2016

Four faculty members received Institute on Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) Multicultural Research Awards.
Ojibwa Beadwork

UMD's Tribal State Relations Program Honored

July 7, 2016

UMD's Tribal State Relations Training Program awarded for outstanding work.
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KUMD's Lisa Johnson Honored by AMPERS

July 5, 2016

KUMD's Lisa Johnson honored by Ampers.
A dramatic view, looking up, of the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Readings by Winners of the 28th Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards

June 28, 2016

The Kathryn A. Martin Library to host winners of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards.
Image of Laura Erickson with a camera in the woods

KUMD Celebrates 30 Years of "For the Birds" with Laura Erickson

May 23, 2016

“For The Birds” has been on the air since 1986, longer than any radio program about birds in America.
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UMD's Online Psychology Program Ranked Fourth in Nation

May 18, 2016

UMD has been ranked fourth in the College Choice 2016 ranking of the Best Online Bachelor's in Psychology Degree Programs.
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Faculty Promotions 2016

May 16, 2016

Ten individuals were promoted to full professor. 

Fall & Academic Year 2016 Scholarship Awards!

May 14, 2016

Eleven students receive scholarships.

New Members of the Order

May 6, 2016

Swenson students join the Order of the Engineer.

Air Force Officers Commissioned

May 6, 2016

Graduating seniors are commissioned and assigned to their new roles in the United States Air Force.
Night scene of the City of Duluth

Elaine Hansen Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service

May 5, 2016

Elaine Hansen receives the 2016 U of M President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
The UMD MMAD lab.

Lisa Fitzpatrick Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service

May 3, 2016

Lisa Fitzpatrick receives 2016 President’s Award for Outstanding Service.

New ITSS Staff

May 1, 2016

We're pleased to announce the recent hire of two new ITSS staff members.
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Priscilla Day Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service

April 25, 2016

Priscilla Day receives 2016 President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
LSBE

24th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award Recipients Announced

April 20, 2016

CED announces  recipients of 24rd Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards.
Faculty process during the 2014 Commencement ceremonies.

2015-16 UMD Chancellor's Awards Announced

April 20, 2016

Three UMD faculty are recipients of 2015–16 Chancellor's Teaching, Research, and Service awards.
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Faculty Retiring in 2015–16

April 20, 2016

Several faculty members have announced their retirement for the 2015-16 year.

Maki Fellowships Aid Two MBA Students

April 19, 2016

Maki Scholarship recipients announced.

Art & Design Professor's Work in Photography Now!

April 18, 2016

Gloria DeFilipps Brush work's on exhibition Photography Now!

The Awareness Campaign Wins Award

April 18, 2016

Art & Design Professor's Work Wins Prestigious Award
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LSBE Student Showcase Event

April 15, 2016

LSBE student showcase at the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards. 
A drawing of the LSBE building

Unmatched Performance: UMD Student Employee is Reaching New Heights

April 14, 2016

Junior Travis Eisenbacher named UMD’s Student Employee of the Year and Minnesota’s Student Employee of the Year. 

2016 Faculty Sustainability Inspiration Award

March 30, 2016

Dr. Ken Gilbertson receives the 2016 Faculty Sustainability Inspiration Award.

SFA Finalist in the 2016 Best of College Photography Annual Competition

March 24, 2016

Photography Competition Finalist!

Estell, Bowen Collaborate in Imagined Futures

March 24, 2016

Art & Design faculty and staff collaboration project presents in Seattle

Team Spirit at the Duluth Art Institute

March 24, 2016

Assistant Professor Jen Dietrich & Art & Design Alum Rob Quisling present Team Spirit at Duluth Art Ins

James Klueg Exhibition Item

March 24, 2016

Art & Design Department Head, Jim Klueg's work appears in San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
Library books

UMD Faculty Receive Imagine Fund Awards

March 23, 2016

UMD faculty receive University of Minnesota's 2016 Imagine Fund Annual Award. 
UMD campus in the fall

UMD Continuing Education Names New Director

March 21, 2016

Roxanne Richards named the new director of Continuing Education.

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards

March 20, 2016

Wendy Anderson receives an Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
Brian McInnes in cap and gown

Empowering Students

March 10, 2016

Brian D. McInnes receives 2016 Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Award.
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UMD Continuing Education Awarded Two Grants

March 3, 2016

Grants were awarded by DEED and MJSP.
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UMD and Lake Superior College Awarded Solar Assistance Grants

March 2, 2016

UMD and Lake Superior College awarded technical assistance grants.
CEHSP

UMD's Flexible Online Psychology Major Draws National Attention

February 25, 2016

UMD's online psychology major name one of the 50 best online bachelor's in psychology programs.
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UMD Debuts on Peace Corps’ Annual Top Schools List

February 18, 2016

UMD makes Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing midsized colleges and universities.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush Exhibition

February 16, 2016

Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush's upcoming exhibitions.

David Bowen Exhibitions

February 16, 2016

Associate Professor David Bowen's upcoming exhibitions 
Carl Anderson pic

SCSE Student Wins Award From MN Science Academy

January 26, 2016

UMD biochemistry major Carl Anderson receives award for research.
LSBE

Nominate a Deserving Business for the 24th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards

January 5, 2016

Celebrate the Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the region by nominating a deserving business. 
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Alumna Fights for Maya Land Rights, Receives Equator Prize

January 4, 2016

Alumna Cristina Coc receives award at the United Nations Global Climate Change Conference. 

Gloria DeFilipps Brush Exhibition

December 17, 2015

Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush's upcoming exhibition.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush Exhibition

September 16, 2015

Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush's upcoming exhibition.

Eun-Kyung Suh: Solo Exhibition

September 16, 2015

September 9 through October 3, 2015
Artwork by UMD student Samantha Corbett

Studio BFA Samantha Corbett Exhibitions

July 27, 2015

Art & Design senior Sam Corbett's impressive list of exhibitions
UMD's Ordean Court

Graphic Design Majors Receive Awards

May 31, 2015

Alaina Roth, Elizabeth Huninghake and Tyler Richards receive awards in My Favorite Medalist competition.

Cheng-Khee Chee Exhibition

May 13, 2015

Exhibition opening May 14th at the Tweed Museum of Art

Eun-Kyung Suh Exhibition at Gordon Parks Gallery

May 5, 2015

Eun-Kyung Suh, professor, art and design, has solo exhibition at Gordon Parks Gallery.

UMD Students Named National Finalists

March 4, 2015

Two students compete at the National Festival at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
College of Liberal Arts sign on the wall of Cina Hall

John Hamlin Receives President's Award for Outstanding Service

June 15, 2010

College of Liberal Arts professor receives the 2018 University of Minnesota President’s Award
Exterior of the Tweed Museum

Tweed Museum of Art Included in Smithsonian Museum

October 18, 2004

George Morrison was honored by National Museum of the American Indian