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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.
detail of a sweet-grass-braid

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." 
UMD Swenson Civil Engineering

Dr. Andrea Schokker Honored

August 31, 2016

Professor Andrea Schokker Honored by INSIGHT 
a lake shoreline

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.
UMD campus aerial

UMD Research Recognized

July 26, 2016

UMD faculty members receive 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.
An image of a radio "On Air" sign

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.
CEHSP

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.

Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

May 17, 2016

Two UMD students are among the recipients.

Fall & Academic Year 2016 Scholarship Awards!

May 14, 2016

Eleven students receive scholarships.

Air Force Officers Commissioned

May 6, 2016

Graduating seniors are commissioned and assigned to their new roles in the United States Air Force.

New Members of the Order

May 6, 2016

Swenson students join the Order of the Engineer.
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.
CEHSP

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.

2015-2016 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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Retired Faculty for 2015 - 2016

April 20, 2016

Several faculty members have announced their retirement for the 2015-2016 year.

Maki Fellowships Aid Two MBA Students

April 19, 2016

Maki Scholarship recipients announced.

The Awareness Campaign Wins Award

April 18, 2016

Art & Design Professor's Work Wins Prestigious Award

Art & Design Professor's Work in Photography Now!

April 18, 2016

Gloria DeFilipps Brush work's on exhibition Photography Now!
Image for Labo Awards

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!

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

Estell, Bowen Collaborate in Imagined Futures

March 24, 2016

Art & Design faculty and staff collaboration project presents in Seattle
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.
UMD sign

UMD Continuing Education Awarded Two Grants

March 3, 2016

Grants were awarded by DEED and MJSP.
solar energy panels

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.
Image of globe.

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.

David Bowen Exhibitions

February 16, 2016

Associate Professor David Bowen's upcoming exhibitions 

Gloria DeFilipps Brush Exhibition

February 16, 2016

Professor Gloria DeFilipps Brush'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. 
equator cristina coc

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

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.

Designing Change

January 25, 2010

UMD faculty member makes waves for social justice.